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May 14, 2016

The Plague of Things That Are Too Long


Colorful diagrams and instructions festooned the sinus-rinse box, including a long list of the 10 “advantages” of using this particular nasal spray.
For example, the nozzle on the “easy-squeeze” plastic bottle fits any nasal opening whatsoever. Very important detail for people with virtually invisible nostrils. But the sinus-rinse makers were just getting warmed up. Inside the box I found a 32-page manual with an introduction, testimonials from physicians and customers, warnings about mishandling the device, a full page of instructions for cleaning and disinfecting the unit, and four pages of answers to frequently asked questions about sinus rinses. - WSJ

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 14, 2016 10:25 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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WHOA! Just purchased my 5th box of this from Costco. A box will last 6 months with daily use. If you've ever had a true sinus infection, or simple head cold...you understand the importance of this concept. Blow/flush the crap out daily, that your 'air filter' is breathing in. Pollen, dust , etc. After beginning use as last ditch attempt years ago, it cleared sinus' after one use. *And 8-10K mg. of Vitamin C daily, plus NO more flu vaccines...disease free. You're welcome.

Posted by: JoeDaddy [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2016 3:36 AM

Before she died last December, my wife used the netti pot for years. It kept her occasional sinus infection in check and allowed her to sleep comfortably at night when her nose would plug up. Trouble breathing through your nose? I'd recommend this solution. Once you master the technique, it works like a charm.

Posted by: ChuckR [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2016 5:13 AM

Who wants to muck around in their nose.

Posted by: pbird [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2016 9:47 AM

Over a period of two years I had three bacterial bronchitis attacks. The last of them landed me in the hospital with pneumonia. I was referred to a pulmonary specialist who recommended this. My sinus drainages were getting into my lungs and causing bronchitis. Four years of daily use and have not had any problems. I swear by this. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Posted by: Jimmy J. [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2016 3:25 PM

It is a common problem with zealots. And those of us who live (and not die) by nasal lavage know that the daily jalaneti has saved---if not drastically improved---our lives. So Brother, we want you to be a believer, too.
I mix my own solution: to One (1) gallon of distilled water, add one (1) level teaspoon of baking soda, and six (6) level teaspoons of salt. This produces a soothing balanced .09% saline solution---as near as you can measure in your own kitchen using cooking tools.

I warm 16 oz to 100 degrees in the microwave, and use an oral thermometer to check the temperature.

Posted by: Fontessa [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2016 12:13 PM

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