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How can you do nasal irrigation for nonallergic rhinitis?

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Nasal irrigation refers to rinsing the nostrils with a salt water (saline) solution one or more times a day. Over-the-counter products for doing this include bulb syringes, neti pots, and bottle sprayers.

During each irrigation, rinse each nostril with about 3/4 cup of a commercial or home-made solution.

Use distilled, sterile, or previously boiled water to make up the irrigation solution. Rinse the irrigation device after each use and leave open to air dry.

From: Nonallergic Rhinitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)."

CDC.

Settipane R. Allergy Asthma Proc, 2001.

UpToDate.com. “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) (Beyond the Basics).”

Wallace D. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2008.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 07, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)."

CDC.

Settipane R. Allergy Asthma Proc, 2001.

UpToDate.com. “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) (Beyond the Basics).”

Wallace D. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2008.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 07, 2018

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