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Nasal irrigation (rinsing the nose with salt water) may be recommended for people with seasonal allergies, a cold, a sinus infection, or other conditions that affect the nasal passages. This practice helps thin mucus and remove allergens from the nose, resulting in less nasal congestion and postnasal drip. Many products are available, including bulb syringes, bottle sprayers, and Neti pots.
- Upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold or flu
- Seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis)
- Sinus infections (both acute and chronic sinusitis).
- Removing nasal secretions
- Rinsing allergens and irritants from the nose
- Thinning mucus
- Keeping the sinus passages moisturized.
- Nasal congestion
- Postnasal drainage (drainage down the back of the throat)
- Nasal dryness.