I have been feeling like my nose has been kind of congested for quite awhile now, well not congested exactly, more like crusty for want of a better word. Sorry, that was probably way too much information. ..lol. Anyway, I decided to try out a neti pot and see if it made any difference. For those of you who have never used one I'll give you a brief rundown of what you do. You fill the little pot 3/4 full with lukewarm water, stir a half a saline packet into it until it is dissolved and then you pose for the camera:
And then you put the spout into your nostril(over the sink please!), tilt your head to the side and let the water flow through and out the other nostril(make sure you breathe through your mouth!). Then repeat on the other side.
No no Chris, you weren't listening...you don't drink it, you put it in your nostril.
There you go....
Once you finish, just a gentle nose blow and everything feels very clean. I noticed I sounded a bit congested immediately afterwards, but once the last few water drops leak away that goes away too. I didn't feel congested at all though and in fact my nasal passages feel pretty good. It is recommended for colds, allergies etc... I would definitely use it for those reasons, I really think it would help.
I got my pot at Wal Mart(big surprise) and it was about $11.