Nasal Irrigation Products
One of the best methods to prevent sinus infections, reduce nasal congestion, minimize nasal allergies and cleanse thick nasal mucus.
Powered Nasal Irrigation Systems
• Grossan Hydro Pulse Nasal & Sinus Irrigation System (well built WaterPik specifically for saline irrigation) approximately $100
•Sinus Irrigator Tip (attachment if you already own a WaterPik- trademark of Allegheny Teledyne) $18
• Lavage Bottle (inexpensive and more portable) Breathe-Ease XL $25
Breathe-Ease XL Solution Packets (mix in 500 cc water) $17
Hydro Med, Inc, 4419 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. (800) 560-9007
FDA Registered, UL and CE Approved Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System - 110V, Model SP100 (approximately $100) System includes: 2 Sinus Irrigator Tips, 2 Contoured Throat Irrigator Tips with advanced tongue cleaner and mist spray function, 30 single use packets of SinuAir® formulated saline mix.
Vicks V1200 Personal Steam Inhaler
The Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler provides a steady flow of warm, moist air directly to the nose and throat for quick relief of nasal, sinus and chest congestion, coughs and parched throat. A five to fifteen minute treatment, two or three times a day, is recommended. Approximately $50
Passive Nasal Irrigation Systems
|Neti Pot (ceramic vessel for irrigating the nose)
also available at Whole Foods Markets. order by phone: 800-822-4547 ($15 + $4 shipping)
netirinse.com (much useful information, some humor)
ENTsol Packet (mix in 8 oz of water)- box of 10: $8
ENTsol Adapter (attachment if you already own a WaterPik- trademark of Allegheny Teledyne) $32
ENTsol refillable bottle $34
Kenwood Lab, Fairfield, NJ 07004-2402
Nasaline syringe (2 oz syringe with silicone tip) $17.50 Nasaline salt packets (mix in 8 oz water) box of 50 packets: $8.50
ENTpro(Swedish company) US distributor: Camexco, Inc (877) 226—3965.
MADdy the Blowfish (for irrigating a child’s nose) $15
Wolfe Tory, 79 West 4500 South, Suite 16, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107. (888) 380-9808
Sinus-Rinse-Rx saline nasal rinse bottle (1 bottle, 3 mixture packets) $3.50 Sinus Rinse Packets (prepackaged saline/bicarbonate – isotonic and hypertonic mix in 8 oz of water) box of 100 packets: $10.95 Sinus Rinse Kit (1 bottle, 50 mixture packets) $10
Neilmed, Retail Sales Dept, 1221 Farmers Lane, Suite 500, Santa Rosa, Ca 95405. (877) 477-8633. www.nasalrinse.com
SaltAire Lavage Bottle (14 oz volume) buffered, hypertonic saline solution
(888) SinusRx (746-8779) see National Allergy website (below)
General website: http://www3.nbnet.nb.ca/normap/nasalirrig.htm
National Allergy: http://www.dealtime.com/xDN-Health_Aids--national_allergy_supply-over_the_counter_medicine
Nasal Moisturizing Products
When high volume of saline delivered by a nasal irrigation system is not needed to rinse the nasal cavity (for instance, after sinus surgery or as prevention of sinusitis or allergies) or tolerated by some patients, there are other moisturizing nasal products. Some are sprays that can deliver isotonic or hypertonic saline, with and without additives. Some are saline ointments that are more localized and long-lasting effect (for example, useful in prevention of nose bleeds).
Nasal Saline Sprays
Isotonic saline nonprescription nasal sprays
Useful for moisturizing the nose. Many nonprescription products are available.
Common commercial product names: Ocean®, Ayr® and Entsol® Cost should be less than $10.
Some products have unique delivery systems: NeilMed Nasal Mist
Hypertonic saltwater spray
– a natural decongestant with no preservatives sinomarin.net
Entsol Buffered hypertonic saline nasal spray
- drug-free, natural
Saline nasal sprays with additives
NōzAmi consists of 100% pure, odorless, pharmaceutical-grade Sesame oil. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC OR HYPERSENSITIVE TO SESAME PRODUCTS.
In randomized crossover studies, the relief of nasal mucosa dryness and its associated discomforts were 3-4 times greater with sesame oil than with isotonic saline solution.
The nose’s natural transport mechanism distributes a thin film of sesame oil with its natural antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory components throughout the nasal cavity. Although the full therapeutic effect is generally achieved in 4-7 days, an initial level of soothing relief from dry, crusty, irritated mucosa the can be felt almost immediately. Daily use over a period of 7-14 days permits the natural moisture balance of your nasal cavity to re-establish itself.
Naturade Nasal Spray Saline & Aloe
Nasal Saline Gels
The advantage of saline gel products are that they last longer than a saline spray.
They help moisturize and sooth dry, sore nasal passages due to low humidity (winter dryness), colds, allergies, CPAP, flying, pregnancy and oxygen therapy. Nasal saline gels are useful in prevention of nose bleeds.
Nasal saline gels may be placed in nostrils with a Q-tip or fingertip as often as wanted.. Use during the day and at bedtime to prevent drying and crusting .
NasoGel is a moisturizing salt gel. It works by soothing and moisturizing dry nasal passages. With Sodium Hyaluronate and Aloe Vera 1 oz. approximately $5
Ingredients: Water, Methyl Gluceth-10, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Triethanolamine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera Gel), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Carbomer, Poloxamer 184, Sodium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Blue 1. 0.5 OZ approximately $5
Entsol Hypertonic Nasal Saline Gel with aloe and vitamin E
Ingredients: Water Purified, Propylene Glycol, Aloe, Glycerin, Dimethicone Copolyol, Poloxamer 184, Methyl Gluceth 10, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, SodiumChloride, Vitamin E, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Benzalkonium Chloride 20 grams approximately $8
NeilMed NasoGEL spray
Ingredients include: Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate 1%, Aloe Vera, Allontoin, Carboxymethylcellulose, Propylene Glycoll, Purified Water, Methylparaben and Propylparaben 45 ml spray approximately $11
Ayr Saline Nasal Gel Spray
One spray each nostril.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Carbomethyl Starch, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera Gel), Sodium Chloride, Cetyl Pyridinium Chloride, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Glycine Soja (Soybean Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Geranium Maculatum Oil.75 fl oz approximately $8. bfascher.com (some samples available)
|Ayr Nasal saline gel||0.5 oz tube||about $4|
|Ayr Nasal saline gel No-Drip spray||0.75 oz bottle||about $8|
|Ayr Nasal saline gel with Aloe||0.5 oz tube||about $5|
|NeilMed NasoGel||1 oz. tube||about $5|
|Simply Saline Nasal with Aloe||0.5 oz. spray||about $5|
|NozAmi||10 ml spray||about $12|
|Naturade Nasal Spray Saline & Aloe||1.5 fl. oz||about $10|