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Who should not do nasal washes and sinus irrigation?

Nasal washes and sinus irrigation are generally considered safe. However, if you are prone to nosebleeds, you may want to talk to your doctor before trying a nasal wash, as frequent nosebleeds are one of the most common side effects. If you are planning or recently had sinus or nasal surgery, you may not want to do a nasal wash or sinus irrigation. The procedure is approved for children as well as for older adults.

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