Thursday, January 10, 2008

I washed my sinuses today

After reading this NY Times piece on neti pots, I decided I had give this increasingly trendy form of nasal irrigation a try. I suffer from spring and fall allergies and with two small children bringing home viruses on a daily basis, it seems like I'm perpetually congested.

So I sent Josh out to CVS to pick up a pot. He came home with SinuCleanse, a cheap-looking plastic pot and little envelopes of nasal wash powder to mix with tepid water (you can also use table salt). It definitely looks freaky, but it works. I've never taken such clean, fresh, deep breaths! I can see why folks are so attached to their neti pots.