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How much salt to how much water should I mix for a nasal solution?

How much salt to how much water should I mix for a nasal solution?

Nasal solution: Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of unionized salt to an 8-oz glass of lukewarm water (distilled or boiled tap water). The concentration of salt water solution should match or exceed the concentration of the body cells and blood (isotonic or hypertonic). May add a pinch of baking soda to prevent burning. ...Read more

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How much salt per liter of water for nasal lavage (nasal irrigation)?

How much salt per liter of water for nasal lavage (nasal irrigation)?

1/4 tsp per cup: Usually 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for 8 ounces will do. Nasal lavage can be helpful for chronic sinus congestion, and i often recommend it. However, some studies suggest a risk of infection if neti pot or bottle not kept clean or use of contaminated tap water, or even injury to nasal tissue. So be cautious. ...Read more

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How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?

How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?

Nasal Rinses: Drinking warm salt water vs regular water will have no effect on your nasal cilia. Staying well hydrated with regular water can help thin out nasal secretions. Benefits of saline (saltwater) nasal rinses include: washes the mucus and irritants from your nose, moisturizes the sinus passages, studies have shown that nasal irrigation improves cell function (the cells that move the mucus work better). ...Read more

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My nose is stuffed. So I took a bulb syringe with a solution of warm water and some salt and squeezed it up my nose. Doing this is ok right?

My nose is stuffed. So I took a bulb syringe with a solution of warm water and some salt and squeezed it up my nose. Doing this is ok right?

OK!: This is an effective treatment for nasal congestion. It is usually less uncomfortable to add a little baking soda to the salt water. Otc single-use pre-mixed packets of salt are available, as well as dosing syringes / neti-pot / etc. You may use this as often as desired (even 2 or 3 times a day) without major side effects. One good brand is neilmed sinus rinse (i am not a paid to endorse!). ...Read more

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I've been treating a keloid on my nose piercing for about a month. What can I try besides salt water rinses and saline solutions-they haven't helped?

I've been treating a keloid on my nose piercing for about a month. What can I try besides salt water rinses and saline solutions-they haven't helped?

See plastic surgeon: I think it is time to seek professional help. Keloids and hypertrophic scars (not the same thing) can be treated with a variety of modalities, but I am not aware of any good home remedies for them. Get it evaluated so you can evaluate the plusses and minuses of the available approaches for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi I got a nose piercing changed from a stud to a hoop and soon after a keloid formed I ve tried salt water rinses and saline solutions for about a month with no result is there anything else I can try for example do aspirin pastes work at all before seei

Hi I got a nose piercing changed from a stud to a hoop and soon after a keloid formed I ve tried salt water rinses and saline solutions for about a month with no result is there anything else I can try for example do aspirin pastes work at all before seei

No to aspirin pastes: If you really have a keloid, Aspirin pastes will not work. Neither will any other creams, pastes, or potions. Non surgical treatment of keloids with injections of steroids, like kenalog (triamcinolone), (triamcinolone) may improve the keloid. If this does not work after several treatments, 6 weeks apart. Then surgical excision with possible radiation therapy or kenalog (triamcinolone) injections may be needed. ...Read more

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What does the salt water rinse mix for nose do?

What does the salt water rinse mix for nose do?

Salt water rinses: Salt water nasal rinses help to thin mucus that can contribute to nasal stuffiness and post nasal drip. Rinses also remove the debris (dust and other allergens) that sticks to the nasal lining and cause the lining to swell, become inflamed, and increase nasal mucus. ...Read more

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How much salt do I put in the water for drops to clear my baby's air way? He is 6months old he's sleepy but can't stay sleep because he can't breathe thru his nose he's had a cold for about a day

How much salt do I put in the water for drops to clear my baby's air way? He is 6months old he's sleepy but can't stay sleep because he can't breathe thru his nose he's had a cold for about a day

Homemade saline drop: If your baby can't eat because his nose is so stuffed or if he's working harder to breathe (look at his chest without close on and watch him breath) then you should seek care from your doctor. Saline drops are: 8 ounces of water (1 measuring cup) with 1/2 teaspoon of non-iodized table salt and a pinch of baking soda. Use a fresh batch every time. Only use two drops at a time. ...Read more

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Is snorting salt water an effective method of nasal irrigation?

Is snorting salt water an effective method of nasal irrigation?

It depends...: Saline irrigation can be helpful for soothing nasal passages and removing excess mucus. Lukewarm, purified water with proper ph balance using non-iodized salt with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) are important aspects of a good nasal saline rinse. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Yes: Millions use some form of saline (salt water) spray through out the world. ...Read more

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