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It was this or nasal surgery...

Updated on December 16, 2013

Okay, I'm not going to lie. A lot of people don't want you to talk about this device over dinner. That's fine, I'm not eating, and I'm assuming you're not, either.

A few years ago, I was getting a sinus infection every single winter. A bad one. It would wipe me out for months.

At a visit to the ENT specialist, he started talking to me about having surgery. For some reason, I looked over and saw this machine. I asked him about it. The doc said, "oh, you could use that instead of surgery. It generally makes everyone who uses it better."

Enough said.

It's like washing your hands when you're around people who might have a bug. Of course that's a good idea. Well, this quick and easy machine washes your nose. It removes dust and pollen and gunk and will instantly transform the way you breathe and probably prevent a few serious viruses a year.

To use it, just buy some cheap sea salt at the local supermarket and put one scoop (they send you the scoop) into the device with some warm water. The most important step is to lean far forward over the sink as you do each nostril. I know, I know, but it works.

If you're concerned about super rare water-borne germs, just fill it with really hot water from the tap (the hot water heater wipes out the germs) and then let it cool. Don't use it with hot water, you'll regret it.

After use, rinse for ten seconds with tap water.

Every morning, every night, for the last five years. I buy a new one every year. I made it more than five years before the doc said I needed more invasive treatment, but on his recommendation, I still use it daily.

Highly recommended.

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      annemcx 3 years ago

      Hi Seth, I've used the old taoist method with the pot occasionally. Each time it practically lifted the top of my head off I had so much more oxygen, so this is a great tip. Thank you.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Interesting sinus tool!

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      The idea of putting salt water up one's nose is a bit off-putting, but I understand from Neti-pot loving friends that a device like this (or its low-tech cousins) can do wonders for clear breathing in cold season.

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      What an interesting way to fight illness and enhance the immune system.