Allergy & Asthma Care Information - nasal washes
THE RECIPE FOR HOME SALINE SOLUTION
Mix this solution fresh each night to prevent bacterial contamination.
- 1 cup of lukewarm water
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Pinch of baking soda
UNDERSTANDING NASAL WASH TECHNIQUE
- Begin by mixing saline solution and standing at a sink with head tilted up and backward with a towel across chest.
- Use a bulb syringe such as an ear wax syringe filled completely full with the saline solution.
- Squirt gently the saline through the nose until the syringe is empty. It is important not to squirt too hard, or the procedure becomes uncomfortable.
- Saline should run all the way through the nose and usually drip backward into the throat and can be spit out of the mouth.
- This is a relatively messy procedure, and it is expected that some of the saltwater will drip out of the nose. Patients will also have to blow their nose several times after completing the procedure.
If you would like additional detailed information on nasal washes, contact us and make an appointment at our clinic.
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