Saline nasal irrigation for upper respiratory conditions
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Saline nasal irrigation is an adjunctive therapy for upper respiratory conditions that bathes the nasal cavity with spray or liquid saline. Nasal irrigation with liquid saline is used to manage symptoms associated with chronic rhinosinusitis. Less conclusive evidence supports the use of spray and liquid saline nasal irrigation to manage symptoms of mild to moderate allergic rhinitis and acute upper respiratory tract infections. Consensus guidelines recommend saline nasal irrigation as a treatment for a variety of other conditions, including rhinitis of pregnancy and acute rhinosinusitis. Saline nasal irrigation appears safe, with no reported serious adverse events. Minor adverse effects can be avoided with technique modification and salinity adjustment.

Author(s): 
Rabago, David
Zgierska, Aleksandra
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
American Family Physician
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am Fam Physician
Publication Date: 
Nov 15, 2009
Publication Year: 
2009
Pages: 
1117-1119
Volume: 
80
Issue: 
10
ISSN: 
1532-0650
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 19904896 PMCID: PMC2778074

Turabian/Chicago Citation

David Rabago and Aleksandra Zgierska. Nov 15, 2009. "Saline nasal irrigation for upper respiratory conditions." American Family Physician 80: 10: 1117-1119.

Wikipedia Citation

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