purpose of pulsatile warm saline nasal washing

  • helps to relieve various symptoms caused by post-nasal drip
    • post-nasal drip may cause coughing ( the most common cause of chronic cough is post-nasal drip )
    • post-nasal drip may cause snoring
    • post-nasal drip may cause chronic pharyngitis with throat clear sound, throat sputum sensation or even hoarseness
    • post-nasal drip may result in sleep not well — mucoid discharge in the nasopharynx or throat stops smooth breathing
    • post-nasal drip may induce ear blockage sensation or even otitis media with effusion
  • washes out the nasal mucoid discharge and inflammatory mediators to help restore the nasal mucociliary clearance function
  • prevents probable secondary bacteria infection
  • helps you breathe easier, because salt water can shrink swollen nasal mucosa
  • reduces the use of medications to avoid probable side effects

When to use pulsatile warm saline nasal irrigation

  • wash your nose twice per day or as directed by medical professionals
  • wash your nose about half hour to one hour before sleep, so you can have better sleep by breathing smoothly.
  • try to remove nasal discharge by pulsatile nasal irrigation instead of blowing your nose vigorously
  • ** Blowing the nose vigorously is the most common cause of acute sinusitis and acute otitis media.
  • How to use pulsatile warm saline nasal irrigation
  • you may wash 250cc~1000cc warm salt water to each nose, twice per day
  • you can use hypertonic buffered salt to wash the nose if indicated