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Shooting salt water up my nose everyday & feeling good! Anybody else doing this?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by UnderSeaBumbleBee, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. UnderSeaBumbleBee

    UnderSeaBumbleBee Solo Diver

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    This has not been a stellar dive season for me. It seems I have had one sinus infection after another and it has kept me out of the water. Well one dive buddy told me to get on the bed with my head hanging back off the side and drip warm water mixed with sea salt in my nose until my sinus passages were full. Let that soak a minute and then flip over and let the crud come out on a towel.

    Well the first time I did that, my buddy told me to make the stuff to strong and it burned the back of my eyes. And it took me a while to recover from the horror.

    Then I was talking with someone else that does the same thing and they told me I had originally done it much too strong and that it is easier if you purchase a Nasaline giant nose syringe that holds the salt water to shoot it up your nose or to drip it in while you are on the bed with your head tipped back.

    I have been doing this for a couple of weeks not and feel better than I have in months! I was scheduled to have sinus surgery and decided to put it off and give this a try. So far so good! I am only into this a couple of weeks.

    It also seems that I can equalize a little easier.

    So is anyone else doing this and has it improved your health? Your ability to equalize? Anything else? I was pretty skeptical, but it seems to be working.
     
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  3. UnderSeaBumbleBee

    UnderSeaBumbleBee Solo Diver

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    I talked to a couple of people who are doing this and the Nasaline is easier to use than the teapot style.
     
  4. String

    String Master Instructor

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    Snorting salt water daily sounds a great way to get sinus inflammation and infection.
     
  5. H-TownDiver

    H-TownDiver Angel Fish

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    I use and love NeilMed Sinus Rinse. I have not had any sinus infections since I started using this in the sping.
     
  6. ch0ppersrule

    ch0ppersrule Loggerhead Turtle

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    i had sinus surgery and the doctor told me to do the nasaline. mix the salt water into the bottle and either lean over the sink or get in the tub and shoot it up the nose and let it run out your mouth. do this with both nostrils. my sister and her hubby use it all the time and have no problems, i on the other hand still haven't tried it.

    i don't think i could pour it in my nose and flip over to let it drain though.
     
  7. UnderSeaBumbleBee

    UnderSeaBumbleBee Solo Diver

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    I have been on antibiotics for weeks and just went through 4 rounds of antibiotics to clear this last sinus infection. I was scheduled to have sinus surgery last week.

    I started doing the salt water while still on the antibiotics and got a little green crud out for the first several days. Now it is just clear stuff coming back out and for the first time all year--I feel really good.

    I have had one sinus infection after another all year. This is the first time in months that I feel like I am in good health.
     
  8. UnderSeaBumbleBee

    UnderSeaBumbleBee Solo Diver

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    I shoot in one nostril and let it run out the other as I lean over the sink. Never had it run out of my mouth. Then I repeat on the other side.
     
  9. ch0ppersrule

    ch0ppersrule Loggerhead Turtle

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    I was on antibiotics for over 4 months straight along with steroids and nothing helped so I know how you are feeling. I had a FESS- which was super helpful. Good luck with the surgery. (this is gross, but after your surgery you WILL barf up nothing but blood the first time- in surgery the blood has nowhere to go but puddle in your stomach. the dr. warned me after the surgery that I would throw up blood). I healed quickly (2 weeks) but still couldn't go diving for 6 weeks at a minimum.
     
  10. cowdog77

    cowdog77 Barracuda

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    I had sinus problems and my specialist told me to do three things:
    1. Very first thing every morning, get up and drink a full glass of very warm water.
    2. Twice a day, flush sinuses with salt water.
    3. Don't get dehydrated...water is what keeps everything flowing and the body working well, not cokes, not coffee...........water.

    I've had no infections since. Works for me !
     

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