Nasal irrigation, also known as nasal wash, cleanses the nasal passages and sinuses, removing excess of mucus, air pollutants, allergens, bacteria, and viruses deposited in the nasal mucosa.
For whom is nasal irrigation indicated?
Nasal irrigation is indicated for daily hygiene, as well as to relieve symptoms of common upper respiratory tract pathologies (colds), for people suffering from rhinitis/rhinosinusitis and it is also recommended for care after endoscopic nasal surgery. Nasal irrigation with Sinusalt® Device can be carried out by adults and children from the age of 2 years.
When is nasal irrigation recommended?
Nasal obstruction due to excess of mucus. Colds
Infectious rhinitis caused by viruses and bacteria
Care after endonasal surgery
Snoring due to nasal obstruction caused by accumulation of secretions
Acute and chronic rhinitis / rhinosinusitis (allergic, atrophic or pregnancy)
Nasal cleansing prior to intranasal medication administration
Its benefits include:
- High volume irrigation allows cleansing of the nasal passages and sinuses, improving nasal breathing.1,2
- Helps to remove excess mucus and thick secretions. 1.2
- Reduces the presence of viruses and pathogens in the nasal passages and sinuses.1,3
- Facilitates the correct administration of intranasal medication.1,4-5
- Helps reduce cough caused by postnasal drip.1,4-5
- Hygiene after nasal surgery*.5
*In 58% of patients with chronic sinusitis for 1 year.
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- Campos J, et al. Nasal douches for diseases of the nose and the paranasal sinuses—a comparative in vitro investigation. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 2013; 270(11): 2891–2899.
- Farrel N, et al. Benefits and Safety of Nasal Saline Irrigations in a Pandemic – Washing COVID-19 away.JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(9):787-788.