Now, first off, I’m feeling better than I did yesterday but still not 100%. I’m still stuffy and sneezy but not feeling (and looking) like death. We had rain last night and generally the rain makes me feel a little better because it washes away the pollen. The downside to rain is often I feel worse *after* it stops because the blooming commences full force.
Anyways, I tried the neti pot. There’s definitely a skill to using it I don’t have yet. I put the salt in and the warm water, stuck it up my nose (I thought I had bought a ceramic one but it’s plastic. I’m not going to throw it away and buy another although I hate using plastic). I started with the left nostril, which is currently snot free. The solution went down my throat so I pulled my chin in and then I felt it going into my right ear.
Then I put it in my right nostril which is clogged beyond belief. Nothing. I’m not sure the fluid actually went *into* my nose because I couldn’t feel it. So I switched back to the left and again I was sputtering as I felt it going down my throat. Back to the right and nothing. Back to the left and I got it right this time but still it didn’t come out my right nostril like the video says it’s supposed it. And then my right ear started crackling and squeaking like it does whenever I get fluid into it and it still doesn’t feel quite right.
I’m not going to give up on the neti pot. I figure if it’s been around for a couple centuries there’s some benefit(s) to it. And right now my nose is running so maybe that’s a good thing.
I do have to say, though I have a slight saline taste in the back of my throat. I suspect it would be worse if my taste buds were working right.