I started using the sinus rinse bottle a couple of days ago. It took a lot of solution before it would start coming out the other side. Ever since the

NeilMed Customer Service- asked 4 years ago
I started using the sinus rinse bottle a couple of days ago. It took a lot of solution before it would start coming out the other side. Ever since the first time I am extremely stuffy and congested now and was not before. I have been blowin gently after the rinse. U am not even sure all the solution comes back out each time.
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Ask A DoctorAsk A Doctor Staff answered 4 years ago
Sometimes people experience slight congestion after exposure to the saline solution. This is usually harmless, mild, and transient. However, you might also want to try using a hypertonic solution (double the strength of isotonic packets) or using a nasal decongestant like SinuFrin for a day or two. Unless you are severely symptomatic, there is no reason to discontinue nasal irrigation.