Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
The main symptoms of a runny nose are nasal congestion and discharge out of him. It may be associated with a cold (acute or chronic rhinitis) or an allergic reaction. Some believe that a runny nose and Without therapy, it will pass on its own. But this is common misconception. Often untreated rhinitis leads to development sinusitis, frontal sinusitis or sinusitis.
Along with antiviral, antibacterial or antihistamine with oral therapy, patients are often prescribed to treat the common cold local remedies in the form of drops or sprays. The latter may belong to various pharmacological groups. Our experts conducted a study and ranked the best vasoconstrictors, saline, natural and hormonal sprays from the common cold.
- Rating of the best sprays from the common cold
- The best vasoconstrictor sprays for the common cold
- Nazivin Sensitive
- Xymelin Eco with menthol
- Otrivin complex
- The best sprays from the common cold based on sea water
- Aqualor software
- Aqua Maris Strong
- Aqua Rinosol
- Best common cold sprays with herbal ingredients
- Euphorbium compositum
- The best hormonal sprays for the common cold
Rating of the best sprays from the common cold
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best vasoconstrictor sprays for the common cold||1||Nazivin Sensitive||195 rub|
|2||Xymelin Eco with menthol||153 rub|
|3||Otrivin complex||234 rub|
|The best sprays from the common cold based on sea water||1||Aqualor software||311 rub|
|2||Aqua Maris Strong||367 rub|
|3||Aqua Rinosol||65 rub|
|Best common cold sprays with herbal ingredients||1||Pinosol||156 rub|
|3||Euphorbium compositum||521 rub|
|The best hormonal sprays for the common cold||1||Avamis||691 rub|
The best vasoconstrictor sprays for the common cold
Often with a runny nose, the vessels of the nasal mucosa dilate and nasopharynx, and this provokes swelling and violation of free breathing. Vasoconstrictive sprays, acting on adrenaline peripheral vascular receptors cause their constriction. The therapeutic effect is manifested by the elimination of puffiness, accelerated abduction of mucus and cleansing of the nasal passages.
The first place in the ranking is occupied by the spray from the common cold Nazivin. Sensitive. The owner of his registration certificate is German pharmaceutical company, but now this drug in France. The active substance is oxymetazoline. it vasoconstrictor – causes a narrowing of blood vessels and a decrease blood flow in them.
Nazivin Sensitive is available in two dosages: 11.25 mcg / dose (for children from 1 year to 6 years) and 22.5 mcg / dose (for adults and children over 6 years). The spray begins to act within 3-5 minutes, and the effect remains, according to the manufacturer, for 12 hours. Given the fact that with local intranasal use oxymetazoline does not have a systemic effect, allowed use this spray for pregnant women, but without exceeding dosages.
In the reviews, patients note that it is the premium line Sensitive sprays of all means with the name Nazivin they like most of all, because it does not dry the mucosa and has more modern dosing system. Nazivin Sensitive deservedly is in the ranking of the best, because it does not contain preservatives, and this reduces the risk of unwanted adverse reactions.
- reduces swelling of the mucous membrane and discharge from the nose;
- begins to act 3-5 minutes after injection;
- the effect lasts for 12 hours;
- does not have a systemic effect on the body;
- does not contain preservatives;
- Has a practical dispenser.
- with uncontrolled use, development is possible addictive.
Xymelin Eco with menthol
In the second place in the rating was Ximelin Eco spray with menthol. The owner of the registration certificate of this drug is Norway, but it is produced in Germany. Active substance – xylometazoline (a local vasoconstrictor). As auxiliary components spray contains levomenthol and eucalyptol.
Xymelin Eco with menthol is used for the treatment of the common cold in children over 10 years old and adults. Vasoconstrictor effect occurs later 2 minutes after injection, and the effect remains for 12 hours. With local use, xylometazoline practically does not absorbed into the systemic circulation.
In the reviews, patients note that they like this spray from a fast onset of action and its duration, as well as pleasant menthol cooling effect. Spray does not dry the mucosa and in most cases do not cause other side effects. But he has design flaw. A short “intake pipe” does not allow use up the medicine completely.
- the presence of levomenthol and eucalyptol in the composition;
- soft and quick action with a prolonged effect;
- lack of preservatives;
- does not dry the mucosa.
- short “pick-up tube” in the bottle, not allowing use up all the medicine.
Swiss nasal spray is third in the ranking Otrivin complex. It contains 2 active ingredients: xylometazoline (vasoconstrictor) and ipratropium bromide (reduces nasal secretion). This drug not only eliminates congestion, making it easier breathing through the nose, but also reliably eliminates the “streams” of nose.
Spray Otrivin complex is used since 18 years. In both nostrils do one injection no more than 3 times a day. First vasoconstrictor the effect appears 3-5 minutes after intranasal administration and has a lasting effect for 4-6 hours. If not exceed the recommended dose, then Otrivin Complex will not cause irritation or redness of the mucosa.
Reviews about this remedy for the common cold are found mainly positive. Patients are very pleased that the nose is not just starting breathing with Otrivin, but also he does not have to over and over again wipe away from running “streams.” The pump dispenser is convenient and convenient. works properly. The drug is well tolerated by most sick, but in some, during the application of this spray begins bleeding nose.
- begins to act within 3-5 minutes;
- the effect lasts for 4-6 hours;
- not only pierces the nose, but also reduces nasal secretion.
- provokes nosebleeds.
The best sprays from the common cold based on sea water
In pharmacies, sprays containing isotonic and hypertonic solutions. Isotonic implies that the concentration of salts in them does not exceed 0.9%. He has a delicate exposure to the mucosa and is suitable for a runny nose, provoked cold or allergic reaction.
The hypertonic solution contains salts in concentrations above 0.9%. It absorbs, drawing fluid from cells and blood vessels. Due This effectively eliminates swelling of the mucous membrane in the nose. Hypertonic solutions are used for severe nasal congestion. against the background of colds or allergies. Their application appropriate for inflammation of the sinuses.
First place in the ranking is Swiss / French spray Akvalor software. The preparation contains natural sea water with isotonic concentration of NaCl – 8-11 g / l. Using spray irrigate or rinse the nasal cavity in adults and children, starting with half a year old. Aqualor Soft helps remove mucus, reduces the amount of discharge, softens and removes peels, moisturizes the mucosa.
This product has a shower head. Aqualore Soft is suitable for pregnancy and lactation. It enhances the action drugs that are applied to the mucosa after irrigation of the nose. FROM this drug can cure respiratory diseases faster. In addition, it reduces the risk of spreading the infection to the subordinate sinuses of the nose.
In their reviews, patients share the fact that the drug is very effective and deservedly in the ranking of the best. Its especially convenient to use for hygiene procedures in the nasal cavity toddlers. Conveniently, even after opening, the product retains everything its functions and does not lose sterility until the expiration of the term expiration date. And with the Aqualor Soft spray, it is 3 years.
- natural sea water;
- does not contain preservatives;
- very comfortable nozzle with spray type “shower”;
- well cleanses the nasal cavity and moisturizes the mucous membrane;
- can be used for children from 6 months, pregnant and lactating.
- as an independent remedy, it will not cure a severe cold.
Aqua Maris Strong
The next in the ranking of the best is the Croatian spray Aqua Maris strong. This is a sterile hypertonic seawater solution. Behind due to the difference in osmotic pressure, this spray removes excess tissue fluid, which reduces swelling. Aqua Maris strong also has an antibacterial effect.
This spray is prescribed for adults and babies from 1 year. In each nostril do 1-2 injections 3-4 times a day. Spray Aqua Maris Strong is a good alternative to vasoconstrictors. FROM Given that the concentration of sea water is high here, it follows be prepared that in the nose will pinch and burn at the beginning of application, but the therapeutic effect is not long in coming.
Reviews about this spray from the common cold are mostly positive. Aqua Maris Strong not only flushes everything well from the nose, but also relieves swelling of the mucosa. Many are impressed by the harmless composition and the fact that it can be used by pregnant and lactating. But some are all it repels the fact that a burning sensation will be felt in the nose, especially if a runny nose has been bothering you for several days.
- natural composition;
- lack of preservatives and chemical additives;
- relieves swelling of the nasal mucosa;
- has an antibacterial effect;
- suitable for pregnant and lactating.
- causes burning in the nose;
- after opening the bottle, it is allowed to use the drug in within 45 days.
In the last place ranking runny nose sprays containing saline solutions, hit the Russian Aqua-Rinosol. It contains 0.9% sodium chloride solution. Although the presence of minerals and trace elements it is noticeably inferior to a solution of sea water, but still remains effective for rinsing the nose.
Spray Aqua-Rinosol has been used in pediatrics since 2 years, as well as Suitable for treating adults. As a result of applying the solution to rinsing the nose, the mucus that forms during a runny nose liquefies and displayed, as a result of which nasal patency is restored holes, and breathing is facilitated.
In their reviews, many note that Aqua Rinosol refers to good flushing at a very attractive price. Also they believe that this cold spray deserves to be rated the best, since from the beginning of use it can be used until until the expiration date expires. It is very convenient, since most expensive funds have to be thrown away 20-45 days after opening.
- natural composition;
- well cleanses the nose and moisturizes the mucous membrane;
- does not cause adverse reactions;
- it is possible for children from 2 years and pregnant;
- allowed to use until expiration date expiration date.
- small bottle (20 ml).
Best common cold sprays with herbal ingredients
In the treatment of the common cold, some prefer drugs herbal or homeopathic remedies. Received consider that they are safer and better tolerated by patients.
The first place in the ranking is held by Pinosol spray. The owner registration certificate is a pharmaceutical company Zentiva (Czech Republic). And the medicine is made by the company Farmak (Ukraine). Pinosol refers to decongestants plant origin. Spray contains: mountain pine oil, peppermint, eucalyptus, α-tocopherol acetate, thymol.
Pinosol relieves inflammation, eliminates swelling, reduces nasal secretion viscosity. It is used to treat adults and children over 3 years old. Inject 1 dose into each nasal passage until 6 times a day, depending on the severity of the inflammatory process. Pre-check individual patient response on the spray after a single instillation in the nose.
In the reviews, patients note that they like this oily means, although it is not sprayed as well as aqueous solutions. This spray not only pierces the nose and moisturizes the mucous membrane, but also heals. But since it contains natural oils, it is possible burning in the nasal cavity and the development of allergic reactions.
- natural ingredients;
- relieves inflammation on the mucosa;
- has a decongestant effect;
- suitable for pregnant women.
- natural oils can provoke an allergic reaction;
- not suitable for allergic rhinitis.
The Spanish drug Sinuforte came in second place in the ranking. is he contains juice and extract of fresh European cyclamen tubers. It is served as a lyophilisate, to which is applied solvent. Before use, the patient himself prepares the medicine and uses it as a spray. This herbal remedy enhances secretion of serous-mucose secretions and is used to treat runny nose against the background of sinusitis, frontal sinusitis, ethmoiditis.
For adults and children over 5 years of age, the drug is sprayed into each nasal passage 1 time per day. After 2-3 minutes begins stimulated hypersecretion from the paranasal sinuses, which lasts from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on features organism.
In the reviews, patients note that the use of Sinuforte spray can not be called pleasant, but in the treatment of sinusitis – this is one of the best drugs. Since the mechanism of action of the active component involves irritation of trigeminal receptors nerve, then the appearance of lacrimation or profuse salivation, and a short headache is also possible pain.
- the composition contains cilamen;
- allows you to cure sinusitis and avoid punctures;
- eliminates swelling of the mucosa;
- Suitable for children from 5 years.
- discomfort during the procedure.
Third place ranking given to the German homeopathic spray from runny nose Euphorbium compositum. This is a multicomponent remedy, which effectively treats rhinitis and sinusitis of any origin in adults and children over 4 years old. The solution is colorless and odorless. It is in a dark glass bottle with a convenient tip, which allows you to delicately irrigate the nasal cavity.
For children from 4 to 6 years of age, the spray is injected once in both nasal passage 3-4 times a day. Children from 6 years old and adults are allowed do 2 injections up to 5 times a day. Since it is homeopathic remedy, then after the first procedures can happen temporary worsening of symptoms.
Proponents of homeopathy highly praise the Euphorbium compositum in your reviews. This spray is deservedly in the ranking of the best, since it has a safe composition, gently acts on the mucous membrane, suitable for pregnant women. This cold spray is also some used as a preventive measure during the cold season.
- homeopathic composition;
- suitable for children from 4 years old and pregnant;
- not only temporarily gives relief, but heals;
- practically does not cause adverse reactions;
- practical tip on the bottle.
- in the first days of use can provoke an exacerbation.
The best hormonal sprays for the common cold
In severe allergic rhinitis or medical rhinitis (dependence on vasoconstrictor drops) do not do without hormonal drugs. Glucocorticosteroids have a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect and normalize vascular tone of the nasal mucosa.
The first place in the ranking of the best was given to the spray from the runny nose Avamis, which is made in the UK. It contains fluticasone furoate – a synthetic trifluorinated glucocorticosteroid with pronounced anti-inflammatory effect. It is appropriate to apply for the treatment of nasal manifestations of seasonal or year-round allergies
This cold spray is used to treat adults and children. from 2 years old. To achieve maximum therapeutic effect, when injecting Avamis, it is necessary to strictly follow the scheme application. The onset of action can be observed for 8 hours after the first injection.
Reviews about this drug are mostly found. positive. He helped many to start breathing their nose again, saved mucous membrane, relieved of addiction caused by vasoconstrictor agents. In addition, it is effective in the treatment of children’s adenoids. To avoid nosebleeds or other side effects, it is important to correctly inject the drug (not into the nasal partition).
- cumulative effect;
- practically not absorbed into the blood;
- does not affect the hormonal background;
- the ability to control the amount of the drug during bottle.
- with prolonged use, growth retardation is possible in children.
In second place is the Belgian cold spray Nazonex. It contains mometasone – a glucocorticosteroid, which effectively relieves inflammation, and also eliminates manifestations allergies. With seasonal or year-round rhinitis Nazonex use for adults and children over 2 years old.
Children (2 to 11 years old) are given 1 injection in each nasal hole 1 time per day. And adults and children from 12 years old are allowed do 2 injections. Already after the first intranasal the therapeutic effect becomes noticeable throughout 12 hours.
According to reviews of those who struggled with vasoconstriction addiction drops, it becomes obvious that Nazonex is very effective in this plan. Also, many note the non-standard design of the bottle and convenient dispenser. However, hormonal drugs are fraught with the development of severe systemic side effects, so they should be used with caution.
- effective for allergic or drug rhinitis;
- suitable for children from two years;
- Interesting bottle design, convenient tip.
- burning sensation;
- development of local fungal infection.
Third place in the ranking of the best sprays from the common cold Nasobek, which is produced in the Czech Republic. He contains beclomethasone – a synthetic glucocorticosteroid that provides anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, immunosuppressive act.
Apply Nasobek for the treatment of runny nose, provoked allergies (seasonal or year-round). In children’s practice him use since 6 years. But compared to vasoconstrictors, the effect of the use of Nasobek is not observed immediately. Symptoms of Rhinitis easier after 5-7 days from the start of the drug.
In the reviews, patients note that the spray Nasobek deserves to be in ranking of the best because it is effective (treats, not just removes symptoms) and causes a minimum of side effects, if correct Inject and comply with the dosage. For allergy sufferers – this is real find. It is also convenient that after opening the bottle it can be use for 6 months.
- salvation from nasal congestion without the effect of addiction;
- effective fight against naphthyzine addiction;
- suitable for children from six years old;
- practically does not cause side effects;
- after opening, suitable for use for 6 months.
- the first effect is noticeable after 5-7 days.
Attention! This rating is subjective, not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.