Rhinopharyngitis, more commonly called a cold, is the most common infectious disease:
- Children are the most affected: they can catch colds up to 12 times per year*.
- Adults catch 2 to 3 colds per year on average**.
- They are caused by a reaction of our immune system to the germs and viruses present in our environment.
- Nasal discharge
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- High temperature
Colds weaken the nasal mucosa, and left untreated, they may deteriorate into:
- Otitis, especially in children
- Bacterial cross-infection: thick nasal discharge and symptoms lasting several weeks
Using isotonic spray like HUMER Daily Hygiene or hypertonic spray like HUMER Blocked Nose 100 % seawater during colds minimises these risks by:
- Cleaning the nose
- Removing mucosities.
* Simasek M, Blandino DA (2007). « Treatment of the common cold ». American Family Physician 75.
** Arroll B (March 2011). « Common cold ». Clinical evidence.