Sulfacil sodium (albucid) is an ophthalmic drug. It has a good antibacterial effect, relieves puffiness, inflammation. In ophthalmology, prescribed to treat various infectious diseases of the eye. Drops do not irritate the delicate eye mucosa, however, have a therapeutic effect. Therefore, physicians sometimes prescribe sulfacyl sodium for instillation into the child’s nose.
So for nose or eyes?
If a specialist prescribes sulfacyl sodium to the baby, then his cold is caused by bacteria. The drug has excellent antiseptic properties, in the treatment of bactericidal lesions of the mucous membranes is highly effective.
Even without an expert assessment, the mother herself will be able to determine the type of cold in a child. Note that with viral infections (water from the nose), the drug does not help. Albucid is worth applying if:
- a greenish, clearly purulent or white substance is blown out;
- snot do not flow, viscous, thick;
- baby is difficult to breathe;
- Traditional remedies for rhinitis do not help.
You should know how much drip sodium sulfacyl in the child's nose, as well as what concentration solution is required? For example, 30% is suitable for an adult, but 20% of a child can be dripped (a 10% solution is also on sale). By the way, albumin is applicable for infants.
A number of experts still express themselves against the use of albucide for the treatment of rhinitis, SARS or a cold. They refer to the absence of references to such a prescription of the drug in official sources and medical reference books. In their opinion, the colleagues who make such an appointment pursue the goal of curing the child faster and no matter what methods. Sometimes this therapy can do more harm than good.
The main property of sodium sulfacyl is bacteriostatic. Substances block the ability of bacteria to multiply, the body becomes easier to deal with harmful environment. Sulfonamides (the main component) pretend to be acids for bacteria. Entering into a reaction, they thereby violate their livelihoods.
For effective disposal of microbes in this case, two factors are important: local application and a consistently high immune barrier of the body.
How to use drops?
Instructions for use of sodium sulfatsil for children as follows:
- A child from 6 months should drip 1 - 2 drops of the drug into each nostril every 4-6 hours. In just a few minutes the nose will be cleaned and the baby will be able to breathe again.
- Dosage and duration of therapy are directly dependent on the concentration of the solution.
- Be sure to drip the nose before bedtime so that the small one sleeps well.
- Duration of use of the drug - a week. But, as a rule, the improvement of the state is observed already for 2-3 days.
- The drug is not addictive.
- It is advisable not to apply without prior medical advice.
- Open the bottle should be stored in the refrigerator. Shelf life - no more than 7 days.
- The drug can cause a burning sensation, itching, and an allergic reaction. This is due to the individual sensitivity of the organism to the components of the drops.
For adult patients, the instructions for use of sodium sulfacyl differ little from the above. The only difference is the concentration of the solution: the lower the percentage, the higher the dosage and the longer the reception.
Reviews on the use of the drug
Experts leave different reviews about sodium sulfacyl for instillation into the child's nose. Mothers who used the drug generally respond positively.
Tatiana, 39 years old: “We have repeatedly used albumin. And each time everything ended quickly and well. The first appointment was made by the doctor. Later I began to drip to children only if a runny nose appeared due to bacteria. The situation improves before the eyes. An allergic reaction is not It was observed. Sometimes a burning sensation, but the sons endure. I recommend! "
Olga, 44 years old: "For the first time, they used these eye drops to treat a son's rhinitis when nothing else helped. Before instillation, the spout was washed with a solution of sea salt. After a few minutes, 2 drops were dropped into the nostril. Albucidum was the most effective, and after a few days there was no rhinitis and a trace. These wonderful drops are very cheap. And the treatment does not beat the pocket. "
Kristina, 26 years old: "About sodium sulfacyl, as about eye drops, I heard. But what was my surprise when the therapist advised to try to cure their daughters with a cold. The effect is simply amazing!"
Finally, I would like to remind once again: do not self-medicate. Before using the drug, you should consult with your doctor, pay attention to the section of contraindications. With adverse events, treatment with this agent is better to stop. If there are no obstacles for the use of eye drops for the nose, the treatment of the infectious rhinitis will be quick, easy and cheap.