We try to use natural remedies for continuous issues. “Nasal irrigation is used to treat a wide range of chronic sinus and nasal symptoms; for chronic rhinosinusitis it can be an effective adjunctive therapy. Further evidence suggests that nasal irrigation causes relief for both hay-fever and the common cold.
The neti pot used with a saline solution has been reported to be an effective treatment for hay fever, sinusitis, and other nasal conditions.
The neti pot has a gentle gravity flow. Both my husband and I prefer to use the nasal irrigation syringe which has a more turbulent flow. It’s a little painful if your not use to it, but it cleans out the sinuses very well. For our children we use saline spray.
Circle Under Eyes:
On our recent appointment at Adams Allergy in Costa Mesa, I asked Dr Yoshii what causes dark circles under the eyes of allergic children. He said that the congestion in his nose causes pressure on the veins and darkens around the eyes. He recommended that we use a “Preservative-free” nasal spray every morning. I was able to find Little Remedies sterile saline nasal spray at Target which only contains water and sodium chloride (which is salt).
“Researchers say pharmaceutical companies rely on chemical preservatives, such as benzalkonium chloride and phenylcarbinol, to destroy or slow the growth of potentially dangerous microorganisms that may enter the container after opening. But these preservatives can damage delicate tissues in the nose and cause unpleasant side effects such as burning or irritation.”
So far it’s working great, and I’m happy to know that we can safely use it everyday on our little boy.