Just last month I got a nasal wash bottle for my sinuses. I do not know how I have lived without one for all of these years. Every year around this time, I get a sinus infection. Every year I have to take an antibiotic to get rid of it. This year, I was hoping to avoid one since I was using the nasal wash. Since it triggered painful headaches, I had to get rid of the infection. I went on a 10 day antibiotic but believe it or not, I am still very congested. Buying this Nasopure bottle was the best thing that I could have ever done.
When I have a sinus infection, not only does it make me feel sick, but it can be hard to breathe at times. My nose gets so stuffy and the worst part is that I am not able to blow. At times, I get gaggy and that is when I really feel like I am having a rough time breathing. Eventually, I am able to blow my nose because I will either sneeze or on its own, everything just loosens up.
I use it throughout the day whenever I am very congested and definitely before going to bed. Otherwise, I cannot sleep well. The congestion seems to get worse when I lie down. I just learned something recently though about using this type of bottle. At times I was getting burning sensations when I was cleaning out my nose. I thought perhaps that I was putting too much salt in the water. Then a family member told me the opposite. She said that if I do not put enough salt, it can burn your nose. So, the more you put, the better off you are. You do not need more than a half of a teaspoon. I would put no less than that though.
Just before I was using the bottle, and I wanted to rinse a little more, so I just put water in the bottle with no salt. I had forgotten what this family member had told me. I could not believe how much my nose was burning, so there is a lot of truth to what she was saying. She had read an article off of the Internet.
This is a product that works very well when used correctly. Your sinuses will loosen immediately as soon as you rinse your nose. That is why I say that I cannot believe that I have lived without a nasal wash bottle for so long. I just can’t image life without it. I do not know how I did it for so many years without one.
The stores and pharmacies also sell Nasopure salt packets. If you do not want to bother each day and try to figure out if you are using too much or too little salt, these packets are just the right amount.