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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. Melissa Gowans
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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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Any directions/ pictures to show how to use flonase to shrink turbinates? i have saline spray its neilmed sinus rinse in a box with packets

Any directions/ pictures to show how to use flonase to shrink turbinates? i have  saline spray its neilmed sinus rinse in a box with packets

Using flonase: When using flonase for rhinitis, you should point outwards and back (like towards the ear on the same side of nostril). Only sniff a minimal amount to make sure the medicine does not get swallowed. ...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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What are the ingredients to make a sinus rinse ?

What are the ingredients to make a sinus rinse ?

DIY saline rinse: Check out http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library/saline-sinus-rinse-recipe.aspx. Includes instructions/directions on how to administer rinse. Very specific about NOT using water straight from tap. ...Read more

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Is sinus rinse safe for piercings ?

Is sinus rinse safe for piercings ?

Piercings: Hello. I am assuming you are speaking of nose piercings and sinus rinses. Sinus rinses clean the nasal pathways and that I turn will help keep the piercing safe from infection. Rinse away. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

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