Posted 5/31/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -6)
Hello Denise, gave it a try, and you're right about it not going into your lungs. It pretty much felt like my first netty pot I bought, which was by Ayr. It's a bottle and you squeeze the water in rather than letting it flow naturally. I did you way w/ my right nostril which worked just fine because its not blocked. The left one is about 95% blocked so I tried hard and hard didn't work. Went into the shower, took a steamed shower, nose didn't open up anymore. So I tried the Ayr bottle and closed my left nostril, forced the water in through my left. It barely goes through. Then the last try, I think I popped my ears and now they hurt like crap everytime I breathe our hard so I had it. LOL Well, during most of the time, I always breathe out of my right nostril as my left one is closed. But randomly, left one will open and right one will close and very rarely, both will be open. Well, as far as anything coming out, a little bit of mucus came out which was it. Not much yellow stuff. Oh, btw, in my left nostril, or right (sometimes), when it's closed, I stick my finger in it and feel like a soft ball that you can push up. But I've felt that for the last 17 years or so. But today I'm fine, I can breathe out of my right nostril, as it is my normal way I've been doing since I was 8. But at night, both will shut down completely, which hasn't really happen for the last few days as I've been taking sudafed everyday. Today I'm off Sudafed and want to see how things go as I dont' have work tomorrow morning.
As for the Nasaral, I often got them from my doc before and my parents get them often from their doc if they ask for nasal spray. I don't know how long it takes for them to start working but in the past, I always felt as if they didn't work or they went into my throat and made me feel uncomfortable. But that was years back. So I never gave any second thoughts about nasal sprays. But this year, things are the worst of all for me so I guess I'll have to see if they work, as I'm paying close attention to my nose and allergy this year.