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RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
This may be an old thread, but I'll answer anyway. You prevent the water from flowing in your mouth by breathing through your mouth the whole time. The package description should say that, though!
bellak10 bellak10 9 years
how often can you use the neti pot? every day? a few times a week?
cnlew cnlew 9 years
Does it help with sinus pain and pressure? That's my big issue...pressure in my eyebrows and cheeks. It might get one and try it out, although pouring salt water in my nose kind of weirds me out a little.
tigra tigra 9 years
my brother bought me one for my birthday last year because i have bad allergies and he swears by it. i've only used it twice because i get that drowning feeling too. after reading all these comments this morning and since i'm currently congested i'm going to try it again tonight.
trixydisco trixydisco 9 years
I'm a little late on comments here, I know, I think the Rhino Horn is the answer to my sinus headache issues. I just wish it wasn't $15. For 20 cents worth of plastic? It offends my practical shopper side, but if it'll help my stupid sinuses I guess I'll just bite the bullet.
Antsa Antsa 10 years
I admit this kind of grosses me out a little bit, but I think I may try it. The allergies are pretty bad this year...
Fitness Fitness 10 years
AucuneRancune - it you do it right it WON'T feel like water up your nose. It will feel warm and soothing, and your nose will feel clearer. It's the best!
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
I have such bad congestion problems, and even though the idea of this frightens me (reminds me of getting water up my nose as a kid), I think I may have to try it!
SweetKisses103 SweetKisses103 10 years
After seeing it on Oprah and on here.. I'm dying to go get my own! I'm going to scope out Wal-Greens tomorrow to see if they have that kit. My allergies have been so terrible this year. They have never been this bad.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
SU3 - Bulb syringes can definitely get some of the mucus out of your nose, but what's great about the neti pot is that it cleans mucus out of your sinuses. It's amazing!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Very interesting! I've never really seen the different kinds they have - I know you can also use a bulb syringe for the nasal irrigation if you have access to one.
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
I can't take decongestants. I am so thankful I don't have bad allergies.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
The neti pot is SOOO helpful. I use it when I have a cold too. I hate taking decongestants - they make me feel all fuzzy in the head.
madison63 madison63 10 years
wow, this sounds heaven-sent for someone who has intense allergies like me! thanks!
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
Thanks Fit! I know someone who would like to know about this.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
Hmm I know someone with bad allergies, I'll definitely let them know about this! Thanks Fit :)
pinkpetal7 pinkpetal7 10 years
They showed the neti pot on Oprah today! My friend has been using one for years and swears by it. I'm going to get one!
vigilante vigilante 10 years
Thanks Fit and kevindineen! I'm going to try not to drown myself later after the kids are in bed. I'll let you know how it goes!
txhottie txhottie 10 years
This is a great thing!! I love it. You can buy a "kit" at Walgreens that comes with easy to disolve saline packets.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
vigilante - Great question. Here are some tips that may help: • Make sure the water is a good temperature - not too hot and not too cold. • Also, when you go to pour the water into your nostril, make sure your ear is leaning down towards the sink. Water will drip down your throat and into your mouth if you don't lean down far enough. • As the water empties, keep tilting your nose up to the side. • Another thing - practice makes perfect, so keep trying and I'm sure you'll get the hang of it!
kevindineen kevindineen 10 years
If I keep my head tilted forward, my forehead down into the sink kinda it kept the water from going down my throat.
missyp missyp 10 years
I ordered one the last time you all posted about the neti pots. i have the red rhino horn and i LOVE it! i honestly don't know how i survived allegies before...it's miraculous!!!
vigilante vigilante 10 years
Great vid, Fit! I use this on my son who has terrible allergies. He loves it. I've tried it a few times but it always runs into my mouth. Not exactly sure what I'm doing wrong...I kinda feel like I'm going to drown myself. And I panic. And the kids laugh at me because I spray water everywhere. Any tips on avoiding the drowning feeling?
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