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March 14, 2010

LA Times: Neti-Pots and Other Saline Sinus Rinses Effective

The LA Times on March 15, 2010 published a story entitled "Are neti pots on the nose?". The story describes the effectiveness of regular saline flushes to the nose in reducing as well as preventing allergy symptoms, colds, and sinus infections. Devices that can flush the nose/sinus include Neti-Pots as well as Neilmed Sinus Rinse. Electronic devices also exist (see below).

Studies support this claim.

Though patients can purchase saline packets, patients can make their own saline solution by combining one teaspoon of kosher salt and a half teaspoon of baking soda with a pint of lukewarm tap water.

Read the LA Times story here.



        
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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