Saline Rinse is Cheap and Effective Natural Allergy Relief!
|Byol Shin, DO.
Board Certified Allergist, Clinical Assistant Professor at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia
About the author: Dr. Byol Shin works as an allergist and has been with Gwinnett Clinic since 2008. His practice is in Lawrenceville, Duluth and Snellville. Dr. Shin graduated medical school from Stony Brook University, NY, Summa Cum Laude and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with highest honor.
I routinely recommend nasal saline irrigation to any patient with chronic rhinitis or sinusitis as an adjunctive treatment in addition to the pharmacologic therapy.
It has shown to be a beneficial therapy in helping to get rid of allergens or mucus from the nasal passage and prevent the bacterial growth leading to recurrent sinus problems.
My recommended group includes all children especially with hay fever to try saline rinse at least daily over springtime before I put them on nasal corticosteroids or antihistamine pills because it is safe non-pharmacologic treatment for all ages. Young children might not tolerate the procedure as easily as would older children or adults, but with the proper training; it can be used in very young children with nasal allergies or colds.
There is no complete cure for either allergic rhinitis or colds. NeilMed saline irrigation will help for many allergy, sinus, and cold sufferers even though it is not a cure – all that we desperately look for.