Using a neti pot

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  1. drlucky

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    My grandmother had one: she referred to the process as "irrigating your sinuses". She had a hook on the side of the cupboard next to the kitchen sink that she'd hang it on, presumably for max force. Fill it up with warm salt water, stand over the sink, stick the nozzle in your nostril (remember to keep your mouth open) and let 'er rip. Hated it...didn't seem to help for more than a few minutes...
     
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    What on earth is a neti pot?
    And would you recommend 250k or 500k for a 70's Tele?
     
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    I say there Uriah1, I don't believe I'da told that if I was youse. :eek:.........:D
     
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    i have one...and use it when needed...works well
     
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    Yeah, those are the way to go. Simply amazing if you're prone to sinus infections. I was a skeptic but something clicked when a doctor who advised it reminded me how good washing is for other health issues.
     
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    I'm in the deviated septum crowd, usually one nostril is clogged so the neti pot doesn't work.
     
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    I have a deviated septum, too. I have been using Arm & Hammer Saline Spray. I prefer the "nighttime" version, which has a whiff of eucalyptus.

    What's this special nozzle you speak of?
     
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  8. TeleTex82

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    It's the Neilmed like this one. It has a large volume nozzle that cleans me out something fierce.

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    Looks very similar to what I use. I'll give the Neilmed a try next time I order.

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    I’m living/coping with a dislocated/separated shoulder and jersey finger on my fretting hand. But... I am so happy I committed to septoplasty.

    The ability to breathe is quite a value in terms of quality of life.
     
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    I’ve used the same and yes, it does do the cleaning out thing. I researched the Neti pot thing and it was just too much hassle for me. I use distilled water, the little prepackaged packets and put the thing in the microwave empty for 30 seconds after cleaning it out. I figure that’s good enough for me.

    But I haven’t used it in a few years. After a bad couple seasons of allergy stuff I relented and restarted the allergy shots I’d quit maybe ten years earlier. By bad season I mean repeated sinus infections/bronchitis and stuff they’d shoot cortisone into me to try to get me back halfway normal. It was awful. I stuck with the shots on an at least twice monthly schedule and during spring and fall weekly, and after a couple or three years my symptoms finally settled down. Now I do a quick morning rinse of saline followed by a prescribed nose spray plus a pill and get by pretty well. It’s so much better than before that I have to remind myself to keep the shots up.

    My only allergies are the seasonal hay fever type stuff but they can be brutal and temporarily incapacitating. Sneezing for ten minutes straight with crap shooting outta your eyeballs followed by asthma and weird fatigue is quite unwelcome when working outdoors, and that’s where my stuff flares up. Most of my friends don’t have this crap and I marvel at that because I can’t imagine life without this annoyance. They don’t know how lucky they are, but there are far, far worse afflictions to carry around.
     
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    Neil-med don't forget to get the water warm, NOT HOT. Unless your looking for an immediate headache, avoid cool or cold.
     
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    Mrs Baby has one and swears by it. Looks weird to me, when she brought it home and demonstrated what looks quite a like pouring a cup of tea up your nose I thought it was an elaborate joke.
     
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    Times two on the NeilMed Sinus rinse. I was first diagnosed with sinus allergy problems back in the 70's. Tried a lot of different things and nothing worked very well. One doc I went to prescribed me Claritin, it was a prescription drug back then. That was almost a miracle. I was good until about October of last year. Then the sinus issues returned. New ENT doc allergy tested me and it seems I'm allergic to the dogs now, especially the new pup we've had for a bit over a year. She's long-haired and I'm guessing that's the issue. We've had dogs for the last 17 years but they have been short-hair dogs, and his flare up didn't start until after we got her. The NeilMed helps a bunch but still not out of the woods, I 'm getting a lot of sinus drainage in my throat and it plays hell with my vocal chords, I get real hoarse easily, and I do the majority of lead vocals in the two bands I work with.If you' never had sinus issues or allergies consider yourself blessed, if you have them,it can make your days and nights a living hell at times.
     
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