09-08-2012, 03:05 PM
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  • brian
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[Image: office-neti-pot.jpg]

Hey NOOK!

Not to get all hippie alt-med homeopath on you, but does anybody else use and love one of these gems?

I've used my neti pot with great results during allergy season and to relieve sinus blockage. I've been having a very difficult time hearing any indirect speech lately and it's been a true pain asking my family and co-workers to constantly repeat themselves. I've gone through every trick in the book to try and remove wax/corn/potatoes from my ears to no avail... got a tip from a bud that his ENT prescribed an extra-strength flonase deal to help with a similar hearing issue...
Lo and behold, I used the Neti and it's already started to help! A few more uses and I should be right back to selective hearing rather than no hearing at all 24

Anyway, thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!

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 09-08-2012, 03:16 PM
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  • freddy
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Brian, I hate using them but they do work. As you say, better selective hearing than no hearing. Wink

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 09-08-2012, 03:21 PM
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I hate them so much, but they work so well. I used it when I came down with something serious. Lower respiratory infection. It really helped. Not as much as the antibiotics, but it helped.

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 09-08-2012, 05:42 PM
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Unpleasant, but definately helpful!

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 09-08-2012, 06:10 PM
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Brian, we have used a nasal syringe with good results for our son and ourselves. They are much easier to use for infants, also.

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 09-08-2012, 06:16 PM
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  • J_fro
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oh HOW I disdain "da snot pot"! BUT, like others have said, these things WORK. I had a bad sinus infection in college that I let go untreated WAY too long so I have some issues. Just as long as one takes care with the water and lets it cool back down to warm these things work wonders with few, if any side effects.

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 09-08-2012, 10:00 PM
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My Better Half uses one - I can't stand it myself, since it feels like I'm drowning when I try to use one... NOT a pleasant feeling.

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 09-08-2012, 10:39 PM
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I've used them before and they work wonderfully.

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 09-08-2012, 11:06 PM
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  • Snuff
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I have one that I use a lot, since I'm a big user of snuff tobacco they help in keeping my nose clean.

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 09-09-2012, 05:05 AM
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  • slantman
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Thanks for the tip. Might help some people I know.

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 09-09-2012, 06:46 AM
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I use one with a little salt and 4 drops of Goldenseal(non-alcoholic) and it works better than anything else I have tried for congestion. Washes all of the bacteria containing snot right out of there. I have also introduce it to my childeren and grandchildren. Mixed acceptance there!

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 09-09-2012, 08:16 AM
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I use the Neti-Pot and have had good results. I feel weird every time I use it but the results are pretty good. I always get sinus infections every year and need to probably eventually have the sinus surgery.

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 09-09-2012, 10:43 PM
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  • leo
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I use it couple of times a week and sometimes everyday because of my job.
I don't think it's unpleasant so I don't mind using it.

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 09-22-2012, 01:22 PM
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I use one of these...

[Image: nasalrinse.jpg]

and it works great.

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 09-22-2012, 09:10 PM
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I used a neti pot for years, as I continually got sinus infections. It will clear the yellow green gunk right out. I used it daily instead of just when I got infections or blockage.

I found that I have trouble clearing enough of the water or moisture out of the sinuses and I think it caused more nasal problems, so I stopped. There was a study a year or so ago that said occasional usage was okay, but daily usage could cause more sinus infections. It was true for me.

I stopped taking the antibiotics too. They were ineffectual. My ENT doctor would have me go to a compounding apothecary and get prednisone mixed in solution and I would use a syringe to squirt that into the nose and shake my head and snort it out. I don't know that that every really worked either.

Now I take stinging nettle daily and vitamin D and my respiratory/allergy health is much improved.

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 09-22-2012, 09:17 PM
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  • Johnny
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Never tried one.

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 09-23-2012, 02:55 PM
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I too use the NeilMed Sinus Rinse. Seems to work better to me.

One item to read up on though ...... There is a reason all the directions tell you to use distilled water .....
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/03...t-warning/

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 10-09-2012, 10:09 AM
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haha, the ol' neti pot. I have always feared using one of these, even though for years I have been told it would help alleviate my constant post nasal drip (which would develop into sinus infections about 5 times a year, which would then develop into acute ear infections). Finally, about a year ago I bought one of those NeilMed neti pots and began using it. Surprising, I found it not at all uncomfortable and it really has worked wonders. I haven't had a sinus infection or ear ache since I started using it.

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