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Nasal irrigation and nasal stuffiness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Is this true???
User :   Rinsing your nose with salt water can help keep you healthy and ward off allergy symptoms. Nasal irrigation is a cheap and easy way to find relief if you have spring allergies, nasal congestion, stuffy noses or post-nasal drip, says Dr. AAAAAAA Pynnonen, co-director of the Michigan Sinus Center and an assistant professor in the University of Michigan's department of otolaryngology.
Doctor :   ok

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please proceed..
User :   I did.. so rinsing the nose with salt water can relief Stuffy nose?
Doctor :  
it is very clear that the beneficiary effect of nasal irrigation is there in the nasal allergies
Doctor :  
meaning the stuffy nose is because of allergic rhinitis
User :   So If i rinse my nose with salt water i would have less stuffy nose
Doctor :   yes if your stuffy nose is because of allergic rhinitis

Doctor :   further salt water means "saline"
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