NASAL IRRIGATION

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.

Benefits of nasal irrigation

  • Eliminates excess mucus and thick secretions.
  • Reduces the presence of viruses and pathogens in the nasal passages and paranasal sinuses.
  • Decreases nasal obstruction and inflammation.

  • Irrigation volume allows complete nasal and paranasal cleaning.
  • Improves nasal breathing.

Indications

Acute or chronic rhinosinusitis

Allergic and infectious rhinitis

Nasal congestion
and colds

Aftercare for
endonasal surgery

Daily sinonasal
washing

Cleaning prior to
sports practice

Cleaning prior to using intranasal medication

How to perform nasal irrigation with Sinusalt®

1  Add the contents of one sachet of Sinusalt® to the bottle.

2  Fill the bottle with clean, warm tap water.

3  Screw on the nasal adaptor cap.

Position the adaptor into a nostril, then apply light and constant pressure to the Sinusalt® bottle. The irrigation liquid will wash the nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses, before exiting through the opposite nostril. This process can be repeated in the other nostril until the solution is depleted.

Clinical trials

There are numerous clinical studies that show how daily nasal irrigation improves the symptoms and the quality of life of people suffering nasal obstruction, chronic sinusitis, excessive mucus and nasal allergies.

DOWNLOAD PDF

Further Information