Nasal irrigation consists of a full wash of nasal passages with saline solution.

The anatomy of the nasal cavities allows a liquid penetrating through a nasal orifice to circulate through the nose and come out through the other orifice of the nose.

Nasal irrigation is indications are many! They include:

  • Treatment of acute or chronic sinusitis or rhinitis caused by allergy, irritation or infection: it reduces nasal congestion, post nasal drip, bad mouth smell, cough, sneezing, and headache.
  • Enhance the effect of nasal steroids.
  • Reduce the need for medicated nasal decongestants.
  • Improve nasal mucosa function through several physiologic effects, including direct cleansing; removal of inflammatory mediators; and improved mucociliary function, as suggested by increased ciliary beat frequency.
  • Post surgical hygienic measure. e.g after nasal endoscopic surgery. It removes crusts and clots which could produce adherence & reduce nasal congestion.
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