With the onset of cold weather, cases of influenza and acute respiratory infections are not uncommon. The symptoms of a cold - cough, runny nose, sore throat - are quite unpleasant and require immediate elimination, especially in babies. Modern pharmacology offers a huge number of drugs in drops and sprays that solve this problem. Relatively recently, a drug of German origin "Snoop" for children appeared on the Russian market, it is a vasoconstrictor, which includes sea water and xylometazoline.
In January 2009, STADA CIS pharmaceutical company launched a new drug designed to combat rhinitis. Among other products on the pharmaceutical market, the German Snoop spray (for children and adults) is the first to contain xylometazoline, which is designed to eliminate puffiness and make breathing easier. And sea water maintains the physiological state of the nasopharyngeal mucosa. The drug quickly facilitates nasal breathing, its effect is manifested from the first minutes of use.
Using the drug
Plasticspray packaging provides easy and comfortable treatment of the nose at a convenient time and place, in addition, this method allows you to accurately dose the liquid and evenly irrigate the nasal cavity. Many young mothers praise the drug "Snoop" for children, the reviews speak for themselves.
Snoop (spray) used for relief:
- acute allergic rhinitis;
- hay fever;
- acute respiratory diseases with runny nose.
Spray is available in two dosages:
- For children from 6 years old and for adults - spray "Snoop 0.1%".
- For children 2-6 years old - Snoop 0.05% spray.
After application, the effect of the drug lasts up to 10 hours, which allows its infrequent use - no more than 3 times a day.
Children's drops "Snoop": the advantageous sides of the remedy
- The solution is prepared on the basis of sea water. The liquid is sterile and contains no preservatives.
- Almost instantaneous yet long lasting.
- High cost-effective - 166 doses per 15ml vial.
- Unbreakable bottle with convenient spray.
- Over the counter.
Price and contraindications of the drug
With a very reasonable cost, the Snoop spray for children (its price ranges from 130 Russian rubles) has a fairly high efficiency.
The medicine should be discarded or used with caution,if applicable:
- lactation period;
- prostatic hyperplasia;
- diabetes mellitus;
- Surgical interventions in the past on the meninges;
- atrophic rhinitis;
- pronounced atherosclerosis;
- high blood pressure;
- sensitivity to drug components.
How to apply drops for adults. "Snoop" for children: instructions for use
Children aged 2-6 years should inject 1 spray of Snoop 0.05% into each nasal opening no more than 3 times a day.
Children from 6 years of age and adults should irrigate the nasal cavity once with a spray of "Snoop 0.1%" up to 3 times a day.
The use of the drug more than three times a day is not recommended. The duration of the course of treatment is up to 1 week.
Immediately before use, clean the nasal cavity. Do not spray the drug for a longer time, especially in chronic rhinitis. If this is your first time using the Snoop baby spray, the instructions for use should certainly be kept in case of an allergic reaction of the child or to clarify any other points of treatment.
Drug side effect
Prolonged or too frequent use may cause dryness or irritation of the nasal mucosa, as well as excessive secretion of mucus,sneezing and burning. In rare cases, there is swelling of the nasal mucosa, visual impairment, insomnia, vomiting, headache, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, tachycardia, depression with fairly long-term use of large doses.
At the time of overdose, the side effects increase. With these symptoms, it is important to see a specialist immediately.
Prescribing nasal spray to young children
Before you start treating a child, you must carefully study the instructions. Often used by adults, sprays seem harmless, but for children under 1 or even 2 years old they are categorically contraindicated. Spray "Snoop" for children in a small dosage is prescribed for children from 2 years old, it is advisable to consult a doctor before taking it. Neglecting the instructions can threaten the he alth of the child, for example, inept treatment of the common cold can lead to more serious consequences and complicate the condition of the little patient.
Stuffy nose during pregnancy - what to do?
Quite often, with nasal congestion, adults themselves choose an effective remedy for themselves: drops, sprays, etc. However, during pregnancy, everything changes dramatically, it is quite risky to prescribe something for yourself on your own, and the choice of funds is quite small. Self-medication or the advice of friends in this case can be costly for both mother and baby. It should be understood that nasal congestion throughout the nine months of pregnancy is a temporary condition, and after childbirth everything will work out.
The other side of the coin
Rhinitis duringPregnancy can be not only unpleasant, but also dangerous. This may be due to the presence of a viral disease in the body, viruses are a great threat during the formation of the placenta and the internal organs of the fetus. At this stage, the child's central nervous system may be the first to suffer.
Although rhinitis of pregnancy is the result of raging hormones in the mother's body, and usually no special treatment is required, one must still be careful. For example, the air that comes in through the mouth is not cleaned and warmed, as when breathing through the nose, therefore, a woman has a greater risk of catching an infectious or cold disease.
Do not lose sight of the fact that with nasal congestion there is a risk of developing fetal hypoxia (lack of oxygen), which is also extremely undesirable for a mother with a baby.
Vasoconstrictive drops during pregnancy: can I use?
It is widely believed that during pregnancy it is forbidden to use nasal drops. This is due to the fact that nasal drops have a systemic effect, this implies the effect of the drug not only on the vessels located in the nasal cavity, but also throughout the body. A vasospasm caused by a drug can lead to a decrease in the amount of blood supplied to the fetus, which means that there is oxygen deficiency. Especially undesirable is the use of vasoconstrictor drops in early pregnancy.
However, despite all these plausible facts, there has not yet been aeffective research on the effect of such drops on a child in the womb. Therefore, ahead of time it is customary to consider this remedy dangerous for expectant mothers.
But, on the other hand, leaving a runny nose without treatment is also not the case, because if it is difficult for a mother to breathe, accordingly, the child feels a lack of oxygen. Therefore, based on the history of the expectant mother and her current condition, the doctor can still prescribe the drug "Snoop" for children during pregnancy. It should be used for a short time and without much fanaticism, strictly following the instructions of a specialist. Never increase the dosage or frequency of use.
According to analytical estimates, in 2009, 35 new trade names appeared on the Russian pharmaceutical market among vasoconstrictors for the treatment of rhinitis. In a highly competitive environment, STADA CIS was able to bring to the domestic market an absolute novelty, the drug "Snoop" for children (0.05%) and for adults (0.1%), which in 2009 took a place in the second ten in terms of sales in its segment. The success of the brand is due to the undoubted quality of the product at a very reasonable price. Let's hope for further successful development of the brand, which will lead to the creation of new highly effective drugs.