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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:28 AM
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Neti Pots - why didn't you folks tell me about the wonders of these things!! Shame on you
For 10 years TEN years I've been on DU at not once did someone say "Hey Lynne, have you thought of using a Neti Pot - that'll clear that gunk stuck up in your nose"

I thought you :loveya: me

:cry:

Bought my first Neti Pot last week - just a generic brand from Walgreens but I'm loving this thing!

Anyone make their own Neti Pot Solution? Tell me more!
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:36 AM
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1. ahem...
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:40 AM
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2. I was sick that day
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 09:41 AM by LynneSin
:hide:

Anyhow I thought he was clearing out the sinuses of General Discussion.

How was I to know

:cry:
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:48 PM
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6. ROFL
You crack me up!

:7
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 10:06 AM
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3. Like I said on that thread the neti pot is weird but I now use spray saline
and it has definitely cleared up some sinus issues. Glad you like it!
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:03 PM
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24. I snort cayenne pepper powder (carefully) or use Walgreen's Sinus Buster. Same stuff, really.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 10:15 AM
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4. I even gave you the link to the Neti Pot Rap!
You can lead a horse to water, et cetera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqzUwnr2QAo
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 10:27 AM
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5. I never smoked any of that neti pot, but the stuff I had either cleared me up or clogged me up.
Gym sock weed was a good way to clog up the sinuses. But Thunderfuck and other red-haired buds (I mean pot - what were you thinking?) usually cleared me out really well.

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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:56 PM
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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:50 PM
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11. Lmao
:rofl:
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:42 PM
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20. More like: Snorting Coke....You're Doing it Wrong.
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:58 PM
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8. I'm too afraid to try it.
Was it hard to do? I can't go underwater without plugging my nose. I'm thinking the experience would feel like waterboarding for me. :scared:
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:39 PM
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9. I have friends who love them...But I'm with nolabear...I like the saline sprays.
I'll ask around about solutions for you!
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:42 PM
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10. Well, since I think you are a good person,
very funny and stuff...I wouldn't recommend drowning /waterboarding to you.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:12 PM
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12. It's actually not like that.
First, one of the things that makes waterboarding so awful is that you are blindfolded and have no clue when you're gonna get hit with water. Second - waterboarding you are on your back so water into your nose in a way where it feels like drowning. To properly work the neti pit you should angle your head on it's side and allow the water to stream thru your nose - in one nostril and out the other thanks to the wonders of gravity.

It feels alll good inside when you do it.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:39 PM
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19. I use this one (not really a neti pot, but same idea).....
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:04 AM
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30. Well, maybe I did it wrong.
It freaked me out - I felt like I was drowning! :scared:

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:50 PM
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13. I just googled it....
JESUS CHRIST, ARE YOU INSANE?????
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:56 PM
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14. My use of a Neti Pot has nothing to do with my insanity. You should know that by now
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 03:58 PM by LynneSin
Don't knock it until you try it. I'm getting my stepfather a Neti Pot for Xmas.



That's what I look like in the shower every morning, well except without the clothes. I Neti in the Nude
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:01 PM
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15. That's the first time...
that picturing a woman in the nude did NOT improve the image for me. :O
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:02 PM
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16. you have no imagination
Seriously - don't knock it until you try it.

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:09 PM
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17. I have way too much imagination
to be able to sleep soundly after watching someone squirting water into their nose and having it flow out the other side! :yoiks:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:50 PM
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22. Sweet Dreams
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 04:52 PM by LynneSin
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:11 PM
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25. You are EVUL!!!1
:rofl:
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Remember Me Donating Member (730 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:52 PM
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34. you know, I KNOW about these things. I coulda told Lynne about them, but
my own PERSONAL opinion (not having tried one nor that much needed one), PERFECTLY matches your own. :rofl:
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:31 PM
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18. Chamber Pots - why didn't you folks tell me about the wonders of these things!! Shame on you
For 10 years TEN years I've been on DU at not once did someone say "Hey LV, have you thought of using a Chamber Pot - that'll clear that gunk stuck up in your arse."


:hurts:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:46 PM
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21. And you didn't start a copycat thread with this.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU????!!!!!
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:54 PM
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23. I debated it and decided it would probably get locked too quickly.
:rofl:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:26 PM
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26. Live on the edge
Go for it!
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clyrc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 10:34 PM
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27. I'm in desperate need of my neti pot, but I can't find it
It doesn't work miracles for me, but it does clean things up for an hour or so. I'm pretty sure I have a sinus infection, and I seriously need to find my pot!
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 11:11 PM
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28. I just dump what looks like a teaspoon of kosher salt into the neti pot with tap water
But here is a recipe for the solution:

In a clean container, mix 3 heaping teaspoons of iodide-free salt with 1 rounded teaspoon of baking soda and store in a small airtight container. Add 1 teaspoon of the mixture to 8 ounces (1 cup) of lukewarm distilled or boiled water.

http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/Treatmen...
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:00 AM
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29. Because they're gross.
That's why. It's like recommending toilet paper.

:hi:

Bake
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:16 AM
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31. A bowl of green chile does the same thing. eom.
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:49 PM
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32. Or horseradish.
Hot steaming water in a bowl with a towel over your head.
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:25 PM
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33. I still need to work on my technique.
There was one particular day when I really hit the jackpot, so to speak, at dislodging junk. I have no idea what I did right, but I try to recreate it each time I use my Neti pot.

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freeplessinseattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:20 AM
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35. oddly enough, I just bought one last night
I'd heard about the wonders, but also heard it's not good for those afraid of swimming, like myself. Finally was at my wit's end with getting a congestion headache almost every morning, even using 12 hr. pseudoephredine.

It took a couple tries to get it right, and did bring back some bad memories of swimming class in jr. high, but I was determined to get past the unpleasantness and find relief as a reward.

Now after only two treatments I already feel better, feels like a lot more oxygen is flowing and the sinus pressure has reduced a lot. Even the puffy sinus lines around my nose that make me look older has reduced, a nice side effect.

Once I got it down right and got used it it really is kind of fun, if I dare say, and I really wish I had dared tried it years ago!
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