Since my husband’s allergies are out of control this season (as are apparently everyone else in Maryland this season), I suggested that he try the famed “Neti Pot“. For those of you who have no idea what a neti pot is,
A neti pot is a container designed to rinse the nasal cavity. You might use a neti pot to treat nasal allergies, sinus problems or colds. In fact, some neti pot enthusiasts say that regular use of a neti pot is more effective for nasal allergy and sinus symptoms than are over-the-counter medications. First, fill the neti pot with warm salt water or an over-the-counter saline nasal solution. Then tilt your head over the sink, place the spout of the neti pot in the upper nostril and gently pour in the water. As you pour, the salt water will flow through your nasal cavity and out the lower nostril. Repeat on the other side.
My husband tried it on Sunday with good results. I didn’t watch him (because who really wants to watch their loved on pour water into their nose… or watch water pour out of their nose). Now I kind of wished I would have and taken a picture. So here’s a picture I pulled off of Google:
Jeremy has since used the neti pot several more times.
Despite not having allergies, I thought I’d give it a shot. I’m sure my nasal cavity could use a good rinse (since I’ve never rinsed it before).
I read the instructions, I prepared the solution, I poured it into the neti pot and…
I basically poured a bunch of lukewarm water into my nasal cavity and IT DIDN’T GO ANYWHERE! Some if it dripped into my throat so I knew to lean forward a bit…
BUT WATER NEVER ESCAPED.
Every since my failed experiment, I feel like I can’t hear out of my left ear and my head hurts.
Stupid neti pot.
I’m trying it again this week. I will not be defeated by a ceramic pot! So all you neti pot fans, what the fuck am I doing wrong?