It tastes awful, but it works

14 thoughts on “It tastes awful, but it works”

  1. I fully agree that the NetiPot is absolutely awesome, and it really does work. The label really though should state “Warning: It is disgusting, and for the love of all that is gross, don’t inhale!”.

    Sorry to hear you have a cold – feel better soon!

  2. ironically, i discovered the amazing joy of this last year with a terrible sinus cold. these things are amazing, and worked much better than antibiotics. it reminded me of accidentally breathing in swimming pool water in a salt treated pool

  3. I had to use one after my deviated septum operation (and after three days with medical-grade tampons stuffed up both nostrils…) and it was incredible. Incredibly GROSS. But very effective.

    I’ve used it a few times since when I get bad colds and I concur… it’s weird, but it’s good weird.

    Biology needs a new tagline: “It’s gross, but it’s awesome!”

  4. the instructions actually do state to inhale just a little bit to treat the “down the throat” mucus. truly a fantastic experience.

  5. Full points for “things that will cause you to have a retarded flipper baby”. Also, I’m impressed by your restraint with the sentence “It also helps to relax so you don’t choke.”

    I’m struggling a bit with the scale of that thing. I think we all need an action shot.
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  6. Oy! What’s a guy gotta do to get a comment approved around here? Not include any helpful links?
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    peechie Reply:

    hmm… yah. i think if you’re a new or very rare commenter, including links lands you in purgatory until i check my queue. all good now though – and thanks for sharing a video for Darren (mostly so I didn’t have to go making one of my own)!

  7. We also swear by using a sinus rinse but we use the NeilMed squeeze bottle instead of the pot – it’s easier to use cause you don’t have to tilt your head sideways to get it to go, you just bend over the sink and squeeze. So gross and so useful.

  8. Tip: Tylenol sells little bottles of saline that you can squirt up your baby’s nose. It’s also gross (particularly since it has to be followed by sucking the stuff back out with a snot bulb) and it makes for a very angry baby, but one that can breathe and therefore sleep.

    peechie Reply:

    ooh, good to know. I’ll file that one away for a rainy day, for sure.

  9. My boyfriend has sinuses that block easily, and it took me a full 6 months to convince him that this is something he might find useful, but once he did he was amazed that such a “drug free” solution was so effective. Spending a couple of days by the sea works as well, although it’s a bit pricier.

  10. As with others, I was a complete skeptic before I tried it out years back but can’t imagine living without the regular NeilMed kit (the NetiPot just seemed odd at the time back when I was skeptical). It’s the first thing I grab anytime I sense congestion and the results are simply phenomenal. I’ve tried to convince others to do the same, but my description (I call it a nose hose) probably doesn’t help…
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