Nasal Irrigation as Treatment in Sinonasal Symptoms Relief: A Review of Its Efficacy and Clinical Applications

  • Baharudin AbdullahEmail author
  • Chenthilnathan Periasamy
  • Rushdan Ismail
Original Article


Nasal irrigations have been used for centuries without any scientific data to determine its efficacy. Despite their widespread use, much confusion exist about the mechanism of action, preparation, indications and therapeutic advantage of nasal irrigations. Anecdotal evidence and poorly controlled studies add to the confusion. Recent evidence provides strong scientific justification of the benefits and advantages of using nasal irrigations in sinonasal symptoms relief. The present review of the evidence based literature highlights its efficacy and clinical applications.


Nasal irrigation Sinonasal symptoms Efficacy Applications 


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This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baharudin Abdullah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chenthilnathan Periasamy
    • 1
  • Rushdan Ismail
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaKubang KerianMalaysia

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