Ukrainian pediatrician and TV presenter Yevgeny Komarovsky answered the subscriber's question about the frequency of rinsing the nose with saline and the reflection of this on immunity. He talked about dosage rates and how you can accidentally harm yourself.
Komarovsky's subscriber decided to clarify how often and thoroughly it is necessary to rinse the nose with saline and whether this could be dangerous for the body's natural defenses. However, according to the doctor, it is not about rinsing, but about keeping the nasal membrane moist in principle.
In his Instagram, Komarovsky explained that the nasal membranes really need to be rinsed often, but only if they dry out. The latter can occur due to incorrect parameters of air, humidity and temperature.
“If a child sleeps in warm pajamas in a room with a temperature of 18–20 degrees and a humidity of 40–60%, then he will not need to be tormented by rinsing his nose,” the doctor prompted.
However, Komarovsky agreed with the author of the question and warned the rest of the viewers that the harm to immunity lies in the dosage. That is, if you fill the child and yourself with saline in "liters", then you can really wash off the protective membranes of the mucous membrane and allow allergens and viruses to enter the body faster.
“Again, if you drop three or four drops of saline into each nostril every two or three hours, then you won't wash anything out of there,” Komarovsky summed up.
Recall that recently a pediatrician talked about the dosage of inhaled coronavirus for the formation of immunity.
Also, the editorial staff of VSE42.Ru published material-instructions for self-rescue from COVID-19, authored by Dr. Komarovsky.