Does sinus washing help for colds?

If you have a runny or blocked nose from colds, allergies or sinusitis, sinus washing can help in many ways. It’s also known as sinus or nasal irrigationrinsing or flushing but the action remains the same!

Flo Sinus Wash

What  is sinus washing?

Sinus washing is an effective way of cleansing the nasal and sinus cavities to help clear them of excess mucus and germs or irritants the mucus may contain. It is recommended that patients use a saline solution, preferably isotonic and preservative-free which is considered gentle enough for daily use.

Flo Sinus Care is Australia’s leading Sinus Wash and can be purchased in Australia through most pharmacies or online pharmacies (as a kit or as refill sachets). Flo Sinus Care Kit comprises of a squeezable bottle with formulated, non-medicated sachets that are added to pre-boiled water to make a gentle yet effective nasal and sinus wash solution.

How does it work?

The large volume of fluid (saline solution) helps wash the nasal passages, sinus cavities and the back of the throat to gently remove excess mucus containing cold germs, bacteria and irritants or allergens such as dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke particles.

Diagram to show where germs and irritants may lodge
Diagram to show how a sinus wash can reach areas where germs may lodge

How else can sinus washing help?

  • Helps cleanse nasal tissues. If used 10 minutes before using a medicated nasal spray it may improve the effectiveness of such treatments.
  • Helps relieve nasal congestion from colds, allergies, hayfever and sinusitis.
  • May help relieve sinus discomfort arising from nasal and sinus congestion.
  • Thins excess mucus in the nose and sinuses to enable easier breathing.

To watch a sinus wash demonstration, visit our Videos page. You’ll find patients as young as 5 years of age can effectively perform the simple action of sinus washing with Flo!

Always read the label. Follow instructions for use. If symptoms persist, consult your health professional.