Before you start the procedure for rinsing your throat, you need:
- Prepare a rinse solution based on "Furacilin" and water.
- Prepare the throat for rinsing with a bactericidal preparation, having previously cleared it of mucus and pus with saline or soda solution. For this purpose, you can apply saline. In an extreme case, for a preliminary rinse of the throat, purified, distilled, non-carbonated mineral water and even boiled water can be used.
"Furacilin," which is often used for gargling, alas, can rarely be found in the form of a ready-made rinse solution, so for this purpose use crushed tablets or an alcohol solution of nitrofural. In some pharmacies you can find a drug in the form of capsules. To prepare the solution, the capsules are opened and their contents poured into the water.
Forms of production of "Furacilin":
- Tablets 0.2 g (10 pcs in the blister).
- Effervescent tablets "Furacilin Avexima" 0.2 g of 10 pcs. Packaged.
- Capsules 0.2 g, packed in polyethylene bags with a clip of 10 pcs.
- An alcohol solution of nitrofural, in which the active substance is dissolved in 70% alcohol, in a 10 ml or 40 ml bottle (furacilin alcohol).
- An aqueous solution of nitrofural (sterile) with an active substance concentration of 0.02%. Distilled water or saline solution acts as a solvent. Tare from 200 ml to 2 liters.
Any form of the drug can be used to rinse your throat. If "Furacilin" tablets are used to prepare an antiseptic solution , they must be crushed or dissolved in hot water, filtered and only then used to rinse the throat. Tablets need to be dissolved completely, because the crystals of nitrofural can overdry the mucous membrane, which does not happen with the proper use of the drug.
Even easier to use for gargling "Thuracilin" is effervescent, because these tablets dissolve in hot water faster and better than usual. There are no difficulties with the use of the drug in capsules.
Spirituous "Furacilin" for rinsing the throat is used very rarely. The effectiveness of alcohol solution and tablets or capsules is the same, but the consumption of furatsilinovogo alcohol is more, which is uneconomical. And still, if there is no way to buy tablets or a ready-made aqueous solution of the drug, you can use its alcohol solution.
It would seem that everything is clear, but many readers have a very relevant question: how many tablets furatsilina necessary for gargling? The most commonly used one or two tablets (regular, effervescent or capsules containing 20 mg of nitrofural). The number of tablets is determined by the volume of water necessary for qualitative treatment of the throat, but not the age of the patient. So, for adults and children, an effective single dose of the preparation for the preparation of the solution is 20 mg (2 tablets).
Before making a solution "Furatsilina" for gargling, you need to figure out how much you need to take water. According to the classic "Furacilin" solution recipe, used for gargling with angina, stomatitis, influenza and other infectious diseases affecting ENT organs, 1 tablet of the drug dissolves in 100 ml of water, which means that for a full and high-quality rinse, we need 2 tablets and glass (200 ml) of water. Doctors advise to use at least 1 glass of antiseptic solution to rinse your throat.
For those who do not know how to dilute Furacilin for gargling in water, it is known that these tablets dissolve very poorly in the liquid, remember that the water should not be cold, but hot (about 80-100 degrees), and best of all boiled. In order for ordinary tablets to dissolve better, they are recommended to grind beforehand, and then pour into hot water and stir the solution. After dissolving the drug, it is better to strain the solution so that the dissolved crystals of the active substance do not enter the throat.
When the antiseptic solution has been prepared, it must be cooled to a warm state. The recommended temperature of the medicinal solution for rinsing the throat is 36-40 degrees.
Alcohol solution "Furatsilina" for rinsing the throat is bred in boiled warm water. At the same time, 40 drops of furacilin alcohol are added to a glass of water.
But that's not all. Before the first application of the "Furacilin" solution for rinsing or washing the wounds, it is recommended to carry out a drug tolerance test. For this, a drop of solution is placed on the inside of the forearm and left for a few minutes. If the skin does not show redness and itching, then the body tolerates the drug well, and the solution is perfectly suitable for gargling and other external manipulations.
An aqueous solution of "Furacilin" for gargling should be prepared at a time, since prolonged storage under ordinary conditions significantly reduces its effectiveness. Nevertheless, in closed containers at low temperatures and without access to light, the ready-to-use preparation can be stored for a fairly long time (according to some sources, up to 10 days.) But, on the expediency of preparing a solution for stock, it is already judged by those who practice throat rinsing with "Furacilin ".
Sometimes it is advised to add tinctures and herbs of medicinal herbs (for example, broths of chamomile and sage, calendula or eucalyptus tincture in the amount of 1 tsp) to the "Furacilin" solution or hydrogen peroxide (1 tbsp 3% solution). It is believed that the mixture of "Furacilin" and herbal infusions or hydrogen peroxide, which is also used to rinse throat with angina, enhances the effectiveness of the antiseptic solution. But what can you do to make the disease retreat sooner, even if the medicine received as a result of manipulation will not have the most pleasant taste and aroma.