Nasal irrigation with Sinusalt® Device
The nose is the main organ for filtering particles and its body´s first line of protection and defence against air pollutants, allergens, bacteria, and viruses.1
Mucociliary function or clearance is the self-cleansing mechanism of the nasal mucosa.2
It is based on the pulsating activity of millions of arranged cilia of the mucosal epithelial cells which, like microscopic oars, beat the mucus in the same direction.
By the action of the nasal cilia, the mucus, which coats the epithelial cells, moves continuously from the nasal vestibule to the pharynx where it is unconsciously swallowed and eliminated via the gastrointestinal tract.
Most upper respiratory conditions, including sinus inflammation, allergies, and environmental pollution, alter mucociliary function, either by altering the activity of nasal cilia or by changes in the properties of mucus.
Nasal irrigation cleans the mucosal surface of the nose and sinuses, which helps to re-establish mucociliary clearance by removing excess mucus containing large amounts of irritating particles (Air pollutants, bacteria, viruses. allergens, etc.).3-6
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
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- Eckert R, et al. Bioelectric Control of Locomotion in the Ciliates. The Journal of Protozoology 1972; 19(2): 237–243
- Ramezanpour M, et al. In vitro safety evaluation of human nasal epithelial cell monolayers exposed to carrageenan sinus wash. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017; 7(12):1170-1177.
- Cohen NA. Sinonasal mucociliary clearance in health and disease. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl. 2006; 196:20-6.