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Japan With Kids - Forums: Health Topics: Physiological saline
By Benhidour Hafida on Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 6:57 pm:

My son (1 year old) has most of the time a runny and stuffy nose, and now he has an ear infection. I am looking for physiological saline. Is it sold here in Japan. I d'like to use it to clean the nasal passages. This technique is very used in france, I do not know if it is used here in Japan.
Any information is welcome. Thanks

By Julie Hansberry on Monday, June 12, 2006 - 4:15 pm:

I've never heard of this type of saline before, but I mix my own for the very same purpose. You can use regular table salt and room temperature, or slightly warmer water. I would start with a 1/4 teaspoon per 2 cups of water for an infant. You may want to do a internet search for more info.

By Theodora on Monday, June 12, 2006 - 7:31 pm:

Hi Hafida,

Do you mean serum physiologique?
I come from France and use it a lot from my 18 months old daughter when she has a runny nose. I have not seen it here but I could give you a pack of 20 or so to help you in the time being. You could tell your family to send you some by post. That's what mine did. I live in Setagaya-ku. let me know if you are interested.


By Benhidour Hafida on Monday, June 12, 2006 - 10:36 pm:

Yes, it is "serum physiologique" in french. Thank you very much Theodora for your offer, unfortunately, I live in Tsukuba so I cannot take it. I did not think about asking my family to send me some packs from France. I will do it. It would be better if it was available here in japan.
It is good to know that it is possible to make it at home with table salt. Thank you Julie for the information.

By Sandy on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 12:41 pm:

serum physiologique (accent on the "e" in serum)
English translation: normal saline solution OR physiological saline solution

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