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Keep It Clean! Sterimar Nasal Spray £3.24 @ Lloyds Pharmacy

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Hi, this is my first post so hope it's okay!

I just ran out of this (my kid is not well :( and needs unblocking a lot) and found this at more than half the price of Boots! plus the added bonus of getting it without having to plead with the sales person that wants to sell you anything but this beautifully natural way of clearing your nose.

I hope this is all in order but if not please let me know..
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#1
Thought that was what your finger was for, or am I missing the point
#2
regcar
Thought that was what your finger was for, or am I missing the point


Now that's the all natural way!!! Although not so beautiful :whistling:
#3
this is a great product and was recommended by great ormond street to us. ironically it cant be prescribed, which would be free, so we end up paying £6 for it!
Is this a one off or regular price then?
#4
drpete7
this is a great product and was recommended by great ormond street to us. ironically it cant be prescribed, which would be free, so we end up paying £6 for it!
Is this a one off or regular price then?


This is prescribable on the NHS. Lots of cash for what is effectively a bit of salt in a water sprayed bottle
#5
You should always treat ANY info. on the net with scepticism but here's
a recipe for making this stuff cheaply.


Sinus Rinse

Nasal Irrigation with
Buffered Hypertonic Saline

The Benefits
1 when you irrigate with soln it acts as a solvent and washes crusts and other debris from your nose
2 the high salt concentration pulls fluid out of the swollen membranes and shrinks them. This decongests the nose and improves the air flow. This helps open the sinus passages
3 studies show the hypertonic saline mixed into an alkaline solution with bicarbonate improves the important function of the nasal membrane

The Recipe

thoroughly cleanse a 2 pint container and fill with plain bottled water
add 3 heaped teaspoons of salt
add 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
stir or shake before each use and store at room temp
discard after one week

if the solution seems too strong and is causing a burning sensation then dilute this solution with an equal amount of bottled water

The Instructions

Plan to irrigate your nose with buffered hypertonic saline 2-3 times per day. Use the special container provided (or alternatively a large medical syringe - 20ml - can be used). Pour some of the solution into a clean container and then transfer to your syringe. If a large medical syringe is used DO NOT put it in the initial 2 pint container (e.g. avoid contaminating it)
Stand over a sink (some people prefer to do this in the shower) and squirt the solution into each side of the nose, aiming the stream toward the back of your head, NOT the top of your head. This allows you to spit some of the salt water out of your mouth. It will not harm you if you swallow a little.

Young children find it more acceptable to use the spray container. This can be squirted many times into each side of the nose. DO NOT FORCE your child to lay down. It is easy to do in a sitting or standing position.

If you use a nasal steroid such as Syntaris, Beconase or Flixonase, you should ALWAYS use buffered hypertonic saline solution first, THEN use your nasal steroid spray. The nasal steroid is much more effective when sprayed onto clean nasal membranes and the steroid medecine will reach deeper into the nose.

Most people experience a mild burning sensation the first few times they use buffered hypertonic saline solution but this usually goes away in a few days.
#6
gerri;8506542
This is prescribable on the NHS. Lots of cash for what is effectively a bit of salt in a water sprayed bottle


I'd heard this wasn't prescribable, because it's just salt/water etc..
e.g. they decided it's too expensive for what it's made from
#7
It's neither use or ornament :-(

As a chronic Rhinosinusitis sufferer, tried all these things, and the only one I have have SOME slight benefit from is using Xlear (from the USA) which costs about 10 quid a go from a few online retailers in the UK (search Google) which is basically Xylitol, an artificial sweetener to allegedly reduce bugs growing up there. I find it works a bit - that is a bit more than just saline solutions like this stuff), but is not some sort of miracle cure either, but a bottle lasts some time, and at least it doesn't cause any worsening of symptoms like decongestant sprays soon do.
#8
regcar
Thought that was what your finger was for, or am I missing the point


wont shift everything,,,
#9
I am another one who has used xlear for sinus problems and found it helpful. I'm always interested in something cheaper (hence reading this) but xylitol stops bugs from sticking to the lining of your nose. Therefore it is useful for problems caused by infection, where the salt water spray isn't. Salt water would help with allergies (my problems are mainly allergic rhinitis but from time to time my sinuses get infected unless I use xylitol products) as does the Lloyds cheapy version of medinose.

For a kid I'd recommend xylear as it helps prevent ear infections. Unfortunately its not prescribable and it has no drug company pushing it so its not as well known as it should be. Royal National ENT have used it though, you'll find info on bbc website.
#10
I used something similar to this for my lil one when he had a blocked nose.. The doctor just used a syringe of saline solution up his nose to flush it out.. worked a treat :)

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