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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.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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