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The nose represents the main entrance door of the air into the body. Its role is threefold: heating the air, thanks to its remarkable vascularization, humidifying it, through the presence of mucus, and finally filtering it. In this context, it is exposed to numerous aggression from the atmosphere (infectious agents, pollution, pollen and other allergens, air conditioning etc.), which could cause rhinitis.
The latter takes various forms, such as the sensation of nasal obstruction, a runny nose, the drying out of the mucous membrane or sneezing. In addition to the annoyance it causes, this disease can directly affect the whole O.R.L sphere, as the nose is no longer able to perform its role to perfection.
Depending on the causes, traditional medicine makes use, oral or local, of antihistamines for allergy, vasoconstrictors for the stuffy nose or antiseptics, to avoid or fight infections. Nonetheless, these molecules are not without side effects, which is why, whenever possible, it is always better to opt for a more natural cure, possibly in addition to a pre-existing treatment.
Benefits of sea water
Seawater, naturally rich in minerals, responds to most of the needs of a mistreated nose. Its main function is evidently the cleaning of the nasal cavities: in addition to softening any crust, it removes dust and pollen, with a nebulization mechanism.
The composition of the water may vary slightly depending on the formulations available on the market. The isotonic form (with a concentration of sodium chloride identical to that of the body) respects the nasal mucosa, allowing good hydration; the hypertonic form is more suitable for causing the detachment of the consequent mucosities.
In addition, some trace elements present in seawater intervene directly in the mechanisms of allergy (manganese), inflammation (copper) or antisepsis (silver).
Finally, the harmlessness of sea water allows it to be widely used, even in pregnant women, without time limits or side effects. People prone to allergies or with a sensitive nasal mucosa will prefer formulas without preservatives. Finally, for a better observance of the therapy, the choice of a pocket size is recommended.
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