The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Saline irrigation to treat sinus infections

    A study from the University of Nebraska reports that antibiotics are too frequently prescribed to treat sinus infections (acute or chronic rhinosinusitis).

    That’s not new, but the mention of using a salt-water rinse as treatment is worth discussing.

    In the USNews.com account of the study, Dr. Donald Leopold states, “Patients demand antibiotics … and for doctors, it’s quicker to write a prescription than to explain how to rinse with salt water.”

    Salt-water solution nasal washing facilitates nasal drainage and cleans the airway from any postnasal discharge. Supporting studies can be read here and here.

    A video demonstrating the correct technique for using the neti pot is here. And MayoClinic.com has instructions for making the solution.3/21/07 19:09 JR

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