What is the most effective post nasal drip treatment?
In this post I explain the reasons why post nasal drip and bad breath go hand in hand. I also explain why antihistamines usually make a chronic halitosis problem even worse, and why regular use of a sinus irrigation system – such as the SinuPulse oral irrigator or the Grossan Hydro Pulse oral irrigator – is an extremely effective post nasal drip treatment.
A good sinus irrigation system will relieve post nasal drip symptoms caused by sinus infections, sinus congestion or allergies. Allergy symptoms can include all those associated with hayfever or rhinitis, for instance. In addition, regular use of a sinus irrigation system has been shown to be one of the most reliable ways to achieve a durable halitosis cure. Post nasal drip and bad breath can indeed be successfully treated together!
Having suffered from chronic halitosis for over 12 years, I can now tell the difference between post nasal drip treatments that work and those that don’t. Here I will review oral irrigation systems and explain the connection between post nasal drip and bad breath.
There are millions of people out there who suffer from allergies and sinus congestion (perhaps not aware that they may be suffering from halitosis as a consequence). Those who have become dependant on the constant use of drugs (usually antihistamines) to keep the symptoms at bay would benefit enormously if they started using a sinus irrigator regularly, as a sinus congestion or post nasal drip treatment. A sinus irrigation system will not only be good to alleviate the symptoms, but most importantly, it will eradicate the problem from the root. And not only post nasal drip but bad breath as well.
I personally suffer from chronic rhinitis and I use the SinuPulse Sinus Irrigation System when my condition flares up and causes post nasal drip and thus more bad breath (certain times of the year / also associated with a few allergies – dust, etc). In my case, the causes of my halitosis were multiple (it is very common) and so it took me a while to find out that my allergies were also playing a role in my bad breath problem.
I cannot thank a work colleague enough for suggesting that I tried using a sinus irrigation system as a post nasal drip treatment, because it has made a huge difference in terms of how I feel, relieving my sinus congestion and mucous, but equally importantly, helping me find a durable halitosis cure.
I had previously used numerous types of over-the-counter nasal decongestants and antihistamines. The main problem is that I was dependant on them and also they were making my mouth very dry (given I already had a tendency to get a dry mouth, that was making my problem a lot worse). Now, dry mouth will in turn cause more bad breath, so in fact, I was making my halitosis problem even worse.
So we now come to the reasons why sinus problems and post nasal drip will in many cases be a contributing factor to a chronic bad breath problem.
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First, the mucous that collects at the sinuses and at the back of the tongue and throat, will contain proteins which are a favourite food for all the anaerobic bacteria that would normally already exist in your mouth. Thus they can then reproduce very rapidly and, in the process, will create foul sulfur volatile compounds which not only will smell really bad, but will also leave an awful taste in the mouth. The second reason is the use of antihistamines: as mentioned above, if regularly used, they will dry the mouth which, in turn, will increase the bad breath problem, as bacteria will be highly concentrated and create even more sulfur volatile compounds.
There are numerous scientific reports showing evidence that regular use of pulsating sinus irrigation systems can remove bacteria by a factor of at least 100 over non-pulsating systems. Pulsating sinus irrigation has been shown to stimulate the nasal cilia (who are in charge of defending against foreign bodies entering the nose and sinus) and will help restore their natural protective function.
What I like about the SinuPulse is that it includes a throat irrigator tip and an advanced tongue cleaner. I thought I would not really ever use the throat irrigator but I gave it a go one day when I realised I had had a really annoying cough every morning for over a week. I could not believe the difference it made, as my cough really did go away – so since then, I regularly use each of the different tips and function to get the best results. I also like the fact that it has adjustable pressure, as I like to change it depending on how my nose and throat feel each time. In additon, the SinuPulse sinus irrigation system comes with a 2-year warranty which is a real bonus.
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To conclude, if you suffer from post nasal drip and bad breath, regular use of a sinus irrigation system such as the SinuPulse or the Hydro Pulse sinus irrigator will provide enormous relief to your sinuses as well as help get rid of bad breath and thus, provide a very reliable and durable cure for your halitosis, provided there are no other factors involved. In my opinion, this is without any sort of doubt, the most effective post nasal drip treatment available on the market today. I hope this sinus irrigation system review has been useful to you.
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