I have suffered from Sinus problems (Sinusitis, Allergies, Post Nasal Drip, Congestion) for years and have tried many over the counter and prescription medications and even surgery and I am still suffering. How is it possible that washing your nose with SinuCleanse® can help me where all these other medications and procedures have not?
The nasal wash has been used for centuries but has only recently been rediscovered by modern science as an effective way to treat a wide range of sinus problems. Most sinus problems are caused by thickened mucus in the nose and sinuses. The reason the mucus becomes thick varies, but some common causes are cold, flu, allergies, pollution or dry air.
Once the mucus becomes thick, it can pool in the sinuses or in the nose, leading to the familiar congestion, drainage, headache, cough, and post-nasal drip. Mucus that remains stagnant provides fertile ground for infection with bacteria. Some drugs used to treat the symptoms of sinus problems unfortunately have the side effect of causing the mucus to become even thicker.
Nasal washes are the only way that thick mucus can be washed out of the nose. Rather than treating the symptoms of sinus disease, nasal washes actually treat the root problem- thickened mucus. As an added benefit for allergy sufferers, nasal washes have also been shown to rinse pollen, dander, and other allergens out of the nose and sinuses and reduce allergy symptoms.
Many SinuCleanse® users are amazed that a simple, drug free, and inexpensive treatment works when so many other things they have tried have failed.
Can I use other packets in my SinuCleanse® devices?
Can I use the saline packets after the expiration date?
Can SinuCleanse® help my sense of smell or taste?
The sense of smell involves transmission through the two olfactory nerves, which lie along the bottom of the front part of the brain. Fine olfactory nerve endings penetrate through tiny openings in the skull base into the upper recesses of the nose. Odors in the air must contact this area of the nose for us to appreciate their smell.
Sinus infections, nasal allergies, or anything else that causes nasal obstruction or swelling of the lining of the nose can temporarily impair the sense of smell. When the nasal lining is swollen, air does not contact the olfactory area of the nose, so smells in the air cannot be detected.
What we call our sense of taste is very dependent on the sense of smell. The actual taste buds in the mouth and their nerve connections to the brain are not affected by sinus infections. Even with no sense of smell, we can distinguish the basic tastes of sweet, salt, bitter, and sour on our tongues. Flavor, however, is a combination of the taste, smell and texture of food. While we eat, the fragrance of the food in the mouth travels up to the olfactory area of the nose. People who have a sinus infection often complain of poor sense of taste as well as smell because the experience of “flavor” is changed while the sense of smell is blunted. Usually, once the sinus infection has cleared and the congestion or obstruction in the nose has resolved, normal smell (and therefore “taste”) returns.
It is also possible, although much more rare, to the damage the fine olfactory nerve endings as they pass through the skull base into the nose. Generally this is caused by the trauma to the face, head or nose area, and the nerves are literally sheared apart. This form of loss of smell, as well as the associated change in the appreciation for flavors, is permanent.
How often can I use SinuCleanse®?
Can children use SinuCleanse®?
Can I use SinuCleanse® with other medications?
When I use SinuCleanse® I feel pain or a burning sensation, is this normal?
Occasionally some saline solution drips our of my nose hours after I used SinuCleanse®. Is this normal?
When I use the SinuCleanse® system the saline solution will not flow through on one or both sides, what is wrong?
When I use SinuCleanse® I feel pain in my ears. Is this normal?
Can SinuCleanse® help my Post Nasal Drip?
How do I use the INHALO Bronchial Dry Salt Inhaler?
How do I use the INHALO Nasal Dry Salt Inhaler?
Is the INHALO Dry Salt Inhaler refillable?
What kind of salt does the Dry Salt Inhaler contain?
Why does the Dry Salt Inhaler have an integral one way airflow safety valve? What is its role?
Does the safety valve stop saliva from passing through the inhaler?
How soon will I notice the positive effects of the salt therapy?
Can I still take my current medication?
Can I use the INHALO dry salt inhaler during pregnancy?
Is the product suitable for children?
Will the INHALO Dry Salt Inhaler affect my blood pressure?
How do I clean and store the INHALO Dry Salt Inhaler?
What is the SinuCleanse® System?
Why did you decide to develop the SinuCleanse® System?
What is nasal washing?
Are there any studies validating its efficacy?
How is The SinuCleanse® System different from other over-the-counter sinus remedies?
Why is The SinuCleanse® System becoming so popular?
Where can my patients buy the SinuCleanse® System?