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CS Chua
18-08-2011, 12:14 AM
Does anyone know where to buy Neti Pot around here?

Hiliary
18-08-2011, 12:21 PM
Try the pople giving yoga classes.
I think the yoga guy in 19/1 sells them (i will check later)

Hiliary
18-08-2011, 12:25 PM
try this place
http://www.drdhilip.com/contact-us/

looks like a chinese tea pot could be used?

Justme123
18-08-2011, 04:32 PM
Like anything else, seem like some caution is needed in its use,

ACAAI: Frequent Nose Irrigation May Lead to More Sinus Infections (http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ACAAI/16870?userid=227287&impressionId=1257836779807&utm_source=mSpoke&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_content=GroupD)
"I don't have anything against short-term nasal saline irrigation -- even
aggressive nasal saline irrigation for three, four days or one week is totally
fine," Nsouli said.
"But when we are doing it on a daily basis, we are modifying the
immunological biochemistry of the nose.
That, he said, can result in a "depletion of immune elements" -- hence,
recurrent sinus infections.
**************************

I am thinking of using the Neti Pot.
Taking into account of the above caution,
does it work for anyone here who has used it?

mWong
18-08-2011, 06:43 PM
try this place
http://www.drdhilip.com/contact-us/

looks like a chinese tea pot could be used?
This the place where I've got mine and the plastic NETI pot does look like a little teapot. If I'm not mistaken, the price is RM35 or thereabout.

My teenage boys & I have been using the NETI pot for a couple of years now. All of us have bad sinus problem.

I do say using the pot helps but does not eradicates the problem (sinusitis). We use it at least 2 or 3 times a week. I can always tell when my boys stop using it entirely as all the problems will crop back again. So, the NETI does work.. :)

CS Chua
18-08-2011, 07:00 PM
try this place
http://www.drdhilip.com/contact-us/

looks like a chinese tea pot could be used?
Thanks, will check it out.

CS Chua
18-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Like anything else, seem like some caution is needed in its use,

ACAAI: Frequent Nose Irrigation May Lead to More Sinus Infections (http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ACAAI/16870?userid=227287&impressionId=1257836779807&utm_source=mSpoke&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_content=GroupD)
"I don't have anything against short-term nasal saline irrigation -- even
aggressive nasal saline irrigation for three, four days or one week is totally
fine," Nsouli said.
"But when we are doing it on a daily basis, we are modifying the
immunological biochemistry of the nose.
That, he said, can result in a "depletion of immune elements" -- hence,
recurrent sinus infections.
**************************

I am thinking of using the Neti Pot.
Taking into account of the above caution,
does it work for anyone here who has used it?
The whole concept is based on the fact that salt heals. In fact, this was recommended by a friend who had to undergo surgery and expensive treatment in an ENT clinic. Her ENT specialist recommends this treatment for her to keep her sinuses away and it works for her. I do not think we are supposed to do it everyday for years, only as and when.

CS Chua
18-08-2011, 07:07 PM
This the place where I've got mine and the plastic NETI pot does look like a little teapot. If I'm not mistaken, the price is RM35 or thereabout.

My teenage boys & I have been using the NETI pot for a couple of years now. All of us have bad sinus problem.

I do say using the pot helps but does not eradicates the problem (sinusitis). We use it at least 2 or 3 times a week. I can always tell when my boys stop using it entirely as all the problems will crop back again. So, the NETI does work.. :)
Other than the pot, did you try anything else, like air purifier, salt lamp, etc?

besitai2007
19-08-2011, 09:02 AM
Other than the pot, did you try anything else, like air purifier, salt lamp, etc?
My daughter used it at one time because she was allergic to her dog's hair. It worked for a while (maybe because she initially believed that it worked). She abandoned it later as it didn't work anymore. She used saline sprays but because the source of the allergen (her dog) was always around she had constant blocked nose. After her dog passed away, her problem stopped. Maybe it is a good idea to identify the allergen and try a preventive method.

I also have a sinus problem for years due to a diverted reticulum in my nose and it would flare up with thick discharge at times. I have seen a nose specialist who didn't agree to drastic cleansing of the nasal passage and I am using a nasal spray - Belcomet (Beclomethasone - a steroid - at low dosage) Nasal Aquas 50 microg/dose. Two puffs to the nose in the morning and two at night and my problem is under control now. I use it only when my nose gets stuffy or else a saline nose spray first.

Rhiga
19-08-2011, 09:13 AM
Apart from relatively better in security, this is the reason I decide to stay in high rise.

With more and bigger windows, air ventilation and quality of air is good, much better than landed house.

It helps to reduce sinus problem..

CS Chua
19-08-2011, 11:56 AM
I also have a sinus problem for years due to a diverted reticulum in my nose and it would flare up with thick discharge at times. I have seen a nose specialist who didn't agree to drastic cleansing of the nasal passage and I am using a nasal spray - Belcomet (Beclomethasone - a steroid - at low dosage) Nasal Aquas 50 microg/dose. Two puffs to the nose in the morning and two at night and my problem is under control now. I use it only when my nose gets stuffy or else a saline nose spray first.
My ENT doctor also gave me a nasal spray but the label was torn off. The pharmacist did sell me one too. Maybe I should try your Belcomet. However they are rather expensive.

Isn't a saline nose spray the same as using a Neti Pot?

ng
19-08-2011, 08:44 PM
Does anyone here have chronic pain just below the eyebrow and above the eyes ?

Is it due to sinus blockage or overuse of eye muscles ?

besitai2007
20-08-2011, 06:58 AM
My ENT doctor also gave me a nasal spray but the label was torn off. The pharmacist did sell me one too. Maybe I should try your Belcomet. However they are rather expensive.

Isn't a saline nose spray the same as using a Neti Pot?
You can go to a government clinic (like what I do I go to Tanglin Polyclinic behind the National Mosque..as part of perk for being a former govt servant :) ) and get the Belcomet for free after paying for registration (RM1 or RM5 I can't remember). As the dosage is low there are less issues about steroid side effects I was told. You have to use it over a few weeks or months for it to be effective and don't exceed the dose. The salt nasal spray is Sinoclear which can be bought over the counter from any pharmacy comes in a 25 ml white plastic bottle with blue label. It sprays a fine mist into your nose and is less drastic than the Neti Pot which floods your nasal passages with the salt solution. Used to see the stuff that came out of my daughter's nose..yecks don't want to repeat it here.

CS Chua
20-08-2011, 11:01 AM
You can go to a government clinic (like what I do I go to Tanglin Polyclinic behind the National Mosque..as part of perk for being a former govt servant :) ) and get the Belcomet for free after paying for registration (RM1 or RM5 I can't remember). As the dosage is low there are less issues about steroid side effects I was told. You have to use it over a few weeks or months for it to be effective and don't exceed the dose. The salt nasal spray is Sinoclear which can be bought over the counter from any pharmacy comes in a 25 ml white plastic bottle with blue label. It sprays a fine mist into your nose and is less drastic than the Neti Pot which floods your nasal passages with the salt solution. Used to see the stuff that came out of my daughter's nose..yecks don't want to repeat it here.
Thanks. Anyway I bought the Neti Pot. Will give it a try first since I had used up 2 nasal sprays already and spent RM300 at the ENT clinic. No harm trying something else. But may try together with your treatment too if after 3 weeks, it did not improve.

ng
20-08-2011, 04:01 PM
Thanks. Anyway I bought the Neti Pot. Will give it a try first since I had used up 2 nasal sprays already and spent RM300 at the ENT clinic. No harm trying something else. But may try together with your treatment too if after 3 weeks, it did not improve.

I would rather go to govt ENT clinic and save some money. Anyway, I think alternative natural remedies are better.

I havent been able to solve mine even after numerous visits to ENT.

Tell me how is your result too please.

mWong
20-08-2011, 04:23 PM
Other than the pot, did you try anything else, like air purifier, salt lamp, etc?
Yes, we are also using the air purifier & salt lamp at home but they are not effective in controlling the problem we have. If you are going to use the NETI pot, do not use 'processed' salt.

My sinus problem was so bad that I nearly went for a minor surgery as recommended by an ENT specialist. I was also told, the problem will recur despite having the surgery. So, am just glad for 1 - didnt go for the surgery, 2 - the pot helps :)

CS Chua
20-08-2011, 05:56 PM
Yes, we are also using the air purifier & salt lamp at home but they are not effective in controlling the problem we have. If you are going to use the NETI pot, do not use 'processed' salt.

My sinus problem was so bad that I nearly went for a minor surgery as recommended by an ENT specialist. I was also told, the problem will recur despite having the surgery. So, am just glad for 1 - didnt go for the surgery, 2 - the pot helps :)
My friend chose surgery and it works. Apparently the passage way was too narrow. Mine was OK after examination with a scope. However, the inside was badly inflamed and have chronic mucus. No wonder I spit out so much mucus and phlegm every morning while brushing teeth.

I am using sea salt from Portugal. Very expensive. And it seems the air purifier and salt lamp help because after stopping for one month, my problem came back. I am back to using them again.

CS Chua
22-08-2011, 09:13 AM
I would rather go to govt ENT clinic and save some money. Anyway, I think alternative natural remedies are better.

I havent been able to solve mine even after numerous visits to ENT.

Tell me how is your result too please.
So far it seems to work. When you place the pot into the left nostril, the saline water runs into it and comes out through the right nostril, together with its barang barang. Then it is repeated but starting with the left nostril. My nose and inside was unblocked after a few attempts (twice a day) and I could breathe much easier. I slept better and in the morning, there was less of the usual barang barang. After one week of twice daily, I was asked to do it once daily for long term. I guess I will know more after 2 months. And yes, I bought expensive sea salt for that too.

ng
22-08-2011, 11:00 AM
SoAnd yes, I bought expensive sea salt for that too.

Thanks for the feedback.

Does it mean that if we don't use expensive sea salt, it won't work ?

How about using those saline solution meant for washing contact lens ?

CS Chua
22-08-2011, 04:16 PM
Thanks for the feedback.

Does it mean that if we don't use expensive sea salt, it won't work ?

How about using those saline solution meant for washing contact lens ?
I think all salt works but those table salt are not organic. Sea salt is recommended because it is more natural. I guess since it is going inside the body, use better stuff. Not sure about saline solution but I think it should work too since it is salt based. But it will be more costly than salt since salt is so cheap.

patrick
23-08-2011, 10:21 AM
This the place where I've got mine and the plastic NETI pot does look like a little teapot. If I'm not mistaken, the price is RM35 or thereabout.

My teenage boys & I have been using the NETI pot for a couple of years now. All of us have bad sinus problem.

I do say using the pot helps but does not eradicates the problem (sinusitis). We use it at least 2 or 3 times a week. I can always tell when my boys stop using it entirely as all the problems will crop back again. So, the NETI does work.. :)

It's RM38 each. I got one recently too after it was recommended by a Taichi Grandmaster to help resolve my lingering cough problem due to backdrops. Tried it and sure enough, I am feeling much better and at least I sleep much better at night without the stuffy nose. Great stuff this nasal pot !

currymee
23-08-2011, 10:32 AM
I used a SIMPLER and CHEAPER method BUT SAME CONCEPT as NETI POT cleansing - buy a 5cc syringe and gently squirt SALINE IRRIGATION solution (available at pharmacies esp Caring) one nostril at a time just like the NETI POT, less fancy but works just as well - same procedure as NETI POT minus the fancy teapot .... cost less than RM2.00 for the syringe and around RM5-6 for SALINE solution (500ml) .... ;) This method was taught to me by an Indian ENT specialist in Alor Setar long time ago - guess, no fancy teapots for sale there :rolleyes:

The idea is to irrigate the nasal channels through gentle introduction of cleaning solution (SALINE) without choking, so gently use a syringe works better. I use about 10-15cc per nostril each time about once a week.

CS Chua
23-08-2011, 12:08 PM
I used a SIMPLER and CHEAPER method BUT SAME CONCEPT as NETI POT cleansing - buy a 5cc syringe and gently squirt SALINE IRRIGATION solution (available at pharmacies esp Caring) one nostril at a time just like the NETI POT, less fancy but works just as well - same procedure as NETI POT minus the fancy teapot .... cost less than RM2.00 for the syringe and around RM5-6 for SALINE solution (500ml) .... ;) This method was taught to me by an Indian ENT specialist in Alor Setar long time ago - guess, no fancy teapots for sale there :rolleyes:

The idea is to irrigate the nasal channels through gentle introduction of cleaning solution (SALINE) without choking, so gently use a syringe works better. I use about 10-15cc per nostril each time about once a week.
I know what you mean because I was using my hand and it works too. I was thinking of using a small bottle too. But the Neti pot is designed in such a way that the nose where the pot enters is completely blocked so that the saline water does not run off from there but through the other nose. Since I am going to use it everyday for a very long time, I guess RM35 is not so bad. It is not like I am going to change it every now and then. It is a once off payment.

currymee
23-08-2011, 12:14 PM
I know what you mean because I was using my hand and it works too. I was thinking of using a small bottle too. But the Neti pot is designed in such a way that the nose where the pot enters is completely blocked so that the saline water does not run off from there but through the other nose. Since I am going to use it everyday for a very long time, I guess RM35 is not so bad. It is not like I am going to change it every now and then. It is a once off payment.

CS, the reason I specify the 5 cc syringe, coz the diameter is around the same size as the average adult nostril, so good seal also ... BTW, you are supposed to tilt your head backwards a bit also when injecting via a syringe - do it slowly is the key to prevent getting "choked" feeling.

ng
23-08-2011, 01:57 PM
I used a SIMPLER and CHEAPER method BUT SAME CONCEPT as NETI POT cleansing - buy a 5cc syringe and gently squirt SALINE IRRIGATION solution (available at pharmacies esp Caring) one nostril at a time just like the NETI POT, less fancy but works just as well - same procedure as NETI POT minus the fancy teapot .... cost less than RM2.00 for the syringe and around RM5-6 for SALINE solution (500ml) .... ;) This method was taught to me by an Indian ENT specialist in Alor Setar long time ago - guess, no fancy teapots for sale there :rolleyes:
.

Is this the same saline solution as the one used for contact lens ? Is it as effective as sea salt ?

CS Chua
23-08-2011, 02:11 PM
CS, the reason I specify the 5 cc syringe, coz the diameter is around the same size as the average adult nostril, so good seal also ... BTW, you are supposed to tilt your head backwards a bit also when injecting via a syringe - do it slowly is the key to prevent getting "choked" feeling.
OIC, I always thought the syringe is like those the doctors use to take blood. :D It gives me the creeps when I see a syringe. This is one technology that has not seen much improvement. I wish they got a type of Star Trek "tricorder" so no need to take blood lah.

Rhiga
23-08-2011, 02:44 PM
OIC, I always thought the syringe is like those the doctors use to take blood. :D It gives me the creeps when I see a syringe. This is one technology that has not seen much improvement....

I knew a pediatrician. She once told me there is no need to buy expensive nasal spray, the saline solution for the contact lens can do the same job....I think she is referring to those mild nasal problem, not the severe type.

I took his advice when I have nasal mucus during flu and during the recovery stage of flu...Try to get a small tubing/bottle where you can fill the saline solution and then hand-press it into the nose..

It helps to clear the blockage.

May not need to buy those syringes as the the money you pay all go to the packaging. The saline water is very very cheap compare to the medical packaging.

Cheers

tupai
23-08-2011, 03:35 PM
am i lucky to be blissfully ignorant or it just that my lil' finger is put to better use each time i need to deboogerise? :confused:

i seriously think us urbanites are falling like ten-pins to such environ health booger-blocked problems...I dont see those livng in the country side or by the sea side having this kinda nasal problem...heck! i dont even see many falling sick or wearing specks! There must be something there, no? :confused:

Yang Ada Booger TIU xlatottupai :cool:

patrick
23-08-2011, 06:34 PM
am i lucky to be blissfully ignorant or it just that my lil' finger is put to better use each time i need to deboogerise? :confused:

i seriously think us urbanites are falling like ten-pins to such environ health booger-blocked problems...I dont see those livng in the country side or by the sea side having this kinda nasal problem...heck! i dont even see many falling sick or wearing specks! There must be something there, no? :confused:

Yang Ada Booger TIU xlatottupai :cool:

How do you know they are not suffering in oblivious silence ? haha...food for thought lato !! :p

tupai
23-08-2011, 07:58 PM
How do you know they are not suffering in oblivious silence ? haha...food for thought lato !! :p

true true Tai-Ko... but i have for e.g. lived with a family of Bajau for a couple of weeks and they are soooooo healthy, from the kids to the grandma. :) ditto the bunch from the village!

Must be the fresh sea breeze, blur skies, crystal clear sea, lotsa fish for food, no TV or worst internet and just a ghuitar! :D

Yang Amat Bermimpi blues skies& green seas TIU Xlatotupai :D