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Waterpik Sinus Rinse
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I was doing a sinus rinse neil med, and begin to spary left side, very little was coming out on right side, i was plug on left side, what should I do?
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