Here’s Tip #3: Irrigate
Whether caused by a cold, allergies, or a temperamental immune system sinus issues are not only annoying but painful. Other than a nasal decongestant, what can clear your sinuses?
Nasal rinses, like “the netti pot” have been a sinus saver for many. A saline and purified water sinus rinse cleanses the sinus cavities of mucus and bacteria, while moisturizing which is especially perfect during dry weather months.
Yep, its a little tea pot for your nose. You pour the saline solution into one nostril and tilt your head over the sink so that gravity allows the solution to come out the other. You can buy a kit at the drug store that has the netti pot and packages of the solution included. Follow the instructions on the package.
If your nose is totally clogged, like at the worst stage of a cold, it may not be the best option as it may not go through. But, the netti pot can clear runny noses, relieve sinus headaches, and prevent colds.
Believe me, I was a total skeptic when I first heard of it too. I just thought the idea of salt water going up my nose cannot be natural. The first time I tried the netti pot I have to admit that it felt a little strange. But, I now use it all the time. It gets rid of nasal congestion that is present even when you don’t have a runny nose…you know the kind that just causes sinus headaches or your eyes to feel like they want to close.
I’ve recommended the netti pot to friends who said they could never use it and now they use it all the time, so give it a try!