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How to Flush your Nasal Cavity

Updated: Apr 16


Rinsing the nasal cavity, also known as nasal irrigation or nasal douching, is a simple procedure that can provide relief from congestion, allergies, and sinus symptoms. 


Nasal Cavity Flush
Nasal cavity flush


Here's a step-by-step guide on how to properly rinse the nasal cavity using a neti-pot, nasal rinse bottle, Phytomedicine spray:

1. Prepare the Saline Solution:

  • You can use pre-made saline solution packets available at pharmacies or prepare your own by mixing distilled or boiled water with salt and baking soda. The recommended ratio is about 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda per 1 cup of water.

2. Choose Your Equipment:

  • Neti-Pot: A neti pot is a small container with a spout designed specifically for nasal irrigation. It's typically made of ceramic, plastic, or metal.

  • Nasal Rinse Bottle: A nasal rinse bottle is a squeeze bottle with a nozzle designed to deliver the saline solution into the nasal passages.

3. Position Yourself:

  • Stand over a sink or in the shower to catch any excess solution that may drip out.

4. Tilt Your Head:

  • Tilt your head slightly forward and to one side over the sink. This helps the saline solution flow through the nasal passages more easily.

5. Insert the Spout:

  • If using a neti pot, gently insert the spout into one nostril. If using a nasal rinse bottle, insert the nozzle into one nostril, ensuring a snug fit to prevent leakage.

6. Pour or Squeeze the Solution:

  • Slowly pour or squeeze the saline solution into the nostril. The solution should flow into the nasal passages and out of the other nostril. Breathe through your mouth during this process.

7. Allow the Solution to Drain:

  • Allow the saline solution to flow through the nasal passages and out of the other nostril. You may need to adjust your head position slightly to ensure proper drainage.

8. Repeat on the Other Nostril:

  • Repeat the process on the other nostril using the remaining saline solution.

9. Blow Your Nose:

  • After rinsing both nostrils, gently blow your nose to remove any remaining saline solution and loosened mucus.

10. Spray with a Phytomedicine Nasal formula

  • Finish the procedure with a spray of a Phytomedicine Nasal formula. Containing a healing solution of Antimicrobial mixture of pure plant oils that help clear infection and heal nasal wall lining. Maintain with 2 x per day with Phytomedicine Nasal formula.

10. Clean Your Equipment:

  • Thoroughly clean and dry your neti pot or nasal rinse bottle after each use to prevent bacterial growth and contamination.

Tips for Safe and Effective Nasal Irrigation:

  • Use distilled or previously boiled water to prepare the saline solution to prevent introducing harmful bacteria into the nasal passages.

  • Ensure that the saline solution is lukewarm to avoid discomfort.

  • If you experience any pain, discomfort, or dizziness during nasal irrigation, stop the procedure immediately and consult with a healthcare professional.

  • It's recommended to perform nasal irrigation once or twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare provider.

Nasal irrigation can be an effective way to relieve congestion and improve nasal hygiene when performed correctly. If you have any concerns or questions about nasal irrigation, don't hesitate to consult with a healthcare professional for guidance.


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