I feel poorly – JD, 6
Noses, eh? Who knew they did so much?! I’m currently sitting here with my thumb over my left nostril. Why? Because apparently it will raise my heart rate and make me feel more alert in 60 seconds! Equally, covering my right nostril will apparently slow my heart rate down if I’m having trouble relaxing into a good night’s sleep. Fancy that!
But what about when you’re nose is blocked? Well then everything just feels horrible, doesn’t it? With one child at nursery and another at school, we seem to have endless colds and I can’t remember the last time I was able to leave the house without a massive supply of tissues on hand.
In case you didn’t already know, when you have a blocked nose, it’s not just snot that’s causing the congestion, it’s actually the blood vessels in your nose which swell and cause the airway to narrow. Bleurgh.
A clear nose is supposed to take around 26,000 breaths a day, during which it cleans, warms and humidifies the air you breathe, so no wonder a few days of mouth breathing makes your throat and lungs feel so rotten!
The medicated range of Otrivine products work by causing those engorged blood vessels in the nose to contract and return to their normal size, so the nasal passages open up and can be cleared more easily. And because you apply Otrivine drops and sprays directly to the site of the problem, they start providing relief within just 2 minutes. Thos compares with 15-30 minutes for oral decongestants.
If you’re keen to avoid medicated products, Otrivine Natural with Eucalyptus Nasal Spray can be used from 6 years old up to six times daily and can help relieve congestion in three minutes.
Otrivine Child Nasal Drops are gentle enough to be used from 6 years old and can be used twice a day for up to five days to help make breathing more comfortable. Once spring kicks in, I’ll also be stocking up on the Otrivine Allergy Relief Nasal Spray, which can be used up to three times a day for seven days – that should help get me through the pollen season!
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