Hi Jacksonstables25... I did my first sinus wash this afternoon...something I learned on Dr.Oz...I'm not to Crazy about him. It was the only thing on at that time. I used Water only no solution to it. Any way, the first side I washed hurt up into my right eyebrow and Forehead...like cold, pressure ~ prickly feeling. like when your eating or drinking something cold ...Ice headache? I wasn't sure to do the other nostril but got the courage to do it again. Still there was a little pressure just not as bad...
You must use warm SALT water! if you are so clogged that the neti pot water doesn't seem to flow thru your nose then you can do this--get some AFRIN. Spray both nostrils with AFRIN while lying down. Remain lying down for 10 min. Then your nose will be "open".
NOW fill the neti pot with warm salted water and rinse your nose.
repeat at least 2 times more within 10 hours.
AFRIN works to keep your nose open for 12 hours so you can benefit
from several nose washings in a 10 hour time span.
my allergist told me you can use AFRIN once a day for 10 days.
this is what I use to do to recover from a cold. use the afrin at 7 a.m.
and wash my nose like 5 times before 7 p.m.
do not use the AFRIN for more than 10 consecutive days.
you can get addicted to it but even my allergy doctor said it's ok to use
it for 5-10 days to get over a cold or severe congestion. it really opens up the nose so you can
get the warm salt water IN there to rinse everything OUT. TRY it.
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