December 30, 2015
Did you know that your nose is the most popular gateway for viral infections? To prevent a pending viral infection, try this simple and effective nasal swab protocol next time you feel a common cold coming on and/or you find yourself surrounded by illness and diffusing isn't an option. This awesome, portable decoration on the front of our face is a complex personal air treatment system creatively designed to protect the delicate tissues of your lungs. Your nose filters air, trapping tiny particles before they can get to your lungs, humidifies the air, adds vital moisture to keep your airways from drying out and, your nose also warms the air to body temp before it reaches your lungs. Did you know that a cold is a viral infection in the lining of your nasal passages? It gets there by touching contaminated surfaces then touching your nose or eyes, or being exposed to contagious particles in the air from coughing and sneezing but when you nose is working properly, nice and moist with open airways, cold viruses get swept out of the nasal passages in your mucus.
According to experts: source
"Three in 10 Americans carry staph bacteria in their noses, where the germs live benignly unless they are allowed to enter the body through an open wound like a surgical incision. If one of these patients touches his or her nose and then the surgical site, the bacteria can wreak havoc.
“We now know we can target staph where it exists naturally in some patients, which is in the nose,” lead study author Marin Schweizer, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, said in a press release. “That’s the bull’s-eye, and we can wipe it out. What we are recommending is a really simple, cheap solution to a big problem.”
Based on their review of 39 studies of infection prevention strategies in U.S. hospitals, the research team recommends that doctors swab patients’ noses before surgery to test for MRSA bacteria. If the patient has MRSA bacteria naturally living in his or her nose, apply an antibiotic nose ointment in the days before surgery."
When your nose isn't in optimal health, a virus can park itself and eventually make it's way into nasal tissue and boom, infection/cold sets in! Always remember that a healthy nose is your first line of defense against colds, bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses. Keeping your nose healthy and happy not only wards off viral infections it also allows the lungs to work more efficiently and may reduce asthma symptoms. How can we help our nose out? Keep it moist! My pure, therapeutic salve blends can help kick a cold or flu to the curb if you use it at the first signs of infection like a scratchy throat, drainage in the back of your throat, sneezing etc.
Camp Wander Salves are created with anti-viral essentials oils well diluted in organic coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, rosehip seed oil and vitamin e oil creates a near perfect medium to moisten and clear unwanted pathogens from nasal passages. It's an easy protocol to use throughout the day that gets some pure, healing ingredients close to the place where an opportunistic virus digs in its heels.
I suggest using Camp Wander Cold & Flu Ease Salve or Immunity Impact Blend Salve to prevent cold or flu.
Approximately 1/8 of a teaspoon on the tip of an organic cotton swab for each nostril at the first sign of an impending cold or flu symptoms is all it takes, continue to apply several times throughout the day.
Use Camp Wander Airway Respiratory Salve if you're in the midst of a nasty cold to open airways, reduce inflammation and add welcome anti-microbial moisture.
Approximately 1/8 of a teaspoon on the tip of an organic cotton swab for each nostril relieve stuffy nose and breathe easier, continue to apply several times throughout the day.
And before I close, just a little more information about the importance of mucus. Mucus in the nasal passages must have just the right balance of stickiness and fluidity for the filtering process to work well. Allergic reactions and infections interrupt this balance and so does dry air, irritating chemicals and second hand smoke. Healthy Tip!
I very often swab my nose with CW Savles before I take cold Wyoming walks with Maple, this simple step prevents the cold dry air from pulling out any moisture from my nose, it feels great too! Remember, dried out nasal passages and thickened mucus compromises your nose's ability to sweep out germs and leaves you more susceptible to infection. The nose knows!
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