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What is a peroxide sinus wash, and when is it needed?

What is a peroxide sinus wash, and when is it needed?

Saline Instead: Patients should start with saline sinus rinses. This is the best type of rinse one can do at home. I have treated countless patients and not needed to recommend peroxide sinus rinse. It can be used in some patients but it should only be done with who are being followed by an ENT who recommends it. Dont try at home otherwise. Peroxide can be very irritating the lining of the nasal passages. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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In your experience, what is the best OTC Sinus Wash? I recently discovered Xlear and found a great deal of relief. What do you think about SinuPulse?

In your experience, what is the best OTC Sinus Wash? I recently discovered Xlear and found a great deal of relief. What do you think about SinuPulse?

Several options: In my experience, the brands of sinus wash or sinus rinse do not make any significant difference in terms of symptom relief. Some people prefer using neti pot while others prefer squeeze bottle sinus rinse. Remember to use distilled water when you rinse. ...Read more

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Flonase+xlear+sinus wash has been helping a lot, but recently i've been experiencing congestion, could this be caused by the meds? suggestions?

Flonase+xlear+sinus wash has been helping a lot, but recently i've been experiencing congestion, could this be caused by the meds? suggestions?

Nasal congestion : You may still need an over the counter decongestant like pseudo ephedrine (sudafed), take one to two tablets every 6 hours as needed. Avoid Neosynephrine nasal spray as it may cause a rebound effect if used for more than 3 days at a time- that means your congestion will worsen. The nasal sprays you are using do not cause this effect. ...Read more

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I just used the neilmed sinus wash(the squeeze bottle one) and I could feel my ears gurgle and pop, and now they really hurt. Why?

I just used the neilmed sinus wash(the squeeze bottle one) and I could feel my ears gurgle and pop, and now they really hurt. Why?

Eustachian tube: Connects the ear to the nose. The rinse and air pressure went up the canal. This caused tension on ear drum. The fluid should drain back to nose. If ear still hurting, see doctor. ...Read more

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If I do a nasal wash daily will it help with my sinus pressure?

If I do a nasal wash daily will it help with my sinus pressure?

Nasal wash: Hello, my patients who suffer with chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis and use a regular sinus rinse find their symptoms to be better controlled. Sinus pressure is related to a narrowing of the sinus outflow pathways. Afrin nasal spray used twice a day followed by the sinus rinse may work even better. If the symptoms persist despite these maneuvers, then a visit to your ENT may be helpful. ...Read more

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I had pilonidal sinus surgery and no there is a hole in the place of stitch. I wash it with serum but i don't know should ivacate the hole or not?

I had pilonidal sinus surgery and no there is a hole in the place of stitch. I wash it with serum but i don't know should ivacate the hole  or not?

See your surgeon: Pilonidal operations commonly have healing difficulties. You should return to your surgeon and have him/her look at the area to optimize your treatment. ...Read more

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I heard a cold/sinus inf. can be prevented or shortened by putting a bit hydrogen peroxide in ears.That dangerous? Effective? How should I apply it?

I heard a cold/sinus inf. can be prevented or shortened by putting a bit hydrogen peroxide in  ears.That dangerous? Effective? How should I apply it?

No: Hydrogen peroxide in the ear canals may be effective for wax removal, however has nothing to do with a cold or sinus infection. The ear drum (tympanic membrane) separates the ear canal from the middle ear and eustachian tube, unless there is a hole in the ear drum. Remember, you can "spray the front window of the house with a hose, the people in the living room won't get wet." ...Read more

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Can I use a hydrogen peroxide/sea salt/water mix for sinus infection relief safely?

Can I use a hydrogen peroxide/sea salt/water mix for sinus infection relief safely?

Sinus rinse: A sinus rinse is great, pickling salt dissolves better but you might consider one of those premise mixes. ...Read more

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Dealing with sinus/chest infection. My left ear is clogged/stuffy.Cant hear out of it. Is it safe to use peroxide? What should I do?

Dealing with sinus/chest infection. My left ear is clogged/stuffy.Cant hear out of it. Is it safe to use peroxide? What should I do?

URI: Sounds as if you should see a doctor and be fully evaluated, particularly if you are having any trouble breathing. You don't say what you want to do with the peroxide, but if you are putting it into the ear would recommend not doing this until you are examined. Have you tried a decongestant? Used a sinus rinse? Please see someone soon and get better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to unclog my ear? I had a bad sinus infection last week. Took a zpak and feel better except my left ear is clogged and won't pop. Its more annoying than anything but sounds like fluid crackling. I tried a sinus rinse, peroxide, afrin, hot rag on it an

Time: Hello, unfortunately we do not have any medical therapy at our disposal to immediately remove the fluid or pressure behind your eardrum. If your fluid has been present beyond 3 months or if your symptoms are worsening (associated dizziness, infection, worsening hearing) then a surgical procedure to insert tubes may be recommended. ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine(s) for sinus symptoms management(esp. the headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine(s) for sinus symptoms management(esp. the headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia. u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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What is the cause/s of recurrence of sinus inflammation?

What is the cause/s of recurrence of sinus inflammation?

Rhinosinusitis: The lining of the nose and sinuses is contiguous. The most common causes of swelling of this lining include both allergic and non allergic rhinitis, as well as infectious and inflammatory issues. Nonallergic causes may include dry air, smoke, perfumes, dust, temperature changes, etc. See your doctor for an assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Best food for sinus?

Best food for sinus?

Clean Air: Keep it clean and more fresh air. If its infected then you may need short course of antibiotics and sinus lavage. ...Read more

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What is sinus disease?

Dx of the sinuses: Not to be facetious, but the term simply means some disease involving the sinuses. Most commonly it refers to inflammation of the sinuses or "sinusitis" which can be viral or bacterial, and acute or chronic. Chronic sinus disease may require long term antibiotic therapy and/or surgery. ...Read more

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Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more