The first nasal rinse system we examined was the Navage. It's marketed as one of the only nasal irrigators that has a truly gentle suction power that is designed to help relieve nasal congestion associated with hayfever, colds, pollution, sinusitis, and common allergies.
A drug-free option, the manufacturers reinforce that nasal irrigation is an effective and safe means to disrupt sinus congestion so that you don't have to go to the doctor as frequently or take potentially harmful medications. The nose cleaner itself works only with Navage salt pods, helping you to retrieve refreshing saline rinses without a mess.
- Buyers say that this nasal rinse system will not function without the salt pods- this is because of their proprietary design.
- Other buyers also say that you should always use distilled water, regardless of the nasal-rinsing device you choose to purchase- this is because elements in tap water can create polyps, reviewers have been told by medical professionals.
- It's powered by a pair of included AA batteries- and if you use it twice a day, for irrigation cycles that last under 30 seconds, the batteries are indicated to last at least three months.
- Some buyers who traditionally used neti pots purchased this as-seen-on-TV nasal rinse system because it produces less of a mess and was more powerfully effective for relieving runny noses, seasonal allergies and clogged nose associated with common colds.
- Another purchaser who suffers from chronic sinus problems and who frequently resorted to over-the-counter nasal sprays, instead of neti pots, says that using the Navage twice a day has helped increase the quality of his sleep, decreased incidences of headaches, and liberated him from the nasal sprays he had been relying on.
- In addition, buyers say that it's a worthwhile investment to buy saline pods in bulk so that you never run out- you can also supplement with a travel case and a drying rack.
- Another sufferer who has had such serious nasal congestion issues since childhood that it required oral steroids to relieve says that the nasal rinse machine has actually opened up his right nostril passage that often times became completely closed.
- One of the best features of this machine is that it closes off both of your nasal passages so that the rinsing solution doesn't leak back out of your nostrils- plus the gentle suction helps to permeate through really tight areas.
The second nasal irrigation system we examined was manufactured by Health Solutions- it's marketed as a quick sinus relief option that includes an integrated LED display and an adjustable pressure control. It's marketed as a high-tech irrigator that provides a pulsating spray for gentle relief to help clear and clean the nasal cilia and sinuses.
It's marketed to individuals suffering from sinus infections, postnasal drip, sinus headaches, congestion and inflamed nasal passages.
A drug-free treatment option, they describe the origins of nasal irrigation as beginning in ancient India when sufferers would frequently resort to manually sniffing up salt water to clear out Weed, tree, flower and grass pollens that had accumulated in the nose. This helps to purge the sufferer's nose of inflammatory irritants that were to blame for the aggravating sinus and allergy symptoms.
- Some buyers say that the key to success using an irrigator is the amount of fluid flushing it provides in conjunction with the steroids that can be added and its adjustable pressure.
- These all operate in tandem to provide the best long-term results.
- Another reviewer who suffers from aggravating post nasal drip told us that he was so frequently stuffed up with phlegm that he would constantly be coughing mucous up throughout the workday.
- In addition, because of this chronic nasal aggravation, he was on able to get a full night's rest, which had negative effects on his job performance as well as his general mood.
- Most buyers find that it is a stellar complementary therapeutic device that has been able to provide targeted rinses with a durable motor built to stand up to the corrosive elements of the saline.
The third nasal rinse we examined is not a machine- instead, it is 50 premixed packets that provide a sinus rinse to alleviate dryness, allergies as well as relief of irritation associated with occupational dust, pollen, smoke, animal dander and other noxious fumes.
It ships with the bottle and 50 saline packets with buyers saying it's a good idea to watch a couple of YouTube videos to get a sense of how to best use this option.
- One buyer who has suffered from chronic sinus infections that even impacted his teeth told us that for him it was a miracle cure, dislodging a disgusting amount of mucus from his nose, relieving sinus pressure and enabling him to breathe comfortably again.
- Buyers say that in order to get the best results, you should try to aim is nozzle tip of your opposite eye rather than inject the bottle nasal rinse straight vertical into the nostril.
The fourth nasal rinsing system we examined is the Squip system. This is a syringe delivery system designed enabling you to completely control the pressure and flow of the saline solution to maximize its effectiveness and comfort.
As well, it is built to avoid as much as possible the incidence of backflow so that reinfections don't occur. Buyers say that it is an effective option that is a solid solution if you need to travel with a nasal irrigation tool.
One common complaint is that if you are using it frequently the plunger can become intractable in under half a years time. Another buyer told us that in comparison to electric-powered machines, it's much cheaper with comparable performance plus it's better than a regular Netti pot because you don't have to tilt your head.
The last nasal sinugator we examined is built by NeliMed. It is a cordless, battery-powered option that provides a pulsating nasal wash helpful for cleansing the nostrils before you spray nasal corticosteroids.
- Buyers say that opposed to bulkier machine options, this nasal irrigator is a small and portable option that is a great travel accessory.
- Another reviewer who is plagued by congested airways on account of horrific allergies says that as an active parent it was essential that she find a solution that would help her sleep through the night and deal with her overactive seven-year-old at home.
- She told us that she employed bottled water as opposed to tap water to ensure that there weren't any disgusting amoebas that would be infecting her nostrils.
- The result was she unearthed disgusting mucus chunks from her nose that were so massive that she couldn't believe they came from her face.
- If you have to use it frequently, buyers suggest purchasing a nasal gel to help soothe the nasal tissues that become over washed.