Xylitol Nasal Rinse | Delmarva Dental Services

Xylitol Nasal Rinse

Recipe: To make 4 to 8 ounces
4 to 8 ounces of sterile water (sterile saline or boil water) 2 teaspoons of Xylitol (can use more) You can purchase a three pack of 3 ounce sterile saline spray bottles at  Sam’s Club
Mix together, place in small spray bottle made for nasal rinsing. The solution should be changed after about a week because it can become contaminated. Do not share same bottle with anyone. How to Use: Shake mixture well. Tilt head forward so you are looking at floor & chin is tucked towards chest. Place tip of bottle in one nostril spray one or two squirts, bring head upright & sniff solution up into nostrils. Now repeat with other nostril. If solution tends to run out sniff it back up. Wait 2 or 3 minutes and if nostrils feel full blow nose. Afterward repeat procedure & leave in place. When to Use: Most important times are before bed and upon awakening. Other important times are after being exposed to allergens like dust, pollen, and molds and when someone has an upper or lower respiratory in the shower is most effective. A good time to rinse is in the shower once before shampooing, blow nose, then rinse again, place conditioner in hair, rinse, blow nose. Why does it work? Most allergens, bacterial infections and viral infections enter your body through the nose. Think of Xylitol rinsing like cleaning your teeth. If you don’t do it every day these foreign substances build up and cause problems. Xylitol coats the bacteria cells and makes them lose their attachment and fall off the nasal passages. For more info about Xylitol see “Chewing Gum Can Reduce Tooth Decay, The Xylitol Story Where to get Ingredients: Xylitol comes in granules and can be purchased on the net or at health food stores. Specifically Vitamin Shop on Route 13 and Health Store & More on College Avenue in Salisbury.