How To Treat Nasal Polyps With Nasal Irrigation
What are nasal polyps?
Nasal Polyps are soft growths inside the nasal passages which can cause discomfort and make nasal breathing difficult. They are shaped like teardrops and hang from inside the nose. They don’t go away on their own but can be reduced in size by steroid sprays or removed by an operation.
This operation leaves the nasal passages sore and uncomfortable, but using the SinuPulse Elite can reduce the discomfort and speed up the recovery time. Regularly using nasal irrigation can reduce the chances of your polyps returning.
On this page, you can find out how polyps are treated and how nasal irrigation (Neti) can speed up your recovery.
How do I know if I’ve got polyps in my nose?
Men are 2-4 times more likely than women to suffer from polyps, although they can affect anyone. Those with asthma, frequent sinus infections, Sleep Apnoea and allergies are more likely to develop them. They are most commonly associated with inflammation (sinusitis); symptoms of nasal polyps include:
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Post-nasal drip
- Nose bleeds
- Reduced sense of smell or taste
- Facial pain
How do you get rid of nasal polyps?
Nasal Polyps are usually treated using steroid sprays to reduce their size or removed using surgery. However, some find that their polyps are not causing severe problems and instead choose to manage them with regular sinus irrigation to keep the nasal passages clear and moisturised. This minimises the discomfort that polyps can cause.
After surgery, the nasal passages can be very sensitive. Nasal irrigation helps remove irritants from the nasal passages. The saline solution reduces swelling and inflammation, preventing the passages from drying and cracking. This also helps to reduce the recovery time needed following the operation significantly.
How to use nasal irrigation to treat nasal polyps
Nasal irrigation will not cure nasal polyps but can make living with them more comfortable.
If you have nasal polyps, when first starting with nasal irrigation, you should use it a few times a week. Some find the gushing water aggravates their polyps and is uncomfortable. If no irritation or discomfort is caused, you can increase your daily use. This will help keep your nasal passages as clear as possible, allowing you to breathe comfortably and reducing swelling and bacteria. Long-term use can also help to restore the integrity of membranes.
The SinuPulse Elite Nasal Irrigator also has a mist tip, providing a more gentle and deep-cleansing application of the saline solution, reducing the chances of irritation and discomfort, and providing the most effective irrigation.
“Unfortunately, I developed polyps and required Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery to improve drainage and remove inflamed tissue. I’ve since found the SinuPulse Elite invaluable in my recovery. Basically, it’s helped to clear away debris and blood more effectively than a Neti pot or manual squeeze bottle would. It’s greatly assisted with healing the nasal passages. I’ll be using my irrigation unit on a regular basis, as I enjoy the clean and clear feeling it leaves. I wouldn’t be without it now!”
Why choose the SinuPulse Elite Nasal Irrigator?
Nasal irrigation, or Jala Neti, has been around for thousands of years and is a widely practised treatment for many conditions. The SinuPulse Elite takes Neti to the next level – making it far easier, quicker and more effective than traditional Neti pots or nasal sprays. You no longer have to have your head at awkward angles to rely on gravity – the SinuPulse lets you keep your head upright and does the hard work for you.
You simply use the jet irrigator to flush out the worst and then use the spray tip to reach the areas that would ordinarily be out of reach for regular Neti pots and sprays. The SinuPulse offers the most comprehensive sinus irrigation possible, giving more noticeable and longer-lasting relief.
How the SinuPulse works
The key to the SinuPulse Elite is its pulsating mechanism, which helps stimulate the body’s in-built ciliary flow. The cilia are designed to prevent blockages and free your airways, but the nose can be so congested that it cannot move. The SinuPulse clears out the blockages and stimulates the cilia back into action, ensuring extensive irrigation and long-lasting relief, as the nasal passages can once again defend themselves. The SinuPulse Elite comes with a unique, easy-to-use spray tip.
After irrigation is complete, you can use the spray tip to gently moisturise your nasal passages and infiltrate areas that are hard to reach, removing any lingering bacteria or mucus. It ensures that your nasal passages are as clear, sanitised and healthy as can be.
Prevent polyps from returning
Regular sinus irrigation will keep your nasal passages and sinuses clear, moisturised and healthy. Not only does it flush out bacteria and viruses once you have sinusitis, but it also removes them before they can enter your system.
Dry, inflamed nasal passages are also more susceptible to infection and viruses, so keeping them clear, healthy and moisturised gives you the best possible chance of avoiding sinusitis and many other illnesses, such as the common cold and flu. These types of illnesses can lead to polyps forming, so by preventing them you also reduce the chances of your polyps returning.
The SinuPulse Elite now comes supplied with a month’s supply of SinuAir. Sinclair is a 100% natural saline solution which provides the most effective relief possible.
For optimal results from your SinuPulse Elite, it is recommended to use SinuAir Nasal Salts at all times. SinuAir nasal salts are noticeably quicker to dissolve than many alternatives. You can browse the SinuAir range of products by visiting our sinus and nasal care.
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If you are buying the SinuPulse for personal use and suffer from chronic sinus problems, you can purchase it without paying tax. You do not need a prescription or diagnosis. All you have to do is tick the VAT declaration during checkout.
The SinuPulse Elite Nasal Irrigator is a fast, effective and natural way to deal with sinus trouble.
If you order your SinuPulse Elite before 2 pm, you will usually receive it on the next working day! This means you banish your sinus problems as soon as possible and get back to feeling your regular self again in no time.
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