MIL landed in the hospital after our winter trip in Korea because of nose bleeding. The ENT doctor (Senator Grace Poe’s FIL, by the way) said that her blood vessels in the nose ruptured because of the very dry weather. He further stressed the need to keep our noses moist, especially when we’re always in airconditioned rooms or when traveling to cold places.
My youngest son always sneezes in the morning even when he doesn’t have colds. He constantly scratches his nose and his eyes. There always seems to be booger in his nose also even if he doesn’t have colds. These, as it turns out, are symptoms of allergic rhinitis. I haven’t actually done anything about it, figuring it’ll just go away on its own.
Lately, I was told that these Humer Nasal Seawater Sprays are the answer to both situations above by easing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
So I joined other moms in a Humerific Day to learn about these potent nasal seawater sprays.
Dave Perianes, Humer’s Country Brand Manager introduced the product to us while a guest pediatrician emphasized the importance of nasal care for better breathing experience.
Humer (Hyoo-mer), as I would learn, is a health brand manufactured by Laboratories Urgo, consisting of products that clean and treat the nose from nasal discomforts.
Humer Seawater Nasal Spray consists of natural seawater that gently clean the nose by humidifying dry mucosities and fluidifying nasal secretions, making blowing easier for nasal decongestion. These sprays have gentle micro diffusion that helps moisturize the dry mucosa to make breathing a lot easier. These are also non-diluted so they retain the seawater’s marine elements and mineral salts.
Humer’s seawater comes from Saint Malo Bay in Brittany, France, well-known for the quality of its water. Humer can be used for both infants/children and adults including pregnant women.
I’ve always thought that any saline solution (table salt + water) works fine but as it turns out, seawater is so much better.
- It removes particles that weaken our nasal mucosa: dust, pollution, tobacco smoke, allergens, etc.
- It is naturally rich in trace elements:
- Copper: helps in the protection of the nasal mucosa against infectious agents (bacteria, viruses)
- Manganese: helps in the strengthening of the nasal mucosa against allergens
- Sulfur: helps in the regeneration of the nasal mucosa weakened by repeated infection
With all that talk on nature and the sea, we were itching to get our hands on some of the soil in front of us. We were then treated to an afternoon of Terrarium making facilitated by Jamie Arcega of Smarty Plants PH.
Humer nasal sprays come in these 2 variants, the Nose Hygiene (bigger bottle) and the Blocked Nose (smaller bottle). The latter is a hypertonic solution or a high salt concentration that’s intended to help decongest a blocked nose. The Nose Hygiene on the other hand, is more of an everyday cleaner and nose moistener to help block allergens which cause nasal problems.
The pink one, by the way, is the one for kids.
The difference? The kids’ variant has a stopper on the nozzle so it does not go too far inside the child’s nose. Good safety feature!
- Natural Seawater. It’s helpful even for infants and even safe for pregnant women.
- Kids’ Variant. I like that they have a kids’ variant with the safety nozzle.
- Anti-Return Valve. The bottles were designed with anti-return valve to prevent contamination caused by reflux of mucus. Eww!
- Any position Spraying. You get continuous sprays even when the bottle is not upright, unlike traditional spray bottles. Lifesaver!
I’m so happy with this discovery. Who knew that we had to clean our noses too? Maybe my youngest can finally breathe easy sans mucus in his nose every darn morning. Plus, the rainy days (a.k.a. colds season) are coming and I’m so glad to have this weapon by my side to combat nasal decongestion. Hey colds, bring it on! If you must know, this momma is a 100% humerific mom!
Start practicing nasal hygiene with your children and families too! It the mouth needs a toothbrush, then the nose definitely needs something to clean it too!
Where to Buy?
Humer is available in Mercury Drug and MedExpress outlets in Metro Manila. Visit Humer at www.humer.ph and Like Humer PH on Facebook or search for #HumerificMoms, #HumerPH for more details. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.