Nasal Wash Guide Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions Summary: Nasal Wash GuideA nasal wash is a way to clean the nasal passages and sinus cavities. It's a simple procedure that most people, even children, can do easily. Benefits of a Nasal WashReduces allergies by removing allergenic particlesRemoves bacteria and viruses to decrease infectionsRemoves mucus so nasal medications work betterReduces nasal swelling and increases airflowReduces dryness and irritation When to Clean your Nasal PassagesDuring the allergy season the pollen from trees, grasses and weeds is heavy in the air.Year-round to prevent infections. Bacteria and viruses thrive in warm and moist environments, the nose being one of them. Wash away those germs so they don't have a place to call home.At least one hour before bed. This can help you breathe better and more deeply. How to do a Nasal WashPrepare the water according to CDC guidelines to avoid bacterial contamination*Do the nasal wash leaning over a sink or basinBlow your nose several times to completely remove mucusEnjoy the benefits of a clearer noseDon't forget to clean your nasal wash equipment after each use *Get complete information on water prep guidelines and watch a how-to video on nasal passage cleaning More information on nasal washing and allergiesNasal Wash Directions & VideoUsing a Sinus RinseTM KitSpring Allergies & Global Warming10 Ways to Curb Hidden Home AllergensAllergy Treatment ProgramsFind a DoctorMake an Appointment You may use this infographic or our Nasal Wash Guide (pdf) with permission by completing our content usage request form.