The worst thing about a stuffy nose is the sleepless nights. He'll keep waking because he can't breathe properly and when he does sleep he snores like a gorilla.
Aqua Maris is a nasal decongestant made with water from the Adriatic Sea which is recognised for its benefits to the respiratory tract.
The bottle emits a fine spray into the nose by pushing down on a ring around the rim. I reviewed the junior product, there is also one for babies which comes with a dropper for application.
I was a little worried on how having a spray in the nose would feel to a toddler, but the Little Man reacted quite well. He did say 'ouch' when I sprayed but it didn't really bother him much, he was soon off playing again. I found that he was able to breathe more easily after application and we actually managed a fair amount of sleep, which is usually rare when he has a stuffy nose. After a couple of days use the nose was less stuffy and more runny but overall he cleared up much quicker than usual. I was under the impression that stuffy or runny noses where something that lasted a couple of years! It was so nice to have my Little Man's nose in good working order again.
I then set the product to work on Star, my 7 year old. Now she must have a constantly irritation in her nose as she is forever wiping it, sleeves, cushion covers, endless tissues, wipe wipe wipe. She often has that crusty red patch all around her nose. So I tried Aqua Maris on her in a bid to help clear up her nasal passage and hopefully stop the wiping. After a few days I noticed that her nose looked clearer, but she is still wiping so I think it's a habit she needs to break. Hopefully with a clear nose for a longer period she will stop.
I would use Aqua Maris again, and I would recommend it to my friends.
Aqua Maris can be purchased from chemists and health food stores or you can order by phone on
0191 383 6918
I was sent a bottle of Aqua Maris nasal spray Junior for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.