Saline nasal washes help keep the nasal passages open by washing out thick or dried mucus. This simple remedy can help relieve symptoms of allergies, sinusitis, and colds. It also can make the nose feel more comfortable by keeping the mucous membranes moist. You may notice a little burning sensation in your nose the first few times you use the solution, but this usually gets better in a few days.
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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