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Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

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

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Nasal Saline Irrigation (Definition)

Nasal saline drops can loosen nasal secretions and make them easier ...Read more


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How much salt per liter of water for nasal lavage (nasal irrigation)?

How much salt per liter of water for nasal lavage (nasal 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

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Is snorting salt water an effective method of nasal irrigation?

Is snorting salt water an effective method of nasal irrigation?

It depends...: Saline irrigation can be helpful for soothing nasal passages and removing excess mucus. Lukewarm, purified water with proper ph balance using non-iodized salt with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) are important aspects of a good nasal saline rinse. ...Read more

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Can i add anything to saline solution for nasal rinse?

Can i add anything to saline solution for nasal rinse?

Yes: You can double the salt solution you add to make it hypertonic. They also sell a scrubbing type solution but it leaves a soapy residue and most people don't like it. ...Read more

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Oxymetazoline nasal solution considered a antihistamine?

Oxymetazoline nasal solution considered a antihistamine?

Oxymetazoline: No, Oxymetazoline is a decongestant. It temporarily helps with nasal congestion by constricting the local blood vessels and reducing swelling and congestion. If used more than 3 days, it can cause a rebound effect and worsen symptoms. Antihistamines are a separate class of medications. They block the effects histamine, which help reduce the watery eyes and runny nose. ...Read more

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What is the best rinse for recurrent sinusitis? Xylitol, xylitol plus saline, manuka honey plus saline?

What is the best rinse for recurrent sinusitis? Xylitol, xylitol plus saline, manuka honey plus saline?

Neilmed sinus rinse : The neilmed sinus irrigation kit is the best rinse regimen for chronic sinusitis patients. It is isotonic so your nose and sinuses don't dry out too much. Also the bulb syringe is better because it moves mucus and allergens out. ...Read more

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Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Perforated septum: a perforated septum can occur after nasal trauma, with drug use and after surgery. Saline sprays are neither here nor there in preventing septal perforations. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Can I use a neti pot with steroid nasal spray?

Can I use a neti pot with steroid nasal spray?

Neti pot: Yes but do the neti pot first then wait a while, blow your nose and then use the steroid spray. ...Read more

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Is Avamys nasal spray effective to use for post nasal drip?

Is Avamys nasal spray effective to use for post nasal drip?

Depends: Yes, if allergies are triggering the post nasal drip. No if gastroesophageal reflux is triggering the post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for nasal polyp aside from nasal saline spray?

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Is there a treatment for nasal polyp aside from nasal saline spray?

Yes: Cortisone nasal spray may be effective as would Singulair (montelukast) depending on the mechanism causing them. However surgery may be needed if the polyps fail to resolve with medications . Saline spray may reduce the frequency of sinus infection but would not affect the polyps. ...Read more

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Ocean premium saline nasal spray ok for kids?

Ocean premium saline nasal spray ok for kids?

One of many: There are many balanced nasal, saline products available. I find an ample supply of generics at the dollar store. Most are equivalent in effectiveness. ...Read more

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What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

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

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Hydrogen Peroxide or Saline Solution with Povidone Iodine is better solution for cut, abrasion and wound?

Hydrogen Peroxide or Saline Solution with Povidone Iodine is better solution for cut, abrasion and wound?

Iodine: In general for minor cuts and abrasions the use of antiseptic therapy solutions is not warrented. These solutions (especially H2O2 peroxide) cause cell death and impair wound healing. IF a wound requires cleaning, iodine (specifically iodosorb) has been shown to reduce bacterial load. Therefore, povidone is a better choice than H2O2 for wound cleansing. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more