I used a neti pot several years ago for awhile. Eventually my sinus infections quit coming back and I gradually quit the n.p. It's been over a year, maybe two, since I stopped, and I've tried several times to use it again and it BURNS as if acid is burning its way out from my sinus cavities through the top of my head.
I do know how to use it since I had good success before. I've tried tap water, distilled water, filtered water, and with and w/o salt. No matter what I do, nothing makes a difference. I need to use it again, but can't face the terrible, through the skull burn I get. Does anyone know of anything I could perhaps add to the water to help protect my mucous linings from the burn? This isn't a new thing. I've tried it off and on (mostly off) for quite awhile now.
But Mothering IS new to me and I am in constant amazement at all the good thoughts and advice found here. I know if there is a solution to be found, some one here will have it.
BTW, I did search this site, but there are 47 pages on the neti pot, and rarely a clue as to whether or not this problem is covered. Please excuse me if this has been dealt with earlier, my eyes just aren't up to all that extra time reading online.