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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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 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

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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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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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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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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 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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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

Dr. James Lin
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

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