Whether it's caused by allergies, a cold, the flu or sinusitis, nasal congestion can get in the way of your day. When it's difficult to breathe, you may find it hard to focus on your activities and rest comfortably at night. Nasal rinses can help to address nasal congestion to give you relief from your symptoms. CVS carries a wide range of nasal rinses, making it easy to find the ideal product for your needs and enjoy the convenience of online shopping with shipping to your home.
Benefits of Nasal Rinse
Nasal rinses can be used to help irrigate or rinse out the nasal passages. Normally, the liquid used in nasal rinses is sterilized solución salina, a mixture of salt and water. Flushing your nasal passages with a rinse can dislodge thick mucus that is obstructing your airways and making it difficult to breathe. In addition, rinsing can help to thin mucus to further improve breathing. Before using a nasal rinse to address congestion, it is a good idea to consult your health care provider. He or she can discuss your symptoms with you and determine if you need additional treatments beyond a nasal rinse. A medical provider can also give you tips on how to best use a nasal rinse. No matter what type of nasal rinse you purchase, be sure to follow the directions for use unless you receive other instructions from your health care provider.
Nasal Rinse Bottle Kits
One way to perform a nasal rinse at home is to purchase a kit that contains a nasal spray. These products either contain ready-made saline or powder that you can use to make your own saline. The kits also include a specially designed applicator bottle with a tapered tip that can be easily inserted into your nostril. To use the kit, you squeeze the bottle while leaning over the tub or the sink.
Nasal irrigators provide another method for performing nasal rinses at home. A nasal irrigator is a battery-operated device that rinses out your nasal passages while also suctioning mucus out of your nose. Typically, nasal irrigators are filled with plain water and use salt cartridges or pods to produce saline.
Neti pots are another method of nasal rinsing. A neti pot looks similar to a small teapot but has a long spout that fits into your nose. To use a neti pot, you fill the container with saline, tilt your head sideways and then pour the liquid into one nostril while leaning over the sink or tub and breathing through your mouth.