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Should I let my doctor know if I use nasal washes and sinus irrigation?

You probably do not need to alert your doctor before doing a nasal wash or sinus irrigation. These are low-risk procedures, and the worst known side effect is nose irritation or nosebleeds. However, if you frequently suffer from nosebleeds or other nasal conditions, are pregnant, or have recently had or are scheduled to have nose or sinus surgery, you should talk to your doctor before doing a nasal wash.

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