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How long should I use sinus rinse?

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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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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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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

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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 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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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

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How often is it safe to do an OTC sinus rinse?

How often is it safe to do an OTC sinus rinse?

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 more

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I can't stop sniffing after doing a sinus rinse. Is this normal?

I can't stop sniffing after doing a sinus rinse. Is this normal?

Normal: After you insert something in the nose, the body's normal reaction is to try to expel it. That may last for up to an hour afterwards. Make sure you use sterile water with the sinus rinse. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is it safe to use sinus rinse on a 4-year-old?

Is it safe to use sinus rinse on a 4-year-old?

Yes: But be sure to aim the nozzle towards the sides of the nose and use gentle pressure. Whether sinus rinse is indicated is another issue since we have no idea on his medical condition. ...Read more

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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 too 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

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When I use sinus rinse bottle, the water often comes out my left tear duct. Is this normal? Anything to be concerned about?

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

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I was using a sinus rinse and something in my right ear popped. What could it be?

I was using a sinus rinse and something in my right ear popped. What could it be?

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

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I'm a mucous factory with pain in the nose. Sinus rinse doesn't do much. Had elevated liver in the past so I try to avoid OTC pills. What s my best option?

Options available: I would recommend a combination of a nasal steroid spray, like Flonase or nasonex, (mometasone) and an antihistamine like Claritin or zyrtec. This combo should significantly reduce mucus production in nose and sinuses as well as sinus headaches. If not better in 2 weeks should see a nose/sinus specialist for a full evaluation and sinus ct scan. More info at www.Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more

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What is a good sinus rinse to get rid of bacteria that causes odor?

What is a good sinus rinse to get rid of bacteria that causes odor?

OTC prep: We often recommend first the neil-med sinus wash or neti-pot system. But remember, you must always use distilled water, saline, or boiled water for the solutions, never tap water, as that can potentially cause bacteria in the sinuses to migrate to the brain and result in a sometimes fatal brain infection. ...Read more

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Can I take oregano oil capsules as well as drops of grapefruit seed extract in a sinus rinse?

Start with saline: Oregano oil and grapefruit seed extract are thought to have antimicrobial effects; however, there is little evidence that using them in a nasal rinse is any better than simple salt water nasal rinses. Their risks in causing irritation to the nasal lining or allergic reactions are also poorly known at this time. ...Read more

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Does a sinus rinse out your sinuses in your forehead?

Does a sinus rinse out your sinuses in your forehead?

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 breathe in through your nose. So, it is a good place to rinse out. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

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