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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.

    Reviewed by 65 customers

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    5.0

    so user friendly

    By Booboo

    from Maryland

    describe yourself Healthy Adult, Sinus sufferer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clears Breathing
    • Effective
    • Relieves Symptoms Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

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

      This is so much easier than the netti pot. Worth the money if you are an allergy sufferer.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Finally

      By Royce

      from Venice, CA

      describe yourself Healthy Adult

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Congestion
      • Ear popping
      • Thick mucus

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

      This is the best product I have ever used to treat my sinus problems. I don't really have sinus pressure or headaches like most but I suffer from periodical build-up of thick sticky mucus that comes out on it's on about once every month. I have used squeeze bottles that offer slow relief. I have tried decongestants but congestion isn't my problem. I have even had sinus surgery. My sinuses get blocked and my nasal passages close overnight due to by facial structure. This product assists in the instant removal of this build-up. I start off with the highest setting and gradually dial it down to medium. Works like a charm! So if you have the above mentioned condition and you have the associated ear popping this product will work for you!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very pleased

      By Twink

      from Springfield, IL

      describe yourself Have Medical Condition

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Have had sinus problems for years and underwent fairly invasive surgery 4 weeks ago. Surgeon recommended daily irrigations so I purchased the SinuAir. Have been using it twice a day for a week now and am very pleased. Others say it really helps over the long haul so I'm looking forward to continuing improvements.

         
        4.0

        Worth the $$$

        By Gunner

        from Minneapolis, MN

        describe yourself Healthy Adult

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Administer
        • Effective

        Cons

        • A little pricey

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

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

        I had really bad sinus presure and headaches. I tried the squeeze bottle, but it didn't do much. SinuPulse is much more effective. It took a couple of weeks for me to feel the difference. I've have been using SinuPulse everyday, and can feel the results.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        best in-home sinus irrigator available

        By nanoo

        from houston, pollution capital of america

        describe yourself Have Medical Condition

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Congestion
        • Cough
        • Daily preventative use
        • Everyday
        • Runny Nose & Sneezing
        • Sore Throat

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

        I formerly used the waterpik nasal irrigator, but they stopped producing it. Ths is comparable. It is as simple to use as a netti pot, but with much better results. I used to have frequent sinus infections requiring rx and /or medication; since using the nasal irriigation system I have required neither. I have been off medications for 8 years.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        SinuPulse Elite is simple and effective.

        By plumbronco

        from Sioux Falls, SD

        describe yourself Health Conscious, Regular User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

        Cons

        • Plastic top feels cheap

        Best Uses

        • Pollen
        • Severe Allergies

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

        Works better than water pick with adapter since it has more flushing power. Easy to mix powder in container, and easy to clean. Throat irrigation feature is a plus and great for releiving sore throats.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I am grateful

        By Sheree

        from Chalesston, VA

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Sinus infections

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pollen
          • Severe Allergies

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

          Better than I expected and even hoped. I was skeptical but after reading so many positive reviews on the SinuPulse I jumped in and I am so happy I did. It was a little intimidating at first but after using it I was amazed at just how easy it is to use and only takes a minute or two. Since using it I am able to sleep through the night and don't wake up all congested. My allergies are under control for the first time in years and have not had a single infection since using it.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Immediate Relief. Easy to Use. Love it

          By Mark

          from Midland, TX

          describe yourself Health Conscious

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Long-Lasting
          • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Severe Allergies
            • Sinus infection

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

            I first saw the SinuPulse on a segment of Good Morning America but decided to purchase a cheaper neti pot. The neti pot helped a little but was uncomfortable and difficult to use. I finally purchased the SinuPulse after it went on sale for [$] and cant believe just how helpful it has been. After the initial use I immediately noticed how much better I could breathe and I was not waking up with my usual morning stuffiness. The annoying post nasal drip and having to clear my throat all the time soon disappeared as well. I can not recommend it enough. It's a little pricey but after experiencing the relief first hand I am sorry I did not buy it sooner.

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Quite noisy

            By Don't Have One

            from VT

            Verified Buyer

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

            I was quite excited to find the SinuPilse, used it once and sent it back for the following reasons: It was way too noisy... especially at 6:00AM. The tank (with 16 oz of water) emptied out way too quickly. Basically, I am able to get a much deeper, more thorough sinus irrigation by simply drawing a saline solution up into my sinuses from a small, 8 oz juice glass. Not everything works better when mechanized!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Product

            By GPat

            from WV

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                This was purchased for a family member, because I have already have one and have had a good experience with it...very helpful in keeping sinus area clean and clear...

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