Dr. Gregory Lum
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Saline Water Nasal Rinse

Water - distilled water is preferred
Salt - pickling or canning salt is preferred to table salt
Baking Soda - not baking powder

In 8 ounces (240 ml) of water add,
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons (1.25 to 2.5 ml) of salt and
1/4 teaspoon (1.25ml) of baking soda

Using the higher salt concentration in the recipe works better to decrease congestion.
However, the higher salt content can cause more discomfort

The solution should be made fresh for each use.

(NeilMed Pharmaceuticals makes a sinus rinse kit that includes pre-measured packets
and a specially designed bottle with a nasal tip.)