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Unread 11-25-2007, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Montrose
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Here's an OTC product our doc recommended:

The Alkalol Company

We only use it when we're experiencing a lot of sinus congestion, and we dilute it about 50/50.

You use it kind of like nose drops (warning, I'm about to get graphic here). Using a bulb-type nose dropper (we found something in the "baby" aisle for ear drops), lean your head back, hold one nostril shut, and inject some of the solution into the other nostril. Keeping the other nostril shut, lean all the way forward until your head is upside down. Breathe through your mouth while letting the solution drain into your sinus area for perhaps 30 seconds or so. Repeat for the other nostril. You can blow your nose after this, but do so very gently.

You'll probably have to ask the pharmacist for Alkalol, since they often seem keep it behind the pharmacy counter.
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Unread 11-25-2007, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Aurora
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Here's an OTC product our doc recommended:

The Alkalol Company

We only use it when we're experiencing a lot of sinus congestion, and we dilute it about 50/50.

You use it kind of like nose drops (warning, I'm about to get graphic here). Using a bulb-type nose dropper (we found something in the "baby" aisle for ear drops), lean your head back, hold one nostril shut, and inject some of the solution into the other nostril. Keeping the other nostril shut, lean all the way forward until your head is upside down. Breathe through your mouth while letting the solution drain into your sinus area for perhaps 30 seconds or so. Repeat for the other nostril. You can blow your nose after this, but do so very gently.

You'll probably have to ask the pharmacist for Alkalol, since they often seem keep it behind the pharmacy counter.
this is essentially the nasal irrigation that you can make up for basically nothing at home, using a ear syringe and either using non-iodized salt and baking soda mixed with water. there are other products like this one above, or including this one that I occasionally use ( http://www.nasalrinse.com/faqs_nasal.shtml (broken link) ). this one has packets so it's easy to take traveling and is available at costco, target and similar places. I suspect there are more products out there too.

the plus of using a ready made product is that you don't have to worry about getting the proportions just right and the ph balance just right. you open the packet or bottle and it's easy to mix. perfect each time.
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Unread 11-01-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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My sinuses dry out very easily too. I use this nasal spray and it is very effective in treating my dry sinuses. It keeps them moist and helps clear out the mucus. You should definitely give it a try: Sinofresh online store :: Sinus Cure Homeopathic Nasal Spray
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