Samantha was a 45-year-old married mother of three, working full-time and battling chronic sinusitis that seemed to have worsened despite the best efforts of her primary care providers.
In the days following surgery, life doesn’t always come up smelling like roses. Instead, it can come up smelling like garbage. Yep, one of the more common side effects of a procedure performed on the nose or sinuses is an altered sense of smell. This can leave patients impatient and wanting to dive nose first into a flower garden.
Whether it is due to not drinking enough coffee or staying up for an all-night Game of Thrones marathon, everyone has an off moment from time to time. If you’ve ever had one while rinsing your nasal passages, you probably know what happens. Your flaming nostrils tell you!
ResQRinse and neti pots have a common goal in sinus rinsing, but the user experience can be quite different. The centuries-old neti pot provides a nasal lavage, but requires complicated positioning by the user and often results in discomfort, gagging, and choking. The new, innovative ResQRinse device is comfortable and easy to use, and works naturally with the breathing process to isolate the nasal passages and prevent fluid down the throat.
Nasal rinse is a wonderful way to clear your sinuses and breathe easier. It’s ideal for those who suffer from sinus problems, those prone to allergies, and those who simply want to give their nose some TLC.
Take a deep breath. Just breathe. Inhale and exhale. These are all things we’re instructed to do throughout our day. Why? Because a breath of fresh air is supposed to be good for us. But – it turns out – we might be misinformed.
We’ve all been there – the uncomfortable feeling that our ears can’t pop regardless of what we do. We try chewing gum, we plug our noses and swallow, we open and close our mouths so much we look like we’re participating in a lip-sync battle. But what is this feeling about? And how can some types of nasal rinse make it worse and some make it better?
The common cold rears its stuffy head more often in cool weather – cold temps equal cold season. But the weather itself isn’t to blame. The idea that going outside with wet hair will automatically give you the sniffles? Lies!
It can be difficult to tell the common cold from the flu or allergies. For you, the sufferer, the destination is often the same: the living room sofa. Sore throats, aches, and a nose that’s suddenly a long-distance runner – the symptoms of all can overlap. So how do you know what you have? And, importantly, how long will you have it?