Great article in CNN today on the benefits of saline nasal rinses.
I tell every patient prior to and after cosmetic nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) to use nasal saline rinses. Saline rinses helps clear dust, pollen, and mucous from the nose and sinuses. Washington DC and northern Virginia patients suffer from terrible allergies. Saline rinses help Maryland deviated nasal septum, seasonal allergies, and hayfever patients. After surgery on the nose or sinuses, saline rinses help to reduce internal swelling and to keep the nasal cavity clean & moist.