(Closed) neti pot!?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I use it, it is kind of like snorkeling, breathe with your mouth. I love it and it has made a really big difference, I get over sinus issues faster. Just do it, the first time is the hardest, but it is really easy, maybe look for a video of someone doing it on you tube. I saw Dr Oz have an audience member do it and it made it look so easy that I just did it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t have a neti-pot but my homeopath suggested using a dropper. I found a medicine dropper in my first aid kit, and used salt water. I just tilted my head to the side and slowly released until it was gone. Supposedly salt water can rinse away up to 90% of the germs that are causing a sinus infection.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have one. I don’t feel all that comfortable when I use it, and afterwards, I feel exactly like I did when I was a kid and got water up my nose while swimming. However, I have friends who swear by the neti pot. I do hear that you’re supposed to use it routinely to get the best benefit, and only using it every once in a while when you are really congested doesn’t really help all that much.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have chronic sinusitis.  This results in the most horrific recurring sinus infections that will take me out for at least a week.  The only thing that has EVER helped is a netipot.  I 100% recommend them.  I use it the moment I feel my sinuses closing or after I am around something I am allergic to (perfume, bleach, etc.).  I use it preventatively whenever I feel a reaction in my sinus.  Staying ahead of the game is my key.  But yes, they are a little awkward, but completely worth it.

Post # 7
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7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I have no connection to making any money from this-but this is the best stuff  that Ihave found  for sinus congestion, ALKALOL.  It is a soothing nasal wash, (dissolves mucus-sorry Too Much Information, ) works great!! You can also use it for gargle.  I order it at the pharmacy and it come in a day or two.  I try to never run out!!  I started getting chronic sinus infections but I haven’t had a sinus infection since I started using it over 10 years ago.  It is a god-send!!! It was $6.00 for a 16 oz fluid bottle-and it lasts for a very l-o-n-g time.  If I don’t want to use it neti-pot way, I put a little bit in a plastic yogurt cup and put it in the microwave for a few seconds, and then cup my hands around the cup and bring it up to my nose to breath it in.  AMAZING STUFF!!! 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I LOVE my neti pot. I use it for seasonal allergies and it works just as good as allergy medicine, without any side effects. Yes, the first few times are a little awkward, but you do get used to it. Now I could do it in my sleep. Just breathe out your mouth and be sure that the salt to water ratio is correct, as well as the water temperature. Warm, but not hot. It really does help allergies and sinus problems and colds!!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sugarcube:  I vote to try using it.  I was against using the one my mom got me for a few years until I had major conjestion.  It worked wonders.  I use it all the time now when I feel stuffed up.

Post # 12
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1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I <3 my neti pot.

Post # 13
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Barn at Valhalla

@sugarcube: Sometimes if you are too congested, the water will not flow through. That is a bummer. Also, I had the genie pot kind which was ok, but then I got the squirt bottle kind and it is better and easier. Sometimes I felt like I was drowning with the genie bottle kind…like self inflicted water boarding. Not cool.

This is the one I use! http://www.neilmed.com/usa/sinusrinse.php Seriously, its changed my life…no more sinus infections, hooray!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My mom has and she loves it. I just can’t bring myself to put fluid UP my nose. Usually when that happens it is pretty painful so the idea of doing it on purpose (even if it isnt going to hurt) is just more than I can handle.

Post # 16
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yay!! I remember the first time I was nervous, too! I think since your congestion is so bad right now, the lasting effect won’t be as long, but I would do it 1-2 times a day and I bet within a day or two you should find relief. Also, as others mentioned above, the next time you have the start of some congestion, use it right away and that should help nip it in the bud. But good job! It only gets easier from here. As I said before, the first few times were awkward, but now it’s a cinch. Hope it helps you after a few more times!

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