A sinus rinse can have many names such as (sinus irrigation, sinus wash, nasal irrigation, nasal flush, etc.), and can come in many forms including sinus rinse bottles, nebulizers, neti-pots, sinugators, or a Navage. These instruments dispense a saline or medicated solution into your sinus cavity to flush out allergens, dirt, mucous or pollen that may be causing you any type of discomfort.
Sinus rinses can be done with non-medicated over the counter solutions or your healthcare provider can prescribe a prescription medication to add to your sinus rinse to treat a specific problem like allergies or sinus infections.
There are many benefits to using a sinus rinse. One of the most important features is how a medicated sinus rinse specifically targets the problem area. With a sinus rinse, you are administering the medication directly to the affected area – keeping the rest of your body from experiencing side effects. Other benefits of sinus rinses include:
Not only are sinus rinses incredibly effective – but they are an inexpensive way to help you start feeling better!
Most everyone can benefit from using a sinus rinse. Rinsing out your sinus at least once daily (no more than twice) clears out allergens, dirt, mucous and pollen from your nasal cavity.
Many people may use a saline sinus rinse when they have a cold or sinus infection. This is an easy and inexpensive way to rid your sinuses of any allergens or bacteria that may be causing your head cold/sinus infection.