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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern Colorado
Bikes: (2) Moots Vamoots, (1) Cannondale T2000 tourer, (1) Diamondback Response Comp mtb
Originally Posted by nashcommguy
Get a 'nettie pot'. They're available at Walgreens and come w/several 'saline' packs...enough to last for at least 3-4 weeks. There're directions on how to use one in the package. Using one helps alot. Twice per day...like brushing your teeth. It seems a little weird at first, but the benefits far outway any hesitations one may feel. The yogis have been using them for 5000 years. They're around 15.00US.
I'd say you're absolutely right about the neti pot ... but ... that "little weird at first" goes away with the "Simply Saline" products. Their ease of use is amazing, and they're aerosol pressurized, so it's a simple point-and-shoot procedure.
Either is good, though.
By the way, I wouldn't use ANY product that is preserved -- particularly any product preserved with Benzalkonium Chloride (look for it). It is well established that it eats mucous membranes and destroys the ciliary function (the tiny hairs that 'sweep' the sinuses, filtering out stuff).
The same is at least as true for eye drops.
Benzalkonium Chloride (BAK) -- over years of unknowing use (prescription eye drops) destroyed my eyes and my sinuses (what goes in the eyes, ends up in the sinuses).
Simply Saline is preservative-free, btw....