Why not saline nose drops?

  • Ueli Bollag
  • Published 1978 in Helvetica paediatrica acta


Most respiratory tract infections are of viral origin. The nose is obstructed and bypassed. Dry air is inspired and this paralyses the ciliary mechanism. Body temperature falls and dehydration threatens the infant as water is lost by evaporation. Humidification by saline nose drops prepared and applied by the people themselves, offer a simple, cheap and… (More)


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