New Insights Into Nasal Saline

In-between nasal surgery cases today in the operating room, my resident asked me why the standard over-the-counter isotonic nasal saline preparation said .65% saline, rather than .9% saline.   The normal salt concentration in our bodies is 0.9%, which can also be mimicked by adding 9 grams of salt into 1 liter of water. This […]

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Chronic Sinusitis?

Here’s my response below to a NY Times article on chronic sinusitis. They talk about cutting edge research in diagnosing and treating sinusitis, but completely miss an important point. Please read my post below to see what I mean, and feel free to comment on anything that I’ve said. Biofilms are the pathology de jour in […]

Ask Dr. Park: How to Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose

In this Ask Dr. Park teleseminar, I answer one of the most common questions I get in general, which is, "How can I breathe better through my nose?"  In this 60 minute live teleseminar, I'll reveal: – The one thing that most doctors miss – Why not breathing through your nose can drop your oxygen intake […]

Long-term Nasal Saline Irrigation: Helpful or Harmful?

For many people with obstructive sleep apnea, nasal congestion and chronic sinus infections are a common problem. Nasal irrigation with saline is a natural way of clearing nasal and sinus passageways. The Neti-Pot is a yogic variation of saline irrigation that became much more popular after Oprah’s recommendation. Many of my patients that have tried […]