what is sinus rinse?
Sinus irrigation or lavage is of significant benefit to patients with sinus and allergy problems. We, at Nevada Sinus Relief, recommend the use of hypertonic buffered saline available over the counter as NeilMed Sinus Rinse. The solution gently removes excess or viscous mucus, pollen and other irritants that can cause allergies and swelling of the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses.
It is of particular benefit after a sinus procedure such as balloon sinus dilation or endoscopic sinus surgery. The purpose of sinus surgery is to re-establish the opening of the sinuses to restore normal drainage and ventilation. Therefore, these procedures allow for the saline solution to enter previously blocked sinuses and wash out infection, allergic mucus, etc.
Dr. Sikand recommends rinsing at least 4-5 times a day after sinus surgery and at least daily as maintenance. Sterilize the bottle (without the black tip) in a microwave for thirty seconds before each use. Let the bottle cool down for a few minutes before using it.
Sometimes medications such as antibiotics or steroid preparations are added to the saline irrigations. Nevada Sinus Relief works with compounding pharmacies to customize this type of treatment, usually used after a procedure has opened obstructed sinuses.
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