Comments: Friday's Randomness on Sunday

It's been awhile since I have commented, but couldnt let this go by. I was just checking into this product tonight since all of us are fighting sinus infections due to FLs lovely extended allergy season this year. Sick of going to the doctors and taking amoxicillin. Guess I would rather do that, than the netipot....LOL.

Posted by Cindy at April 18, 2010 10:53 PM

after sinus surgery I had to 'wash' out each side with at least ONE cup of saline mixture... using a bulb (the one you sucked snot out of your kids nose when they were young). Talk about gross. The kids liked watching it though.

Posted by vwbug at April 19, 2010 04:49 AM

Bou,
If the sinus rinse is getting into his mouth, he's not doing it right. Tell him to tilt his head slightly to the L or R. Put the sinus rinse into the upper nostril and squeeze (or pour, if it's a neti pot). Breathe normally. Do NOT hold your breath. If he does it in the shower, it's not as awkward or messy.

But he's right, it's nasty what comes out. But is it any nastier when it's up in your sinuses. Blech. I'd rather have it out of there. I rinse my sinuses daily.

Posted by Jerry in Indiana at April 19, 2010 08:44 AM

"Snooki" was on a reality TV show on MTV, "Jersey Shore". One small step from being a stripper.. maybe once she finishes her 15 minutes on TV.

Posted by Brian at April 19, 2010 09:06 AM

I do the sinus irrigation all the time. If you buying stuff I have the recipe that is much cheaper, given to me by my allergist.

1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
1 c warm water
shake
irrigate

Can do twice/day but no more.

If he is using a bulb, the bulb should point at the very top of the head before squeezing, he maybe pointing it towards the back of his head, hence it coming out his mouth.

And yes, it's nastier then 3 hells and very messy. Easier to do in the shower.

Posted by Quality Weenie at April 19, 2010 09:18 AM

It must be my reading comprehension, breezing through the blogs at lunch, but I read "I am one of the few women who man the check out" as "I am one of the few women who ... men ... check out". Got it right on the second reading.

Regarding irrigation ... I have never used the "neti pot" things. My allergist prescribed an appliance that one could attach to a Water Pik(R) and then pump a pint of saline through my nose. I still have it. The appliance was a special piece of durable medical equipment and made it easy to focus the stream into the correct part of the nose.

I never had the irrigation run down the back of my throat unless I tried to stand up (rather than lean over the sink) while forcing the solution into my nose.

Using saline nasal spray and staying away from the acid based and really acid based (afrin) nasal sprays helps a whole lot. There is an Rx spray that does the job if used on a daily basis (Flo-nase, or its generic equivalent), but it must be used daily to open the sinus. The problem with the acid based spray is that the sinus rebounds a few hours after being sprayed and closes more than they were before being sprayed.

The (afrin) type sprays can be used once or twice, but then you have to be off of it for two weeks to a month. So that is best used in an emergency situation.

The common saline spray are now available in drug store house brands (or bulk at Sams or Costco) so you don't have to pay extra to get the "Ocean" brand. I have been using OTC saline sprays ever since our pediatrician advised us to use them for our children. I haven't looked back since.

Posted by The Thomas at April 19, 2010 12:05 PM

Regarding the income of a marijuana provider: it is somewhat legal here in California. There is a dispensary just down the block from me. I was considering buying the building at one point, so we discussed income statements, etc. They were bringing in $6000/month....profit. It was just a small consortium, about 4 people running it.

I don't know what business in like in Oregon, but in California it is a huge biz. In Venice alone, there are sometimes up to two or three dispensaries in one block. If it was taxed and regulated, California would not have any financial issues. And most of the dispensaries are totally for that.

Posted by DogsDontPurr at April 19, 2010 08:01 PM

I did the Water Pik/saline irrigation thing after my nasal surgery 8 years ago. It was great, once you got used to the horrifying feeling of having saline solution squirted into your head. And, yes, it comes out the mouth if you do it right. (I would always use sterile, boiled water to mix up my saline.)

Working in a Math Lab is no way to get rich. You'll make way more by working in a Meth Lab.

Posted by Elisson at April 19, 2010 09:43 PM

One time, I snorted a slug up my nose and had to deluge it out with salt water; Ringo has no sympathy from me.

Posted by Toluca Nole at April 20, 2010 01:06 AM

To fill in a point that Ellison missed, one of the reasons to boil the water is to free the chlorine that was added to the water.

Chlorine + Water is a major irritant.

Posted by The Thomas at April 20, 2010 09:05 AM