Each of us who attended BlogHer 2011 found a “SinuSense” in our conference bags. The best way I can describe it is a turbo neti pot. In a good way.
Made by Waterpik, it provides nasal irrigation quickly and efficiently. You’ll want to stand over a sink when this happens, by the way, and far from relatives with cell-phone cameras and visions of YouTube stardom.
Why would you want to irrigate your nose? Because the Mayo Clinic says it is “a safe, inexpensive and easy way to relieve symptoms of nasal and sinus congestion,” that’s why.
But don’t listen to some otorhinolaryngologist you never met. Listen to my friend Sonya Ann, who’s had sinus issues (rhymes with “tissues”) for some time now. I sent her a SinuSense — not the same one I’m giving away — and she wrote an entire blog post about it. (Short form: It seems to be helping. As a bonus, it provided tremendous diversion for her teen-aged son.)
Incidentally, some people use neti pots daily on the theory that they can help prevent colds and viruses. In other words, you don’t need to have chronic sinusitis to want to shoot 8 ounces of salt water directly up your nose. You can do it just because!
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