Thursday, July 9, 2009

Are you ready for Neti?

For the past two days, I have been suffering from allergies & I think a cold on top of that. I have been taking cold/sinus/allergy meds & nothing has worked to make me feel better (read: I am a big baby when I am sick).

One of my other friends is also sick. I think we picked something up at a restaurant the other day - but I can't prove that. One of her friends (on Facebook) suggested she try a neti pot. After I read that post, I spent the morning reading up on neti pots and decided I had nothing to lose.

Matty & I drove to Walgreens & purchased a neti 'kit' which came with saline packets. Matty is such a good sport...I asked him if I could take pictures of him using the neti & he said YES. Such a good boy! So Matty tried it first & had a hard time keeping a straight face. (Matty suffers from allergies too - so it was good for him to use it as well).

Demonstrating the proper head tilt.

Drip! Drip! Drip!

After Matty used the pot, he said he could breathe easier. I washed the neti and then I tried it too. It immediately cleared up my breathing passages enough that I can again breathe through my nose. It's been about a 15 minutes and I can still breathe. Let's hope this was the solution.


Laurel said...

I've seen those. Never tried it, but I hope it works for you.

sbaily said...

Dr. Martin believes it is a great resource for allergies and sinus infections.

The Rinkels said...

Dr. Oz is a huge Neti pot fan. He had someone demonstrate it on Oprah and it was crazy to watch.