I have been sick for about 2 months now I think. I have my ups and downs, but mostly I sound like I’m breathing through a snorkel and I feel like my face has been stuffed full of cotton.
I went to the doctor. She gave me a neti pot. At first I was skeptical, then I tried it and it did help a little. Then a coworker told me enthusiastically that it would change my life and that he uses his every day.
What?! Every Day? If you don’t know what a neti pot is, let me explain. Picture a small blue genie lamp, made of plastic (el cheapo version, I think the ones from Whole Foods are porcelain). You fill this container with warm water and a little packet of saline solution. Then you proceed to tilt your head forward and pour the solution into one side of your nose until it drains out the other side. I know it’s graphic, sorry.
Its just as gross as it sounds, and under no circumstances should you do this in front of your significant other. Some things should be kept private, like snotty salt water dripping out of your nose.
You can see why the thought of doing this everyday makes me unhappy. No thank you I’d much rather take some drugs. This is an Every Day Reason to take allergy meds.