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Coughing and a runny nose are often associated with upper respiratory infections and should be monitored. Otitis media is most commonly found in children, persons with allergies, and persons with medical conditions such as a cleft palate.
Children are by far leading demographic of individuals affected by otitis media. Research shows otitis media to rank second to common cold as most common health problem among preschoolers. The fact that at least 50% of all children have at least one episode of otitis media before age of one is startling at very least. But before age three, 35% of children will have had repeat episodes. And after three-years old, an estimated 5 million school days are missed each year due to otitis media.
Prevention is easy. Most of us remember to wash our hands frequently to avoid picking up bacteria from what we touch. However, most of us fail to remember to wash or flush out our nasal passages at least every now and then to avoid harboring bacteria from what we breathe.
Look for xylitol as leading ingredient as you are searching for nasal rinse or spray. Xylitol naturally keeps bacteria from settling on membranes of nose, throat, and Eustachian tube. Flushing with a nasal wash with xylitol, is a simple yet important solution to a flourishing health epidemic.
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