What is Nasal irrigation?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Sinus Rinse Hypertonic Packets Baby shampoo nasal rinse

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See also: Neti Pot

Nasal irrigation is a personal hygiene practice which involves flooding the nasal cavity with warm saline solution (salt water). The goal of nasal irrigation is to clear out excess mucus and particulates and moisturize the nasal cavity.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Empty nose syndrome 33 1
Nasal congestion 8 0
Sinus congestion 3 0
General health 2 0
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nasal irrigation

Side effect Patients Percentage
Burning sensation in nasal passages 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Nasal irrigation

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Nov 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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