More frequently, doctors are recommending sinus rinsing, also called sinus irrigation, to help alleviate allergy symptoms. At first, the idea of putting salty water up your nose might sound daunting. But for many people with allergies, once they try and get accustomed to sinus rinsing, they find it really helps.
“Lots of people use sinus irrigation and feel great,” says Steven Rubinstein, M.D., chair of allergy and immunology at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Mountain View Center. “If you can feel better without taking medicine, then why not?”