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    Neti Pot

    This thing really work?Anything else you do to prevent getting sick?

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    i got sick recently and started using it after a surf.not sure if it really works,but surfing dirty water and then cleaning it all out with saline solution makes sense.to prevent sickness,develop daily habits.get fresh air outdoors,exercise,stay fit,eat natural food,get a good night's sleep,take leisure breaks to relax,surf as much as possible.Surfing is a healthy habit!

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    I use one when I'm sick. It does help to clear your sinuses. It takes some getting used to, it's an odd feeling pouring water into your nose, lol.

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    Definitely works to clean out your sinuses. I use it after most sessions and whenever I feel like I need it, feel so much better afterwords. Make sure not to use it if your nose is so stuffy that you cant breathe through it, the water will get stuck up there and cause more sinus problems. I love mine though, feels great afterwords!

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    better than any medicine you can take.. but it does take some getting used to

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    Works like a charm, use it every morning, 2x a day during peak allergy seasons. After storm session, or even after a few hours of sanding or being around tons of dust.

    Takes some getting used to, remember to keep your mouth open to equalize the pressure.

    Thing saved my butt, or at least my head.

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    neti pots? not much proof in the pudding. flushing salt water through a nose is not very natural. if you surf dirty water, then the possibility of getting sick is that...a possibility.

    I swear by the sauna. It is the key to staying healthy and there is tons of proof that it works. Steam rooms are great, but not many around.

    I started using the sauna as part of my training. Kills bacteria in the nasal passages and bronchial tubes/throat. I always use it after I surf. Helps drain the salt water OUT of my nose in opposition of the neti that poors water back in...and that doesn't make sense to me.

    mix it up and go Swedish. 10 minutes in the sauna followed by 2 minutes of ice cold shower. Repeat 3 times. You will never use a neti again.

    I generally try and get the sauna up to 170 degrees plus by splashing water on the rocks. As long as you are healthy, this will keep the cold away and or get rid of the one you have.

    you want my advice? neti pots are not healthy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBlove View Post
    neti pots? not much proof in the pudding. flushing salt water through a nose is not very natural. if you surf dirty water, then the possibility of getting sick is that...a possibility.

    I swear by the sauna. It is the key to staying healthy and there is tons of proof that it works. Steam rooms are great, but not many around.

    I started using the sauna as part of my training. Kills bacteria in the nasal passages and bronchial tubes/throat. I always use it after I surf. Helps drain the salt water OUT of my nose in opposition of the neti that poors water back in...and that doesn't make sense to me.

    mix it up and go Swedish. 10 minutes in the sauna followed by 2 minutes of ice cold shower. Repeat 3 times. You will never use a neti again.

    I generally try and get the sauna up to 170 degrees plus by splashing water on the rocks. As long as you are healthy, this will keep the cold away and or get rid of the one you have.

    you want my advice? neti pots are not healthy!!!
    OB, are you an ENT Dr. or allergist?
    Last edited by aka pumpmaster; Oct 17, 2011 at 05:44 PM.

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    believe me... i've gone through my share of sinus/allergy troubles... and plenty of ENT and allergists will vouch for the safety and their usefulness. Flushing your nasal passages can be helpful. Just make sure you get the water to drain, or else its just going to be sitting in there. After you do the rinse, bend down and touch your toes for a minute, and then raise your arms to the sky. Do this a couple times, and you'll get some good drainage.

    But, saunas are good too!

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    yes & yes...

    Remember, this is my own thoughts on the subject.

    And, my best friend is a Ear-Nose-Throat Doc. He has never said yes or no to the neti. Like anything in this complex world, too much of one thing is never good!

    My philosophy for the neti is in opposition to my life style. I swim 3k-8k per day year round and surf year round thus I always have water going through my nasal passages.

    From what was explained to me, a neti would NOT DO A THING FOR ME! Instead, I respond well to very hot and dry heat, hence, the sauna.

    If you are not in the water all the time, neti could work for you. I just feel that they are bogus, but that could be due to the fact that I live in water so I do not need more water stuck up in there...