March 17, 2015

SOL 17: No More Runny Nose

You know what's the greatest thing since sliced bread?

The Neti Pot!

Do you have one because O.M.G. this baby is a game-changer!

The flu that I seemed to have all weekend somehow morphed Sunday night. It was an unexpected and pretty violent transformation, I have to say. Without warning, my sinuses became my sole focus because it wasn't just uncomfortable, it was painful. The pressure was UNREAL, like a car compactor at the junkyard had somehow found its way into my sinus cavity and decided to play an evil trick on me.

And then someone decided to turn on the faucet, on full blast. I'm talking well beyond an annoying drip here, people.

I finally pulled out the Neti Pot last night with the hope of finding some relief before bed, and I have to say, it was pretty much instant.

Full disclosure: I've owned this Neti Pot for a few years now, but I don't recall it ever working this well in the past. But this time, I was able to fall asleep breathing through my nose and without toilet paper crammed up each nostril!

Oh... don't pretend you don't do the same thing!

Pretty much any time I get a runny nose, you can expect to find me walking around the house looking like this:

Sexy, huh?

I only wish it were appropriate to do this in pubic as well because I single-handedly used half a Kleenex box today, and my poor nose looks like Rudolph and feels so raw!

The first thing I did when I got home this afternoon was fill up my Neti Pot for round two. 


I don't even have any Kleenex in arm's reach right now, and I've typed this entire post. That may not sound like much, but TRUST ME... this is what #winning feels like!

I better check the package to see how often I can do this because I can definitely see how this can be addicting!


  1. Wow, very vivid. I especially liked the description of the sinus pressure. I am a devotee of Simply Saline, which is pressurized salt water in a can. I find it slightly less revolting than the neti pot.

  2. I get a lot of nosebleeds any time I am sick. I basically can't blow my nose or sneeze even though I have a river coming out of my nose. I wonder if this would help because there hasn't been a day in the past five days that I have been able to breath normally while sleeping.

    Now if only I can find it in Venezuela!

    -Amanda at

  3. I've heard that the Neti pots work. So glad that you are getting some relief. Your students might look at you a little strangely with tissue paper stuffed in your nose. Get well soon.

  4. My mom tells me to get one of these every year that I get sick, but I never have. Doesn't the water go up into your head and then come back out? Seems scary (and gross!) to me. But mostly scary!!!
    I may be reconsidering though, thanks to your post!

  5. I've never tried one of these, but my dad has something similar that he does every morning. I can't remember why though - allergies maybe? I'm glad that you found relief!