Please wash your hands. Fill the clean bottle with the designated volume of warm distilled water, filtered water or previously boiled water. You may warm the water in a microwave but we recommend that you warm it in increments of five seconds. This is to avoid excessive heating of the water and damage to the device or scalding your nasal passage. Always Use Distilled or Micro-Filtered (through 0.2 micron) or Commercially Bottled or Previously Boiled & Cooled Down Water at Lukewarm or Body Temperature. Please do not use tap or faucet water when using NeilMed's nasal wash devices unless it has been previously boiled and cooled down.
Cut the SINUS RINSE™ mixture packet at the corner and pour its contents into the bottle. Tighten the cap & tube on the bottle securely, place one finger over the tip of the cap and shake the bottle gently to dissolve the mixture.
Standing in front of a sink, bend forward to your comfort level and tilt your head down. Keeping your mouth open without holding your breath, place cap snugly against your nasal passage and SQUEEZE BOTTLE GENTLY until the solution starts draining from the OPPOSITE nasal passage or from your mouth. Keep squeezing the bottle GENTLY until at least 1/4 to 1/2 (60 to 120 mL) of the bottle is used for a proper rinse. Do not swallow the solution.
Blow your nose gently, without pinching your nose completely because this will apply pressure on the eardrums. If tolerable, sniff in any residual solution remaining in the nasal passage once or twice prior to blowing your nose as this may clean out the posterior nasopharyngeal area (the area at the back of your nasal passage). Some solution will reach the back of the throat, so please spit it out. To help improve drainage of any residual solution, blow your nose gently while tilting your head to the opposite side of the nasal passage that you just rinsed.
Now repeat steps 3 & 4 for your other nasal passage.
Clean the bottle and cap. Air dry the SINUS RINSE™ bottle, cap, and tube on a clean paper towel or use NeilMed® NasaDOCK® or NasaDOCK plus™ (sold separately) to store the bottle, cap and tube
Warnings: DO NOT RINSE IF NASAL PASSAGE IS COMPLETELY BLOCKED OR IF YOU HAVE AN EAR INFECTION OR BLOCKED EARS. If you have had ear surgery, please contact your physician prior to irrigation. If you experience any pressure in your ears, stop the rinse and get further directions from your physician or contact our office during regular business hours. To avoid any ear discomfort: Heat the solution to lukewarm, do not use hot, boiling or cold water. Keep your mouth open. Do not hold your breath and if possible make the sound KHA....KHA... Make sure to take the position as shown. Gently squeeze 1/4 of the bottle at a time (60mL / 2 ounces). Stop the rinse if you feel any solution sensation near the ears. You may rinse with a partially blocked nasal passage. You may also consider discussing the use of SinuFlo® Ready Rinse® with your doctor. SinuFlo® Ready Rinse® bottle and mixture are to be used only for nasal irrigation. Please do not use for any other purposes. Please rinse at least ONE HOUR PRIOR to bedtime, in order to avoid any residual solution dripping in the throat. We strongly advise against the use of our kit on children or adults who have reduced comprehension. Patients who are unable to stand up or bend near the sink SHOULD NOT use this product. We advise you NOT to use SinuFlo® Ready Rinse® on patients who are bed bound or severely debilitated. Adults need to understand the procedure first before using it on their children. We recommend that you use SinuFlo® Ready Rinse® only on children who are above four years of age. The procedure is the same for all ages. If your child is less than four years old, you should consult your child's physician before using this product.
CAUTION: Rinsing your nasal passages with only PLAIN WATER will result in a severe burning sensation. Please do not rinse with plain water. Not for use in eyes or ears. Once seal is broken, use within 48 hours.