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    Hi Everyone. New to this forum so not sure if this is the right place to pose questions. I am blowing out lots of mucous from the sinuses and two weeks ago when I saw my ENT specialist for biopsies he gave me the sinus rinse kit however been a bit difficult here in hospital to get the warmed distilled water so after asking few times and not getting anywhere I gave up and in any case I don't have any problem blowing the gunk out but was just wondering if the rinses are important and would clear more of it and do they help with healing? Anybody here use Sinus Rinses on a regular basis?

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    I am absolutely disgusted that they will not give you warm distilled water so you can mix your solution for rinsing your nose.........

    Yes, the rinses help immensely to help get the crusts out. Most people experience a great benefit to daily nose rinses. I am sorry you are having bad care in this hospital.
    Phil Berggren, dx 2003

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    It's not all the hospital's fault. I didn't push very hard as I was not quite with it and didn't realise the rinses would make so much difference. I will get onto it and ask especially as I am now in a private room with my own bathroom it should be a lot simpler Every time I have asked for it they did say they would look into it but the nurses got dragged away on other issues. I ended up in an Oncology ward as there was a shortage of beds when I arrived. They were overloaded with gastro cases who had to be isolated so the hospital has been stretched to the limit and on the whole has been extremely thorough in all the tests they have done to get to the bottom of what was wrong with me. Thanks for getting back to me Phil. I will insist on the distilled water now Inge

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    Absolutely the rinses are important.

    When I was first in hospital I had trouble getting the water I needed, so I used to get some plain boiled water when the tea lady came around and waited for it to cool before tipping it into the squeeze bottle.
    When that wasn't enough, I just used the nasal saline spray until I got back home.
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    the hot water here comes out of some kind of filter tap not sure if it actually gets to boiling point which is why I wasn't that keen on using it but that was one idea i had. Will see what I can manage. I could get some of the spray I guess which would be simpler. Thanks Michelle

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    I remember years ago, my grandmother used to take her own berko into the hospital.
    She said that they never brought her enough cups of tea, so she boiled her own water and made her own
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    Hi Michelle. It's often the most obvious things that don't occur to you. This morning I just put the hot water into a cup then microwaved it. I use the microwave to sterilise the bottle so why not the water? My left foot and leg were very bad so I had to limp a few times to the tiny kitchen but managed to get it all done now waiting for it to cool. On the way back to my room I thought why don't I just get my husband to buy me a small kettle for here? Could have solved the problem from last Tuesday which is when I got my own room. So then I saw your message. Thanks for all your support Michelle. Guess my brain is a bit slow to engage these days! Inge

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    Why not have your husband bring you a gallon or liter of distilled water?
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    yes that's another way to solve it now I found the microwave Thanks Cindy.

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    I wonder if all, or most, hospitals are the same. I was only in the hospital overnight and did not have access to good water for sinus rinsing, either. The tap water in my room was barely warm, which seems crazy, but maybe they don't want people scalding themselves. I got the nurses to bring me some warm water, most likely not distilled, but it was not satlsfactory. I also did not get to do my routine of inhaling steam from a bowl of hot herbal water, which would have given me much relief. Their whole attitude about any meds, inhalers, etc. that i brought with me was crappy. They just wanted to charge me for their own Tylenol or whatever at exhorbitant prices. This was all before they knew I had Wegs. I was getting nebulizer treatments, which were OK. But I was so uncomfortable not getting to do my usual routines. If I had been there any longer than one day and night, I'd have had to have some words with someone.
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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