I love this thing. I know – I’m weird.
About 10 years ago I learned about Neti Pots and became intrigued. I remember as a kid my mom had to go to the Ear, Nose and Throat doc to have her sinuses irrigated. And I thought even then there must be a way you can do this yourself. You can. 🙂 YAY!
Well the Sinusense is the king of the home sinus cleaners. It’s easy and it works great! You just tip your head, hold the tip of the bottle to one nostril and squeeze gently. Water is gently forced through your sinus passages and comes out of the other nostril – along with all the gunk that’s built up in there. It does take a little getting used to if you’ve never done anything like this before but it’s well worth climbing the learning curve and getting over that first feeling of discomfort (sometimes it feels like you’re doing a somersault in the water without holding your nose).
Make sure you keep your mouth open to breathe while doing the treatment and when you’re done irrigating both sides, bend over at your waist and gently shake your head to get any excess water moving – then blow your nose and voila, you’re done. If I get brave I’ll post a video – just not too sure how I feel about videoing me cleaning out my nose for all the www to see!
There are two options for Sinusense – both come with packets of saline (I use about half of what’s suggested and sometime just use water without the saline). You can get either the squeeze bottle or the more traditional Neti Pot. Enjoy!
or, if you want to go power clean, here’s a machine that’ll really get things moving: