Nasal Wash Guide Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions This information has been reviewed and approved by Ann Mullen, AE-C, CNS, MSN, RN (April 2015). Want to use this on your website? Fill out the content usage request form and then copy this code: Summary: Nasal Wash Guide A 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 Wash Reduces allergies by removing allergenic particles Removes bacteria and viruses to decrease infections Removes mucus so nasal medications work better Reduces nasal swelling and increases airflow Reduces dryness and irritation When to Clean your Nasal Passages During 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 Wash Prepare the water according to CDC guidelines to avoid bacterial contamination* Do the nasal wash leaning over a sink or basin Blow your nose several times to completely remove mucus Enjoy the benefits of a clearer nose Don'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 allergies Nasal Wash Directions & Video Using a Sinus RinseTM Kit Pollen Count Spring Allergies & Global Warming 10 Ways to Curb Hidden Home Allergens Allergy Treatment Programs Find a Doctor Make an Appointment You may use this infographic or our Nasal Wash Guide (pdf) with permission by completing our content usage request form.