The last couple of times I have used the rinse water must have gotten stuck up in my nasal cavity because in the middle of the day water would gush ou

NeilMed Customer Service- asked 4 years ago
The last couple of times I have used the rinse water must have gotten stuck up in my nasal cavity because in the middle of the day water would gush out of my nose. Why is this a problem?
1 Answers
Ask A DoctorAsk A Doctor Staff answered 4 years ago
Generally all drainage will occur within 15 minutes, but nasal and sinus passages are tortuous (full of twists and turns). In rare situations, especially if you have had sinus surgery, the saline solution can pool in the sinus cavities and nasal passages and then drain out hours after rinsing. You can avoid this inconvenience by leaning over and tilting your head sideways and gently blowing your nose after rinsing. Tilt your head to the other side and blow again. You may need to turn your head back and forth several times. If you experience delayed drainage, do not rinse right before leaving your house or going to bed.