Saline Solution: Magical Solution Against The Flu

Saline Solution: Magical Solution Against The Flu

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Saline solution is basically a mixture of substances that are compatible with the human organism.

Saline is used for various medical functions: to dilute powder for injections, to apply other substances and as a substitute for blood to heal wounds.

There is also a fairly frequent use that is given to physiological serum. It can be used as a magical solution: Of course we are referring to its use in children for nasal de-obstruction when they get the flu.

If you use physiological saline for the treatment of your child’s common cold, congratulations. However, if you have not tried this substance, stay with us so that you can find out how much it can help you alleviate nasal congestion.

We will expand on this subject with a series of questions and answers.

Does saline solution pose a risk to children?

No, saline solution is composed of water for the most part, and many other substances that, as we said previously, are harmless to the human body.

No one is allergic to saline solution. It also does not react with any other medications.

How do I use saline solution to decongest my child’s nasal passages?

Pediatricians recommend applying ¼ of a dropper to each nostril 3 times a day. If you notice that your child cannot breathe properly due to a lot of obstruction, you can increase the frequency up to 5 times a day.

We recommend consulting your child’s pediatrician before undertaking this treatment.

mother taking care of baby with the flu with saline solution

The technique used to apply the solution is simple. You can place your child on your lap face up, hold their head and use to dropper to release ¼ of the solution into the child’s nostril. Repeat the process in the other hole.

You will notice how the discharge will begin to flow resulting in the improvement of your child’s breathing.

Where can I buy saline solution?

If you cannot leave your house and you need to use saline solution, you can prepare it at home.

The formula is simple:

Boil a liter of water. When it is boiling, add 9 grams of sodium chloride (common salt). Let it boil for a few seconds.

Next, remove the pot from the burner and let it cool. Pour the solution into a previously sterilized bottle and leave it until it reaches room temperature.

When it reaches room temperature you can apply it to your child’s nostrils whenever the need may be.

It is always recommended however, to use saline solutions that are issued in pharmacies because they are prepared in laboratories and come germ free.

Why use saline solution rather than nasal sprays?

mother giving baby saline solution for the flu

Because water is always an effective method to eliminate toxins. Saline solution is mostly made up of water and with it there is no risk of nasal flows becoming thicker.

Keep in mind that keeping the nostrils hydrated will make them less congested. The proper use of saline solution can help the body eliminate bacteria when a child has the flu.

It can also eliminate viruses and other allergenic substances that lodge in the nasal passages.

Saline solution: the magical solution against the flu

As you have seen, saline solution can be a great solution to treating the flu.

Common colds should not be treated with antibiotics, antihistamines or any other medication. These medications risk resulting in the production of thicker fluids that may take longer to leave the body.

When fever appears and is not provoked by any other associated condition, it should be lowered with medication that the pediatrician recommends. Apply the medication based on your child’s weight and follow the instructions carefully.

You can also use cool compresses on their foreheads to help lower their temperature.

Mom, the flu is treated with water, this is true although the idea might seem strange. Make use of lots of liquids, patience and saline solution.

If you like, offer fruits that are rich in vitamin C in order to strengthen your child’s immune system.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.