Allergic in spring: wash your nose with saline

The temperature is rising, flowers are blooming, catkins are flying… These changes in spring have brought allergy troubles to many people. Especially for people with allergic rhinitis, nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing are more common. If the symptoms are mild, wash the nasal cavity with saline to relieve discomfort.

Physiological saline (0.9% concentration) should be used for nasal flushing. It is recommended to use special nasal cleaner and matching cleaning salt. Saline nasal washing has three main functions: one is to clear nasal secretions and allergens from the nasal cavity; The second is to keep the nasal cavity moist, and the nasal mucosa is more fragile when it is too dry; Third, improve the function of nasal mucosal cells, make nasal secretions easier to discharge, and avoid nasal congestion.

The specific method is to wash hands, add an appropriate amount of boiled tap water, distilled water or sterile water to the nasal washer, and then add salt in proportion; After the bottle cap is closed, block one nostril with the nasal stopper on the bottle cap, and lean forward slightly; Breathe through your mouth and squeeze the bottle.

Pay attention to the following points when cleaning: 1. Blow your nose before cleaning to prevent it from blocking the water flow; 2. The water temperature should be the same as the body temperature. Do not directly use tap water. Washing with unboiled tap water may lead to parasite infection; 3. When flushing the nasal cavity, do not spit out water from your mouth. Use a whole bottle of saline at a time, half a bottle for each nostril.

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