Inhalation is one of the most effective measuresprevention and treatment of respiratory diseases. Especially it suits young children, because they find it difficult to give medicine, and the inhalation of vapors brings noticeable relief in tonsillitis and tonsillitis. There are a lot of different ways of inhaling at home. The most simple and well-known procedure is to sit, covered with a towel, over a pot of hot boiled potatoes, chamomile or eucalyptus broth. But today almost every modern family medicine chest contains an inhaler with a set of various excipients: starting from usual menthol supplies and ending with an antibiotic-containing emulsion.
The mixture for inhalation (for nebulizer) is implementedpractically in every pharmacy, the main thing is to choose the right composition. It is advisable to consult a specialist beforehand. Especially do not do self-medication when it comes to the health of the child.
Lately, many new products have appeared, andit is often difficult to choose an effective drug. Pharmacists offer us mixtures for inhalations, consisting of essential oils, menthol and eucalyptus. You can choose the ideal composition for both the inhaler and the intake. In this case, it is necessary to take into account allergic reactions of the body, which can be caused by the etheric components, hypersensitivity of the upper respiratory tract and the age of the patient. Inhalation by a nebulizer is not recommended for children under 2 years of age, due to the fact that at this age the mucous membrane of the nose and mouth is very tender, and essential oils and herbs can cause burns.
The way of using these funds is extremely simple:10-20 drops of the mixture for inhalation should be diluted in 200 ml of warm water and inhaled 2-4 times a day for 10-15 minutes. Most often, patients feel relieved after several sessions. Inhalation mixtures should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place, since essential oils are photosensitive.
With a cold and hypothermia it is desirableuse chamomile-eucalyptus mixture for inhalation. It will open the nasal sinuses, soften the mucous membrane, remove the laryngeal edema. Chamomile - an excellent antibacterial agent, has been used in pharmacology for a long time.
With more serious diseases, such aspneumonia, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis, it is better to use a medicinal sage that has an antimicrobial effect. This plant not only eliminates residual phenomena, but also directly treats and prevents complications. On microbes resistant to penicillin (for example, staphylococcus and streptococcus) the mixture for inhalations, which includes St. John's wort, works perfectly. This plant is one of the main components for many inhalers, since it allows to remove the edema of the upper respiratory tract.
Calendula and yarrow help with sore throats andflu, and a mixture of licorice, dog rose and sea salt treats fungal infections of the oral cavity, dental diseases. Inhalation with these components should be done 3-4 times a day for 10-15 minutes. In parallel, doctors recommend that you rinse the mouth with a mixture of sage and oak bark.
About sea salt, rich in iodine and sodium, coststalk separately. With a protracted runny nose, you can try to draw in the nose an unconcentrated solution of this substance. The swelling of the nasal sinuses decreases noticeably. Also, such procedures are detrimental to various microorganisms.
It is worth mentioning separately the mixture for inhalations, inthe composition of which includes extract from the leaves of eucalyptus - chlorophyll. This oily broth is designed to combat staphylococcal infection. The procedure should be carried out every 3 hours, for 5 minutes. After the end of inhalation, it is recommended to rinse the throat with sage and chamomile infusion.
Remove the inflammatory process in subordinatesinuses of the nose is capable of a mixture for inhalations of althaea, walnut leaves, horsetail and yarrow. These plants relieve dryness and edema, especially to help ease the patient's condition such an inhalation before bed.
After tonsillitis and bronchial inflammation, oftenstasis is observed, causing a dry, painful cough. Especially this viscous mucus worries small children, because they can not cough on their own. When all the products are tested, and they did not bring the desired result, you should try a mixture of thyme and anise (one tablespoon per 200 ml of water) and essential anise oil. The root of the althea is part of the breastfeeding and in many other mixtures, because of its antibacterial action.
All components are brought to a boil in 200 ml of water and inhaled 4-5 times a day for 10 minutes. After inhalation should be properly wrapped, it is desirable to put on your head a warm shawl or hat.
It is advisable to collect a certain amount of the aforementioned plants and essential oils in the family medicine cabinet, then you can help your relatives in time.