Flushing out a side effect

Some medications have the side effect of generating excess mucus. Ugh! I’ve battled this for years. Stuffy sinuses cause a post nasal drip, which leads to a cough. Before I know it I have bronchitis and I’m out of pocket after a visit to the doctor and a course of antibiotics. Give it a few week, and I’m back to where I started *cough, cough*

neti pot2 - www-newhealthadvisor-com

[source: www. Newhealthadvisor.com]

In our updated, fast-tracked modern world of ‘wonder-drugs’, the ancient technique of nasal irrigation has been forgotten. When applied correctly, it flushes out excess mucus and debris from the sinus passages and has been effective in alleviating my above mentioned problems.

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A neti pot is a small device, like a teapot, used to flush out the nasal passages. A solution of salt and water is mixed, and then the spout is placed against the nose, allowing the solution to gently flow into the passages and then flush out. [source: http://www.eatseekplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/IMG_3798-1024×768%5D

Before you dive in nose first, check out the Pros and Cons of Nasal Irrigation.  Should you want to give it a try, here is a step-by-step guide on How To Flush Your Sinuses

*disclaimer – The information provided in this site, and links to other sites, is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before attempting nasal flushing

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