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    Nasal Douche

    Well here's something that I wouldn't have believed I would be doing.

    Filling my nasal cavities with salt water by squirting copious quantities up my nose using one of these:



    A GP suggested it for my catarrh and rhinitis.

    Its made a big difference and although it felt strange at first I find the sensation rather pleasant now.

    If you have a stuffy nose, excess mucus etc it might be well worth trying.

    Just thought that I would share that with you.

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    that's the anal attachment nozzle you are using there.........

    Just sayin'

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    Have you tried using it elsewhere ?

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    Good for sinus infections also, as suggested by my G.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    that's the anal attachment nozzle you are using there.........

    Just sayin'
    Hope it isn't second hand.

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    Donít share the nozzle whatever you do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Ally- View Post
    Have you tried using it elsewhere ?
    No, only in the bathroom.

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    I use the Sterimar cans of salt water rinse when I get hayfever. It settles the hooter down nicely after a bout of sneezing

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    My GP recommended this one: link.

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    Nasal rinsing works really well.

    But here's no need to purchase those exorbitantly-priced saline solutions, it's easy enough to make it up yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Nasal rinsing works really well.

    But here's no need to purchase those exorbitantly-priced saline solutions, it's easy enough to make it up yourself.

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    Indeed Ralph. I make my own up with salt, bicarb of soda and pre boiled water, from a leaflet given to me by the consultant I saw in my local ENT department, in order to give some medication for nasal polyps to have the best chance of success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Indeed Ralph. I make my own up with salt, bicarb of soda and pre boiled water, from a leaflet given to me by the consultant I saw in my local ENT department, in order to give some medication for nasal polyps to have the best chance of success.
    Spot on. It's also standard treatment post-nasal or polyp surgery. (I don't bother with the bicarb, but I believe it's effective for severe conditions).

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    I love stuff like this, especially stuff that might have alternative uses :)

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    I love my neti pot, and wish I'd discovered it thirty years ago. I just use boiled water and ''Himalayan salt' from the health food shop.

    However, it does look a bit suspicious...



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    Quote Originally Posted by catch21 View Post
    I love stuff like this, especially stuff that might have alternative uses :)
    Any suggestions?



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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    My GP recommended this one: link.
    That's the one I use and recommended to my own GP! NeilMed works for me.

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    Other makes available

    Fas est ab hoste doceri

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    Any suggestions?


    I have one of those for cleaning out my ears, the nozzle avoids spraying the ear drum directly to avoid damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    Any suggestions?


    Yep, straight in, no messing.

    Hear a treat afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    No, only in the bathroom.

    Love it!

    I vaguely remember these as yoga exercises from decades ago. Was called 'Jal Neti Kriya'. There was also one where you 'floss' the cavities clean with a thin long cloth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u7GMqnTEcc

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    Is this an Ann Summers thread?

    Just asking for a friend.

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    Mrs LuvWatch has had an article published in Nursing Standard and the BSACI. All about Nasal Douching. Even has photos's of her demonstrating a simple method with a mug and products which can be bought over the counter.

    http://www.bsaci.org/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=143806

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28766436

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    Me: "Would you recognise a nasal douche?"

    Mrs AO: *unsure* "You mean like Loyd Grossman?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Is this an Ann Summers thread?

    Just asking for a friend.
    Fas est ab hoste doceri

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDG View Post
    Other makes available

    Looks like a breast pump.

    This could turn into a 'guess the appliance' thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Me: "Would you recognise a nasal douche?"

    Mrs AO: *unsure* "You mean like Loyd Grossman?"
    LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Looks like a breast pump.

    This could turn into a 'guess the appliance' thread.
    Don't be daft, it's designed to irrigate both nostrils at the same time..
    Fas est ab hoste doceri

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    Unhappy

    Having suffered sinus pain for years, out of desperation I bought one of those medi kits.
    Being impatient I used it without cooling the water fully, it wasnít a pleasant experience to say the least!

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    Donít the CIA do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryw View Post
    Having suffered sinus pain for years, out of desperation I bought one of those medi kits.
    Being impatient I used it without cooling the water fully, it wasnít a pleasant experience to say the least!
    BTDT too, lesson learnt the hard way. :-(

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    For those who are contemplating this procedure, the most effective way is to alternate between one nostril for insertion and one for evacuation, that will better rinse the sinuses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Don’t the CIA do this?
    Do you mean waterboarding? If so, it's not even remotely comparable. Trust me on that.

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    Been using the NeilMed version for a year or so now for my chronic rhinitis, good stuff!

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