How to use a nasal spray
Four positions that can be used when using
Salex SSR Saline Sinus Rinse
Special Precautions when using Salex SSR Saline Sinus Rinse:
Using warm water (body temperature) is more effective
Using different positions when administering Salex SSR Saline Sinus Rinse, helps to reach different sinus compartments.
Leaning over the Basin - head tilted forward. Use normal rinsing method
Leaning over the Basin - head tilted to the side. Use normal rinsing method
Lie on your back on a bed or couch.
• Tilt your head backwards (preferably below the level of the torso)
• Fill up either one or both nostrils with Salex SSR solution.
• Hold this position for a few minutes.
• Hold a tissue to your nose.
• Sit up and blow your nose gently.
Kneel on the floor with your forehead touching the floor.
• Gently squirt 100ml Salex Saline Sinus Rinse solution into each nostril while kneeling over.
• Wait for about 1 minute and sit up to blow your nose gently using a tissue.
Normal Rinsing Method ( Positions 1 and 2)
• Open your mouth and press the nozzle upwards against the nostril furthest from the basin so the nozzle fits comfortably in the nostril.
• Gently squeeze the bottle until the contents drain from your other nostril, some solution might drain from your mouth as well.
• Squeeze a few times until 100ml has been used. Repeat with the other nostril.
• After rinsing, gently blow your nose.
• Do not block nostrils completely to avoid damaging the eardrums.
If you have allergies, ways to reduce your triggers may include:
How to prevent a Post Nasal Drip
These positions allow nasal medications to penetrate into the sinuses (highlighted in green in the right-hand column). To give the medications, get into the position shown and put the medication into the nose. Stay in the position for the amount of time specified by your healthcare provider. It is best to treat the frontal and ethmoid sinuses first, and then roll on your side into position to treat the maxillary sinus. After that, roll on your back to treat the sphenoid sinus. In this way, all the sinuses on one side are treated with a single application of the nasal medication. Start by giving the medications on the right side (frontal and ethmoid, then maxillary, then sphenoid), then repeat the entire procedure on the left side (frontal and ethmoid, then maxillary, then sphenoid).