Briefly about saline solution
This drug is created in the laboratory. It is used as an independent medicine and in combination with other drugs. Fizrastvor is used in the treatment of the youngest patients, which indicates its safety.
In the absence of a drug, it can be prepared at home. To do this, take a full teaspoon of table salt (10 grams) and dilute it in one liter of warm boiled water. That is, the proportion is 1: 100. Pre-prepared saline solution can be stored in the refrigerator only during the day.
It is necessary to know that such a drug is not sterile. If the inhalation is carried out with such a means, the microbes can get on the mucous membranes. Therefore, for carrying out procedures, experts recommend using a chemist's drug, especially since it costs cheaply, is available in every pharmacy.
Inhalations with saline in the nebulizer
This device has long been appreciated by many parents. It is convenient for carrying out of medical procedures to children.
In the nebulizer, decoctions, infusions, medicines are converted into aerosol clouds. When the patient inhales such small healing drops, they fall into the remote zones of the airways. This is what increases the effectiveness of treatment and reduces the occurrence of side effects. However, not all nebulizers are allowed to be used for inhalation with saline.
Such manipulations soften the mucous membrane, actively dilute sputum, and contribute to its expectoration. Therapy with saline is indicated for pneumonia, laryngitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma.
Inhalation to expectant mothers and saline solution
Such procedures for future mothers are allowed. And do not worry that they can harm the fetus. In pregnancy, inhalations are the basis of cough treatment.
If a woman has a wet cough, saline solution for steam procedures is an ideal option. Unlike some herbal remedies, this remedy is hypoallergenic. It is harmless for future mothers. The drug helps to cope with nasal congestion, making breathing easier.
You can make saline according to the recipe specified above, apply it as an alternative to a pharmacy drug. But before dissolving the salt, it can be enriched with 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil.
What other inhalations can I do for pregnant women?
If a woman is tormented not only by a cough, but also by fever, then it is worth refraining from thermal procedures.
When there is no temperature, you can use herbal infusions for inhalations. Suitable camomile, calendula, eucalyptus, lavender. A handful of herbs are poured in half a liter of boiling water in an enameled vessel, covered with a towel, lean over the healing steam so that it does not burn the face. The duration of such a procedure is determined individually.
Lime decoction is a good remedy for soft cough. Boil dry raw materials (tablespoon per glass of water) should be 2-3 minutes.
Another version of inhalation for expectant mothers is the use of essential oils of citrus fruits. In the hot water add 3-4 drops of oils of lemon, grapefruit, lime, orange, fir can also suit. As for the eucalyptus oil, it can cause an allergic reaction in pregnancy.
A proven and simple folk remedy - cleaning potatoes. They should be boiled for 2-3 minutes, then cover with a towel and breathe the steam. Such a treatment option will be useful for dry cough. Potato inhalation will soften it, speed up the sputum, will have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Dry cough does not like alkali fumes. Therefore, it is recommended that future mothers use all the known mineral water "Borjomi", adding & frac12; glasses of it per liter of ordinary hot water. And this treatment option also reduces the risk of allergic reactions to zero.
During the day, such procedures should be carried out 2-3 times. For cough and throat treatment, couples are inhaled through the mouth, with a cold through the nose.