I have lots of questions about irrigation for sinus infection...
I currently have a sinus infection from a cold I caught last week. I'm taking antibiotics for it but am intrigued with this sinus irrigation that some have talked about. My questions are - why does the water have to be distilled? Can't I just boil tap water to sterilize? And I see some use kosher salt, some use sea salt, and some use regular table salt. Does it matter which? And I understand how the irrigation gets to some of the sinuses when your head is tipped, but how can it get to the ones in your forehead? Is that a silly question? I mean, if the water is going from one side of my nose to the other, I know it's probably reaching some of the sinus cavities close to that area, but how does it reach the ones in your forehead and behind your eyes?
Last edited by cb50; 03-23-2005 at 07:52 AM.