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8/1/17 2:33 A

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Well I tried the neilmed saline spray nasal wash with the large volume nosil and it worked really well! This is the first time I have ever had one of these nasal washes work. The only downside is it doesn't last very long. It's a pre made canister but has a nosel that sends a big enough amount of solution up to do a full rinse.

Thanks everyone for the tips :)

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7/9/17 1:41 A

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I usually boil my water in the microwave if I am going to do that. But stove top works too. And you can buy distilled water to use too.

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For about the first couple months I used the sinus rinse I would go to bed about an hour after using it. As soon as I lay down on my side the water would start to pour out. It would continue for about 3 hours from using it. I would have a horrible salt taste, too. Since then those problems stopped. I wondered if the regular using of it, as well as the steroid stuff that I have to squirt up my nose had reduced the inflammation/pockets that were in the sinus cavity and that is why the problem has gone. Well, that's my theory, anyway - LOL!

How come you are unable to boil up some water?

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You can buy bottles of distilled water at some stores. You just have to look good at the labels and see if it shows "distilled", instead of "spring" or what ever.

From what I understand, I thing the net poti water is suppose to got more from just one side of your sinus and out the other side. But that can be hard to do with out some of it going down the back of your sinus and out your throat or down the back of your throat. Which means some of it might not drain back out for sometime later. I haven't tried a neti pot, they were all out when I went to buy one. So I got the neilmed squeeze bottle instead. It was kind of awkward to me trying to get the water to go side to side. I heard the neti pots are easier to use, but I wouldn't know.

Growing up I had some old doctors and my mom had old folk remedies where you mixed table salt with warm tap water and sniffed it up your nose to clean it out. That really made it go all the way back down your sinus and down the throat. Now they don't want you doing that. As you could just end up pushing an infection in your sinus down into your ears and throat. Plus now with things in the tap water that don't get killed at the water treatment plants, they don't want you putting tap water in your nose any more.

I prefer the fine mist stuff. It goes up into the sinus to help and usually doesn't run back down. Unless you sprayed too much and tilted your head back at the same time.

I will sometimes still boil water and use the table salt or neilmed stuff once the water has cooled down. But I just try to get it to go from side to side, not back down my sinus and throat.

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Thanks janette emoticon
That answers some of my questions. I couldn't figure out where one would get sterile water to use with the mix that would be safe. I don't have any way to boil water here so that means the neilmed the dr gave me is a no go. But I'm guessing the premixed kind like simple saline would do the same thing without me needing special water?
Your right it gives a fine mist of spray. I tried a neti pot along time ago with tap water because it didn't say what kind and for me at least the water wouldn't come back out so I was not keen to try it again. For a long time after that when I was on strong medicine that helped my sinus I would start tasting salt water draining down my throat which was just weird. Sigh

Thanks for the info emoticon

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7/6/17 2:39 P

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shop.neilmed.com/Products/Sinus-Rins
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Sinus-Rinse-Regular-Kit


Premixed Packets of USP Grade Sodium Chloride & Sodium Bicarbonate (Purity level 99% or higher)



www.armandhammer.com/personal-care/n
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Drug-free, made from simple ingredients: just salt, water and ARM & HAMMERô Baking Soda

I have used the neilmed before, and several generic premixed saline solution sprays. I haven't tried simply saline before.

The neilmed you mixed the solution into distilled water, or water that has been boiled and then cooled down to room temp. You put the water into a squeeze bottle with the powered mixture and squeeze it into your sinus. So you get a good flow of water like when you are using a neti pot. Where most pre-mixes saline solutions give you a fine mist of the solution into your sinus when you squeeze them. Not sure about Simply saline as I have never used it.

I hope that helps you. Janette

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Is there a difference between the neilmed type and simply saline? I know there isn't anything to mix with simply saline but I'm not sure how the neilmed type works... Any tips on using the neilmed?

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I have used both the ceramic and the newer plastic neti pots and find the plastic one easier to use. It's lighter weight, the spout is a little smaller and it's definitely easier to clean. It's clear plastic so it's easier to see the water level and when the salt is completely dissolved. I only use it when I need to. It can dry out my sinuses which can make my allergies worse.

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Let us know how you get on with it.

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I am headed to my allergy doctor this afternoon since over the weekend, my sinuses started draining and I have lost my voice again.

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After my first post I got used to it, and I guess with more practice it got easier. I haven't had any foul smell since.

JANNY - I have only used the NeilMed one, so am unable to give suggestions. I hope that whatever you try does the trick :-)

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I have had 5 sinus infections since last November and reading these posts have inspired me to do sinus rinses or use a neti pot. Any suggestions on the best ones?

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I only get the foul smell and taste when I have a sinus infection or bronchitis. I don't do the rinses every day unless I am fighting off a sinus infection, or I was exposed to dust and or smoke.

I am allergic to dust, smoke and a lot more, so I try to avoid them. Some chemicals in cleaners bother me too. A lot of times when I am going to dust, sweep, vacuum and clean the house I will wear a dust mask to help try to stop the dust and dog dander and such from getting into my sinus, throat and lungs.

I have been doing sinus washes since I was really young as my mom taught me to do it. I didn't like it doing it at first, it seemed funny and weird. But it really helped with all the infections I kept getting. And as I did it more and more I got use to it.

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About 20 years ago I was nonstop sinus infections, when we tried something that transformed my life. I don't vacuum, mop or dust. I'm not even around when it happens. The sinus infections stopped and I also stopped the shots. If I get exposed to dust I do a nasal rinse, take a shower and change my clothes. It stops the sinus infections. Cleaning ladies every two weeks and an understanding husband I am much better.

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I used to have sinus infections from October to April every year and so about 4 years ago I started using the neti pot and sinus cleanse twice a day every day and it has decreased my sinus infection about 99 percent. It did feel funny for awhile but once I learned I needed to breathe through my mouth it got better. Now I do it as a routine. I don't even have to think about it.

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It felt funny to me at first, but wasn't so bad after a few times.

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Did you have a foul smell in your nose after using it? I did last night, but this a.m. after using it it wasn't as bad.

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I use a nasal rinse when I feel stuffy or have been exposed to dust. The first time I used it I felt like I was drowning. I got use to it. I was told to not lay down for at least two hours after doing a rinse. It can pool in your sinuses and cause an infection. Personally I would only use once a day in the morning, but I don't know your situation. Good luck!

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Yesterday while at the Respiratory Clinic, the Specialist gave me a Sinus Rinse to use twice daily. I used it last night but it really felt horrible doing so. My question is this:

Does this feeling get better or do we just 'get used' to it?

I have to say, after using it I could breathe through my nose far more easily and it is still like that this a.m. When I woke this a.m. I had very little gunk around my eyes compared to what is usually there.

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