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Chloe
Saturday, August 23, 2008, 5:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Why does that neti pot make my head burn so badly I want to die???

Am I doing something wrong?

I don't generally have sinus problems..but I didn't  use too much salt...It just seems to hurt so badly when the water goes through my sinus cavity that it starts hurting and burning in my whole head.

Every time I read about the neti pot, I take mine out to try it to see if I can figure out what I'm doing wrong...

I can't understand why anything so beneficial for cleansing nasal passages would be so excruciating.  I used Himalaya sea salt and distilled warm water.





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Are you using too much salt? 1/4 tsp per pot of luke warm water.
Are you tilting your head so that too much goes into your sinus?
You tilt your head just enough to have it just go in one nostril and out the other.
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Are you using too much salt? 1/4 tsp per pot of luke warm water.
Are you tilting your head so that too much goes into your sinus?
You tilt your head just enough to have it just go in one nostril and out the other.



I'm not using too much salt...but maybe you're right...too much of a head tilt....and water is going too deeply into my head....I need to figure out exactly how to position my head so
water simply goes in and out of my nostrils effortlessly.  Will try again....


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You may want to add a pinch of baking soda.

Taste your saline solution before using, it should taste like your tears.  Also make sure the salt is dissolved entirely...once I had a few undissolved grains in it and that was very painful!

Oh, and what kind of salt are you using?  The iodine in sea salt and iodized salt can be irritating, so use a plain refined salt, like pickling salt, with nothing added.


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Quoted from Melissa_J
You may want to add a pinch of baking soda.

Taste your saline solution before using, it should taste like your tears.  Also make sure the salt is dissolved entirely...once I had a few undissolved grains in it and that was very painful!

Oh, and what kind of salt are you using?  The iodine in sea salt and iodized salt can be irritating, so use a plain refined salt, like pickling salt, with nothing added.


Using Himalaya salt...all natural....unrefined..I grind it myself from larger chunks.  I guess it's
like sea salt.  Never though it might be undissolved grains which are causing the pain...

You guys are SO smart!  What would I do without you all      



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the book Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb, has tips


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F-muse, the stinging nettle/quercetin combination is excellent for sinus trouble. About two weeks before allergy season starts up I start taking the nettle caps, and the worst symptom I get is some fatigue and a little bit of itchy eye. Compared to previous years when I'd wake up with my eyes swollen shut and massive sinus infections, that's a big improvement!

Melissa's recommendation to put goldenseal in the neti pot solution is a good one.


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Quoted from Lola
the book Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb, has tips


Yes, here are some of the remedies suggested in the book.

Raw garlic:  Peel a clove and take one a day until your sinusitis clears.  To aid the digestion of small cloves, slice off both ends after peeling to perforate the thin film that surrounds the garlic.

Vitamin C: Take 500 milligrams every 2 hours during the day until the infection is cured.

NAC: Helps liquefy mucus so that it can drain.  Take 500 milligrams twice a day for the duration of the infection.

Goldenseal: It kills bacteria; helps dry up thick, wet mucus; and stimulates sinus drainage.  Follow the dosage recommendations on the label.

Gravity: Lie flat on your back across your bed and let your head hang slightly over the side.  Stay in that position for 5 to 10 minutes as your sinuses drain into your pharynx and eventually into your digestive system.

There are a few more, but these have helped me and my husband.
Mary




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Another thing that helps sinus infections for me is very warm compresses.  When I'm in the shower I use a wash cloth and put it across my face. I'll do it again at bedtime. When they were really bad, (pre BTD) I had bought a facial steamer which was extremely helpful.
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Good suggestions here.  I am with the NO DAIRY, at all.  Read your labels.  Lemon juice and warm water to help break up the mucus...especially before bed and in the mornings.   A wonderful tea is elderberry (what proberry syrup has in it).  I like to mix it with another tea as it can be quite   .

And...are you doing the O exercise to the max...with the sweating going on.  You may not feel like it, but it really, really does help.

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Quoted from Debra+
Good suggestions here.  I am with the NO DAIRY, at all


I agree totally. I should be off dairy..I have cheese issues.
Mostly everytime I have dairy, my nose stuffs up..I don't know if it's worth it for the benefits of yogurt. I can't have cabbage. I'd have to take a probiotic which I have trouble finding a brand I can tolerate. Soy yogurt has sugar in it..unless I try to make my own..never made soy yogurt..

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Hi Mayflower I make my soy youghurt with  a very clean soy milk and some cow yoghurt or a rest of my soy yoghurt since 5 years usually without problems and I love it with oat flakes, honey amd walnuts or pine nuts !
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