Thursday, April 03, 2008

World's Best Nasal Product?

So let me be very upfront - this post really isn't about a "Weighty Matter".

Today I'm blogging about a product I started using a week ago and the results have been so astounding, I feel compelled to write about it.

It's called Neilmed's Sinus Rinse and basically it's a squeeze bottle that you fill with warm water, some salt and some baking soda and then squirt it up your nose.

I know, it sounds rather vile.

It's phenomenal.

I've suffered for years with chronic nasal congestion. Going to bed every night I would sniffle and blow and try to get enough stuff out of my nostrils to be less disturbing to my wonderful wife. I would rarely succeed.

So, desperate I turned to the internet and read about sinus rinsing and found a lot of rave reviews for sinus rinses and neti pots.

Now my readers here certainly know, I'm a natural born skeptic, but given how cheap the thing is and that I had nothing to lose, I picked one up from my local pharmacy.

Within one day of use my nose was markedly clearer. A week later I'm down to using it only once a day and my nose is clearer than I can literally ever remember it being with our without medication.

Frankly I'm gob-smacked.

Now I won't suggest it's a pleasant experience to use, but at the same time, it's certainly not painful.

If you've got nasal congestion or allergies, I'd recommend one in a heartbeat. Worst case scenario, you'll be out the $10.49 it sells for on

Want one?

Click here.

(In Canada - they sell them in Shoppers Drug Mart for I believe $16)

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  1. Saline is wonderful stuff, isn't it? So many times people are amazed that just by gargling with saline for a sore throat, or using it to irrigate nasal passages, they feel better. No magic, no fake meds, no real meds, no "alternative medicine."

  2. I've been using a neti pot since end of January. It really helps my sinuses and I love that there are no drugs involved. It's uncomfortable the first couple of seconds then no problemo.

  3. I was given NeilMed at my ENT specialists office and it's truly amazing. Glad you found it! And thanks for giving this product a boost by posting it here...

  4. Neti pots are wonderful, we've been using them for a long time. My husband learned about them when he started doing yoga, he is the one who taught me. It feels gross at first but you get used to it. I actually found a neti pot at a garage sale for $3 usd, and have had it for 5 years now.

  5. I have been using a bulb syringe and a warm salt water rinse for a while. It seems to help keep things clear.

  6. That's what I use also for my baby. Just I use "Hydrasense", it's "real" sea water, and it's said to be gentler. That's what you want with little ones. Anyway, everyday, I clean his nose, and when he has a cold, two or three times a day... and it's very helpful. On an everyday basis, it helps moisturize his nose, and when he has colds, it helps to fluidify the mucus so that the nose can run.
    My son hated it at the beginning, and now that he is used to it, he almost doesn't care (he's 5 months old)