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Doctor insights on: Xylitol Nasal

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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


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Hi, recently diagnosed officially w/ cvid. Is there success w/ xylitol nasal rinses to prevent sinus infection when i catch a cold? Don't want ivig tx

Hi, recently diagnosed officially w/ cvid. Is there success w/ xylitol nasal rinses to prevent sinus infection when i catch a cold? Don't want ivig tx

May be: Nasal rinses with xylitol may be more effective than simple saline solutions. They may not prevent sinusitis, but will help reduce their occurrence. This does not mean that you do not need replacement ig. That depends on what your overall symptoms, what kind of infections you had and so forth. Even if you need igg, it can be given by subcutaneous infusion (into the skin of the abdomen or thigh). ...Read more

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Do all bacterial sinus infections need antibiotics? Since im on day 4 is there still a chance i can beat it with neti pot and xylitol nasal spray?

Do all bacterial sinus infections need antibiotics? Since im on day 4 is there still a chance i can beat it with neti pot and xylitol nasal spray?

Not all but...: Some studies show that 70-80% of sinusitis resolve on their own. Acute sinusitis is usually treated with antibiotics after persistent or worsening symptoms after 5-7 days of conservative therapy (e.g. Netipot, xylitol, pain control, decongestants.). ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of xylitol?

What are the health benefits of xylitol?

Xylitol: Clears nasal passages, prevents ear infections, reduces intra ocular pressure, reduces periodontal disease, heals wounds. ...Read more

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How does xylitol prevent cavities?

How does xylitol prevent cavities?

Inhibits bacteria: Xylitol is a 5-carbon alcohol sugar that cavity causing germs can not use to grow and multiply. The cavity causing germs release enamel destroying acids when they metabolize sugars eaten in one's diet. They can not do this with xylitol. ...Read more

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Are stevia or xylitol safe sweeteners?

Are stevia or xylitol safe sweeteners?

Maybe.: Both products are advertised as coming from natural sources, so it would seem that they should be safe. They just haven't been used long enough yet to prove their safety. ...Read more