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Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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Can you cause problems if you use a saline nasal spray too much? Using it on a 16mth old with chesty cough trying to clear phlegm

Can you cause problems if you use a saline nasal spray too much? Using it on a 16mth old with chesty cough trying to clear phlegm

Maybe: I can't say I have ever seen it happen. Most parents do not do it as often as the kid needs or as vigorously as they need. Since a small kid needs the mucous debris removed to effectively use their nose, it is one of the few treatments that can make a real difference. Cold meds often thicken mucous producing a negative effect. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a nonmedicated saline nasal spray to get stuck in the nasal cavity and cause of ear infection in a five-year-old?

Is it possible for a nonmedicated saline nasal spray to get stuck in the nasal cavity and cause of ear infection in a five-year-old?

Ear infection causes: Ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Noses are full of bacteria anyway. Saline rinses away a few bacteria; if the bottle is dirty, saline may add a few bacteria to the nose, but they won't often travel to the ear because the Eustachian tube is a tiny passage, esp in children. Droplets of water sprayed in nose are only in the nose a few minutes. Squeeze bottle irrigation CAN hurt ears. ...Read more

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Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

Yes, but...: There's no harm in using a nasal saline spray. If it helps your runny nose, it's fine. ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids and a humidifier can help. Also, nasal saline irrigations and topical gels can also help. ...Read more

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Have sinus. When I blow my nose with after applying saline nasal spray, blood comes out with thin white mucus. What could be causing it?

Have sinus. When I blow my nose with after applying saline nasal spray, blood comes out with thin white mucus. What could be causing it?

Dryness: And irritation. Try putting Vaseline in your nose covered by AYR saline nasal gelat night and try not to blow. It breaks small capillaries and that causes the bleed. ...Read more

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Is saline nasal spray for a 2 month olld over the counter?

Is saline nasal spray for a 2 month olld over the counter?

In a different form: Yes, nasal saline is available for such a young child, but typically is sold as "saline drops" or something similar. Little Noses sells on such type, and there are others. For a little two month old, I'd look for nasal saline drops, rather than spray. ...Read more

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Ocean premium saline nasal spray ok for kids?

One of many: There are many balanced nasal, saline products available. I find an ample supply of generics at the dollar store. Most are equivalent in effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for saline nasal spray overdose?

What is the treatment for saline nasal spray overdose?

No such thing: I can't imagine an overdose of steroid nasal spray. I have some patients flush with half a liter of saline twice a day. ...Read more

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Can I use saline nasal spray and Flonase at same time?

Can I use saline nasal spray and Flonase at same time?

Not a good idea: You will dilute the Flonase nasal spray and it is not a good idea. Flonase is a nasal steroid which has anti inflammatory properties and delivers a certain amount of steroid dose and it does take some time to work and saline will dilute that dose ...Read more

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What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

Same principle: Saline nasal spray is salty but more diluted, in salt water concentration is different and you can customize it by increasing salt, which isn't recommended, would be much irritating ...Read more

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Can I use saline nasal spray if I have a permanent hole in my eardrum?

Can I use saline nasal spray if I have a permanent hole in my eardrum?

No: It not only cause you to become very dizzy but may introduce an infection into your middle ear. Have you talked to an ENT to find out if the perforation can be repaired? ...Read more

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Is there a difference between saline nasal spray and nasonex (mometasone)?

Nasonex (mometasone) vs saline: Saline nasal spray is a non-prescription preparation that is useful to reduce nasal congestion and thin mucus. Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal anti-inflammatory (steroid) spray use alone or in combination with other nasal sprays or oral medication to treat conditions like seasonal and year-round allergies and vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how saline nasal spray and nasal decongestant differ?

Can you please tell me how saline nasal spray and nasal decongestant differ?

Salt water vs med: Nasal saline spray is a physiological salt solution which has the same salt content present in your blood. It is thus gentle enough to bathe, coat or rinse your nasal passageways without causing harm. Nasal decongestant sprays cause shrinkage of blood vessels thus reducing nasal congestion and also drying up the nose. Repeated use of decongestants is harmful to your nasal mucosal linings, avoid it! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use non-medicated saline nasal spray every day on a 4 year old?

Is it safe to use non-medicated saline nasal spray every day on a 4 year old?

Yes: I often recommend it for those with significant nasal congestion due to allergies, irritants, colds, etc. It is much more helpful than most meds used for colds or congestion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use saline nasal spray for a six week baby?

Is it safe to use saline nasal spray for a six week baby?

Yes: I use it from birth forward, as long as baby needs it to clear their nasal passages. ...Read more

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Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies. ...Read more

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What is the correct way to use saline nasal spray?

Varies: Isotonic saline spray can be used several times a day to flush out offending pathogens and allergens. Saline irrigations, especially if hypertonic, should be used on an intermittent basis. ...Read more

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Is a saline nasal spray safe to use with asthma and allergies? Thanks.

Is a saline nasal spray safe to use with asthma and allergies? Thanks.

Absolutely: Saline irrigation of the nose is safe and effective. I encourage all my nasal allergy patients to rinse their nose. There are also non=allergic forms of nasal disease as well as chronic sinusitis, where nasal irrigation is crucial. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a saline nasal spray & a nasal rinse (Neti Pot)? I was told the spray will keep my nostrils moist. How? It's not a lube

What's the difference between a saline nasal spray & a nasal rinse (Neti Pot)? I was told the spray will keep my nostrils moist. How? It's not a lube

Nasal saline: Spray or rinse are the same almost, different technique of introducing the saline into the nasal cavity. As for keeping it moist, yes the saline dissolves the thick mucus and secretions, thus helping the natural moisturizing mechanisms of the nasal cavity lining to function properly, hope this helps, good luck ...Read more

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