Paper Information

Title: 

IMPORTANCE OF ATTENTION TO THE NASOPHARYNGEAL TRACT HYGIENE

Type: POSTER
Author(s): HEYDARPOUR F.,HEYDARPOUR P.,SAMADI R.
 
 
 
Name of Seminar: IRANIAN CONGRESS OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
Type of Seminar:  CONGRESS
Sponsor:  PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY SOCIETY, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Date:  2009Volume 19
 
 
Abstract: 

Oral and dental hygiene has been in the center of attention, but nasopharyngeal tract hygiene has been left behind. Cleaning nasopharyngeal tract reduced symptoms of nasal obstruction, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and epistaxis. In this study the effect of cleaning nasopharyngeal tract with warm normal saline was evaluated. About 10 g of purified salt which produced by re-crystallization method was poured in a jar with 1200 ml volume and warm water was added until the jar was filled. Washing of nasopharyngeal tract was performed twice daily, after waking up in the morning and before going to bed. Salt solution was gradually poured from the jar into one hand, sucking it through the nose and pushing it out from the mouth. Washing method of nasopharyngeal tract with warm normal saline is more tolerable than cold normal saline. Washing method removed all of the abnormal nasal discharge which could not be evacuated by blowing the nose. The nasopharyngeal passage remained clear for 12 hours after each washing, crust formation was prevented and normal nasal secretions were restored. Pollution is a worldwide problem and its potential to influence the physiology of human populations is great, air pollution increases the rate of allergic rhinitis. Washing of nasopharyngeal tract helped to remove allergens, and allergic rhinitis symptoms reduced. Removing of abnormal secretions reduced sinusitis symptoms and dissolution of crusts contributed to control epistaxis. Chloride helps to turn abnormal nasal secretion to normal and nasal passages remain open.

 
Keyword(s): NASOPHARYNGEAL TRACT HYGIENE, WARM NORMAL SALINE, ALLERGIC RHINITIS
 
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