(Closed) Neti pot–yes or no?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I used it some last year and I remember it was weird for me and then I read you’re supposed to hold your head a certain way.  I think I was tilting my head too far back or something, I can’t remember but it’s pretty easy to look up.  I loved it once I actually got it right but the first few times my eyes watered really bad and I actually ended up with that fluid in my ears feeling.  My husband loves it though. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I find them very helpful. My husband hates them and feels like he’s drowning.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t like the neti pot. I use the NeilMed Rinse instead. Its a squirt bottle with a tube in it so you can squirt straight up. it works much better for me

Post # 6
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683 posts
Busy bee

I like the neti pot for allergies, but if  you have a cold- it’s not advisable to use. I also like using distilled water- as it doens’t sting like the minerals in tap water may. I heat 1 cup in the microwave for 30 seconds, so it’s just luke-warm, put ina packet and shake it up. I think using it in a hot shower is best- so it doesn’t matter where the water goes. 

I finally remembered to use it for my allergies today and for the first time this week I can breathe! d’oh!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

LOVE the neti pot!!  If I use it right when I’m starting to get the sniffles, I often won’t end up coming down with a full-blown cold.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@sulaii211: I use it in the shower as well. much easier!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Big fan, used it during allergy season this year for the first time and it worked wonders!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My husband loves the Neti pot.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It defintely helps with my allergies, but I prefer Nasaline – it’s like a big syringe that you fill with the saline solution. I find it easier and more comfortable to use since you can shoot it straight up your nose.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m seriously a neti pot addict. It works WONDERS for my allergies. I use it in the spring and fall and will be starting to use it again in the upcoming week. (Ragweed allergies start mid-August where I live) I use it once a day in the morning and I have hardly any symptoms. It works just about as good as allergy meds but no side effects. I hate taking medicine if it isn’t necessary, plus I generally have had bad side effects with various allergy meds.

It took some getting used to, but now I can do it in my sleep. As long as the water temp is right (warm, not hot) and the salt amount is good, I have no burning or pain and it actually feels good. 🙂

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I like using it but when my allergies are bad I find that I still wake up congested even if I use it the night before.  At least it helps me fall asleep!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have one…but have never used it! I’m scared! I really like the tip about using it in the shower. I guess I just have to suck it up next time I get the sniffles or allergies and try it out. I hear so many good things about it.

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also use the NeilMed Rinse…the squirt bottle, and it works wonders! You don’t have to worry about holding your head a certain way or anything like that.

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