ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Avoiding And Relieving Sinus Infections Through Irrigation

Updated on January 19, 2015

Now that it is winter, the flu, cold and other allergies are in full force. There are plenty of ways to keep yourself healthy during this season. If your cold has turned into a sinus infection or you are prone to chronic sinusitis, there are natural ways to clear your sinus cavities. One of the best ways to relieve sinus pressure is with the use of saline solution administered through an irrigation system.

How does nasal irrigation work?

Essentially, you will mix up a warm saline solution that you will spray into your nose. This solution can be sucked up into a basting bulb or put in a more sophisticated nasal irrigation system. For ease of use, an irrigation device is a better option than using a basting bulb. The warm saline solution loosens and dislodges infectious mucus in the sinus cavities. The loosened particles drain right out of your nostrils.


What is the Best Irrigation System to Purchase?

There are several different types of sinus rinse systems on the market. You might be familiar with systems like the Neti pot. The Neti pot is a more user friendly version of the basting bulb, but it is cumbersome to use. With the Neti Pot, you pour the solution into one nostril and it drains fromteh other. This limits the sinus cavities coverage. Devices like the SinuPulse Elite Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System is much more advanced. It gently pumps the solution up into the sinus cavities and provides much better sinus cavity coverage than the Neti Pot.

The SinuPulse has two functions. One sends a light, pulsating mist into your nose. The other function sends a greater amount of solution into your nose as a deep cleansing rinse. This advance system is perfect for those that suffer from post nasal drip, packed nasal passages, and other sinus congestion problems.


Is There a Specific Nasal Rinse Recipe Needed to Fill the System?

For more advanced systems like the SinuPulse, the device is sent with a saline packet that mixes with water. You would simply mix one packet when needed. For more basic systems, you will need to mix up a nasal rinse recipe.

You can mix your own with items you probably already have in your kitchen:

1. 30 Oz of warm water

2. A palmful of table salt

Mix these ingredients until salt is dissolved. Remember, this water will hit sensitive sinus cavity tissue.

Once the saline solution is mixed, you can fill an irrigation system or basting bulb to rinse out your nose.

Saline solution should be used to rinse your sinus cavaties several times a day if you have sinusitis symptoms. Since there are no medicinal properties to the rinse, it is ok to use it as often a you prefer. For simple maintenance, irrigate sinuses once a day. If you are using medicine spray to treat sinus concerns, the saline rinse will help your sinuses absorb the medication.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)