Nose

Common cold

The cold or acute upper respiratory tract infection is a very common and widespread infection caused by viruses. If the natural function of the nose is impaired, viruses enter and multiply more easily in the nasal mucosa, causing an infection that we "colloquially" call the common cold. In most cases, the common cold is mild and lasts for a week or less, and is accompanied by symptoms such as runny and stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, headache, and sometimes fever.

In Croatia, 2.5 million people suffer from the cold each year. Children can have up to 8-12 colds a year while adults usually get 2-3 infections.

In case of an increased body temperature, an antipyretic drug is used to reduce the fever. Fluid intake must be increased (water, tea, fruit juice, soup) to avoid dehydration (drying) of the system which makes the condition even worse.

To reduce the possibility of colds, it is important to maintain nasal hygiene using Aqua Maris products. At the first symptoms, it is advisable to use Aqua Maris Clean for rinsing the nose to reduce the possibility of developing an infection. A stuffy nose can be treated with Aqua Maris Strong or Hypertonic, and Meralys HA is used for a severely stuffy nose.

Meralys HA nasal spray comes with a synergy of its three components: the drug xylometazoline, seawater, and hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate) that provides additional moisture and protection to the nasal mucosa, and increases its elasticity and firmness. The product is preservative free for an increased safety of use.

If an acute viral infection of the upper respiratory system lasts for more than ten days, a bacterial superinfection has probably occurred and the symptomatic treatment also requires an antibiotic and gentle nasal rinsing to remove accumulated pathogens, cleanse and refresh the nasal mucosa.

JGL Solutions

Aqua Maris

Our product line is designed for the specific needs of infants, children and adults, bringing relief from respiratory problems, strengthening the body’s defences against colds and flu, and helping to regulate sinus problems, allergies and rhinitis.

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Meralys

Besides alleviating breathing, a clear nasal passage also prevents possible infections of sinuses and ears, which is a problem especially for children. Meralys combines a reliable drug, xylometazoline, with healing effects of seawater, and has a patented pump with an anatomic applicator that optimally disperses droplets.

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Other ailments

Nasal polyposis

Nasal polyposis

Nasal polyposis is a disease that affects the nasal mucosa and paranasal cavities characterised by the localised formation of benign growths (polyps) on the mucosa. These formations are inflammatory, and if not treated early, can cause a permanent nasal obstruction and lead to a significantly weaker sense of smell.

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Chronic rhinosinusitis

Chronic rhinosinusitis

Chronic rhinosinusitis occurs mainly in patients who have had frequent acute bacterial and allergic inflammations that have not been adequately treated. Patients often suffer from headaches, nasal secretion, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, and a reduced sense of smell. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis last longer than those of acute sinusitis, and in some people, they never fully subside.

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Acute rhinosinusitis

Acute rhinosinusitis

Acute rhinosinusitis most often occurs as a result of a cold or allergy, which creates the preconditions for infection. It is most often caused by bacteria or viruses, much less by fungi. Bacteria that most often cause acute sinusitis are often present on the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract, but in conditions of inflamed and swollen mucous membranes and difficult sinus ventilation, benefits are created for increasing the number of bacteria and the development of infection.

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