- Posted April 12, 2010 by
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Do you swear by your Neti Pot?
Gross, but so Good.
I admit it. I am a saline irrigation junky. Some say I am way to familiar with boogers. Mine, my children, even those who are around me. I feel I am just well informed.
I had never used a Net Pot until January 2009. I had just had sinus surgery, to help remove decades of sinus infection, allergy and scar tissue. To help move the process of healing along, my ENT suggested I use a Neti Pot. While the idea of sticking something up your nose under normal conditions, is a bit scary. Try it after sinus surgery when touching your nose is painful, putting a t-shirt on is an act of faith, and now you want me to shove water through my sinus cavity.
Since using the Neti Pot, I have told everyone about it. If anyone complains about sinus pressure, drainage, sore throat, or congestion, I tell them to irrigate. The first thing they say is, "I can not believe how much stuff came out of my nose." It is truly amazing, in a very gross and disturbing way.
When ever I feel congested, I go and irrigate my nose. It relieves the pressure and cleans it all out. It works so well that since 2010, I have not had any sinus infection. I am sure that the sinus surgery is the main help, but a little irrigation and allergy tablet once a day seems to allow me to breath no matter what is blooming, in Texas.