Syringe Bulb 8oz - (enema) - Optimal Health Network
Why Should You Do A Nasal Wash?
Made out of a PVC type plastic. It is rubber and latex free.
May people with asthma or other respiratory conditions also have nasal and sinus symptoms. Drainage from your nose and sinuses may get into your lungs, especially at night, worsening your breathing symptoms. A salt-water nasal wash helps reduce this possibility. Some people call this a nasal irrigation. This procedure removes mucus and bacteria from your nose and temporarily reduces symptoms of postnasal drip and nasal congestion.
Make the Nasal Wash Solution
Positioning for a Nasal Wash
Adult and Older Child – Lean far over the sink with your head down.
Younger Child – If possible, have your child follow the above positioning. If this is difficult, have your child lean slightly over the sink with the head tilted slightly down. A small child may have difficulty cooperating with a nasal wash and may need to be held and assisted.
Nasal Wash Techniques
(For Adults and Older Children)
Use a large all rubber syringe, a type of bulb syringe that can be purchased at most drug stores. Fill the syringe completely with the saline solution. Insert the syringe tip just inside your nostril and pinch your nostril around the tip to keep the solution from running out your nose. Gently squeeze the bulb and release it several times to swish the solution around in your nose; then blow your nose lightly. Repeat the procedure for the other nostril.
Use your hands for this technique. Pour some saline solution into your palm then sniff the liquid up your nose, one nostril at a time. Blow your nose lightly.
Use a Water Pik™ with a Grossan™ Nasal Irrigator Tip. You can buy this nasal adapter at some pharmacies, online allergy supply stores (www.nationalallergysupply.com, part number 69-0099), or call our office for information on how to obtain one. Pour the saline solution into the water reservoir and set the Water Pik at the lowest possible pressure. Insert the tip just inside your nostril and allow the fluid to run out of your other nostril. Blow your nose lightly. Repeat the procedure.
For Young Children and Babies
For a baby, we recommend using an eyedropper or syringe (without the needle). Place 10-20 drops of the saline solution in your baby’s nostril. Use a bulb syringe to suction the mucus from your baby’s nose. Repeat the procedure with the other nostril.
For a small child who can blow his or her nose but doesn’t cooperate with the bulb syringe technique (Method One), use a nasal spray bottle instead. This method is not as effective, but serves as an option when you can’t use the bulb syringe with your child. Use a clean, empty plastic nasal spray bottle and fill it with the saline solution. Squeeze the solution inside your child’s nostril and have your child blow his/her nose lightly. Repeat the procedure with the other nostril.
CLEANING THE EQUIPMENT
You must thoroughly clean the equipment used for a nasal wash to prevent the growth of bacteria. It is important for each family member to have his/her own bulb syringe or nasal adapter. To clean the bulb syringe, (dropper, syringe or nasal spray bottle), use the following procedure:
After each use (which may be several times a day) fill the bulb syringe with hot water, swish the hot water around and empty the bulb syringe completely. Always stand the bulb syringe to drain completely.
In addition to rinsing the bulb after each use, clean the bulb frequently with either 70% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or white, distilled vinegar. Draw the rubbing alcohol or vinegar into the bulb syringe. Swish the liquid around, and empty the bulb syringe. Again, stand the bulb syringe tip down in a clean glass to allow it to drain completely.
Earwax Removal & Ear Cleaning
Earwax removal by doctors is with a very large syringe and a straight nozzle. The syringe is filled with warm water and hydrogen peroxide. They put the nozzle tip in your ear canal and inject with steady firm pressure. It feels gentle & refreshing. The water drains into a bowl you're holding on your shoulder. The doctor refills the syringe a few more times and the blockage is flushed out and your hearing returns. It seems amazing how you can hear "like new" again. The ear syringe method is very effective and gentle. But the doctors syringe has a straight nozzle which is dangerous for self-use, because you would easily push the nozzle through your eardrum.
Since you're here, it's time to clean your ears. Most people only clean their ears when they're nearly plugged or fully plugged. By the way, some signs of excess earwax are trapped water in your ear canal after swimming or showering. The water evaporates after time. More signs are intense ear canal itch from fungus and bacteria. Some doctors use a anti-fungal and anti-bacterial mix (50/50) of clear distilled vinegar and rubbing alcohol (isopropyl). The mixture quickly promotes an antiseptic environment in the ear canal. The mixture stops ear itch (swimmer's ear) and stops ear aches from fungus and bacteria (not for use with ruptured eardrums, and not for use for ear aches from ear trauma).
This large self-use ear wax remover is similar to the doctors syringe but has a safety nozzle. The device has two parts, the syringe, and the safety nozzle. You fill it with warm shower water only. No chemicals are needed. It has proven to be safe and effective since 1994 (19yrs). This ear cleaner removes a lifetime of excess earwax build-up in minutes, while taking one warm shower. The tip of the safety nozzle can only go half-way toward your eardrum when fully inserted in your ear canal. It can't reach your eardrum. The nozzle leaves enough drainage room to prevent water pressure build-up. Your ear canals and eardrums are comfortably flushed clean while you're taking a warm shower. It feels great, gentle and refreshing. It saves time and money on doctors visits. You'll hear much better and your head will feel cleaner. It's the only natural way to clean your ears. This is the world's best self-use earwax remover. All the other products are just earwax movers, not removers. When your ears are plugged, either use this device or go to the doctor.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.