Lady Indica: Neti pot.Just boil the damn water first.
SkunkWerks: Attention Daily Fail: you wouldn't know science if it committed assisted suicide in Belgium. Kindly piss off.
Tyrone Slothrop: GAT_00: That nasal spray shiat has severely diminishing returns. First use works great, but it's effectiveness lessens after every dose. Not only that, but after you stop using it you have a day where your congestion is even worse than before as your sinuses try to rebalance.Or at least that's my experience.Mine works fine. But if I use it for over a month or so, I start getting nosebleeds. Unfortunately cedar season here in Austin lasts around 2 months.
RidgeRunner5: Not only will blowing not work, studies show that forceful nose blowing can propel some infection-laden mucus into the sinuses, where secondary bacterial infections may take hold.That doesn't even make sense. You are blowing OUT, not in.
Koodz: I've experimented with blowing my nose vs. sniffling all my life and come to the conclusion that there's little difference really. Both are barely more than placebos. I prefer sniffling because there's no equipment necessary and I don't have to find somewhere to throw the tissue later. When I was a kid my mother used to tell me to blow my nose to "get it all out" as if I were going to eventually run out of snot entirely. I assure you I have never in my life run out of snot.
Horrendous Space Kablooie: In China, it is impolite to blow your nose in public.
GAT_00: That nasal spray shiat has severely diminishing returns. First use works great, but it's effectiveness lessens after every dose. Not only that, but after you stop using it you have a day where your congestion is even worse than before as your sinuses try to rebalance.Or at least that's my experience.
spyderqueen: Lady Indica: Neti pot.Just boil the damn water first.Ugh, Neti Pots. I always feel like I'm trying to waterboard myself.And fark nasal sprays, they always send me into sneezing fits. Warm showers do much better for my congestion even if it is possibly a placebo effect. I'll go with what works thank you very much. That and, you know, sudafed. The REAL sudafed, not that phenylphedrine bullshiat. Even if I do have to go to the freakin' counter and demand through a stuffed nose "As much as you are legally allowed to sell me right now, here's my state ID."SkunkWerks: Attention Daily Fail: you wouldn't know science if it committed assisted suicide in Belgium. Kindly piss off.Also, THIS.
steve_wmn: I got the same advice from an Ear Nose & Throat specialist MD 20 years ago. Blowing lightly for a runny nose or to clear a bit of snot is OK. Blasting a snot rocket like you're trying to hit someone across the room - not OK.
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