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
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