It is important to stay home if you feel unwell. Seek medical advice if you have cold or flu symptoms.
Can Cold Defence Nasal Spray be used for both treatment and prevention of common cold?
When used at the first signs of a cold, Cold Defence nasal spray is clinically proven to help shorten the duration of a cold, 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 Cold Defence Nasal Spray?
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 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, 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 Cold Defence Nasal Spray differ to saline?
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 Cold Defence Nasal Spray? Is there a different dosage for children?
Both 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). The dose for both the adults and kids nasal sprays is 1 spray into each nostril 3 times per day.
Does Cold Defence Nasal Spray relieve common cold symptoms?
When used at the first signs of a cold, within 48 hours of symptoms appearing, Cold Defence is clinically proven to shorten the duration of a cold and help reduce the severity of symptoms.
Can I start using Cold Defence Nasal Spray if my symptoms started more than 48 hours ago?
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 Cold Defence Nasal Spray with Saline Nasal Sprays?
Although it can be used together with saline nasal sprays, 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 Cold Defence 15 minutes afterwards.
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