Daily oral hygiene must include rinsing the nose. This procedure removes mucus from the nasopharynx, brings a feeling of freshness and easy breathing. Moreover, rinsing the nose is an excellent prevention of respiratory diseases, since the accumulation of mucus in the nose is the most favorable environment for the growth of bacteria and pathogenic microorganisms.
It is necessary
- - iodized salt - 2 tablespoons;
- - boiled water - 0.5 l;
- - a flat saucer or syringe with a rubber tip.
Dissolve 2 tablespoons in warm boiled water. salt, mix well. If you are using a saucer for rinsing, pour the prepared saline solution into it and start rinsing your nose. Lean low over the bathtub and bring the saucer up to your nose. Close one nostril, and immerse the other in water and slowly draw in.
Keep your mouth open so that when rinsing the nose, water passes along the back wall of the nasopharynx and flows out of the mouth unhindered. A large amount of mucus will go away with the water. Rinse the other half of the nose in the same way. Use about 3 saucers for each nostril. After each rinsing, blow your nose thoroughly and only then continue the procedure.
After rinsing your nose, you may experience temporary stuffiness in your nose and ears. This is due to the presence of water in the sinuses. To get rid of it completely, bend very low over the bathtub and turn your head first to one side (for 1 minute), and then to the other. Next, take ordinary fresh water into your mouth and, throwing your head back strongly, rinse your throat several times. This facilitates the discharge of the remaining saline solution.
You can also rinse your nose with a syringe. Pour the same saline solution into it. Lean low over the tub. Turn your head to the left side and insert the tip of the syringe into the right nostril. Pour the solution into it completely. Keep your mouth open as well. Flush the left nostril in the same way, turning the head to the right side.