nasalirrigation

What is nasal irrigation?


Jala Neti is a method of nasal cleansing originating in the yoga tradition. Practiced for thousands of years, it is believed to clear the sinus cavity and the mind. Physicians in the 19th century promoted nasal irrigation for routine cleansing. In modern times, nasal irrigation is becoming more widely accepted as a home remedy for treating allergies, colds and sinus infections. There is growing scientific evidence supporting the use of nasal irrigation for these conditions. Supporters of this therapy assert that it is more soothing and less expensive than many over-the-counter drugs, and it lacks side effects such as drowsiness or upset stomach that may be associated with other therapies.

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Also known as Nasal Lavage, Nasal Irrigations, Nasal Lavages
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Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are teardrop-shaped, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses.

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Nasal irrigation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nasal irrigation or nasal lavage or nose douche is the personal hygiene practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucus and debris ...

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Nasal Irrigation - What You Need to Know About Nasal Irrigation

Dec 23, 2008 ... Nasal irrigation, which is sometimes called a sinus rinse or sinus irrigation, involves rinsing the nasal passages. Find out more about ...

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Slideshow: Nasal Irrigation: Relief for Colds & Allergy Symptoms

Clogged sinuses and congestion bothering you? Nasal irrigation can relieve sinus symptoms associated with colds & allergies. Learn how to do nasal ...

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Nasal Wash Treatment - National Jewish Health

Information on nasal wash treatments, including why they should be performed, how to do them correctly, and which techniques might be used.

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Saline Nasal Sprays & Irrigation - UMHS Approved Clinical Care ...

Nasal irrigation is used when greater volumes of saline are needed, for example, when large mucus crusts build up or nasal/sinus polyps block mucus ...

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Mar 2, 2009 ... Clogged sinuses and congestion bothering you? Watch this slideshow on nasal irrigation which can relieve sinus symptoms associated with ...

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Efficacy of daily hypertonic saline nasal irrigation among ...

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Jun 1, 2010 ... Ethicare produces a broad line of Nasal Sinus and Throat Irrigators for use in irrigating nasal cavities and sinuses to relieve sinus ...

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Nasal CPAP
CPAP stands for "continuous positive airway pressure." CPAP is a treatment that delivers slightly pressurized air during the breathing cycle. This keeps the windpipe open during sleep and prevents the episodes of blocked breathing in persons with obstructive sleep apnea and other respiratory problems.

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NASAL SPRAY
Treats stuffy nose due to colds, hay fever, allergies, sinus and upper respiratory tract infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called nasal decongestants.

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SINUS
A sinus is defined as a cavity in a bone, any cavity having a relatively narrow opening. Sinusitis is the inflammation of a sinus, especially a paranasal sinus. Often it is described as an inflammation of the nasal sinuses that accompanies upper respiratory infection. Sinuses affected by this infection include those above the eyes, inside each cheekbone, behind the bridge of the nose, and in the upper nose.

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Nasal polyps
Nasal polyps are fleshy swellings that grow from the lining of your nose or your sinuses (the small cavities inside your nose).

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Juvenile angiofibroma
Juvenile angiofibroma is a noncancerous growth of the back of the nose or upper throat.

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Paranasal Sinus Cancer
Your paranasal sinuses are small hollow spaces around the nose. They are lined with cells that make mucus, which keeps your nose from drying out. The nasal cavity is the passageway just behind your nose through which air passes on the way to your throat as you breathe. Cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses is rare. Men are more likely than women to get it, and most patients are older than 45. There may be no symptoms at first, and later symptoms can be like those of infections. This means the cancer may not be found until it is advanced, making it harder to treat. Treatment options include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

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Nasal Fracture
A nasal fracture (FRAK-chur) is also called a broken nose. This occurs when any of the bones of your nose are broken. Nasal fractures are the most common fractures of the face. This happens because the nose is a prominent part of the face.

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Nasal flaring
Nasal flaring is the enlargement of the opening of the nostrils during breathing. It is often a sign that increased effort is needed to breathe.

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Nose Disorders
Whether it's large or small, button-like or beak-like, your nose is important to your health. It filters the air you breathe, removing dust, germs and irritants. It warms and moistens the air to keep your lungs and tubes that lead to them from drying out. Your nose also contains the nerve cells that help your sense of smell. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer. For example, the stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard for you to breathe, sleep or get comfortable. Many problems besides the common cold can affect the nose. They include

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Tri-Nasal
Nasal corticosteroids are cortisone-like medicines. They belong to the family of medicines called steroids. These medicines are sprayed or inhaled into the nose to help relieve the stuffy nose, irritation, and discomfort of hay fever, other allergies, and other nasal problems. These medicines are also used to prevent nasal polyps from growing back after they have been removed by surgery.

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Low nasal bridge
A low nasal bridge is a flattening of the top part of the nose.

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