What is nasal irrigation?
The accumulation of secretions in the nasal mucosa (which lines the nasal cavity) can cause obstruction in the nose, difficulty in breathing, and encourages infection of the nasal passages and paranasal sinuses.
Nasal irrigation is a method of washing the nose which involves introducing a saline solution through one nostril, allowing the liquid to make a complete tour through the nasal and paranasal sinuses before leaving through the opposite nostril.
This guarantees complete cleaning via mechanical traction, which allows the efficient elimination of excess mucus and secretions, viruses, pathogens, allergens and pollutants deposited in the breathed air. This leads to relief of nasal inflammation and obstruction and improves breathing.