Sinuses are such fun! I am so glad we have them, but when they are all plugged up or are giving me a headache, it sucks. So I decided to spend $14 and listen to Dr. Oz (just love that guy) and try the Neti Pot. If you haven’t heard of it, let me explain: You fill this little plastic tea pot thingy with luke warm salty water and you put the spout in one nostril, tilt your head and pour the water into your sinuses. (Yes, it feels wierd, but it doesn’t hurt.) It eventually fills your sinuses and the water trickles out through your other nostril. You do both sides and gently blow your nose.
So the basic idea is that the salt water kind of flushes things out and moisturizes the mucus membranes. It is pretty nifty and not harmful so you can do it a couple of times a day if you need to. Many people out there swear by this and it is pretty low risk, so I will add my recommendation.
A few things to note:
– Don’t inhale
– Have some tissue ready, it can be messy
– It takes a few tries to get the hang of it
– Follow the directions in the box
– Yes, it really will come out the other nostril