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Okay, this is a rather weird post because, well, how often do we just talk about nasal irrigation? Yah, that's what I thought. BUT....two weeks ago I was hit with a nasty, and I mean nasty head cold. It literally just took me out. I functioned, but barely. I slept upright on a chair in my living room just so I could actually breath. Normally I have no problem pushing through colds and still getting everything done that needs doing, but not this time. It was a hassle to talk because I was so stuffed up, and eating was impossible since I couldn't smell, or even chew without having trouble breathing.
Then my solution came. I missed youth group that Wednesday due to being sick and my hubby was talking to a gentleman about my head cold. That gentleman promptly goes to Walgreens a few towns away and comes back with a bottle of a solution and a bulb syringe (or whatever it's called). He tells my hubby to have me irrigate my sinuses with it. When my hubby came home, he told me this and my first thought was "okay, that's just weird". But at that point I was willing to try anything. I irrigated my nose twice that night and then again in the morning. By the next afternoon I could once again breath and sleep in my own bed.
The solution was called Alkalol. It's very natural and not at all irritating (at least not for me). The first night I was still a bit stuffed, but I did notice a difference and I think it cleared me up quicker. The solution said to use 1 Tsp. per 8oz. of water, but I might use a bit more if I need to use it again.
While weird, it worked for me and I'm so glad. Head over to We are THAT Family for more great ideas and tips.