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Is it normal to have sinus congestion/pain after using neilmed sinus rinse?

Is it normal to have sinus congestion/pain after using neilmed sinus rinse?

Not usually: Some reasons for having sinus congestion/pain after nasal rinses are: 1. Applying to much force. 2. Using a wrong concentration (too much or too little) salt. 3. Too hot or too cold water temperature. Correct these and they are usually more comfortable. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Had septoplasty. Is Neilmed sinus rinse bottle as good as electric sinus irrigation kits? Are the electric kits hard to keep sanitized?

Had septoplasty. Is Neilmed sinus rinse bottle as good as electric sinus irrigation kits? Are the electric kits hard to keep sanitized?

More important is: the source of water used. Make sure it's not tap water, and that it's distilled water to reduce contaminants and improve safety. Also, rinse your unit well with soap and water with a final rinse with distilled water before drying daily. You want to keep your unit as clean as possible. ...Read more

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Is neilmed a safe sinus rinse?

Is neilmed a safe sinus rinse?

Yes: Just use filtered or boiled water and not tap water. It also helps to use the salt packets. You can also make your own by mixing salt and baking soda. ...Read more

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Can you use the neimed sinus rinse on my ears as well as my nose?

Can you use the neimed sinus rinse on my ears as well as my nose?

Bad idea: Using a sinus rinse to clean ears would be a bad idea. If you are having a problem with ear wax ask your pharmacist for otc options. Sinus rinses are great for cleaning out the nasal cavity and washing allergens out the nose. ...Read more

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How often should one do a sinus rinse?

How often should one do a sinus rinse?

Depends on why: You are using it.. Some people with severe chronic sinus problems do it once or twice a day.... Others with mild allergies/ sinus problems donut few times a week. ...Read more

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How long should I use sinus rinse?

Up to you: Some of my patients have used a saline sinus rinse daily for years. Make sure your bottle or netti pot are clean, don't forget to use salt, and use it when it feels good to do so. It can help keep your nose open, wash out pollen, pus, and dirt. If itwas recommended by your ENT doctor, get their opinion. Depending on reason for use, will have an opinion. ...Read more

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When is it recommended to use a sinus rinse?

Sinus rinse: It's safe to use every day. If you're sick/allergic, then you can use it multiple times/day. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

Try spraying nasal saline several times per day to help reduce ...Read more