Washing your nose with Nasopure nasal cleanser is more effective when done correctly. Please read the detailed, step-by-step instructions below and allow three days to perfect the technique, although many feel the results immediately.
PREVENTION: Wash once per day or after exposure to irritants.
MILD TO MODERATE CONGESTION OR DISCHARGE: Wash twice per day. Hypertonic is most effective, but isotonic can also be used.
MODERATE TO SEVERE CONGESTION, DISCHARGE OR INFECTION: Wash up to four times per day. Hypertonic is recommended for the most dramatic results, but isotonic can also be used.
Thoroughly clean the Nasopure nasal wash bottle and cap using a mild dish soap solution. Rinse well.
Pour contents of the Nasopure salt mixture into the bottle (see Solution Guide).
Fill the bottle with warm water that is suitable for drinking. Test the solutions temperature by squeezing a few drops on your wrist. Use warm water. NEVER use a solution that is hot to the touch.
Screw the cap on the bottle, push the tip down to close the cap and shake.
Discard the solution after one week and remix a new batch after washing and rinsing the bottle and cap. Rinse cap after each use.
Always store the solution at room temperature.
The best way to use Nasopure is in the shower or while leaning over a sink.
Pull the tip open and place the bottle tip into one nostril creating a good seal. Keep your head straight and look forward. Point the bottle tip toward the back of the throat with the bottom of the bottle elevated. DO NOT point the tip upward. (see diagram)
Seal your throat with your tongue as if you were gargling, or beginning to make a K sound, or just hold your breath.
PLEASE NOTE: Learning how to block your throat may take practice. Blocking the throat prevents solution from reaching the mouth, resulting in a salting taste. If this occurs, it is not harmful.
Gently squeeze the bottle allowing solution to wash along the nasal floor and exit the opposite nostril.
PLEASE NOTE: When first washing your nose, you may experience a slight burning sensation. This is normal and will diminish after repeated use.
Switch nostrils and repeat.
Allow nose to drain freely few moments, then gently blow. If ear popping occurs, blow more gently or simply allow solution to drain out naturally.
To allow any trapped solution to drain, bend forward at the waist and gently rotate your head from side to side.
Blow the nose gently after allowing the solution to drain naturally.
If your child has recurrent ear or sinus problems, is disabled, or has difficulty tolerating the wash, consult your doctor.
Always have the child maintain an upright position to prevent choking. Allow the child to do as much of the washing themselves, as appropriate for his/her abilities.
Use 1/2 Swish Stix in the smaller, Little Squirt to go (4 oz.) bottle for better control.
Have the child sit on an adult lap or straight-backed chair, leaning forward, bending at the waist. Gently squeeze a small amount of solution (approx. 1 tsp.) into one nostril. Wait a few minutes before washing the other nostril.
Have the child gently blow his/her nose. If the child is too young to blow his/her nose, gently suction the nostrils with a small bulb syringe.
Learn more about helping children wash their nose.
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