Flo Nasal Rinses: Nasal irrigation is a practice in which the nasal cavity is cleared of any excess mucous, blood or debris. The solution restores moisture and eases inflammation of nasal cavity, therefore swelling is reduced, making it easier to breathe.
Nasal rinses can benefit people with the following
- Cold and flu
- Removal of pollen
- Deviated nasal septum
- Nasal polyps
- Dust and debris
If your Surgeon or GP has requested that you use a sinus rinse, these are a few helpful steps to follow.
- Ensure you thoroughly clean device with warm soapy water and pat dry prior to first use.
- Follow the device’s instructions and sachet use on back of packaging. Ensure water has been boiled and allowed to cool until lukewarm.
- Ensure your head is bent forward and tilted down over a basin.
- Insert the tip of the cap gently into the nostril.
- Breathing through your mouth, slowly squeeze the bottle and allow the solution to pour out of your other nostril or sometimes mouth.
- The bottle will fill with air after squeezing, so remove from nostril and allow bottle to inflate.
- Once half of the solution has been used, repeat this process on the other nostril.
- Discard all remaining solution and ensure you thoroughly clean all components of the bottle with warm/soapy water.
Blocked ear – This can sometimes occur if the solution enters the tube that connects the back of the nose and the middle ear. You can relieve this by holding onto your nostrils and gently blowing through the nose. Also, repeated swallowing or chewing gum can assist with this.
Ear ache – This can occur if too much pressure has been applied when squeezing solution into the nostrils. Try to use less pressure and use a gentle squeeze technique.
Please consult your health care professional with any further questions regarding this procedure.
A video has been provided to show how a nasal rinse may be performed.