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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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, 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 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 has instructions for making the solution.3/21/07 19:09 JR

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