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Neilmed Sinus Rinse Side Effects
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
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
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
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
I have ringing in the ear. Then had fess/septoplasty. Using neilmed sinus rinse 6 times a day. Tinnitus now worse and can't smell - is this normal?
I was doing a sinus rinse neil med, and begin to spary left side, very little was coming out on right side, i was plug on left side, what should I do?
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
Eustachian tube: If the sinus rinse reached the back of your nose (nasopharynx), it is possible that the rinse reached the eustachian tube (channel in the back of your nose that communicates with the middle ear). The rinse may have traversed that tube and caused your ear to pop. Make sure you do not have fluid in your middle ear space. ...Read more
Whenever!: Saline sinus rinse is a safe, homeopathic way to clean the sinuses of mucus and allergens. This may be done up to several times a day as long as no side effects (pain, bleeding, etc.) occur. There are rare case reports of serious infections with using otc saline rinse, but the risk should be minimal with using sterile water (boiled or from pharmacy) and extremely clean neti pot or rinse bottle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been using sinus rinse mostly daily for a couple years. Dr told me to stop yesterday. What might his reasoning be? I think it does help.
Not exactly sure but: The only reason I can readily come up with, is the fact, that some saline nasal sprays contain a preservative known as benzalkonium chloride. This chemical has be shown to inhibit neutrophil function. So its possible that it prevents the helpful white blood cells present on the surface tissue of the nose from appropriately functioning and helping fight off infections. ...Read more
When I use sinus rinse bottle, the water often comes out my left tear duct. Is this normal? Anything to be concerned about?
Your tear duct: Or lacrimal duct communicates with sinus. You probably should irrigate more gently when this happens, but this is a normal communication. ...Read more
Not really: The sinus rinses mainly just rinse out the nasal cavity. The paranasal sinuses (including the “frontal sinus” in your forehead) connect with the nasal cavity, however, little, if any, of the rinse is likely to get into your sinuses. The nasal cavity (behind your nose) is where you'd catch dust and pollen as you breath in through your nose. So, it is a good place to rinse out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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