But before washing, vasoconstrictor drops should be used. The nose blocks because edema occurs: the vessels expand and interfere with breathing, and the mucus leaves.
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But! These drugs can not be used for longer than 5 days, preferably 3-4. Because they are addictive, which is difficult to treat and in most cases requires surgery.
In order not to advertise drugs, we name the active substances: xylometazoline, naphazoline, oxymetazoline, phenylephrine. Interestingly, depending on the manufacturer, prices may vary significantly.
Washing your nose will help you recover faster
Why rinse us?
Saline alone does not cure. He washes away the snot, and with them – viruses, dead cells and other harmful things. Therefore, the disease lasts a little shorter than usual.
For washing, you can use ordinary physical solution. Or buy in the pharmacy drugs that are created specifically for this. They are immediately equipped with special tools for convenient use.
From the Editor: we write articles about medicines so that you do not hurt yourself, do not spend money on ineffective drugs and better imagine what to expect approximately at a doctor’s consultation. But we do not want you to self-medicate. Contact a specialist if you are sick, do not be afraid to ask why you were prescribed these medications and ask for a replacement if this is homeopathy or dietary supplements (or even better, change the doctor who prescribes such nonsense). Also, always read the instructions for the drugs, pay special attention to contraindications and consult a specialist in case of the slightest doubt (the pharmacist cannot prescribe treatment, so it is better not to consult the pharmacy).