Sinus Irrigation for Sinus Infection Symptom Relief
One of the most effective ways to help eliminate sinus infection symptoms is keep you nasal cavities clean, clear and healthy. The best way to keep your sinus cavities clean is to use a sinus irrigation system.
Some of the benefits of sinus irrigation are:
Cleaning your sinuses helps
Shrinking swollen sinus membranes
Drawing fluids out of swollen tissues
Improving mucus flow
Thinning thick mucus for better flow
Washing out of allergy causing irritants
Improving sense of smell
Reducing bad breath
Reducing the length of colds
Reduce the length of sinus infections
Provide relief for sinus infection symptoms
Reduce the need for medications for sinus problems
For sinus irrigation, you really have a couple of options. Mix your own homemade irrigation solution made from house hold products, and irrigate with something like an ear syringe, or a baby bulb syringe. Or, purchase a sinus irrigation system that includes the pre made irrigation solution and the application system.
Each solution has it benefits. Of course making your own nasal irrigation system from home will save you money, and allow you to adjust the irrigation solution to your liking. The most common sinus irrigation solutions are salt based. It's best trying to match the salt level to that of your body. Following is a fairly common solution mixture.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon white Karo syrup
1 pint warm water
But, if you are uncomfortable mixing your own irrigation solution, or if you want a more powerful type of irrigation, you may be better off purchasing a sinus irrigation system. Pulsating sinus irrigation systems are very popular and do a very good job. However they are usually pretty expensive.
I don't like mixing my own sinus irrigation solutions, but I also don't want to pay $100 for a pulsating irrigation system. So I have not been good about nasal irrigation, even though I know it really helps reduce my sinus infection symptoms.
Finally I have found a great, new, inexpensive system with a great sinus irrigation solution, and an easy to use delivery system. The best part is, it costs about a third of the pulsating sinus irrigation systems.
The irrigation solution contains dead sea salt which is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. Plus the solution doesn't burn like my own sinus irrigation mixtures, and other solutions I have paid for.
The actual irrigator is pending a patent, is small enough to take with you when you travel, and it can be used by my kids (4 and older). The irrigator cleaning efficiency is very high, and you can easily control the flow speed of the irrigation solution.
I don't really like irrigating my sinuses, but when I feel the need, the NasalCare sinus irrigation system works well for me.
So, if you haven't yet tried sinus irrigation, I suggest you give the NasalCare system a try.