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Old 12-05-2004, 03:14 PM   #1
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Question about irrigating!

You'd think I'd be an expert by now after all my sinus issues, but I wanted to ask what exactly should be the tempature of the water you use to irrigate with? Mine is somewhat cold a lot, since I boil it and use it once it is completely cooled off, but sometimes I use it when there is still a little bit of warmth still left. I just want to make sure that the warm water is not making me worse. I would assume hot water would be a very bad idea for the sinuses as it could probably bring more inflamation to the sinuses. Anyways, if anyone can tell me I'd be very appreciative.


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Old 12-05-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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Re: Question about irrigating!

Cold water can help shrink the sinus tissues and can be very soothing to them. Warm water can cut through the mucus a little better. So it is really personal preference. You are right to assume hot water is not a good idea.

Old 12-08-2004, 04:29 PM   #3
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Re: Question about irrigating!

I use barely warm water. It's just more comfortable to me.

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