The saline solution quickly and easily cleans the nasal mucosa of dust, germs, softens dry crusts, promotes easier breathing. It is useful to use saline not only during inflammation, but also during the exacerbation of seasonal colds as a preventive measure.
Saline solution for nasal lavage can be easily made at home. To do this in a glass of warm boiled water you need to take one teaspoon of salt and a few drops of iodine. For children will require half or even a quarter spoon of salt, and iodine - one drop.
For nasal you can also use a solution of sea salt. To prepare it you need 1 tablespoon of sea salt, which is sold in any pharmacy, and a quart of boiled water. In the presence of sediment resulting solution should be filtered through several layers of cheesecloth. This solution should rinse the nose 2-3 times a day for 3-4 days.
The solution for nasal lavage can also be prepared as follows. In the glass of water should dissolve half a teaspoon of salt and a little soda, approximately the tip of a knife.
If there is no possibility or desire to prepare salt solution independently, you can use mineral water without gas or industrial preparations for washing the nose bought at the pharmacy, for example, "Akvamaris" or "Saline". They usually come in different concentration, so suitable even for infants. In addition, to effectively cope with the dirt in the nose of normal saline.