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The Difference Between the Cold, Flu, and Seasonal Allergies

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?

Chronic Sinusitis and How Nasal Rinse Can Help

Your cartilage is fit! How do you know? Because your nose runs and runs and never gets tired. 😉 If you find yourself nodding along, you may be suffering from chronic sinusitis. This is a condition not only marked by a runny nose, but also postnasal drainage, nasal congestion, pain around the eyes, cheeks, nose, forehead, or ears, a reduced sense of smell and taste, a cough that gets worse at night, bad breath, fatigue, sore throat, and nausea. Yep, it reads almost like a cold remedy commercial!

Can Athletes Benefit from Nasal Rinsing?

Nasal rinsing: it’s quick, easy, effective, and comes with countless benefits for people of all walks of life, including athletes. The practice clears sinuses, removing mucus and muck and all that icky stuff. Some of the many proven benefits include optimized airflow, reduced allergies, and decreased flu and cold symptoms. Oh, and did we mention that it’s 100% natural? Here, we delve into the many benefits athletes can expect from nasal rinsing.

Alleviating COPD Symptoms with Nasal Rinsing

Population studies suggest that as many as 75% of patients with COPD have concomitant nasal symptoms and that more than 30% of patients with sinusitis also have lower airway symptoms of asthma or COPD.  Given that the upper and lower airway lining have similar exposure to allergens and react with a similar inflammatory response, it is common for rhinitis and sinusitis to coexist with COPD. Several possible mechanisms have been proposed to explain this combined upper and lower airway dysfunction. These include the naso-tracheal-bronchial reflex, inflammatory effects caused by smoking, mouth breathing because of nasal obstruction, and pulmonary aspiration of post nasal drainage. Postnasal drainage produced by exposure to nasal inflammatory mediators during sleep may also have a role in creating lower airway inflammatory reactivity.

Nasal Irrigation After Sinus Surgery: What You Need To Know 

For anyone who experiences chronic sinus problems that less conservative treatments don’t help, sinus surgery is a viable option. It can improve drainage, relieving your congestion and sinus pressure in the process. It’s a relatively minor procedure, but it’s still surgery. This means two things: milk it during the recovery process (you’ll get gifts!) and be sure to take care of yourself afterwards.

Hypertonic vs. Isotonic Nasal Rinses: Which One Should You Choose?

In the world of nasal rinses, isotonic and hypertonic often face off in competition to see which is better – it’s like West Side Story but for your sinuses. Both rinses have their benefits – they wash away germs and allergens. They flush out pollutants and bacteria. They decrease the symptoms of nasal congestion.