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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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Is xylitol a natural substance? I see it as an ingredient on some foods and am wondering if it is natural/safe. Thanks

Is xylitol a natural substance?  I see it as an ingredient on some foods and am wondering if it is natural/safe.  Thanks

Natural: It is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in some plants in small amounts. It is generally manufactured to use as a sweetener. It has some beneficial effects when used in place of other sugars in sweets and chewing gum, and has been shown to reduce cavities in several studies. ...Read more