April 02, 2008

All Hail Neti


There are two kinds of people in the world: Sinus People and those who are Not Sinus People.

I am of the former, and like clockwork I am dealing with my annual sinus infection. No doubt, it's the worst couple of weeks of my year. But this year's sinus extravaganza has been an improvement from last year's and I'd like to at least partially credit my neti pot. Granted it didn't save me from infection, but it was definitely MVP of my recovery, right after the antibiotics.

If you are a Sinus Person then you will understand the value of deep cleaning those suckers. The doctor who treated me in the emergency room last week was also a Sinus Person and stressed that one cannot overdue it with nasal rinsing. So go for it. Neti, I love you.

5 comments:

huddtoo said...

Love your blog! Stumbled across your's via someone else's..somehow. You know how those things work. :)

After reading this, I'm glad I'm a non-sinus person. I'm really not sure I could handle that. But, you do what you have to do sometimes!

Marisa L. B. said...

I also came across your blog yesterday! I've been enjoying reading it as well! I've been debating the neti pot thing. I've fighting this nasty cold/sore throat and trying to do everything possible without resorting to nasty meds...

paradigmshifted said...

I'm a sinus person too! I gotta get me a Neti pot.

Michelle said...

Yes! Get one. It's so cool. It's also pretty gross. But mostly cool.

Marisa L. B. said...

Well, I bought one today and tried it out. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and it did feel really good after!