Schnozzle

Nasal Irrigation for Kids & Adults 

 

The Schnozzle(R) is a smooth tip syringe adapter used to deliver a high flow nasal lavage for kids and adults.  Using it, for nasal irrigation, delivers positive pressure to expand the nasal passages, loosen mucus and flush out deep secretions to unclog the nose.  The Schnozzle(R) is the first nasal irrigation device designed for use on infants and children. It provides a breakthrough treatment option to enhance breathing for babies that cannot blow their own nose.  It is also a great treatment for older children and adults who use it for both acute and chronic conditions. 

Clearing nasal secretions allows you to breathe more easily, feel better and reduce cough symptoms from post-nasal drip. The Schnozzle is often compared to a neti-pot, yet it is much better.  The unique patented syringe design provides safer, more ergonomic control of the pressure, flow and volume compared to traditional products.

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Its not just another Neti-Pot.

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Clear Congestion.
Breathe Better.
Feel Better.

Fits On Pre-filled
Saline Syringes

Luer-Lock Fitting
For Safety

Wide Fluid Port

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Its not Just Another Neti-Pot...

There are so many benefits to using our products. Here are just a few:

For Kids & Adults.
It works great!

Look at the great reviews below. Most of these are from healthcare professionals that have used the Schnozzle(R) on themselves, their families and/or patients.  

Natural Therapy
Non-prescription

No drugs are needed.   Avoid the side effects of over-the-counter medications and the complications and costs of antibiotics. 

 

Works for Babies.
Nothing Else Like It.

Invented and patented by a pediatric ER physician.   Designed to help children & parents who came to the ER needing care after other products failed to do the job.  

Unique Patented
Syringe Design.

Syringes are more ergonomic and have better control over the fluid volume, flow and pressure than other traditional products.  Discreet and portable.   For travel or workplace. 

Designed with
Safety In Mind.

Unique threaded anti-slip connector is safer for use at home.  “Unit dosing” for accurate delivery of volume and pressure. Detailed recommendations for fluid volumes and safe technique. 

Clinically Proven in
Hospitals.

Used on thousands of patients in hospitals and at home; with our numbers growing.   It is great for kids & adults too.  Just look at all of  the healthcare provider comments.

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IRRIGATION

How it Works:

As fluid passes through the nose, it expands the nasal passages. The irrigation fluid rinses deeply and loosens mucus in it’s path.

With the soft palate closed, irrigation fluid fills the deepest portions of the nasopharynx and can displace tenacious secretions stuck to the in the back of the nose along the nasopharyngeal wall. Unless removed, these secretions can obstruct airflow, drip down the back of the throat and trigger irritation and coughing.

The irrigation fluid then traverses around the back of the nasal septum to the other side of the nose. It continues to flush out the the second side of the nose before exiting out the other nostril.

Like any plumbing system, a good thorough cleaning of the inside passages improves flow and prevents repeated obstruction.

Watch our video and animations. Find out how easy it is to use the Schnozzle(R) to breathe better and feel better and then try it for yourself!

IRRIGATION
Flush Irrigation Fluid in One Side of the Nose.

Positive Pressure Expands the Nasal Passages.

Fluid and Nasal Secretions are then Displaced into the Nasopharynx and Around the Back of the Nasal Septum.

Fluid Exits Out the Other Side.
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Recommended Volume

volume limit per syringe flush

5 - 10 ml

Babies

20-30 ml

Young Children

30-60 ml

Adults

Is it a Spray or Mist?

a. No.
b. Its a wide stream to flush under low pressure.

c. Both a. and b.

What's the PSI?

a. Similar to Squeeze Bottle.
b. It depends on how hard you squeeze syringe.

c. Both a. and b.

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What are People Saying...

We enjoy hearing how much the Schnozzle is helping you and your families!

 

 

“I wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for inventing such a brilliant device as it kept my son from being hospitalized and helped him fully recover from RSV”

 

Speech Language Pathologist, MA, MS CCC-SLP

Parent of patient & Speech Pathologist

 

 

 

“The Schnozzle is amazing!  It has revolutionized how we clean children’s noses out to help them breathe.  I recommend it to all my friends and family.”

 

Brittany Brand, RN  

Paulding Pediatric ER

 

 

 

 

 

“I wanted to tell you about my experience with the Schnozzle last weekend. I had a horrible URI with cough and congestion that even regular symptomatic treatment was helping. I came to work that weekend and I was miserable with the congestion and not being able to clear it! I used your Schnozzle with a NS flush and I actually got a lot of drainage out and was able to clear another large amount by blowing my nose. I did it multiple times throughout the weekend and it was amazing! I could actually breathe and make it through my shift.   …The Schnozzle seemed to fit better in my nose, felt more comfortable, and seemed to allow for a more concentrated stream of saline to actually clear my nasal passages. Thanks!”

 

Erin Sobek, RN

 

 

 

“It works!  I like using this more than suctioning alone because it does not increase the irritation like placing foreign objects in the nose and using wall suction.  This great product gets everything out.  Parents even rave about it.”

Marilyn Camp, RN 

 

 

 

“The Schnozzle works really well to clean mucus from the nose of children I have seen with respiratory illness such as URI and bronchiolitis.  — It seems to be more effective than nasal saline spray and suctioning.”

Renee Clarke-Hall; CPNP 

 

 

 

“Love it!!! Clears my upper airway; helps with inflammation in my nose. “

Melanie Wolternic, RN
Self use

 

 

 

“Great for removing thick mucous from sinuses for adult and pediatric patients, as well as personal use 😀 “

Morgan Blond, RN
Scottish Rite
Self, patients, own child

 

 

 

“Schnozzle has been a key – possibly an essential part – of my care for children who are congested.  It is very easy to use and to teach parents.  I have used it frequently and would absolutely recommend.”

Melissa M. Magill, MD
ER Pediatrician

 

 

 

“I really value having the Schnozzle to use as an easy teachable and safe method to treat nasal congestion without causing excess trauma and swelling to the nares the way that suction does.“

Caroline Credille, APRN, PNP
Pediatric Patients.

 

 

 

“I have used the Schonzzle both on myself and on our patients.  I love how well it works.  It’s like a mini nettie-pot.  I would recommend it for all ages.”

Cathleen Martin
Patient Care Technician
Self use, patient use

 

 

 

“I have used the Schnozzle on myself while congested.  It is very easy to use and effective.  I have used it numerous times on patients to irrigate the nose as well as remove foreign bodies, and it is highly effective.”

Lauren Timmons CPNP
Self use and patient use

 

 

 

“Schnozzle works well and parents and technicians feel it is easier and better to remove nasal secretions.”

Majorie Fannon, APRN
Patient use

 

 

 

 

“Enjoy the product.  Creates pressure to assist in flushing out.  Product is easy to use on self/patient.”

Brian Thompson, RN
Self use and patient use.

 

 

 

 

“(I am following up after) using the Schnozzle on my daughter to help her breathe following a very bad asthma attack.  Thank you so much!”

Charlotte L. 
Parent of patient

 

 

 

“20 month old male with difficulty breathing thought to be mostly due to copious upper airway/nasal congestion.  Plan was initially to deep suction but the child was the size of a three year old.  The respiratory therapist felt the use of the schnozzle would work better.  Worked perfectly.  Great results in a matter of seconds.  Patient breathing comfortably only moments later!”

Michael Young, MD
Emergency Room Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

“(My husband) has been ‘Schnozzling’ all weekend. Said he finally feels like he can breathe through his nose and we both were able to sleep peacefully because he wasn’t snoring/heavily breathing all night!”

Wife of patient

 

 

 

 

“That’s a gamechanger there!”

Father of a baby who was “schnozzled” in Pediatric ER.
Parent had tried other suction products before going to ER ,

 

 

 

 

“It was awesome.  It looked weird when you do it, but it didn’t hurt him and you can see I want one!”

CNA & Mother of 17 m.o. with cough for 2 weeks and ear infection.
Patient had been suctioned at home

 

 

 

 

 

“He sounds so much better already.”

 

Patient care technician helping with patient

 

 

 

 

 

“He looked so much better and mom is so happy.”

 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The nurses love the Schnozzle.  We ran out a few weeks ago and they were all up in arms! 

Assistant Nurse Manager – Pediatric Emergency Room

 

 

  

 

“The Schnozzle is an awesome tool!  It works great for kids and adults alike.  It works great for cleaning out stuffy noses.  You always get excellent results and the patients are able to breathe better which helps them feel better.”

Mandy Gable, RN 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Schnozzle works better than any other nose cleaning device that I have tried.  I use it on my pediatric patients and my own children.”

 

Jennifer Smith, RN

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a Schnozzle? 

The Schnozzle(R) is an adapter that fits onto standard syringes (10ml for pediatric patients & 30 or 60ml for adults) designed to rinse debris or mucus from the nasal passages.  Some refer to it as a pediatric neti pot, but it can also be used for adults.

 

How does it work? 

The Schnozzle™ uses a sterile saline solution to flush the nasal passages clear of mucus that causes congestion and difficulty breathing. Simply attach the Schnozzle™ (purple adapter) to a syringe.  Push the fluid though the nose and out the other nostril with a gentle quick action.  See the Instructions For Use (IFU) for more specific recommendations regarding different age groups and contraindications.

 

Why is it used? 

The Schnozzle™ is for use on patients to help relieve upper respiratory tract symptoms associated with congestion such cough, difficulty breathing, discomfort and poor feeding in young children.

 

Does it create a spray or mist? 

The Schnozzle™ has a large opening and does not produce a spray.  The adapter attaches to a sterile saline syringe to create a seal on the opening of the nose.  The large adapter opening allows a steady stream of fluid to flood the nasal passages and flush out mucus.

 

Do you use different amounts of fluid for patients of different ages?

Yes.  For pediatric patients, use a 10 ml sterile saline syringe.  For adult patients, use a 30 or 60 ml syringe with sterile saline.

 

Does the syringe come with it? 

In the hospital setting, the syringe does not come with the Schnozzle™ because 10 ml flush syringes are readily available.  30 and 60 ml syringes that can be filled with sterile saline are also readily available.

 

Why does it have a luer lock? 

The luer lock allows a universal fit to standard syringes.  It also provides a safer more secure connection to help prevent the adapter from becoming dislodged during use.

 

 

Why isn’t the product made from a softer material? 

The Schnozzle™ ‘s solid firm design allows for a good seal against the nostril of pediatric and adult patients.  The firm plastic helps insure that a good seal will be made on the flexible nasal rim; whereas a flexible adapter on the flexible nasal opening would likely have gaps and make the device ineffective at sealing and flushing fluid.

 

What sizes are there? 

Because of the unique tapered design, one size fits any patient.

 

Why didn’t I think of that? 

Dunno, but aren’t you glad we did! 

 

Is it patented? 

The Schnozzle™ is patented and with additional patent(s) pending.

 

How is the Schnozzle™  different from a neti pot? 

The neti-pot uses gravity to move the saline thru the nasal cavity.  The Schnozzle™ uses positive pressure with a steady force to flush the nasal passages.  More pressure and more control is available when using the Schnozzle™ .  These features make it the preferred product for some people that have already used other products.  Also when using the Schnozzle™ , we recommend that it be used with safe pharmaceutical grade sterile saline in syringes that are readily available. This is more convenient, less risky and less complicated than having to make your own saltwater solution to use with a neti pot.

 

What is a neti pot?

A neti pot is an over the counter container designed to rinse debris or mucus from your nasal cavity. You might use a neti pot to treat symptoms of nasal allergies, sinus problems or colds. When using a neti-pot you, typically need to make your own saltwater solution with water that has been distilled or sterilized.

 

How fast do I flush?

After inserting the Schnozzle™ into the nose, push a continuous flow of saline through at a steady rate over about 3 seconds.  If you encounter resistance, stop.  Do not force.  Also, do not push small amounts of fluid intermittently as this is more likely to cause gagging.  The goal is to flush the nasal cavity. 

 

What kind of syringe do I use?

Pediatric patients use a 10ml sterile saline Luer lock syringe.  Adults use a 30 or 60 ml sterile saline Luer lock syringe. The threads on the adapter prevent it from slipping.

For premature or small for gestational age babies, please consult with a neonatologist prior to use.

 

Do you also flush the other side of the nose?

While flushing just once is very helpful, flushing both sides helps insure the best clearance of the residual mucus and debris that may have been loosened with the first flush.

 

Where does the fluid go?

 The fluid passes thru the nasal passages, around the nasal septum and through the nasal passages on the opposite side and exits the opposite nostril.

 

 

Where do I get sterile saline?

Your doctor can prescribe 10ml sterile saline syringes and sterile saline bottles.  At home, you can also use distilled water or water that has be previously boiled.

 

Can I use the Schnozzle for… ?

The Schnozzle™ is only indicated for nasal irrigation. 

 

How often should I use it?

The Schnozzle™ can be used as needed to help alleviate nasal congestion.  With acute symptoms, most patients experience relief with the initial treatment that unclogs the nasal passages and helps prevent further obstruction.  Afterwards, another treatment might be done on a daily or twice daily or as needed regimen for maintenance.

 

Who should not use the Schnozzle?

Do not use in patients with craniofacial abnormalities, impaired airway protection or vasovagal sensitivity without clearance from your medical provider.

 

What if I am using the Schnozzle(R) and encounter resistance pushing the syringe?

 Stop using the Schnozzle(R) if you encounter any resistance.  Never force it.

 

Where can I buy the Schnozzle(R)? 

Go to the ordering page for instructions.

 

Is it safe to use daily for allergies? 

Similar to a neti pot the Schnozzle™ can be used daily for allergies.

 

Won’t you drown the patient or cause them to aspirate? 

Nasal irrigation is already widely recommended and widely used with other over the counter products such as neti-pots.  By comparison, the Schnozzle™ only uses small amounts of fluid limited to the volume of the syringe.  The volume is limited during preparation and controlled during delivery.  Furthermore, the fluid passes from one side of the nose and exits the other.  The normal airway reflexes close the soft palate and protect the vocal cords and trachea from the mucus present before irrigation.  Likewise these same mechanisms work to protect the airway during irrigation. 

As additional precautions, it is always recommended that suction be available and that pediatric patients be turned on their side.  Contraindications include craniofacial abnormalities, impaired airway protection or vasovagal sensitivities.

 

What ages can use the Schnozzle? 

Infant thru adult.  Pediatric population use 10ml sterile saline syringe.  Adult use 30ml or 60ml sterile saline syringe.

 

Can I use the Schnozzle(R) on a patient with craniofacial abnormalities, unstable cardiac disease or an absent gag reflex? 

NO. These are all contraindications.

 

Does it hurt?

The Schnozzle(R) does not hurt.  For some it feels a bit uncomfortable at first, like getting water from the swimming pool in your nose. If you experience this sensation, blow your nose after use.  Releasing the mucus and fluid will alleviate symptoms.

 

Do you have any studies on whether fluid floods the Eustachian tube?

Nasal irrigation is widely performed with various over the counter devices, however we are not aware of any studies that have been done to evaluate this.  In general, fluid flushed in the nose is likely to go through the path of least resistance out the other nostril. Pre-suctioning patients before irrigation can help reduce the material burden and therefore the pressure needed.  Simultaneously suctioning when irrigating is another technique that might prevent diversion into the Eustachian tube but it  also cause collapse of the exit that can divert fluid into the ears.  Furthermore, not removing mucus and debris in the nasal passages may also cause eustachian tube complications. Likely, the Schnozzle is being used because these problems already exist.

 

What do you put in the syringe? 

We recommend that it be used with sterile saline.

 
 

Can it be used to do a nasal wash?

 Yes.  Nasal irrigation, nasal lavage and nasal wash all essentially describe the same procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

 

How does it work?

 

The Schnozzle™ uses a sterile saline solution to flush the nasal passages clear of mucus that causes congestion and difficulty breathing. Simply attach the Schnozzle™ (purple adapter) to a syringe.  Push the fluid though the nose and out the other nostril with a gentle quick action.  See the Instructions For Use (IFU) for more specific recommendations regarding different age groups and contraindications.

 

Do you use different amounts of fluid for different ages?

Yes.  For pediatric patients, use a 10 ml sterile saline syringe.  For adult patients, use a 30 or 60 ml syringe with sterile saline.

 

How much fluid do you use for an infant?

 

For infants, use a 5-10 ml syringe of sterile saline, lay the patient on their side and insert the Schnozzle™ into the top nostril.  Always have suction available.  Push the fluid though the nose and out the other nostril with a gentle quick action.  Then suction the mouth and nose for any potential remaining fluid.  Position the child on their other side and repeat process.

 

 

How is the Schnozzle™  different from a neti pot?

 

The neti-pot uses gravity to move the saline thru the nasal cavity.  The Schnozzle™ uses positive pressure with a steady force to flush the nasal passages.  More pressure and more control is available when using the Schnozzle™ .  These features make it the preferred product for some people that have already used other products.  Also when using the Schnozzle™ , we recommend that it be used with safe pharmaceutical grade sterile saline in syringes that are readily available. This is more convenient, less risky and less complicated than having to make your own saltwater solution to use with a neti pot

What is a neti pot?

 

A neti pot is an over the counter container designed to rinse debris or mucus from your nasal cavity. You might use a neti pot to treat symptoms of nasal allergies, sinus problems or colds. When using a neti-pot you, typically need to make your own saltwater solution with water that has been distilled or sterilized.

How is the Schnozzle different from a Bulb Suction?

 

A bulb suction or bulb syringe is a suction device applying negative pressure to vacuum the nose.  The Schnozzle™ flushes with positive pressure.  Bulb suction devices can be difficult for parents and hospital personnel to use.  Parents are often afraid to use them and don’t coordinate the sequences of action properly. Bulb suction devices may be difficult to orient and difficult to create a good seal on the nasal opening.  They frequently only clear the superficial congestion near the nasal opening rather than the difficult to remove deep congestion.  The negative pressure of the bulb can cause a nasal valve effect with collapse of the nostril wall preventing suctioning of deeper contents.  Though bulb suction devices alone may not provide adequate suctioning thick mucus deep in the nasal passages, we recommend that they always be available to help remove fluid and secretions after flushing the nose of a pediatric patient.   

 

How is the Schnozzle different from a NoseFrida suction?

 

Similar to a bulb suction, the NoseFrida is a negative pressure suction device and only vacuums superficial congestion near the nasal opening.  It requires caregivers to place a tube in their mouth that they suck like a straw to create suction.  The Schnozzle™ uses positive pressure to flush fluid through the nasal passages.

 

How is the Schnozzle different from a Deep Suction?

 

Similar to a bulb suction, deep suction uses negative pressure to vacuum material.  On the other hand the Schnozzle™ uses positive pressure to flush fluid through the nasal passages.  During deep suction a catheter is inserted into a patient’s nose, turns through the nasal cavity, goes down the back of his throat to where the trachea splits to the lungs. Then suction is administered as it is withdrawn.  In reality the tubing often goes “deep” into the esophagus rather than the trachea.  Any part of this treatment can be somewhat traumatic to a patient and is often not well tolerated.  Furthermore the suction catheter’s removal is limited by the size of its narrow internal lumen and the small distal openings that must be in contact with the secretions in order to remove them.  The negative pressure from the suctioning can collapse the nasal passages and if done frequently, it can blunt the gag response.

 

 

Can I use the Schnozzle on Full-term Newborns?

 

Nasal secretions in newborns and neonates cause discomfort and cough, as well as interfere with breathing and feeding.  Newborns are obligate nose breathers, and can benefit significantly by efficient clearing of the nose. However, we do not recommend using the Schnozzle for children under 3 months without discussing with your healthcare provider, since newborns are more susceptible to changes in their vital signs.   We recommend only using 5-10ml sterile saline syringes at this age due to the increased susceptibility to infection.  Roll newborn on their side and insert the Schnozzle™ into the top nostril.  Always have suction available.  Push the fluid through the nasal passages in a steady continuous flush.  Then suction mouth for any potential remaining fluid.  Position the newborn on their other side and repeat process.  See IFU for contraindications.

 

 

How do I need to position the child?

 

For babies, lay them on their side and insert the Schnozzle  with a 5-10 ml syringe into the top nostril.  Push the fluid thru.  Have suction available.  Then suction their mouth for any potential remaining fluid.  Position the child on their other side and repeat process.  

Do you use it with suction?

 

It is recommended to always have suction available when using on babies.  pediatric After pushing fluid thru one nostril, suction the patient before turning.  Then repeat on other side.

What kind of suction do I use at home?

 

Bulb suction 

 

How fast do I flush?

 

After inserting the Schnozzle™ into the nose, push a continuous flow of saline through at a steady rate over about 3 seconds.  If you encounter resistance, stop.  Do not force.  Also, do not push small amounts of fluid intermittently as this is more likely to cause gagging.  The goal is to flush the nasal cavity. 

 

What size syringe do you use?

Use a 10ml sterile saline syringe for small babies.  Larger kids can use 20-30 ml syringes. Teens can use a 30 or 60 ml sterile saline syringe. 

 

How much volume do you use per flush?

Use a 10ml sterile saline syringe for babies. Larger kids can use 20-30 ml.  This can be used in a larger syringe such as a 50ml syringe; e.g. you could use 25 ml in one nostril and 25ml in the other nostril for a total of 50ml for the same syringe. Teens can use a 30 or 60 ml per flush. 

 

Ads use a 30 or 60 ml sterile saline syringe. For premature or small for gestational age babies, please consult with the neonatologist prior to use 

 

Do you also flush the other side of the nose?

While flushing just one side is very helpful, flushing both sides helps insure the best clearance of the residual mucus and debris that may have only been loosened with the first flush.

 

Where does the fluid go?

 

The fluid passes thru the nasal passages, around the nasal septum and through the nasal passages on the opposite side and exits the opposite nostril.

Where do I get sterile saline?

 

Your hospital should stock 10ml sterile saline syringes and sterile saline bottles.  If you do not work in a hospital, you can order from a standard medical distributor or pharmacy.

 

Do I need a second person?

 

The Schnozzle can be administered by one person or self-administered with a cooperative patient.  For small kids, it can be helpful to have another person to help position the child and/or simultaneously suction.

 

How often should I use it?

 

The Schnozzle™ can be used as needed to help alleviate nasal congestion.  With acute symptoms, most patients experience relief with the initial treatment that unclogs the nasal passages and helps prevent further obstruction.  Afterwards, another treatment might be done on a daily or twice daily or as needed regimen for maintenance.

 

What are the contraindications?

 

Do not use in patients with craniofacial abnormalities, impaired airway protection or vasovagal sensitivity. For children under 3 months discuss using with your health care provider.

 

What if I am using the Schnozzle and encounter resistance pushing the syringe?

 

Stop using the Schnozzle™ if you encounter any resistance.  Never force it.

 

Where can I buy the Schnozzle?

 

Go to the ordering page for instructions.

 

Is it safe to use daily for allergies?

 

Similar to a neti pot the Schnozzle™ can be used daily for allergies.

 

Won’t you drown the child or cause them to aspirate?

 

Nasal irrigation is already widely recommended and widely used with other over the counter products such as neti-pots.  By comparison with bottles, the Schnozzle only uses small amounts of fluid.  Furthermore, the fluid passes from one side of the nose and exits the other.  The normal airway reflexes close the soft palate and protect the vocal cords and trachea from the mucus present before irrigation.  Likewise these same mechanisms work to protect the airway during irrigation.  As additional precautions, it is always recommended that suction be available and that pediatric patients be turned on their side..  Contraindications include craniofacial abnormalities, impaired airway protection or vasovagal sensitivities.

 

Can I use the Schnozzle on a patient with craniofacial abnormalities, unstable cardiac disease a nasogastric tube or an absent gag reflex?

 

NO. These are all contraindications.

 

Does it hurt?

 

The Schnozzle does not hurt.  For some it feels a bit uncomfortable at first, like getting water from the swimming pool in your nose. If you experience this sensation, blow your nose after use.  Releasing the mucus and fluid will alleviate symptoms.

 

Do you have any studies on whether fluid floods the Eustachian tube?

 

Nasal irrigation is widely performed with various over the counter devices, however we are not aware of any studies that have been done to evaluate this.  In general, fluid flushed in the nose is likely to go through the path of least resistance out the other nostril. Pre-suctioning patients before irrigation can help reduce the material burden and therefore the pressure needed.  Simultaneously suctioning when irrigating is another technique that might prevent diversion into the Eustachian tube.  Furthermore, not removing mucus and debris in the nasal passages may also cause Eustachian tube complications. 

 

Is it disposable?

 

Yes, the Schnozzle™ is disposable. 

 

What do you put in the syringe?

 

We recommend that it be used with sterile saline.

 

Is the procedure sterile?

 

While we recommend that sterile saline be the fluid used with the Schnozzle™ , since the device is not sterile; therefore, the procedure is not sterile. Over the counter products such as neti-pots commonly use non-sterile products and require preparation from non-sterile tap water that must be boiled or distilled.  When using the Schnozzle™ as recommended, starting with sterile fluid that is readily available in hospitals is safer and more convenient.

 

Can I use the Schnozzle for a nasal wash?

 

Yes.  Nasal irrigation, nasal lavage and nasal wash all essentially describe the same procedure.

 

 

 

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