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SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100 1 set

 
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SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Relieves symptoms effectively (28)
  • Effective (21)
  • Good value (20)
  • No side effects (19)
  • Easy to administer (18)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Severe allergies (24)
    • Everyday (17)
    • Congestion (16)
    • Pollen (15)
    • Runny nose & sneezing (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (21), First time user (16), Healthy adult (12), Have medical condition (9), Regular user (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I Wish I Had Tried the SinuPulse Sooner!

    I am a registered nurse for 24 years and have suffered with chronic sinusitis for 15+ years. I have tried everything from making changes in my environment to nasal irrigation. My allergist,...Read complete review

    I am a registered nurse for 24 years and have suffered with chronic sinusitis for 15+ years. I have tried everything from making changes in my environment to nasal irrigation. My allergist, ENT, and general practitioner have all suggested I irrigate my sinuses twice a day. They say it's like washing your face. It makes sense.
    I have done this off and on for years using a bulb syringe, a neti pot, and then the plastic squeeze bottle. I felt like the daily irrigation was doing nothing and I was still getting sinus infections. Plus, I kept getting fluid in my ears. So I resorted to just using the irrigation when I did get a sinus infection.
    I happened to be talking to another nurse and she suggested I try a pulsating irrigator. I had seen the Grossan irrigator before, but thought, "What could it possibly do for me that the others do not?" I also thought, "I am willing to try anything." So I went to order it online and that is when I saw the SinuPulse. At this time, I didn't know which product to try since they cost the same and seemed to do the same thing.
    I called and spoke with a service rep at Health Solutions. I was impressed that he took so much of his time to talk to me. He explained to me what the SinuPulse did. He emphasized how the SinuPulse sends a gentle but leveraged pulsating saline rinse into the nasal passages and lower sinuses. This pulsating action is more effective at removing debris because it can penetrate and get into more areas of the sinuses than a simple nasal wash product like a neti pot or bottle. It also helps to break down biofilm, massage the mucosa, and helps restore the function of the cilia. (The cilia are the microscopic hairs which naturally move debris from the sinus passages.)
    I think the SinuPulse is well designed. The unit has no latex or rubber which is great for me since I am sensitive to these materials. The plastic is antimicrobial. The unit holds about 1 liter of solution. In addition to the nasal irrigation tip, there is an atomizer. I do not see this feature on the grossan product. By using this tip, you can administer a fine spray of saline into the sinus cavities. This is much more effective than using a saline spray bottle to keep your nose moist. You can also use it to administer medications or other rinses much more effectively than a simple spray. (I would consult with your physician about what solutions you can use with the atomizer.) When I have a sinus infection, I will use Pulmicort Respules, a steroid used for asthmatics in a nebulizer. (They inhale it.)
    Besides the nasal irrigation tips, there are two for the throat. I didn't think I would use them. But I did and it helped tremendously. I sometimes get a nagging cough even though my sinuses feel clear. I guess there is still a fine layer of post nasal drip even after you irrigate the sinuses. It also has the atomizer tip to administer a fine mist your throat as needed.
    When I first got the SinuPulse I had just finished a course of antibiotics for a sinus infection. But as usual, the sinus infection was not completely gone. I figured I would be on yet another course of antibiotics soon. Instead I tried the SinuPulse and within a week, the sinus infection was completely gone.
    The other nice feature is the adjustable pressure. There is a knob to adjust the strength of the water pressure. With the sinus infection, my ears were starting to feel full. So I just irrigated my sinuses on the lowest setting. My ears did not get worse, in fact they cleared up since I was able to still irrigate my sinuses. In the past I would not irrigate my sinuses because it would just make my ears worse.
    I am still amazed at how much clearer my sinus passages are after using the SinuPulse. I cannot believe how much better I feel. When I had the sinus infection, I used over a liter twice a day to irrigate my sinuses. Now I am in maintenance mode and use just 500cc twice a day.
    I still use medication. One medication I use is Astelin, a nasal spray. Now when I use it after irrigating, the medication does not drip back out of my nose like usual. I'm guessing my sinus passages are clearer and the medication is covering more surface area.
    I have been lazy and skipped irrigating my sinuses, but I find myself needing to irrigate my sinuses. Like most everyone, it is a hassle to irrigate your sinuses no matter what you use. But for the first time, I feel like this product is working, so I am using it.
    I have noticed I have used less decongestants and expectorants too. I just haven't needed them. Knock on wood, I have not had a sinus related headache since I started using it. I tend to get many headaches along with the sinusitis.
    You do need to get a system down and when you do, it only takes minutes and is very easy to use. It is not messy like the neti pot or squeeze bottle. With those, I would always get water everywhere including the mirror.
    The true test will be how I do over time. I usually get a sinus infection about every 2-3 months. So, I'll have to see how I do especially with the cold and flu season approaching. At least now, I feel like I have some control over my situation and do not feel like I will have to suffer so much from sinus infections!
    When I think of what one sinus infection costs, the SinuPulse is nothing. I have down time because I feel so awful. Then I end up spending money for at least one or two doctor visits, antibiotics, and sometimes a CT scan.
    However, the rep at Health Solutions, told me to try the saccharin test. To do this, you place a little powder sweetener (like Sweet N Low) just inside your nose up against the septum and time how long it takes for you to taste the sweetener in the back of your throat. The first time I tried it, I never tasted it even after two tries and over one hour. Although, I did have a sinus infection still. I repeated the test about a week after the infection was gone and could taste the sweetener at 22 minutes.
    I did look on the internet for information about the saccharin test. It is an easy way to test the "mucociliary" function in the nasal and sinus cavities. I plan to use this test to monitor my progress with the SinuPulse.

    Some reviews I have read about the other irrigator claimed it can wear out early from the exposure to saline. The SinuPulse comes with a two year warranty. So I was not worried about investing in this product.
    The SinuPulse comes with a certificate of medical necessity that can be completed by any physician for possible insurance reimbursement. Apparently many insurance companies will cover some of the cost and reimburse.
    I highly recommend the SinuPulse to anyone who suffers from sinus problems. I think children could use it too as long as they are supervised.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    One of few detractors

    My neti-pot is often....actually usually.....more effective. To begin with, SinuPulse stresses not using it when sinuses are completely blocked. Well, that's when my Neti-pot is awesome! I'm...Read complete review

    My neti-pot is often....actually usually.....more effective. To begin with, SinuPulse stresses not using it when sinuses are completely blocked. Well, that's when my Neti-pot is awesome! I'm able to use the neti-pot in small increments....pour a little, blow, pour a little, blow.....I do that 3 or 4 times for one neti-pot and it works every time. I'm blocked enough that nothing gets through at first. By the end of a small neti-pot, water+saline mixture is flowing freely through both nostrils.

    One problem I have using the neti-pot is that I can sometimes block up again within around 20 minutes (give or take a few minutes). I had hoped the SinuPulse would clean out my sinuses more deeply and the effect would last longer. That wasn't the case -- it's the same as the neti-pot.

    One definite advantage to the SInuPulse is being able to sit and not having to twist my back for it to work. I use a wheelchair but am able to stand supported for short amounts of time. I've never succeeded in sitting while using my neti-pot -- I could do it if I had to, but standing has always worked better for me. So I do so, leaning on the sink. And I end up having to twist my back, which is painful for me. I had hoped the SinuPulse would solve these problems, and it does!

    Overall, I end up using the SinuPulse infrequently as I'm blocking totally blocked sinuses more times than not. I find the SinuPulse equally effective when my sinuses are only mildly blocked, which doesn't say much for it given the cost of the SinuPulse.

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    5.0

    OMG it is fantastic!

    By Paddy

    from Homewood, IL

    describe yourself Healthy Adult

    Pros

    • Clears Breathing
    • Come Along In Years For
    • Easy To Administer
    • Effective
    • Fast-Acting
    • Happen To Alleryg And
    • No Side Effects
    • Relieves Symptoms Fast
    • This Is The Best Thing To
    • Those With Sinus Problems

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Runny Nose & Sneezing
      • Sore Throat

      Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

      This is the BEST thing to come along in years for allergy sufferers. Cleans the sinuses like magic! Easy to use, gets all the 'junk' out of your sinuses, and very easy to use. Don't let the price alarm you...it is well worth the money...I would have spent twice as much for this great apparatus.

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      5.0

      I would buy this again

      By Arlene, a former sinus sufferer

      from Clearwater FL

      describe yourself Healthy Adult

      Pros

      • Clears Breathing
      • Easy To Administer
      • Effective
      • Fast-Acting
      • No Side Effects
      • Relieves Symptoms Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Congestion

        Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

        The Sinupulse Elite is so much more effective than using a neti-pot. This does cut through congestion more effectivly. I had an issue withthe product and both Drugstore.com and the makers of this product could not be any nicer. The makers of the Sinupulse Elite do stand behind their product. I found using a neti-pot a daily necessity to keep my sisuses semi clear. Using this product, I have cut down my use to twice a week. If you suffer constant sinus congestion or sinus infections, this is the product for you.

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        5.0

        No more sinsus problems

        By Learing from the Doctors

        from Kansas

        describe yourself Have Medical Condition

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clears Breathing
        • Easy To Administer
        • Effective
        • Fast-Acting
        • No Side Effects
        • Relieves Symptoms Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Congestion
          • Everyday
          • Runny Nose & Sneezing
          • Sore Throat

          Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

          ENT Doctore told me 'if you irrigate your sinus daily, there will be nothing in there to cause problems'. He was correct. This is my 3rd machine, I replace them every 18 months, because my wife and I use it daily (twice a day in bad allergy days). Wouldn't want to be without it.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          One of few detractors

          By montash

          from Asheville, NC

          describe yourself Have Medical Condition

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Administer
          • No Side Effects

          Cons

          • Moderately Effective

          Best Uses

            Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

            My neti-pot is often....actually usually.....more effective. To begin with, SinuPulse stresses not using it when sinuses are completely blocked. Well, that's when my Neti-pot is awesome! I'm able to use the neti-pot in small increments....pour a little, blow, pour a little, blow.....I do that 3 or 4 times for one neti-pot and it works every time. I'm blocked enough that nothing gets through at first. By the end of a small neti-pot, water+saline mixture is flowing freely through both nostrils.

            One problem I have using the neti-pot is that I can sometimes block up again within around 20 minutes (give or take a few minutes). I had hoped the SinuPulse would clean out my sinuses more deeply and the effect would last longer. That wasn't the case -- it's the same as the neti-pot.

            One definite advantage to the SInuPulse is being able to sit and not having to twist my back for it to work. I use a wheelchair but am able to stand supported for short amounts of time. I've never succeeded in sitting while using my neti-pot -- I could do it if I had to, but standing has always worked better for me. So I do so, leaning on the sink. And I end up having to twist my back, which is painful for me. I had hoped the SinuPulse would solve these problems, and it does!

            Overall, I end up using the SinuPulse infrequently as I'm blocking totally blocked sinuses more times than not. I find the SinuPulse equally effective when my sinuses are only mildly blocked, which doesn't say much for it given the cost of the SinuPulse.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            works great

            By Shirley & Wayne

            from phx az

            describe yourself Have Medical Condition

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Administer
            • Effective
            • No Side Effects
            • Relieves Symptoms Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Congestion
              • Cough
              • Everyday
              • Runny Nose & Sneezing

              Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

              the pulsator and mister are great for working out the gunk

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              5.0

              Has helped tremendously

              By sfdukester

              from San Francisco, CA

              describe yourself Have Medical Condition

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clears Breathing
              • Easy To Administer
              • Effective
              • Fast-Acting
              • No Side Effects
              • Relieves Symptoms Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Congestion
                • Cough
                • Everyday
                • Runny Nose & Sneezing

                Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

                Used to use a manual Sinus Irrigation Pot, but I found them cumbersome to use, sometimes, and they never seemed to clear my sinuses that well. I then bought this product, and what a difference. I use it most every day, and the days that I'm rushed or forget to use it, trust me. I know.

                I have chronic sinusitis, and sometimes it causes me to have coughing problems as well as feeling like my head is about to explode. I'm not also using a C-Pap machine and this Irrigation unit has helped my symptoms in a tremendous way.

                I recommend anyone with sinus or allergies, move to this 'pump', rather than the old gravity method.

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                5.0

                Great product never felt better

                By Breathing Better

                from CA

                Pros

                • Clears Breathing
                • Effective
                • No Side Effects

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Allergies
                  • Congestion
                  • Post nasal drip
                  • Sinus infection

                  Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

                  Great improvement over the nasal wash bottle I had been using. I was recommended to buy the SinuPulse by Dr. Davidson at UCSD. Given the cost I checked it out and saw many favorable reviews and decided to give it a shot. I was surprised at just how easy it is to set up and use and since using it have never felt better. The SinuPulse does a much better job of cleaning the sinuses reaching areas I could not before. Highly recommend it.

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                  (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  SinuPulse Elite Machine

                  By Unhappy

                  from Texas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

                  This machine is cheaply made. Save your money and use a Nedi Pot instead it does the same thing. plus this machine is super noisy when in use. To many steps to take to just to do before you even pour your mix into the machine not worth the money.

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                  5.0

                  A very effective product

                  By Gegg

                  from Ashville, Alabama

                  describe yourself Healthy Adult

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clears Breathing
                  • Easy To Administer
                  • Effective
                  • Fast-Acting
                  • No Side Effects
                  • Relieves Symptoms Fast

                  Cons

                  • No Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Clear Post Nasal Drip
                  • Congestion
                  • Cough

                  Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

                  Being a long time sufferer of Post Nasal Drip, yearly Sinus Infections, and lately, 2 sinus operations, this product has been a 100% asset in keeping my Sinuses clean and Post Nasal Drip to a minimum being that there is no prescription drug on the market anymort that works. I was exposed to this concept 25 yrs. ago by an ENT as part of a Volunteer Case Study of Sinus Infections at Univ. of Alabama in Birmingham. There was no commercial product at that time. I only wish that this machine had a little more force in its delivery of the medicine. Other than that, it is, as Tony the Tiger says "GREAAAAAT"

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                  4.0

                  Love it

                  By GENTRY

                  from San Diego

                  Pros

                  • Clears Breathing
                  • Easy To Administer
                  • Effective
                  • No Side Effects
                  • Relieves Symptoms Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Congestion
                    • Cough
                    • Everyday
                    • Runny Nose & Sneezing

                    Comments about SinuPulse Elite, Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System, Model SP100, 1 set:

                    I've only had it a month, but it beats the heck out of the NeilMed bottle system. Far more effective. It's a bit of a process getting it all out, heating the water, but it beats surgery. My doctor's recommended surgery and this system has cleared me out and is keeping my sinuses tolerable. My biggest concern is how long will it last.

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