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    Instructions for Use

    WASHING BOTTLE AND TIP
    Before initial use and after each use, with clean hands, wash the Nasopure bottle and cap. Fill bottle with warm, soapy water; close cap and shake vigorously. Open cap and squeeze bottle to move soapy solution forcefully through the cap to better clean cap and empty bottle completely. Rinse thoroughly under free-flowing water. Allow bottle and cap to dry thoroughly on a clean paper towel.

    MORE ON CLEANING
    While the Nasopure bottle and cap are dishwasher safe, using a disinfectant protocol is recommend for washing. Use a bottle brush to remove any residue while washing with warm soapy water, as well as rinsing the bottle and cap with isopropyl (70%) alcohol once a week is recommended. BeWell Health recommends replacing bottle and cap every 3-6 months.

    MIXING NASOPURE SOLUTION
    • Add Nasopure salt packet to bottle (see Solution Guide) and fill bottle with purified, distilled, or previously boiled water that is cooled to room temperature (see Water Recommendations).
    • Twist cap onto bottle; close by pushing down on tip. Mix until salt dissolves.
    • Discard remaining solution after each use. Wash bottle and cap and dry thoroughly.

    WATER RECOMMENDATIONS
    • Boil: Use water that has been previously boiled for 1 minute and left to cool. At elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes, then cool.
    • Filter: Use a filter designed to remove some water-loving germs. The label may read "NSF 53" or "NSF 58". Filter labels that read "absolute pore size of 1 micron or smaller" are also effective.
    • Buy: Use water with a label specifying that it contains distilled or sterile water.

    USING NASOPURE
    Always wash hands before using your Nasopure nasal wash system. Most people prefer washing while in the shower or standing over a sink.
    • Keep head straight and look forward. No need to bend neck.
    • Place bottle tip into one nostril and point tip toward back of throat, not the eyes. Do not point tip upward.
    • New Nasopure Level Lines ensure perfect positioning. Hold bottle so water line aligns with bottle Level Lines (see illustration below).


    • Seal nostril with bottle tip.
    • Block the back of the throat by holding your breath while gently squeezing the bottle.
    • Learning how to block your throat may take practice and will prevent the solution from reaching the mouth, resulting in a salty taste. If this occurs, it is not harmful.
    • Squeeze bottle gently, flushing solution along the nasal floor, making a u-turn at the back of your throat and exiting the opposite nostril. You may experience a mild burning sensation with the first use. This is normal, not harmful and will disappear with repeated use. If burning sensation does not go away, reduce salt and increase as tolerated.
    • Switch to other nostril and repeat.
    • Allow nose to drain naturally. Exhale through nose with mouth closed.
    • Typical use is 1/4 to 1/2 bottle in each nostril.
    • Blow nose gently. Do not block or pinch opposite nostril when washing or blowing.
    • To allow any trapped solution to drain, bend forward from the waist and gently rotate your head from side to side.
    • See helpful article and video demos throughout our website!

    MODERATE TO SEVERE CONGESTION
    • If there is congestion on one side, gently wash on the congested side only! Do not force - Use only a small amount of solution. Washing only on the congested side may be required for several days before swollen passages shrink, allowing solution to exit opposite nostril. Never force it! If you are completely congested (completely blocked on both sides) or you have an ear infection, consult your physician before using.

    RECOMMENDED USE
    • Once daily - daily cleaning and exposure to irritants.
    • Twice daily - mild to moderate congestion and symptoms.
    • Three to four times daily - moderate to severe congestion and symptoms.

    CHILDREN
    Please consult your physician first when teaching a young child to wash. Always consult a physician before allowing a child to wash if the child is fully congested (blocked) on both sides; has blocked ears or an ear infection; has recurrent ear or sinus problems; is disabled; or has difficulty tolerating the wash. Please refer to our age specific instructions and helpful videos.
    • Use 1/2 packet of Nasopure salt in the 4 oz. bottle. Fill with purified, distilled or previously boiled water. Close cap and shake until salt dissolves.
    • Encourage child to hold bottle as directed, but don't squeeze the bottle for your child. Allow the child to wash on their own, gently squeezing a small amount of solution (approx. 1 tsp.) into each nostril.
    • Encourage the child to blow gently.
    • Note: Allow your child to watch you first, while they play with the bottle, getting accustomed to the feel of the spray (see illustration below).

    • Never wash for a child or force a child to wash.
    • Encourage your child to wash by watching other Nasopurists!



    WHY IS BUFFERED SALT SO IMPORTANT?
    Nasopure's unique salt mix creates a buffered saline solution with a higher salt concentration that is effective in helping to thin mucus and decrease swelling of tissues, yet reduces or eliminates any burning sensation. In addition, buffering has been shown to augment the healing of raw, irritated tissue. Nasopure Buffered Salt ~ the magic is in the mix!

    WARNINGS
    • Never wash for anyone else.
    • Never force a child to wash or wash for a child!
    • Never microwave plastic bottles.
    • Always use sterilized, distilled or previously boiled water.
    • Never use hot water for washing.
    • Wash on congested side first and do not force.
    • Never block the opposite nostril to prevent solution from draining freely.
    • Never wash when you are completely congested or have an ear infection without first consulting your physician.

    RECOMMENDATIONS
    • If ear popping occurs, blow more gently.
    • Do not use immediately before bed or activity, as water may drip from nose for several minutes after washing.
    • If burning or stinging occurs, reduce salt; increase as tolerated.
    • Each Nasopure bottle is intended for a single user. Do not share bottles.
    • Replace bottle every 3-6 months.
    • Nasopure bottle and cap are dishwasher safe.
    • Wash with Nasopure prior to using prescribed nasal sprays.
    • Consult a doctor if symptoms worsen or if you have a significant medical condition.
    • If Nasopure causes discomfort, discontinue use and contact BeWell Health or your medical professional.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    • Who can benefit from nasal washing?
      • Anyone who wishes to maintain a clean and healthy nose!
    • What are the benefits of washing with buffered saline solution?
      • Nasal congestion, sinus pressure, nasal dryness, post nasal drip, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and more!
      • Naturally promotes nasal and sinus drainage.
      • May reduce swelling of nasal membranes.
      • May remove infectious particles, allergens, and pollutants.
    • How often should I replace my bottle?
      • We recommend replacing your Nasopure bottle every 3-6 months.
    • Is there an expiration date?
      • We recommend discarding Nasopure buffered salt packets after 5 years. Saline solution (salt mix in water) should be discarded after each use.
    • When can my child start using Nasopure?
      • Nasopure is safe for ages 2 years and above. Always teach a child to wash their own nose; do not wash for a child. Please consult your physician first when teaching a young child to wash.
    • How much solution should be used for each washing?
      • Typical use is 1/4 - 1/2 bottle in each nostril - find what works for you in terms of comfort and effectiveness.
    • Is it harmful if some of the solution is swallowed?
      • Nasopure is not intended for ingestion, but is all natural and not harmful if swallowed.
    • Where can I educate myself more about nasal washing and Nasopure?
      • Please check out the other pages on our website for more articles, videos, and education!
    • Where can I purchase more Nasopure for my family and friends?
      • Please visit our store locator page for a retailer near you!
  • Teaching 2 - 3 Year Olds



    Please read full instructions before use!

    The health benefits to regular nasal irrigation for children can be numerous and as long as you keep that nose consistently clean, their allergies, infections and discomfort will be minimal. Unlike chlidren’s nasal spray or the neti pot for children, nasal irrigation for your child is as comfortable as it is effective. However, it might be a bit of an undertaking to teach them how to wash their nose since It can be difficult to get toddlers to do anything they think is suspect. But coming from a mother that has endured the same challenge I can tell you that the effort is absolutely worth it.


    Steps to Successful Children's Nasal Irrigation Ages 2-3 Years Old

    • Begin by feeling comfortable using your own nasal wash, so that your child will see and feel your comfort level.
    • Next, allow plenty of bathtub play involving the nasal wash bottle allowing your child to get comfortable holding and squirting the bottle.
    • The little squirt nasopure bottle is structured much differently than a children’s nasal spray or neti pot and the shape allows you to use it as a fun 'squirty' game for you and your child. Suggest, Let's wash her tummy - squirt! Let's wash her ears - squirt! Let's wash her knees - squirt! Let's wash her nose - squirt! Make this game a nightly routine.
    • Once comfortable, slowly and gently add your child's face parts to your squirty games as you continue to squirt the cheeks, lips, outer nose don't forget to giggle and laugh with your child, and be sure to avoid the eyes. Be very matter of fact and make it a natural part of the game. Say 'This is fun!' Do not say, 'See, that doesn't hurt.'
    • After your child is comfortable having water in her face, she may want to wipe it off with a wash cloth each time she is squirted, and that's okay too. It is time to start washing the inside of her nose. Begin with a mild saline solution and a full bottle of warm water. The solution temperature should be the same as the bath water temperature. Keep playing the same games - squirt the baby doll, squirt your child's belly button, ears, etc. Then say, 'Let’s wash inside your nose a little, too,'? and ask her to place the tip near her nose and squeeze. She may need a bit of guidance with your hand to make sure the bottle is held correctly but allow her to have all the control. Don't squeeze the bottle for her. Move right on and say, 'Let's wash your big toe -squirt! Giggle! Let's wash your belly button -squirt! Giggle! 'Let's wash your OTHER nose - squirt! Giggle!
    • The idea is to keep moving, keep your child distracted and keep it a game. If your child backs away, go back to the point of comfort in the squirty games for several days. Once she is calm and playful, begin advancing the process again, but slower.
    • Allow your child to have control by letting her squirt you a lot more. Eventually move back to her ears, nose, forehead, etc. Realize that for naturally fearful children this process may take weeks of two steps forward, one step back progress. Do not become discouraged, but remain upbeat.
    • It is important to allow game-playing, rewards, clapping and positive reinforcement to rule your behavior.
    • Allow your child as much autonomy as possible; which may mean choosing which doll, the color towel to dry off with, or the sticker she is going to put on her chart - because this will decrease the struggles you encounter.

    It may take some trial and error on your part but as a result your child will breathe easier, sleep better and an overall improved health which means less doctor appointments and money spent on medications that treat the symptoms and not the cause. Unlike allergy medications, shots or antibiotics, nasal rinsing goes straight to the root of the problem to stop anything before it starts and at a much lower cost.

    In my professional experience, I haven’t found anything that works as well as this nasal wash for kids and although it takes some effort, the rewards are well worth it- much like most parenting.



    Please consult your physician first when teaching a young child to wash. Always consult a physician before allowing a child to wash if the child is fully congested (blocked) on both sides; has blocked ears or an ear infection; has recurrent ear or sinus problems; is disabled; or has difficulty tolerating the wash.
    • Use 1/2 packet of Nasopure buffered salt in the 4 oz bottle. Fill with purified, distilled, or previously boiled water. Close cap and shake until salt dissolves.
    • Encourage child to hold bottle as directed, but don't squeeze the bottle for your child. Allow the child to wash on their own, gently squeezing a small amount of solution (approx. 1 tsp.) into each nostril.
    • Encourage the child to blow gently.
    • Note: Allow your child to watch you wash first, while they play with the bottle, getting accustomed to the feel of the spray.
    • Never wash for a child or force a child to wash.


  • Teaching 4 - 6 Year Olds


    Please read full instruction before use!

    Steps to Successful Nasal Irrigation for 4-6 Year Old Kids

    • This pediatric nasal rinse is shaped very differently from a kid’s neti pot or nasal spray so you want to begin by allowing your child plenty of play time with the nasal wash bottle to acquire a familiarity with it. It is important to keep in mind that children this age also learn by playing, by exploring and by doing. Nose washing can take place in the bath, the kitchen sink, or even outdoors.
    • Children this age also like to have an assigned task. Explain why it is important to get the old, thick, crusty mucus out of their nose.
    • Try a creative, simplistic approach such as the nose being like a cave, with big booger rocks blocking the entrance. Calling the bottle a "booger blaster" adds a little element of excitement and may help your child envision just what his task involves.
    • Use your nasal wash often and give your child many opportunities to watch you wash your nose with it. Any comments from you regarding, "Boy, that feels good. Now I can breathe," communicates that what you are requesting is a habit you yourself enjoy.
    • A sticker chart encourages compliance with the daily task and rewards your child's efforts with no nagging on your part.
    • Make a target out of a plastic plate, with circles marked off in permanent marker, and attach it to the shower wall. Begin by having your child practice aiming the squirt bottle and hitting a bull's eye on the target during bath time each evening for a week or so to prove his aim is good enough to take on the task of nose washing by himself. This will put him into a competitive, self-empowered mood.
    • Once your child is comfortable, make up an isotonic salt solution and have him gently squirt the solution inside his nose, with lots of praise, whooping, clapping and side-line cheering. Immediately have him climb out of the tub and put his sticker on his reward chart.

    It is vitally important to remember that children this age have a very short attention span and need instant feedback and reward. You will have to be consistent in your effort to train him to be consistent in his. It may take some time but this pediatric nasal rinse is the most affordable and effective solution to children’s sinus problems I’ve seen in my professional career. Uncomfortable breathing can affect a child’s life on a daily level and there has been evidence that shows with consistent kid’s nasal irrigation, they might never have to experience that type of discomfort.

    There’s no doubt consistent nasal irrigation has made a world of difference in my health and in the lives of my children.

    Please consult your physician first when teaching a young child to wash. Always consult a physician before allowing a child to wash if the child is fully congested (blocked) on both sides; has blocked ears or an ear infection; has recurrent ear or sinus problems; is disabled; or has difficulty tolerating the wash.

    • Use 1/2 packet of Nasopure buffered salt in the 4 oz bottle. Fill with purified, distilled, or previously boiled water. Close cap and shake until salt dissolves.
    • Encourage child to hold bottle as directed, but don't squeeze the bottle for your child. Allow the child to wash on their own, gently squeezing a small amount of solution (approx. 1 tsp.) into each nostril.
    • Encourage the child to blow gently.
    • Note: Allow your child to watch you wash first, while they play with the bottle, getting accustomed to the feel of the spray.
    • Never wash for a child or force a child to wash.




  • Teaching 7 - 9 Year Olds


    Please read full instructions before use!

    At this age, we will assume that your child has been exposed to some water play, likes a little adventure, and is not afraid to put her face in the water. Encouraging your child to "face up" into the shower may also take away the notion that it is somehow harmful to get water in our faces, ears, eyes or nose. Blowing bubbles with the mouth or even the nose in the clean bath water, or encouraging the shower water to fall directly onto the face may help take away any fear of water in the face.



    Then it is time to "get down to business" Kids at this age are usually very interested in bodily functions, so they're fascinated at the idea that mucus which is allowed to stand inside their nose and sinuses "transforms" into nasty stuff that needs to be cleaned out. It may help to demonstrate your technique to reassure your child that this squirt into their nose will come back out.



    Be gently firm about the necessity of this activity, turn it into a game. They can understand the idea of their nose and sinuses being like a cave. Inside, it is dark and warm, with moisture dripping off the walls. The moisture collects on the floor and hardens, forming "snot-rocks", or pools of "booger juice". If allowed to continue, this nasty stuff can clog up their cave. If they want the "air carriers" to be allowed through, they must wash out the nasty stuff and keep the passages clean of snot-rocks. Girls this age may like a game of a princess, pony or a benevolent being living in the back of a cave which needs to be kept clean for access to the world beyond. Kids this age have great imaginations. If allowed to make up their own story about their cave, and the reason they must sweep it clean with a water hose every day, you will find they are much more compliant, because the story almost becomes real for them. Positive reinforcement for such compliance works better than nagging about non-compliance. Take a deep breath, both of you will survive.
    The best medicine often makes good sense, just keep your nose clean.


    Please consult your physician first when teaching a young child to wash. Always consult a physician before allowing a child to wash if the child is fully congested (blocked) on both sides; has blocked ears or an ear infection; has recurrent ear or sinus problems; is disabled; or has difficulty tolerating the wash.

    • Use 1/2 packet of Nasopure buffered salt in the 4 oz bottle. Fill with purified, distilled, or previously boiled water. Close cap and shake until salt dissolves.
    • Encourage child to hold bottle as directed, but don't squeeze the bottle for your child. Allow the child to wash on their own, gently squeezing a small amount of solution (approx. 1 tsp.) into each nostril.
    • Encourage the child to blow gently.
    • Note: Allow your child to watch you wash first, while they play with the bottle, getting accustomed to the feel of the spray.
    • Never wash for a child or force a child to wash.