It has been known for centuries: salty air, like sea air for example, has a beneficial, soothing effect on the airways. It helps to stimulate the natural cleaning mechanism of the airways. Thanks to modern inhalation devices and saline solutions for inhalation, you can simply bring the sea air home with you. This way, you can also choose the level of salt content depending on your symptoms and the desired effect:
Isotonic saline solutions with a salt content of 0.9%
Isotonic saline solutions can be used to prevent cold infections. They moisten the airways and so support the natural cleaning mechanism of the airways. Especially in the winter months, the warm air from heating systems dries out the airways, weakening the body's defence against foreign bodies such as viruses and bacteria. Then, when the protective film of moisture is weakened, viruses and bacteria reach the mucosal cells more easily and cause you to catch a cold.
Even when the cold has already started, inhaling isotonic saline solutions can help to alleviate the symptoms. The airways are moistened and foreign bodies are transported away more easily.
Hypertonic saline solutions with a salt content of 1% and more
If the paranasal sinuses or the lungs are already congested, hypertonic saline solutions can help to loosen the mucus. Saline solutions with a salt content of more than 1% help to liquefy the mucus. This in turn makes it easier for the mucus to be cleared, e.g. by coughing, and provides relief.
Saline solutions from PARI
Both isotonic and hypertonic saline solutions are available from PARI. All our saline solutions are natural, sterile, and preservative-free. This means they are suitable and well tolerated by people of all ages.
Our saline solutions can be used with all modern inhalation devices. To find out about the advantages of inhaling with an inhalation device compared with inhaling over a saucepan, read more here.
Where can I buy the saline solutions from PARI?
Our saline solutions are available in pharmacies and medical supply stores.