Why does nasal and sinus irrigation work?

With proper use, the Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse flushes irritants, excess mucus and bacteria from nasal and sinus areas. When clear, the cilia (the hairs that line the nose) provide a natural defense to incoming particles and irritants. The flushing water increases the movement of the cilia that were trapped by thick mucus.By using warm saline, blood flow increases to the nasal and sinus areas and restores the moisture balance. Once clear, the inflamed nasal and sinus tissues can heal and rejuvenate your natural disease fighting and immune systems.

What is the difference between using the bottle and the Neti?

The bottle application uses positive pressure,controlled by you, to wash the nasal and sinus area. Alternatively, the Neti uses passive pressure, controlled by gravity, to achieve the same result. Whether you apply the Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse using the bottle or the Neti is your preference. If you are unsure of which method is best for you, please consult your physician.

What is the difference between Isotonic and Hypertonic?

An isotonic solution contains a concentration of salt similar to your body’s natural fluids. Isotonic solutions are most commonly used for regular maintenance of clean, healthy sinuses – a soothing wash to remove excess mucus, dust, and allergens – and for helping address such things as post-nasal drip.A hypertonic solution contains a higher concentration of salt than your body’s fluids. Hypertonic solutions are used to draw out moisture and help reduce swelling post-surgery or with severe allergies. A hypertonic solution will generally be recommended by a physician or other healthcare professional. It can be slightly irritating until you are accustomed to it.

For an isotonic solution, use one (1) Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse packet.

For a hypertonic solution, use three (3) Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse packets.