mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray
A natural product to tackle a cold at its source.
- Contains a natural ingredient Carragelose™
- Clinically proven to shorten the duration of a cold by up to 2 days*1-3
- Eliminates up to 99% of common cold viruses**1-3
- Reduces the severity of common cold symptoms*4-5
- Preservative & steroid free
- Can be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding and in children from 12 months
Stop your cold early and get up to 2 days back*1-3
Common colds are caused by viruses. You can’t see them, but they are everywhere. They enter through the nose – one of the first places they take hold – and attach to the nasal lining where they multiply and spread, causing those pesky symptoms.
Most cold medicines only treat the symptoms; however, mundicare® Cold Defence nasal spray attacks a cold at its source and eliminates up to 99% of cold viruses from the nasal lining. When used at the first signs of a cold, it’s clinically proven to stop colds up to 2 days early!1-3 It’s powered by Carragelose™ – a natural ingredient sourced from red seaweed. Carragelose™ forms a barrier in the nasal passage that traps cold viruses, helping to reduce their multiplication and spread, allowing your body’s natural defences to sweep the viruses away from the nasal lining.
So the next time you or your child catches a cold, remember to use mundicare® Cold Defence at the first signs and help stop your cold early.
mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray contains a natural ingredient Carragelose™, derived from a type of red seaweed. When used at the first signs of cold symptoms, it has been proven to reduce the duration of a cold and lessen the severity of cold-like symptoms such as sore throat, clogged nose, runny nose, cough, sneezing and chills.1-5
How does Carragelose™ work?
Forms a protective layer on the surface of the mucosa
Binds/traps the viruses, hindering their spread and multiplication
Viruses are eliminated naturally through the nasal mucus
Common cold facts
How does a cold develop?
Common colds are caused by viruses transmitted through the air via coughing and sneezing and close contact with the cold sufferer.
How do viruses spread?
Common cold viruses are inhaled through the nose and mouth and attach to the mucosal lining where they multiply and spread.
What causes the symptoms?
When healthy cells are infected by a cold virus, the body responds by activating elements of the immune system. This immune response is what causes the typical symptoms of a cold.
Tips to keep your cold at bay
Strengthen your immune system with a balanced diet and mild exercise
Get enough sleep as this renews and aids your immune system
Maintain proper hand hygiene
For kids, keep toys clean by disinfecting them regularly
Carry hand sanitiser for use in public spaces where viruses can spread
Cover mouth when sneezing or coughing, with your elbow
How to identify a common cold
Colds in Kids
Did you know?
On average, a child gets a common cold 6-8 times per year. Each episode can last up to two weeks – that’s up to 16 weeks a year! In comparison, the average adult experiences a cold on average 2 times per year.
Why do children catch a cold so often?
The immune systems of young children have not yet matured and lack resistance to what causes a common cold. They also tend to engage in activities and are exposed to environments that put them at greater risk of catching a cold such as:
- Not washing their hands
- Sharing contaminated toys with infected playmates
Why you need to treat appropriately?
If left unmanaged, a common cold could lead to complications in children with underdeveloped immune systems or pre-existing conditions. It is important to always seek medical advice should symptoms worsen or persist.
Did you know?
Unlike some cough and cold medicines which cannot be used to children under the age of 6 years, and only in children aged 6-11 under the advice of a health care professional, mundicare® Cold Defence Kids can be used in children aged 1 year
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray be used for both treatment and prevention of common cold?
When used at the first signs of a cold, mundicare® Cold Defence nasal spray is clinically proven to help shorten the duration of a cold by up to 2 days*¹¯³, as well as helping to reduce the severity of common cold symptoms.⁴⁻⁵ It may also help prevent a cold from taking hold by forming a protective barrier in the nasal lining to trap common cold viruses, helping to stop their multiplication and spread.
- When should I use mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray?
mundicare® Cold Defence should be used at the first signs of a cold, within 48 hours of symptoms appearing, to help shorten its duration and lessen the severity of symptoms. It can also be used when not experiencing a cold to provide moisturisation of the nasal lining and to also help prevent a cold by forming a protective barrier in the nasal lining to trap common cold viruses.
- How long can mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray be used for?
Unlike decongestant nasal sprays which need to be limited to a maximum of 3-5 days of use, mundicare® Cold Defence is not medicated or habit forming, therefore can be used as often as needed. However, if symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
- How does mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray differ to saline?
mundicare® Cold Defence is not a saline only nasal spray. It has been formulated with Carrageenan that forms a protective barrier in the nasal lining to trap common cold viruses, helping to stop their multiplication and spread.
- What’s the difference between the adult and kids mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray? Is there a different dosage for children?
Both mundicare® Cold Defence adult and kids nasal sprays contain 1.2mg/mL of Carrageenan in a saline base, however the adult spray delivers 0.14mL solution/spray whilst the children’s spray delivers a lesser amount (0.05mL/spray) in a gentler mist.
The dose for both the adults and kids nasal sprays is 1 spray into each nostril 3 times per day.
- Does mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray relieve common cold symptoms?
When used at the first signs of a cold, within 48 hours of symptoms appearing, mundicare® Cold Defence is clinically proven to shorten the duration of a cold and help reduce the severity of symptoms.
- If patients seek consultation with their health care professional after 48 hours of onset of symptoms of common cold, should mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray be used?
mundicare® Cold Defence has only been shown to be effective in shortening the duration of a cold or reducing the severity of symptoms if used at the first signs of a cold, within 48 hours of symptoms appearing. However, it can be used after this time to provide moisturisation of the nasal passages.
It may also be used by other members of the family to help prevent a cold by forming a protective barrier in the nasal lining.
- Can I use mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray with Saline Nasal Sprays?
Although it can be used together with saline nasal sprays, mundicare® Cold Defence does itself contain a saline base and also provides moisturisation of the nasal passages. If using together with another nasal spray, we recommend using mundicare® Cold Defence 15 minutes afterwards.