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A study has found that a simple seawater nasal wash helps children with a snuffle. Regular use of a nasal spray improved cold symptoms and prevented the children from catching other coughs and colds. Sterimar® sea water nasal spray (rrp £5.99) is available in the UK and is recommended by leading specialists as a natural, safe and gentle alternative to standard medication.

Dr. Glenis Scadding, ENT Specialist, Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital recommends Sterimar®: “The nose acts as a filter against irritants and germs but can’t function properly if it is congested. Using this 100% natural sea water spray helps to clear the airways and allows your nose to do its job effectively, helping you to avoid further illness.”

Pharmacist Sonal Dhavda recommends Sterimar, the 100% natural sea water nasal spray as an excellent way to treat blocked noses. Suitable for babies and children the unique nozzle fits comfortably into the nose and delivers an ultra gentle spray of sea water solution to gently relieve congestion.

The French have led the way in nasal hygiene for over 30 years with “douche pour la nez” literally meaning ‘a shower for the nose’. They recognise the well-being benefits of ‘daily douching’ with Sterimar® day to keep the nose in healthy shape.

Suitable for all, from babies to adults, Sterimar® will help your family breathe more easily.

Stérimar; do the daily douche and feel the benefits!

Stérimar® is available from Boots, Lloyds and chemists RRP: £5.99 (100ml). See www.sté for information and clinical trials.

For case studies and samples:

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• The study was carried out by Dr Ivo Slapak at the Teaching Hospital of Brno, Czech Republic, and involved 390 children with uncomplicated cold or flu symptoms.

• The saline nasal spray was shown to ease wintertime cold symptoms faster and slowed cough and cold symptoms from returning among children aged 6 to 10.

• The study found that the noses of children given the spray were less stuffy and runny, and significantly fewer suffered severe sore throats, coughs, nasal obstructions and secretions than those given a standard treatment.


• STÉRIMAR is a CE marked medical device, available in Boots, Lloyds pharmacies, Supermarket in-store pharmacies and many independent Chemists. Priced at £5.99 for 100ml

• The sea water contained in STÉRIMAR contains trace elements of elements known for their antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy properties

• In the early 70s, François HERLEMONT, CEO of Laboratoires Fumouze, developed the idea to put sea water benefits in a nasal spray. It launched in France in 1975 and is still the market leader. STÉRIMAR is now available in 64 countries worldwide.

• STÉRIMAR is widely recommended by Ear Nose and Throat specialists in the UK and France for use by patients after nose operations, where it helps to keep the nasal passage clear and clean.

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