Ever walk down the street and blow through a mini pack of tissues in just a couple of blocks? There’s nothing worse than feeling tears stream down the face, ruining freshly applied morning makeup – all thanks to allergies. What’s an alternative girl to do?
Try everything – including a neti pot. Since nothing else is providing relief, and curious for years about this extremely alternative, low tech gadget, I finally broke down and bought one. Intended to reduce pollen and dust in the nasal passages, I figured — may as well cleanse the schnoz with some salt water, and see what happens.
I decided to try this one @ internatural.com — $12.71 for the Neti Pot and $2.36 for an 8 ounce bag of salt, (which is currently only $1.99). Tonight’s the night, I’ll let you know how it goes. If you don’t hear from me, I’ve probably choked or drowned. Anyone out there familiar with this technique – feel free to chime in.
Morning Update: It was so surprisingly simple to use – I don’t know yet if Neti has helped curb my allergies, but I’m still breathing…feels a bit like spring cleaning from the inside out:)
UPDATE, Dec 19, 2011: Yikes! Neti pot warning…Brain-Eating Amoeba Fatalities Linked to Common Cold Remedy – yahoo! news