I do a different type of nasal wash that was recommended by my allergist. I do it twice a day (at least...more during pollen season--when I come home from a big exposure) year round.
This washing is done as follows:
1. Put some salt in a pint container (any container is fine...when I travel, I use a glass/cup, whatever is available).
2. Add very warm water.
3. Lean over a sink. Sniff water up nose fully...as far as it can go--(some will come out your mouth) then let it drain back out into the sink.
4. If it seems like the water is too salty (I don't measure), add additional warm water and repeat.
5. If my sinuses are very involved, I do more than one wash at a time.
6. After the wash is complete, I blow my nose to get all mucous out.
7. That's when I spray my nose with 2 sprays each of Astelin (antihistamine) and Flonase (steroid/anti-inflammatory).
I don't know if this procedure will help you, but as I said, it has made a tremendous difference in my sinuses. Before I started the procedure regularly, I was headed towards sinus surgery as well. Thankfully, this did the trick. I do it religiously, though. I never skip it.
Good luck, Betty!