Irrigation of the nasal passages and sinuses will flush out mucus and various irritants such as pollen, dust, and bacteria. Sinus Rinse products relieve various symptoms of nasal disorders, such as runny nose, or phlegm in the throat (post-nasal drip). This drug is suitable for those who suffer from allergies and other sinus disorders. NeilMed Sinus Rinse is the most popular brand. Before using it, you should always read the brochure on the packaging and other important information.
Method 1 of 2: Rinsing Preparation
Step 1. Get the Neilmed Sinus Rinse device
You can get this device at a pharmacy or on the NeilMed website. NeilMed offers three types of devices:
- The Sinus Rinse Starter kit includes a 240 ml bottle and 5 packs of ready-to-use rinse solution.
- The Sinus Rinse Complete kit includes a 240 ml bottle and 50 packs of ready-to-use rinse solution.
- The Sinus Rinse Kids Starter kit includes a 120 ml bottle and 30 packs of ready-to-use rinse solution specially formulated for children.
Step 2. Wash hands to avoid contamination
IDI recommends that you wash your hands with warm water and soap. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds or sing "Happy Birthday" twice.
Step 3. Warm the cooled distilled or boiled water until slightly warm
You can heat water on the stove or microwave in a safe container. We recommend that you always warm the water for 5 seconds if using a microwave. The water temperature needs to be adjusted to body temperature, or "warm nails".
Avoid using water that is not microfiltered (microfiltered), not boiled, or not passed through a sinus distillation. Tap water can contain microorganisms that cause disease
Step 4. Fill the bottle with the appropriate amount of water
The exact amount is 240 ml. the water level should be on the measuring line on the bottle. If you use the Kids Sinus Rinse Device, 120 ml of water is used.
Step 5. Cut the corners of the mix pack that came with the device
Don't use your teeth to tear the pack.
Step 6. Pour the contents of the bottle and close the lid
Make sure the bottle cap is screwed on tightly so it doesn't fall off in the next step.
Step 7. Place one finger on the tip and gently shake the bottle
Thus, the salt solution will mix with the water.
Method 2 of 2: Rinsing the Nostrils
Step 1. Bend forward over the sink at your convenience
Tilt your head down and breathe in through your mouth, not your nose.
Step 2. Place the tip of the nozzle tightly against one nostril
Keep your mouth open as the mixture can enter your mouth and other nostrils. This step also reduces pressure in the ear.
Step 3. Squeeze the bottle gently to force the liquid through the nasal passages
Squeeze until the solution starts to come out of the other nostril.
Step 4. Squeeze the bottle until the contents are used about 60-120 ml
You can use half the solution per nostril, but be sure to always use at least solution for each nostril.
Step 5. Blow out your nose without pinching it
If the nose is pinched, the pressure on the eardrum will be too great. Then, try sniffing the remaining solution to help relieve the nasopharyngeal area (at the back of the nasal passages.
- Tilt your head to the opposite side to remove any remaining solution from the sinuses or nasal passages.
- Spit out any solution that reaches the back of the esophagus.
Step 6. Repeat the last five steps for the other nostril
Use the rest of your nasal solution.
Step 7. Discard some of the remaining solution
Never store leftover solution as it could be contaminated with bacteria.
Step 8. Disinfect the Sinus Rinse bottle
Wash the cap, hose, and rinse the bottle with water. Then, drop a drop of dish soap and fill it with water. Put the cap on and shake the bottle well. Squeeze the soapy water through the lid. Use a bottle brush to scrub bottles, caps, and hoses. Rinse completely with clean water. Aerate the bottle and nozzle on a clean glass towel or dish.
- Use this product at least an hour before bedtime so it doesn't drip down your throat.
- There is a shelf available to hold bottles and nozzles so they can be ventilated comfortably.
- If you have moderately severe sinuses, NeilMed provides a Sinus Rinse product with an "Extra Strength" formula.
- Neilmed devices come with a product user guide.
- Try not to flush the blocked nasal passages completely or if you have an ear infection or ear blockage. If you recently had ear or sinus surgery, contact your doctor before irrigating. If you experience pressure in your ears or burning in your nasal passages, stop irrigation and seek further instructions from your doctor.
- In rare cases, especially if you have had severe sinus surgery, saline solution can pool in the sinus openings and ear canal and then drip from the nostrils hours after flushing. This is harmless, but to prevent it, follow these steps: bend forward, tilt your head sideways and exhale gently. Then, tilt your head to the other side and exhale again. You may need to repeat it several times.
- Read and save the brochure in the product packaging for user guides and other important information.
Always use distilled, or microfiltered (up to 0.2 micron) water, commercially bottled, or boiled water cooled to lukewarm or body temperature.
- For your safety, do not use tap or tap water to dissolve the mixture unless it has been pre-boiled for 5 minutes or so to make it sterile.
- You can also use distilled, microfiltered, commercially bottled, or chilled boiled water as previously mentioned. Boiled water can be stored in a clean container for 7 days or more in the refrigerator.
- Do not use non-chlorinated or non-ultrafilter (0.2 micron) well water, unless it is boiled to a boil and cooled to lukewarm or to body temperature.
Always rinse the nasal passages only with NeilMed® SINUS rinse™.
The concentration of the home solution may not be right so that it is not effective or even clogs the nose. Also, commercial table salt and baking soda are not pharmaceutical grade ingredients