What is Nasal Irrigation?
Got stuffy nose that makes it difficult to breath or maybe your allergic rhinitis acting up again? Good news! There is a safe and easy remedy that anyone can do at home. Nasal irrigation is the process of rinsing your nasal passages with saline solution in order to ease up nasal congestion and allergic rhinitis.
Sinus flush is generally safe to use. However, there are some important instructions that you need to follow before flushing your sinuses.
How to do Nasal Irrigation?
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap. It is important to keep your hands clean in preparing your nasal irrigation.
- Create your saline solution by mixing sterile lukewarm water and salt. You can make your own sterile water by boiling it for a minute and allowing it to cool. It is highly advisable that you use pre-packed pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride for your saline solution. Once your saline solution is cooled, you may transfer it to your squeeze bottle.
- Stand in front of the sink. Bend forward and tilt your head to one side. Keep your mouth open, without holding your breath and place the opening of the container snugly against your nostril.
- Squeeze the bottle and allow the solution to drain the nasal passage. When approximately one-half of the solution is consumed, stop the flow and flush the other side of your nostril until all is consumed.
- Blow your nose gently after or during use without pinching the nose to avoid pressure on the ears.
- Clean the bottle and cap thoroughly and place them on their holders separately to dry.