H2O and Saline Solution
Saline Solution also known as sodium chloride is a mixture of salt and water creating a gentle compound closely mimicking tears. It has a number of applications including contact solution, nasal spray, wound care and irrigation and sterile saline for nebulizers. The sterile water under personal care items is to clean wounds and prevent the spread of microorganisms and prevent infection for faster wound healing. There is also sterile water to feed premature babies and low birth babies. Similac Sterilized Water is added to sterile infant formula in sterilized baby feeding bottles when baby has a compromised immune system.
Irrigation or Wound Wash Saline provide convenient, ready to use sterile saline containers for suctioning into a syringe or other sterile device to flush or irrigate a wound, cut, burn or abrasion. The saline safely removes dirt and other foreign bodies and unhealthy tissue from chronic wounds to speed healing. Irrigation Saline is packaged in small bottles or containers with foil lid for easy application and less waste. Irrigation saline is commonly used to soak or moisten wound dressings to prevent dressing from sticking to the wound and cause further pain. Wound Wash Saline is another convenient way for flushing and cleansing superficial wounds eliminating the need for bottles or syringes. It has the same sterile saline formula but is administered through a spray bottle which also cuts down on waste.
Irrigating the nasal cavity using nasal rinsing systems is a gentle and effective way to treat sinus infections, cold symptoms and allergies. Saline nasal sprays are another convenient product to moisten and soothe nasal passages for users living in dry climates or have sinus congestion. The spray is an alternative to decongestion medication without all the side effects.