Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:42 pm
Dave, of course irrigating the nasal passage will help congestion and/or drainage. Is your situation just drainage (with congestion) or is there chronic infection? (You will know if the mucus is green) Yes, the chlorine in the water helps some (it helps with infection but not much additional help with drainage). If you have chronic infection, I recommend making your own sinus irrigation by dissolving 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda in a coffee cup of warm water. Rinse out an empty nose spray bottle and fill with the solution, then add about 5 drops of Clorox. (this is a variation of Dakin's Solution) Irrigate with the solution three times per day. Make the solution fresh each day. Most sinus infections will resolve in about a week.
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