Do you have a running nose. Here’s a spray that could help you or your child get over it. Ensure you follow the instructions to prevent a sore nose
Find a small spray bottle. Find a spray bottle that measures around one to two ounces.
Choose a salt for your saline solution. Saline spray can be made with either sea salt or table salt. In case you have an iodine allergy, or if you don’t know if you have an iodine allergy, use a non-iodized salt such as pickling salt or kosher salt.
Boil eight ounces of water.
After boiling, allow it to cool until it is only very warm.
Add the salt to the water.
Add ¼ teaspoon of salt to the eight ounces of water. The ¼ teaspoon of salt will make a saline solution that matches the amount of salt in your body.
You may want to try a salt spray that has a greater concentration of salt than your body. To do this, add ½ teaspoon of salt instead. This may be useful if you have a lot of mucus, and you’re having trouble breathing or clearing your nose.
Don’t use a concentrated salt solution for infants or small children younger than five years old.
Stir the saline solution and add it to the spray bottle. Once you add the warm salt, mix it well. Make sure to mix until salt is dissolved. Next, pour the mixture into the spray bottle.
Use the spray in each nostril.
To use the spray, put the top of the squirt bottle into your nose. Then, spray one or two squirts of the saline solution into each nostril as needed.
For infants and small children, spray one or two squirts and wait two to three minutes. Then, slightly tilt the baby’s head back and use a soft, rubber-bulb syringe to gently remove nasal secretions.
Refrigerate the leftover spray.
Place the leftover saline solution in a covered container and refrigerate. Always warm up the refrigerated solution before using it. After two days, throw out any unused solution.