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The blood vessels within the nose can be damaged or irritated by a sinus rinse, which can cause them to bleed. 0000005091 00000 n The habit of cleaning the nose with tissue paper, cotton tipped sticks or even picking the nose with a finger is seriously harmful. No ear infections since I gave up on irrigating. However, I remember having a steep learning curve when I first started using a neti pot.

Calling all Neti Pot/Sinus Irrigation fans...am I doing something wrong? It's the only reason I can breathe. Nasal Saline Spray: Nasal saline mist spray can be used every 2-3 hours after surgery and can make your nose more comfortable after surgery. Uddin earned her Master of Science in integrated biomedical sciences with an emphasis in molecular and cellular biochemistry from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

After I finish irrigating, I bend at the waist and hold my head to one side, then to the other side, then back and forth a few times, just to make sure my sinuses are all drained out. I think there may have been trapped water issues. 0000095880 00000 n

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I watched a LOT of youtube videos, which you could also try. 0000040792 00000 n Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. 0000004149 00000 n I use Neilmed (and the walgreens generic version) frequently in the winter and don't have this issue. I've been trying a. 0000004363 00000 n 0000002965 00000 n These side effects of a sinus rinse gradually resolve with recurrent sinus treatments. I personally prefer a neti pot to the NeilMed Sinus Rinse Starter Kit you linked to , as the neti pot doesn't add additional force behind the flow of the water, … The side effects of a sinus rinse are typically minimal but should be discussed with a medical professional if they occur. Nasal Drainage Immediately after surgery, you will have drainage from your nose. Are you blowing your nose at all after you irrigate? A sinus rinse, also called nasal irrigation, is a technique in which a salt solution is passed through the nasal passageways to clear mucus and congestion. Introduction of any substance or material into the nose is not physiologically right. 0000056377 00000 n But it also seems to "trap" anything that wants to drain and I end up waking up after an hour or so of sleep having to blow my nose. A sinus rinse can cause a side effect of ear fullness in certain people, according to Drs. 0000084367 00000 n

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I've tried a neti pot a couple times, with mixed results, including some of the delayed drainage you mention. I definitely have to bend at the waist and do a few gyrations with gentle nose-blowing afterward, and sometimes I still get a surprise stream of water falling out of my face later on.

My ENT said to point the the nozzle of the squirt bottle away from my face while squeezing and this seems to work well for me.

Rabago and Zgierska in a November 2009 article in the journal "American Family Physician." I irrigate my sinuses every day. 0000040870 00000 n With a little experience, you'll figure out what gyrations are necessary to drain yours. It sounds like you may not be blowing your nose enough afterwards and you are getting some saline hanging out up there. 0j �30�����X ,������9������ �����px�+0:0��1-�ټ�ъm�k�fC\��ђ�^�H\P;$�n�ȘU|�d>&_� �� f�:r endstream endobj 49 0 obj 205 endobj 21 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 16 0 R /Resources 22 0 R /Contents 35 0 R /MediaBox [ 0 0 612 792 ] /CropBox [ 0 0 612 792 ] /Rotate 0 >> endobj 22 0 obj << /ProcSet [ /PDF /Text /ImageC /ImageI ] /Font << /TT2 28 0 R /TT4 26 0 R /TT6 24 0 R /TT8 25 0 R /TT9 32 0 R >> /XObject << /Im1 46 0 R /Im2 47 0 R >> /ExtGState << /GS1 39 0 R >> /ColorSpace << /Cs6 34 0 R /Cs8 33 0 R >> >> endobj 23 0 obj << /Type /FontDescriptor /Ascent 929 /CapHeight 0 /Descent -230 /Flags 32 /FontBBox [ -177 -319 1167 939 ] /FontName /DFDGGG+GillSansMT-Bold /ItalicAngle 0 /StemV 133 /XHeight 468 /FontFile2 40 0 R >> endobj 24 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /TrueType /FirstChar 32 /LastChar 120 /Widths [ 278 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 385 385 0 0 0 333 0 0 552 552 552 552 552 552 552 552 552 552 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 604 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 531 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 552 ] /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding /BaseFont /DFDGGG+GillSansMT-Bold /FontDescriptor 23 0 R >> endobj 25 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /TrueType /FirstChar 32 /LastChar 150 /Widths [ 278 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 333 333 0 0 278 333 278 278 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 0 278 278 0 0 0 0 0 667 667 722 722 667 611 0 722 278 0 667 556 833 722 778 667 0 0 667 611 722 667 944 0 667 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 556 556 500 556 556 278 556 556 222 222 500 222 833 556 556 556 556 333 500 278 556 500 722 500 500 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 556 ] /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding /BaseFont /DFDGGI+Arial /FontDescriptor 30 0 R >> endobj 26 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /TrueType /FirstChar 32 /LastChar 148 /Widths [ 278 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 333 333 0 0 278 333 278 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 333 0 0 0 0 0 0 722 722 722 722 667 611 778 722 278 0 722 611 833 722 778 667 0 722 667 611 722 667 944 667 667 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 556 611 556 611 556 333 611 611 278 278 556 278 889 611 611 611 0 389 556 333 611 556 778 0 556 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 278 0 0 500 ] /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding /BaseFont /DFDGEE+Arial,Bold /FontDescriptor 29 0 R >> endobj 27 0 obj << /Type /FontDescriptor /Ascent 929 /CapHeight 0 /Descent -230 /Flags 32 /FontBBox [ -162 -282 1041 918 ] /FontName /DFDEOL+GillSansMT /ItalicAngle 0 /StemV 0 /FontFile2 38 0 R >> endobj 28 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /TrueType /FirstChar 32 /LastChar 121 /Widths [ 278 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 219 0 219 0 500 500 500 0 500 500 0 500 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 667 563 708 0 0 0 740 0 0 0 0 0 0 781 0 0 0 604 458 0 0 0 1042 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 427 500 438 510 479 0 0 500 219 0 479 219 771 500 552 500 0 396 385 333 500 438 719 0 438 ] /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding /BaseFont /DFDEOL+GillSansMT /FontDescriptor 27 0 R >> endobj 29 0 obj << /Type /FontDescriptor /Ascent 905 /CapHeight 718 /Descent -211 /Flags 32 /FontBBox [ -628 -376 2000 1010 ] /FontName /DFDGEE+Arial,Bold /ItalicAngle 0 /StemV 144 /FontFile2 37 0 R >> endobj 30 0 obj << /Type /FontDescriptor /Ascent 905 /CapHeight 718 /Descent -211 /Flags 32 /FontBBox [ -665 -325 2000 1006 ] /FontName /DFDGGI+Arial /ItalicAngle 0 /StemV 94 /XHeight 515 /FontFile2 45 0 R >> endobj 31 0 obj << /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 230 >> stream Her work has appeared in various online publications. Per my ENT, I only use plain boiled or distilled water, so it's definitely not related to salinity in my case. 0000055944 00000 n For me, I'll flush my nose well before I go to sleep, because I'll continue to drain a bit after flushing my nose. But my worst experiences were when I got fevers the following day, which I assumed was because I flushed infectious material elsewhere in my sinuses. 0000029251 00000 n 0000001060 00000 n That's the rinse I use, you definitely have to lean over while doing it, and gently blow your nose afterwards.

You should do a series of short, light puffs on each side (close up the other nostril by holding it shut with your finger).