This product was mentioned in
with an average of
buy one of these. Using a syringe means you have to keep doing it like she did instead of 1-2 times with one of these or a neti pot.
They're pretty good for fast relief. Doesn't last too long IME, but I use mine when I don't want to take pseudophedrine and I can't take afrin again. Need to use distilled water or boil the water first or you can make a sinus infection worse.
I am curious, is this any different to using a sinus rinse? Something like this. I already do the rinse once every couple days and want to try other things to help with my blocked nose..
Like saline but these were specifically to not irritate moist tissues (like the inside of your nose) while cleaning them. I linked the one I use. Isotonic rinse
I haven't lived in Chicago, but I'm considering it and I'm disappointed to hear about the allergies. I've had severe allergies elsewhere, Texas, Florida and MA. The only way I've been able to get consistent relief was to use a sinus rinse in the morning and before bed. I used this one:
It was awkward squirting water up my nose at first, but I got used to it pretty quickly.
I use Saline spray all day for a few days after and some during. Also wash out sinuses with neilmed flush rinse.
NeilMed Sinus Rinse - A Complete Sinus Nasal Rinse Kit, 50 count (Pack of 1) [link]
Use a sinus rinse! They can be picked up at pretty much any drug store/grocery store. Like a bidet for your sinuses. It will help with the inflammation/pain.
NeilMed Sinus Rinse - A Complete Sinus Nasal Rinse Kit [link]
My wife and I use this bottle. It is the best at getting a good amount of liquid up inside. The only downside is no backflow blocker. You will learn to squeeze while pulling it away from your ass. The tip is tapered and fits nicely against the hole without needing to push it inside. The water pressure this thing can make will overcome your muscles as long as you line up your hole with its hole. Also we generally do this 15-20m before sex and play around in other ways for a bit before getting into it. EDIT: DO NOT USE THE SOLUTION IN THE BOX. Throw it away you only want the bottle. You can buy this at Walmart.
I always have a stuffy/runny nose. I went to an allergist fully expecting to be allergic to everything. I tested negative for everything! She diagnosed me with something that just means constant nose congestion (can't remember the name sorry. And recommended this: nose spray thing. It works great.
Disclaimer: I don't have celiac.
I use this and it helps a little bit: [link]
But honestly there were a lot of nights where it really did suck and nothing helped much :/ Thankfully my cold and allergies have subsided and I can breathe again
Try daily nasal irrigation. The NeilMed system works much better than a neti pot for me. You can make your own salt/baking soda mix rather than continuing to buy the little salt packets.
For nasal congestion - try a sinus rinse. I have https://www.amazon.com/NeilMed-100-Sinus-Rinse-Complete/dp/B000RDZFZ0/ref=sr_1_6_mod_primary_new?crid=3K4ON0SL58A14&dchild=1&keywords=sinus+rinse+bottle&qid=1611162399&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=sinus+rinse%2Caps%2C592&sr=8-6 this - you can get it at walmart/target/most drugstores. PLEASE follow the directions though for use and washing. You need to use sanitized/distilled water and must wash very thoroughly after every use. Don't risk a brain eating bacterial infection especially while you're pregnant!
Acid reflux/heartburn - I had HORRIBLE heartburn for nearly all of my pregnancy. I actually had pregnancy heartburn before I was even 4 weeks pregnant (before I tested). It was MISERABLE. I am almost surprised I didn't overdose on tums/rolaids. Zantac used to be the go to for hearthburn, but that was recalled right when I got pregnant. I ended up using Tagamet and that really helped. It doesn't work immediately though - its a maintenance medication so you have to go on it and stay on it for several days before you see much of an improvement. I stayed on it for most of my pregnancy.
Gas pains - I always just took gas x and that helped but never had severe issues.
Use this every night after you're done to keep nose clean and prevent sinus infections which often cause headaches with or without water and hydration.
Yeah, I find that the first 6-12 months at a new school can cause me to be sick a lot.
Other than nutrition, sleep, and hand washing I absolutely swear by these two products:
Neilmed sinus rinse
Kick-ass immune activator
During cold and flu season, or if I'm with kids that are obviously sick, I have a routine when I get home:
Go straight to the laundry room, strip and put clothes directly into the washer. Then I jump in the shower and use the Neilmed rinse.
I do those things because I hate the feeling of sitting on my bed or couch or whatever with preschool germs all over me.
I really do find that the sinus rinse helps me from getting sick more often, and the immune activator stuff does help kill and shorten colds when I feel something coming on.
Yes but have you watched “the lefty lanky” on YouTube? Normally I don’t suggest you tube but this guy is legit and did this for a job. He knows what he’s talking about.
In one of his videos he talked about the people running sleep tests and how they will often ask if you open your mouth while sleeping. Almost Everybody says yes. That’s because the sleep techs just want to get the test over with. (I’m Paraphrasing).
The thing is, you open your mouth and gasp when you have OSA, or maybe bad allergies, or both. That’s a sign of sleep apnea.
Once I realized that, I contacted my pulmonary team and asked if I could try the nasal masks. This is an example of one type of nasal mask:
I had to pay out of pocket @ $100 to try the new set up because I wasn’t due for it yet, so insurance wouldn’t cover it.
Worth every penny to get rid of the full face mask.
It also really helps to use this (with distilled water) at bedtime if allergies or sinus problems also plague you:
(NeilMed sinus rinse)
Cpap use is really important if you need it!!!!!!
As important as a smoker stopping smoking. It’s huge. And when you find the right set up
For you, you’ll feel so much better. It really is possible
This: NeilMed Sinus Rinse - A Complete Sinus Nasal Rinse Kit, 50 count (Pack of 1) [link]
NeilMed Sinus Rinse - A Complete Sinus Nasal Rinse Kit, 50 count (Pack of 1) [link]
This one is more compact and similar concept as the pot. Works wonders and is safe.
Sinus infection remember your nose and ears are connected. Use this twice a day to try to flush it out:
Colloidal silver does not have enough evidence of efficacy. Ghost chili pepper sauce is going to irritate your mucous membranes and make them swell more, as well as potentially burn off their top layer which protects against infection.
Use this shit, it works. Warning, nasties will be coming out of your nose, don't freak out haha
I prefer the NeilMed bottle, what about you?
I use something similar to a netipot called a NeliMed Sinus Rinse - I don't know the difference, it's just what my ENT told me to use after my first sinus surgery. I use it 2-5 times daily depending on how I feel, but always before bed, and always when I wake up (and when I wake up at night to go to the bathroom or something).
Stuff like Afrin can definitely cause some pain, I often feel pain like in the back of my sinus with that.
I don't take Flonase but I take something almost identical called Budesonide/Rhinocort (that one is prescription only). Flonase/Rhinocort/Nasonex are all pretty much identical so the directions are the same. I take the Budesonide twice a day, two sprays on each side. I think Flonase might be once a day - depends on directions. But you should take it at least once a day. There is generally no side effects with nasal steroids because they only affect your sinus, they don't go through your digestive system like oral steroids do.
If your sinus issues are caused by allergies then just allergy medicine might not be enough depending on how bad the allergies are. Since your sinusitis seems to be long term it very well could be allergies. It might be worth getting allergy tested - and an allergist can prescribe Singulair which is an allergy medicine that targets leukotrienes instead of histamines which often causes sinus swelling.
Use this after use.
Works like a charm!
It will likely turn into a sinus infection and at very least inflame the ear infection. IF you are hellbent on using flush nose frequently with this:
Yep! I use this one
Sinus rinse is good for congestion. Otherwise, Tea up for sore throat.
Oh, and post surgery . . . . your ENT/surgeon will recommend a salt water rinse . . . DO IT! If you don't keep your nasal areas moist . . . . your ENT will need to put a vacuum cleaner up your nose to suck out those nasty, crunchy, hard bits that will build up . . . . that was not a fun experience . . . .
My ENT recommended the NeilMed Sinus Rinse kit, and I also picked up a handy stand for it.
I don't think so, it's this
I use it in the shower.
That’s all really helpful info and honestly makes me more resolved in my assessment. That’s A LOT of lung infections in a relatively short period of time - it might seem long but consider it over a life time. You could absolutely have sustained lung damage, lungs don’t repair especially well, or quickly, but they do heal - preventing infection so they can needs to be a big priority for you going forward. Lots of hand washing, mask up, consider a Vogmask for bad allergy days. Also it’s pretty interesting to me that you’ve had long term infections and short - the specific exacerbations you listed likely persisted significantly longer, but at tolerable levels, not all lung infections are created equal but fully clearing a pneumonia in two weeks is quite the feat, but not impossible.
Tightness like you’re describing can be muscular, like the muscles are just physically tired - maybe look into some pulmonary rehab you can do at home, this includes things like breathing activities and low end exercises that focus on improving stamina and strength while not elevating your heart rate excessively. You wouldn’t qualify for in-house pulmonary rehab but some of the techniques might be helpful. It can also be caused by scarring, your lungs can very literally become adhered to the inside of your chest wall! Crazy right? Chronic lung infection is the primary cause of this fusion, most people with chronic lung disease end up experiencing at least moderate fusion. Again, that treatment is to prevent future damage and strengthen your breathing. Fun fact, I had “over 99% fusion” of my lungs to my chest wall when I got my transplant, they had to cut every inch of my lungs off my chest wall to get them out. Of course, anxiety can still be causing this, or at least exacerbating it - people think anxiety is just like, panic attacks, but living in an unwell body can absolutely lead to constant, chronic anxiety.
Is there a reason you haven’t pursued other option for your allergies like shots? That’s what you’d need to see an immunologist/allergy specialist to discuss.
One cheap and easy “exercise” that is really great for warming your lungs up to do activities or simply to strengthen them while you browse reddit is blowing up balloons. Buy a pack of latex balloons and just blow one up over and over, when it gets too stretchy/easy, get a new balloon. Also breathing in deeply through the nose (or mouth) and power BLASTING it out of an O shaped mouth (have to keep your cheeks stiff) is one of my favorites for clearance and according to my transplant surgeon the best option to prevent fusion.
Another edit: nasal irrigation DOES work, you can buy the salt packets (do this plz don’t mix your own) and use two per bottle, making it hypertonic, to help dry up your nose abs flush out allergens. Bear with me on this, you can also add a drop of very mild baby soap to your irrigation, this is more for getting junk out than post nasal drip but it’s good to know, this comes from the head of ENT at UWMC, it’s not some random thing I found online. This or any other high volume low pressure irrigation system will work, use pre boiled and cooled water or distilled water ONLY. You also can’t irrigate too much, it won’t damage your mucosa, don’t worry.
Have you been using this? This might help.
What I mean by nasal irrigation is a nasal saline rinse / sinus flush. Something like this:
Allergies gave me bronchitis a few years ago thanks to the postnasal drip (drainage) I experience while I was sleeping. I now rinse my sinuses 1-2 times daily with the sinus rinse I've shared. NOTE: that I use store-bought distilled water for it. Tap water can give you an infection. In a pinch, I'll boil water and wait for it to cool but it's not pleasant. Anyway, I haven't been sick since and I used to get sick all the time! It might be worth a shot for you too?
you can get this at most drugstores for like ten bucks.
These are recommended by ENT doctors here in the UK