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If anyone tells you that snorting a saline solution is good for you...
well. I shall take it back. Unpleasant as that was, it has worked a bit! After the gunk stopped coming (thanks to several forceful nose blows!) it feels marginally clearer. Not the sinus' themselves, as I still sound bunged up, but my nostrils are a little clearer.
I'm addicted to mine. I'm 36 weeks pregnant and GP won't give me ABs so the saline snorting is a revelation. I'm actually pleased when stuff goes down my throat as it means it's not blocking up my poor head.
It works very well using it when I go for a piss twice a night, no longer am I waking up breathless and with a mouth that tastes like fetid pond water.
I've even been using it on my snotty little DS as he was getting into the habit of picking his nose until it bled.
The sterimar sprays are great. They even do one for tiny babies which combined with a nasal aspirator means I never have to look at a snotty nose. I do my twins every morning and night and they are generally snot free.