NeilMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. USA is the world’s largest manufacturer of large volume saline nasal wash products.
This fall has started out with a BIG SNEEZE in our household. For as long as I’ve known my husband, he has had terrible seasonal allergies. The kind of allergies where he is constantly clearing his throat and nose and products like the NasaFlo Porcelain Neti Pot helps him when he is in discomfort. This year both his teeth and allergies have been bothering him and he has ended up with a terrible inner-ear infection where he has had to go to the doctor twice to get medication including steroids. Oh man! Luckily, the treatments have worked and he didn’t need to have a procedure on his ear drum, so he has been extra vigilant at using his saline spray to keep the issues with allergies at bay. So, of course, our two girls have inherited Bob’s allergy issues and the clearing and coughing have already started! This year it is a little easier to deal with since Brie is now a toddler and not in need of a nasal aspirator like last year and NasaMist® Pediamist Isotonic Saline Spray has become our go-to this season to help keep the girls’ nasal passages moist.
Why should I keep nasal passages moist? Good question! When you are dealing with sneezing, stuffy nose, and sinus pressures due to irritants in the air (which can learn to infections) your nose and your sinuses are the first line of defense for your respiratory system. Your nose and sinus are lined by the mucociliary transport system (yes, I had to look that up!), which consists of mucous membranes. Their purpose is to warm, moisten, and filter the air we breathe by trapping irritants which are then removed (along with that lovely mucus) out of your sinuses. You can help keep your respiratory system healthy by preventing sinus issues in a few ways. Many studies show that flushing your nose and sinuses with lukewarm salt water can decrease sinus infections in people with sinus problems. By ‘irrigating’ them AKA ‘keeping them moist’ with a sterile saline solution, you keep your sinuses clean.
For little children, a sterile all natural saline spray is a great way to help moisten their nasal passages. NasaMist® Pediamist Isotonic Saline Spray is a sterile and soothing saline spray that applies a gentle fine mist into the nose and is pretty simple to use. We used this technique last year with the girls and Brie actually laughs and seems to enjoy getting sprayed in the nose. Ha! A few things I have learned about saline sprays is that 1. Each spray is designed for single use to reduce the risk of contamination. That means one spray bottle per child and 2. Saline sprays come in different concentrations and it is important to get ‘pediatric’ for babies and young children. NeilMed’s has saline solutions in hypertonic, isotonic, and pediatric formulas. Just in case you were interested, the hypertonic delivers over twice the concentration of saline as the isotonic formula! and 3. This comes from my own personal experience…..Do not completely block or occlude nasal passage during use to avoid any pressure in the nose or ears. Another tip: As per the instructions, please contact your physician before using on babies under 6 months.
Instructions for Use:
- Step 1: Insert tip of actuator into nostril and press gently until adequate volume has been sprayed and the nasal passages are moist.
- Step 2: Repeat for the other nostril. For babies and children, do not insert nozzle beyond the flange. Use as often as needed to moisturize.
- Nasal Allergies and Dryness
- Sinusitis, Rhinitis
- Allergic Asthma
- Post Nasal Drip
- Sinus Pressure & Nasal Congestion
- Nasal Symptoms from Flu and Cold
- Nasal Irritation from Occupational and House Dust, Fumes, Animal Dander, Grass, Pollen, Environmental Pollutants and Smoke
I hope all of my readers stay healthy this year and for those that are suffering from allergies like us, keep those noses moist!
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