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Saline Water Irrigation
1/4 tsp per cup: Usually 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for 8 ounces will do. Nasal lavage can be helpful for chronic sinus congestion, and i often recommend it. However, some studies suggest a risk of infection if neti pot or bottle not kept clean or use of contaminated tap water, or even injury to nasal tissue. So be cautious. ...Read more
Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help the nose be even cleaner. ...Read more
Can sterile saline solution isotonic, aqueous, buffered Sterile saline solution, with up to 0.005% w/v hydrogen peroxide be used in a NEBULISER - Cold?
Is it better to do Neti Pot with warm water or room temperature? Any advantage to warm water? Using distilled water post-septoplasty.
Absolutely: One function of the nose is to trap large particles from getting into the lung. Saline irrigation of the nose restores humidity, helps clear thick secretions and crusting, also removes pollen and other substances that stick to the lining of the nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Matches body salt: Similar saline content as your blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best rinse for recurrent sinusitis? Xylitol, xylitol plus saline, manuka honey plus saline?
Depends: It depends on the filter and the particular. ...Read more
Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose drops, however, are decongesting nose drops. It works quite well but.....This may only be used for 3 days in a row as your nasal tissues can be physiological dependent on them (i.E you can get hooked on them). ...Read more
How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?
Nasal Rinses: Drinking warm salt water vs regular water will have no effect on your nasal cilia. Staying well hydrated with regular water can help thin out nasal secretions. Benefits of saline (saltwater) nasal rinses include: washes the mucus and irritants from your nose, moisturizes the sinus passages, studies have shown that nasal irrigation improves cell function (the cells that move the mucus work better). ...Read more
Do doctors recommend those nasal rinse devices such as the neilmed plastic bottle that sprays a saline solution up the nostrils?
Yes: The use of this or a neti-pot is a great way to get the congestion out of your nose. ...Read more
Potentially: How bad is the infection? I a solution of water and salt is not doing the trick - you may need to seek medical attention. ...Read more
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