Sinus Wash Guidelines

Your doctor may have instructed you to do a sinus wash once or twice a day. If so, be sure that you know the correct procedure. The purpose of a sinus wash is to get rid of excess mucus and to prevent this mucus from draining into your lungs. It is extremely important to avoid using contaminated equipment that could introduce some other infection. A respiratory therapist will show you how to do the sinus wash. Click here for sinus wash guidelines.

An October 2012 article published by the CDC highlights the importance of adhering to sinus wash guidelines and proper sterilization of water used for sinus rinses: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Household Plumbing as Possible Cause of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.