Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

[Health] NeilMed Sinus Rinse
#1
I hate to start a blog by dropping a name, it makes it seem like I'm advertising the brand. But the NeilMed Sinus Rinse really is the only device in its class.

I accidentally left mine at a hotel last weekend, and I really missed it when I got home. I have a cold and wasn't able to rinse my sinuses Sunday night, or the following morning. I picked up a new one after work on Monday, went home and used it. What a relief! It works better than any medicine you can take for a cold.

You can find it on the shelf of just about any drug store next to the sinus medicine. I use mine whenever I have a cold or some congestion.

I started rinsing my sinuses about 18 years ago when, after endoscopic sinus surgery, my doctor told me I had to do it three times a day. I followed the directions, mixed up some salt and warm water, forced it into a bulb syringe, and squirted it up my nose while leaning over the bathroom sink. About 10 years later this NeilMed product came on the market. It's a huge improvement over the bulb syringe as it puts a much larger volume of water into the nose. And you don't need to buy the NeilMed packages of saline, just mix up some table salt and baking powder in about a 4:1 ratio and you're good to go.
Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
Yep. I use their solution packet with the Ayr bottle.

I don't use it daily, just when sinus issues pop up.
PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




Post Reply Post Reply
#3
Yep I have my Nettie Pot and use it regularly. Especially when I first started CPAP and ended up with runny nose, congestion, sneezing. My Nettie helped a lot.
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
Any method of nasal lavage is effective, and when you find the one that works for you, stick with it. Good on you, folks.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
(11-26-2013, 02:01 PM)Sleepster Wrote: I hate to start a blog by dropping a name, it makes it seem like I'm advertising the brand. But the NeilMed Sinus Rinse really is the only device in its class.
[Image: Flo%20Sinus%20Care%20Starter%20Kit_0.jpg?itok=8zFlNMNT][Image: images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRr1nMOy42ORIWL-Y16vvj...MGPsdbFnOQ]

Post Reply Post Reply
#6
After my latest nasal polyps removal, I was instructed to use the NeilMed Sinus Rinse twice a day. After 6 months, I was told to cut back to once a day. After another 6 months, I was told I could quit; however, I'd become accustomed to it's use and affects so I continue to use it. Recently, while having a senior moment, I broke down and ordered the motorized pump (shown below). While it's effective, I found it to be a waste of money. [Image: banner_sinugator.gif]
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. 
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.
INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINIONS ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply


#7
That makes me want to grab my nose and shake my head like a 18 month year old being shown that strained peas are for breakfast.
PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




Post Reply Post Reply
#8
There's now a proliferation of NeilMed products, so you do have to be careful. Get the original. It costs about $10 at Walgreens.

The one I bought on Monday came filled with a solution. Advertised as "ready to use". Since it wasn't warm I just dumped it down the sink and filled it with warm water.

I wasn't aware of that Aussie brand, Zonk. We don't get that brand up top. (That's the opposite of down under, right?)
Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#9
(11-26-2013, 09:30 PM)Sleepster Wrote: I wasn't aware of that Aussie brand, Zonk. We don't get that brand up top. (That's the opposite of down under, right?)
Yes. I've used both and buy whats on special or cheaper at the time

From Steven Y. Park, M.D "un-stuffing your nose" ebook (post #8)
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...tuffy-Nose
Here's simple saline recipe (0.9% isotonic) that you can make on your own:
1 teaspoon canning/picking salt (not table salt)
pinch of baking soda (not baking powder)
2 cups of lukewarm water



Post Reply Post Reply


#10
(11-26-2013, 02:10 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: Yep. I use their solution packet with the Ayr bottle.

I don't use it daily, just when sinus issues pop up.

DITTO

It's great stuff and works wonders.
Coffee
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Can CPAP machine cause sinus or inner ear infection? During daily regular use. ran-man 4 391 07-20-2017, 05:45 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
  headache/sinus pain from CPAP duece12345 13 580 06-21-2017, 10:49 AM
Last Post: GuppyDRV
  Ear Ache & Sinus Headache - Just started CPAP therapy Lou28 9 498 03-15-2017, 03:00 PM
Last Post: Marillion
  O2 Therapy With Sinus Issues JoeFromSD 13 764 02-05-2017, 07:45 PM
Last Post: kwhenrykerr
Sad Sinus congestion, APAP, and the end of the world jeffmackatron 8 814 01-16-2017, 07:53 PM
Last Post: Hydrangea
  Sinus Infection can't use Cpap Sleepyv 4 498 12-20-2016, 09:55 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  New to this. Airsense 10 & Sinus issues Caseous 6 824 10-17-2016, 06:02 PM
Last Post: Sleeeppp

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.