Normal saline solution: How to prepare at homeNNormal saline solution: How to prepare at homeNormal saline solution: How to prepare at homeEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2011-11-01T04:00:00ZDalia Bozic, RN, MN, NP-PHCHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to make a salt rinse (saline solution) at home.</p><p>​Normal saline is a mixture of salt and water. It is called normal because its salt concentration is similar to tears, blood and other body fluids (0.9% saline). It is also called isotonic solution. Normal saline is soothing and will not burn or sting when applied. It is used for:</p><ul><li>rinsing contact lenses</li><li>rinsing the nasal passages (nasal irrigation)</li><li>cleansing the bladder (bladder irrigation)</li></ul><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Normal saline solution can be made at home and has several useful purposes.</li><li>It is important to only use fresh normal saline and to throw it away if it looks cloudy or dirty.</li></ul><h2>How to make normal saline solution at home</h2><p>Saline solution is easy to make at home. You will need: </p><ul><li>one clean glass bottle or jar with lid</li><li>table salt</li><li>pot with lid</li></ul><ol><li>Put one cup of water and ½ teaspoon of salt into the pot. Put the lid on.</li><li>Boil for 15 minutes with the lid on (set a timer).</li><li>Set the pan aside until cooled to a room temperature.</li><li>Carefully pour the salt and water (normal saline) from the pan into the jar or bottle and put the lid on.</li></ol>

 

 

Normal saline solution: How to prepare at home3040.00000000000Normal saline solution: How to prepare at homeNormal saline solution: How to prepare at homeNEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2011-11-01T04:00:00ZDalia Bozic, RN, MN, NP-PHCHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to make a salt rinse (saline solution) at home.</p><p>​Normal saline is a mixture of salt and water. It is called normal because its salt concentration is similar to tears, blood and other body fluids (0.9% saline). It is also called isotonic solution. Normal saline is soothing and will not burn or sting when applied. It is used for:</p><ul><li>rinsing contact lenses</li><li>rinsing the nasal passages (nasal irrigation)</li><li>cleansing the bladder (bladder irrigation)</li></ul><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Normal saline solution can be made at home and has several useful purposes.</li><li>It is important to only use fresh normal saline and to throw it away if it looks cloudy or dirty.</li></ul><h2>How to make normal saline solution at home</h2><p>Saline solution is easy to make at home. You will need: </p><ul><li>one clean glass bottle or jar with lid</li><li>table salt</li><li>pot with lid</li></ul><ol><li>Put one cup of water and ½ teaspoon of salt into the pot. Put the lid on.</li><li>Boil for 15 minutes with the lid on (set a timer).</li><li>Set the pan aside until cooled to a room temperature.</li><li>Carefully pour the salt and water (normal saline) from the pan into the jar or bottle and put the lid on.</li></ol><h2>Normal saline solution: A few important points</h2><ul><li>It is very important to use only fresh normal saline. Bacteria can grow in saline and cause infections</li><li>Use a clean glass jar or bottle is that has been recently washed in a dishwasher with very hot soapy water</li><li>Do not drink solution</li><li>Throw away the solution if it grows cloudy or looks dirty</li><li>Keep the saline in a bottle or a glass for a maximum of 24 hours. Throw away any unused solution, wash the container, and make a new solution.</li></ul>Normal saline solution: How to prepare at home

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