A 37-year-old male asked:
is it better to use isotonic or hypertonic saline solution when doing sinus irrigation? does research say one is better?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Terrance Kwiatkowski answered
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually isotonic: Just about every patient will benefit from isotonic solution - my favorite is neilmed brand.
Answered on Jul 30, 2019
Dr. Franklyn Gergits answered
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline tonicity: Hello. I usually recommend isotonic irrigations. Hypertonic is useful for drawing secretions into the solution as well as helping to reduce congestion. The hypertonic solution may cause more stinging.
Answered on Nov 16, 2013
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