So, yesterday, I bit the bullet (or should I say sucked it up). We bought a Neti pot. I’d been thinking about it for quite a while but this round of seasonal allergies is the worst I’ve ever experienced. You would swear I have a cold if it didn’t only get worse when I go outside. I just finished doing it for the second time. It feels strange, kinda makes my eyes feel like they are bulging out (hard to tell … they are feeling that way and watering like leaky faucets anyway) but I had relief for a few hours yesterday from my itchy watery eyes, stuffed and running nose (yeah, both at the same time), and sore throat due to drainage. For anyone who is like me and doesn’t like taking drugs for stuff like this, you should give it a shot. Oh, and the one we bought was $8 at Walgreens.

2 Replies to “Neti Pot”

  1. Michelle @ Raising a PIC says:

    I have been thinking about buying one but am a little freaked about water up my nose. I use saline in my kids’ nose, but I am too chicken… My allergies have been so bad that I really might bite the bullet, too.

    1. thesustainablehome says:

      Well, this is the worst my seasonal allergies have ever been. It’s been difficult to tell the difference between this and a cold. I used it twice yesterday (morning and night) and last night was the first almost-normal night’s sleep since Sunday. I haven’t done it yet this morning (coffee is more important). It is uncomfortable but I’m so glad I got this thing. I truly thought it would feel like I was drowning but it’s not that bad … just uncomfortable. Though almost all I have seen have packets to mix with the water, the link I posted has a recipe for the salt/baking soda mix. You really should give it a try.


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