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Keywords:

  • Apparent life-threatening event;
  • infant;
  • nasal seawater spray

Abstract

The use of seawater nasal spray is considered safe and sold as a non-prescription medicine. However, it is well known that nasal manipulations can provoke vagal reaction leading to acute life-threatening events. A case of fatal seawater nasal spray application in an infant is presented.

Conclusion: We do not consider the use of seawater nasal spray to be absolutely safe, especially among infants with disordered autonomic function.