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Ear nose and throat leaflets

Raedwald Day Surgery Unit
Ipswich Hospital
Tel: 01473 702 705
Monday to Friday 7.30 am – 7 pm


Nasal Douche

A nasal douche is useful in relieving congested nasal passages. It helps keep the airways clear, thins mucous and washes away irritations and mucous crusts.

You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of warm water

Mix the ingredients together and flush into the nasal passages using the syringe you have been given.

Do this once or twice a day.

For further information contact:

Ear nose and throat outpatients department
Ipswich Hospital
01473 703 110


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