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Neti Pot!<br><br>
Ok so I know this isn't really relevant to pregnancy but it is sorta for me. I have this really nasty cold and when I went in today for my prenatal visit my doctor asked me to try the neti pot before prescribing me anything. I must say I agree with trying to go with a more natural approach before meds. I thought it was going to be rather complicated and uncomfortable but it really wasn't. After I did it the first time my sinuses felt MUCH clearer. I can actually kinda breathe and I'm really looking forward to using it tomorrow morning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br><br>
bArb... I thought I'd help you along a bit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Here's the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jala_neti" target="_blank">wiki article on Neti Pots</a>. Mine is stainless steel and very nice. It looks sorta like a tea pot or watering can, you put warm water with uniodized salt (sea salt or kosher salt) in the can and place it in your nostril forming a seal. You tilt your head to the side and slowly start to pour the water through the spout, this flushes out your sinuses. It feels a bit funny at first and it took a few to get it just right but the relief was quite immediate. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Nic - I tried mine for the first time ever the other day and OMG, I think I'm in love too! It was kind of weird having water running out of the other nostril, but it helped my headache sooo much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Nic - I tried mine for the first time ever the other day and OMG, I think I'm in love too! It was kind of weird having water running out of the other nostril, but it helped my headache sooo much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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My cousin was over and watching while I did it.. she was like OMG ewww.. how can you do that. I had to tell her after to please not talk or make me laugh, snort, sniff or do anything at the precise moment the water is going through. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It really made such a big difference on my cold and even my cousin said she could hear the difference in my voice immediately after, I felt an immediate difference in my breathing.
 

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At my doctor's office.. he sells them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> The nurse that gave me instructions on it said that one was better, I wouldn't need to fill it twice and that if by chance I needed to use it on someone else it was dishwasher safe.<br><br><a href="http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/product/neti.html" target="_blank">this is the one I have.. same brand!</a> It was only 22 dollars and the doc said to just tack it onto my bill, I told him I couldn't afford one right now and he said well you need it right? so just do that and pay as you go. He's so awesome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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I am going to have to try one of these! I have really horrible sinus problems and allergies . . . thanks for sharing your experience!
 

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OMG Nic.. hahaha I'm sorry. I can't help it. It looks like a... hahaha!<br>
OK, I'm juvenile and in need of iron apparently.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am going to have to try one of these! I have really horrible sinus problems and allergies . . . thanks for sharing your experience!</div>
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Oh Beth they are supposed to be excellent for allergies just make sure if you get one you have someone that's skilled at using one explain it to you. The instructions in the booklet are a bit involved and slightly confusing to follow. I was half distracted by the kids in the office when she was explaining but I am pretty sure I got the major things correct... I must have to feel the relief I did afterward. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OMG Nic.. hahaha I'm sorry. I can't help it. It looks like a... hahaha!<br>
OK, I'm juvenile and in need of iron apparently.</div>
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Are you referring to it looking like a paraphernalia piece? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Or something else that I just totally missed? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Well, I can see why you love it so much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, I can see why you love it so much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It sorta reminded me of something I had years and years ago <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I'll say that was many years ago though!
 

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I need to get one of these - I haven't tried, but have heard they are fabulous. Glad to hear it's working so well for you, too! Especially since it means you're posting again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I want one now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Only because mine only holds like 7oz. No other reason. Well, and stainless steel is awesome!<br><br>
(my 15 yr old accused me of having a dirty mind! How dare she! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I need to get one of these - I haven't tried, but have heard they are fabulous. Glad to hear it's working so well for you, too! Especially since it means you're posting again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I can't stay away from here too long! I'd miss all of you guys too much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I am ready to tell everyone I come across to get one.. dh didn't seem to enthusiastic when I mentioned it could potentially help with his snoring. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I want one now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Only because mine only holds like 7oz. No other reason. Well, and stainless steel is awesome!<br><br>
(my 15 yr old accused me of having a dirty mind! How dare she! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )</div>
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That was the big selling factor for me.. I wouldn't have to fill it twice, it holds enough for both sides.<br><br><br>
I was actually thinking something else when you said that... more in terms of a smoking paraphernalia piece BUT I can now see exactly where you would see that it looks like THAT. Ok how many times am I going to refer to it as THAT. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 
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