Using Xylitol With Your Sinus
When you have sinus problems, it can be a hassle. You might have pain, and may not
be able to sleep as well at night. But with the use of Xylitol in conjunction with sinus irrigation you
might experience comfort once again.
Xylitol is found in wood sugar, and is actually already in our bodies. The body will make around 10 grams of
this substance each day. Often used as a substitute to sugar in foods, it is not a medical drug. It is used in
many chewing gums in order to help prevent the tooth decay that table sugar can cause.
Not only is it thought that Xylitol in conjunction with sinus irrigation should be utilized when
you are suffering, but on a more regular basis as well. It may help to free your sinuses and nasal passages,
because the bacteria and infection that might normally attach itself inside our nasal passages may lessen.
Our bodies will react to the Xylitol that is sprayed into the nasal passage and be stimulated to help defend the
area. Plus, Xylitol may also reduce the congestion in the passage, allowing the bodies natural
mechanisms to work better and more effectively.
It's not like using antibiotics that are given by the doctor, that your body may become resistant too.
Xylitol will not create such a problem in your body and you can continue to use it each time you feel an
infection coming on. You could actually use it on a regular basis to help keep those bacteria down to a
Now you may understand how xylitol can help. It may allow you to keep the bacteria away, which will not only
help with sinus infections, but also allergies. Xylitol is a natural substance that is already in our
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Jill St.Cloud writes about sinus and nasal irrigation for relief from allergy symptoms
and chronic sinus problems.
Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only and does not seek to
diagnose, advice or treat any health condition whatsoever. If you have or think you might
have a health condition, contact your primary care physician for diagnosis, advice and
treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements about any product mentioned in this