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Directions and Recipe for Nasal Irrigation

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Old 10-28-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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Directions and Recipe for Nasal Irrigation

My doctor gave me directions on Nasal/Sinus Irrigation as follows:

You are being asked to wash out your nose and sinus cavities with a saline solution. This is good in the post-operative period to wash out pus, crusts, and debris and in the long term, help to mechanically wash out infections.

RECIPE: 1 quart boiled or distilled H2O (Water)
1 teaspoon canning/pickling/Kosher salt (non iodized)
1 teaspoon of baking soda

Mix and irrigate the nose with 2 cups on each side two (2) times a day. More irrigation is better, in general. Bend at the waist and keep your mouth open. Earn a gold star by washing it up hard enought to wash out your mouth! Use a baby bulb syringe or other apparatus. Buy a new syringe every few weeks and throw out the old one to prevent mold from growing in it.

Easy Recipe- 1 gallon distilled H2O, 4 teaspoons salt, and 4 teaspoons baking soda. Mix and use. Store in refrigerator. Warm up each day's supply before use.

He does not recommend the electric irrigators or tooth pick type appliances because of the mold collecting in them.

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