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Neti Pot for Allergies and Colds
Everyone Needs A Neti Pot
I heard about the Neti Pot from some friends and thought it wasn't for me. I soon changed my ind. Because I suffer with allergies during the Spring and Fall seasons, I found myself in need of some help. I was miserable from the allergy symptome and suffering with a stuffy nose! I was miserable enough to march down to the nearest drugstore and purchase my own Neti Pot. I became a believer instantly.
By using this little container, I can clear my head, eliminate constant sneezing, breathe better, and often get rid of sinus pain. I buy the prepackaged saline packets for my solution. They are easy to use and travel easily in your suitcase. Yes, I take my neti pot on trips.
How To Use It
Here are some easy to follow instructions on using the Neti Pot. Pour the contents of the saline packet into your pot and add warm water. Distilled water is recommended to avoid bacterias and germs from normal water sources. My pot came with a small spoon to stir the mixture. By tilting the head to one side over a sink, mouth open for breathing, pour the water into one nostril and let it flow out the other nostril. Pour the solution into the other nostril with the head tilted the other direction. Blow your nose after the rinse and help packed sinuses get clear. With this saline solution, swelling is diminished. Your nose may continue to drip for awhile as the solution works its way out. When I am traveling or suffering from allergies or a cold, I use the neti pot in the morning and at night. Othertimes, I use it as needed.
To clean the neti pot, wash with soap and water after each use. I put mine in the dishwasher periodically to sanitize it well. They are very easy to use and clean.
The cost for the neti pot and saline solution are minimal and the relief is worth it! I recommend that you invest in this simple tool to clear your head and possibly even prevent a cold or two. Breathe easy!