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Is it ok to use xlear xylitol nasal spray containg grapeseed extract 5 1/2 weeks after sinus surgery ?
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
Keeps membranes mois: Xylitol is a hypertonic solution and helps to keep the mucous men rains moist. ...Read more
Do all bacterial sinus infections require antibiotics? Was going to try neti pot and xylitol nasal spray for a few days only sick for 4 days so far.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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