|Sequence Of Treatment
1. Observe the colour of the nasal or
phlegm discharge. If it is clear, proceed to the next step. Any
discolouration, usually green or yellow, visit your doctor for a course of
antibiotics. If it remains coloured visit again to change antibiotics.
2. Begin rinsing your sinuses in the
following manner (refer to the above pictures):
- Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of pure salt (no
additives, obtained from Safeway or pharmacy) in a tumbler of warm
clean water (any question of the water, use distilled).
- Apply the open top to the upper lip as
it meets the nostrils and tilt the head back allowing the water to run
into both nostrils. In this position, sniff the saline up through the
nose, and out through the mouth.
- When it does, bend the head into the
washbasin and blow out the contents of the nose. Observe the colour of
- Empty the tumbler in this manner and
repeat until discharge is clear.
This rinsing should be done minimally
morning and night and 10X plus throughout the day if consecutive
washings are discoloured. The aim is to have consecutive washings
produce a clear discharge. When discharge remains clear, reduce the
frequency to twice daily.
This procedure is very comfortable, provided the concentration of salt
solution approximates 0.9%. Too low concentration produces a sharp
severe pain. Too high produces an astringent salty taste. Rinsing should
commence immediately with the onset of any cold symptoms including an
itchy throat and in most cases, no further treatment is required.
3. If the above procedures have not
cured the problem, use the SINUCLEARTM
machine (refer to the pictures below):
- Remove the outer top cover and inner lid
covering the metal container .
- Fill the metal container to within half
inch from the top with water preheated to 80 °C. Any doubt as to the
purity of the water, use distilled). This temperature of 80 °C is
reached when the water "shooses" as it is heated in the
- Replace the lid on the metal container
ensuring the matching of the blue position of the lid with its
protrusion into the blue exit of the body.
- Replace the outer cover.
- Turn the switch on and wait 30 minutes
- If using while asleep, ensure the height
of the machine is approximate to your mask level while prone. When you
awake, check the water level if you have used it more than 8 hours.
Check the hose for condensate, and empty.
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