Can saline irrigation help nasal allergies?


Listening — Intermediate Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. What does a saltwater nasal wash do with the mucus?

  2. Why is there a need to use nasal irrigation regularly?

  3. Which are hairlike structures in the nose?

  4. What are pollens and mold spores called?

  5. What cause/s the body to release chemicals and create eye and nose irritation?


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Have you tried saline irrigation? Why? Why not?

  2. Do you have symptoms of rhinitis and/or any nasal problems?


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      • something that causes allergy
      • producing a result that is wanted : having an intended effect
      • a substance used for medical treatment, especially a medicine or drug
      • a slimy substance, typically not miscible with water, secreted by mucous membranes and glands for lubrication, protection, etc,
      • each of the microscopic particles, typically single cells
      • (removed) to take off an article of clothing
      • (rinsed) wash (something) with clean water to remove soap, detergent, dirt, or impurities
      • containing or impregnated with salt
      • a cavity within a bone or other tissues especially one in the bones of the face or skull connecting with the nasal cavities.
      • a change in the body or mind which indicates that a disease is present


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