August 07, 2020

How to Perform a Sinus Rinse Video Demonstration

Performing a sinus rinse is a safe and simple way to clean the nose and sinuses for patients who suffer from allergies or recurrent sinus infections. There are many different devices available to rinse the nose, but they all essentially work the same way. In this video, we demonstrate using a Neilmed bottle.

First, fill the bottle to the line with lukewarm distilled water or previously boiled water.

Mix in one premeasured salt packet. Alternatively, you can add 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of baking soda.

Give the bottle a swirl making sure to dissolve everything.

Standing over the sink, lean forward and tilt your head slightly down. Keeping your mouth open and without holding your breath, place the cap snugly against your nose. Squeeze the bottle gently until the solution starts draining from the opposite nose.

Keep squeezing until you have used about 1/2 to 1/4 of the bottle then blow your nose. Repeat on the other side.

Sinus rinses can be performed up to four times a day or as needed.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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