Saline solution

You will need some saline solution for your nebuliser.  Normal saline is a mixture of salt and water. It is called normal because its salt concentration is similar to tears, blood and other body fluids (0.9% saline). It is also called isotonic solution. Normal saline is soothing and will not burn or sting when applied.

You can buy saline solution ready-made. But it is really easy to make and costs next to nothing.

Utensils you will need:

  • a glass with a lid (sterilised by using a dishwasher or in a pan boiling water for 20 mins)

Ingredients:

  • one cup of distilled water (You can use tap water, if you boil it for 20 minutes which will sterilise the water and remove any bacteria and chemicals. Let it cool before use.)
  • ½ teaspoon of non-iodized salt (avoid using Himalayan or sea salt, as they contains additional minerals)

100% Natural, non-iodised Rock Salt
you can buy it here

Directions:

  1. Wash the hands thoroughly
  2. Put one cup of the distilled or boiled-and-cooled water into the jar
  3. Mix in ½ teaspoon of non-iodosed salt and
  4. Stir until completely dissolved
  5. Put the lid on
  6. See directions for use on the Nebuliser page

 

Normal saline solution: A few important points

  • It is very important to use only fresh normal saline. Bacteria can grow in saline and cause infections.
  • Use a clean glass jar that has been recently washed in a dishwasher or sterilised for 20 minutes in boiling water.
  • Do not drink the solution.
  • Throw away the solution if it grows cloudy or looks dirty.
  • Keep the saline solution in the glass jar for a maximum of 24 hours.
  • Throw away any unused solution, sterilise the jar, and make a new solution.

 

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