Sitting in an aeroplane increases the risk of airborne infections and makes you more susceptible to colds and flu.
How Kuraflo helps
The two most common respiratory pathogens to which air passengers are exposed are parainfluenza and influenza. The ability of influenza to spread on aircraft has been well documented.
Cabins in commercial aircrafts are pressurised with very low humidity levels. At such low levels of humidity, the “natural defense system” of mucus in our noses and throats dries up or becomes sticky and the self-cleansing of the membranes is impaired. This creates an environment suitable for infection.
Our protective system, the mucociliary clearance system, is our first line of defense against harmful germs and bacteria.
If your nasal passages and throat are sufficiently moist and healthy, your chances of catching an infection are much reduced.
Spraying with hypertonic saline nasal spray during a flight is very effective in keeping the mucociliary clearance system working in your nose reducing susceptibility to airborne infections.