Do you have a stuffy nose? Sinusitis? There is an easy solution (get it? solution :))
Here are a couple of videos:
The first video is of a couple young kids using the Nasopure squeeze bottle to perform nasal saline rinses. Awesome! [1st VIDEO below].
The second video is from Carol, who sends this great video of her son performing nasal saline rinses [2nd VIDEO below].
Be sure to watch the YouTube video of this, and wait for the HUGE loogie that he gets out of the sinuses.
Now that’s relief!
Warning: grossout potential!
Most readers of my articles know that I struggle with allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis. At least I did until I began my naturopathic journey down the road to cure. Here is a brief outline of some of my remedies.
Most of my remedies are summarized here in my article, 5-Step Program to Eliminate Chronic Sinusitis.
Here is an outline to that approach, some of my articles on these topics, and some links to the products that I use:
- nasal saline rinses
this may include additives for chronic sinusitis (thought to be caused by bacterial biofilm)
- honey / Manuka honey
- baby shampoo
- probiotics (for kids) / probiotics (for adults)
- humidification (What to Look for in Humidifiers)
- personal hydration
- humidification of air
- healthy immune system (Probiotics: Do They Work?)
- in diet
- in nasal rinse
- eliminate toxic cleaners in the home
- organic, natural, high-fiber diet
- cleaning the air in my home
People often ask me whether I use the power irrigation system. I do not personally use a powered irrigation system.
I love my Nasopure system.
Here are some children (yes, children) using the Nasopure system to do nasal saline rinses.
By themselves. Cute:
[1st VIDEO: kids doing nasal saline rinses using Nasopure system]
Be sure to click on over to http://www.Nasopure.com to watch some more GREAT videos!
Note that I consider Dr. Hana (Solomon) to be a good friend, and a great Pediatrician.
This is the system that I use myself, and the one that I use for my own children, and recommend for patients. I think that it’s easy, and WAY more comfortable to use than a Neti pot! (no weird neck angles).
But, I hear from some parents that it is easier for their children to use the powered systems than the manually-controlled squeeze bottles.
The most important thing is to DO IT.
The powered systems are gentler than you might think, and if one of these systems helps cure your little boogorhead’s sinusitis, they are worth the small investment! That is why I provide links to two powered systems on the boogordoctor Amazon Store:
- the SinuPulse Nasal Sinus Irrigation System
- the Grossan Hydro Pulse Nasal and Sinus Irrigation System
I consider Dr. Grossan to be a friend, and one of the smartest Rhinologists. You may recall my recent article, Guided Imagery and Sinusitis?, where I reviewed his book, Free Yourself From Sinus and Allergy Problems Permanently. It is a great book, and one of my top go-to resources. (Worth a read if you or your kids struggle with chronic sinusitis or allergies).
So, here is a video of a little boy using a powered system, pretty successfully (provided by Carol, a reader):
[The little boy in this video is using a powered system that you can also find on Amazon. But it is 50% more expensive (ouch) than the SinuPulse or Grossan Hydro Pulse systems, and the Amazon ratings for these two systems are better; so the SinuPulse and Grossan Hydro Pulse systems are the ones I recommend to patients who want a powered system.]
What about you?
Do use a Neti put?
A Nasopure squeeze-bottle?
The garden hose?
A powered irrigation system?
And if you use a powered system, which one? Do you recommend it?
I think that the first video shows us that even pretty young kids (4 years) can manually deal with nasal saline rinses, given encouragement and support.
Let us know in a comment what YOU think so we can all learn from your experience.
Transparency: links to products on the boogordoctor’s Amazon Store are “affiliate links”, and help support this site, thanks :))
Image Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Charles A. Edwards Jr. In public domain
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