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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Neti Pot... Warning Gross Pictures


Some of you may have heard of a Neti Pot, if you are like me you have probably been living in darkness your whole life. Here is a short YouTube promo to get you familiar with the Neti. I want to say this is probably one of the "Hippiest" things I have participated in. I was complaining to a co-worker about nasal congestion, guess what he recommended, that's right the Neti. I couldn't go down to the local drug store to get the Neti. I had to purchase mine from an animal feed store. Yeah, it seemed a bit weird to me also.
To use the Neti you mix up some warm saltwater, plug that bad boy into your nose and tilt your head. The closest thing that I can relate it to is doing a somersault in the pool and not exhaling or plugging your nose. That kind of nasally burning/I am drowning sensation. In the video they say that it is enjoyable and soothing. That's garbage. Maybe I mixed my saline solution wrong, but, as you can tell by my eyes watering in the picture below, it burned. All the burning aside, it does do what is says it does. My nostrils and sinuses definitely got cleaned out.
The last two pictures are a bit disturbing as chunks of mucus and saltwater are sprayed out of my nose, but they do show the effect. So in conclusion if you are a bit twisted and want to clean out your sinuses, grab a Neti pot and away you go.


18 comments:

Dana said...

You sick twisted freek!

The Dorman Family said...

Well I must say that the pictures are funny. Only ou would think to take pictures of that. I have used a sinus rinse a ton, and love it. You dont have to be a "Hippy" to take care of yourself properly by the way.:)

Jamma said...

You are so funny!! But how interesting, I have never heard of a Neti Pot. I must say... It doesn't sound or look like it is much fun....sticking something up your nose and making yourself feel like you're drowning or having that nasally burning. I don't like those feelings. Since you are on the topic of cleaning things out....my right ear is plugged, do you have any suggestions besides going to the doctors??? Thanks...Love Ya! Aunt Diane

7 of us said...

I thought puking on camera was gross! :) I see what you do when your wife leaves town...

josh said...

this is the first step to voting democratic this fall. you are well on your way! B. Obama does neti all the time homie!

Reed and Annie Family said...

I'm afraid now- very very afraid! I had a good friend tell me to try this (I tend to get bronchitis). Thanks for being the test rat Erik. I'll let you now if I ever try it. ~ Annie

Smedley Family said...

HA! We couldn't stop laughing . . . while saying 'that's so gross!' But at the same time, seems fitting. We give a thumbs up on the second pic . . . CLASSIC. hmmmmmmm . . . come winter, i might just get Jason one! LOL

Smedley Family said...

oh yeah . . . who took the pix? even MORE IMPRESSIVE if you took them!! we took a double take and still cracked up at the thumbs up!!!

Sadie and Corey said...

Nice! I need one!!! I wonder if they make them in an infant size! I have two every snotty people to take care of! Thanks Erik!

Anna said...

i HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING SO GROSS IN MY LIFE! And i think the picture of Owen is much cuter.

The Phipps said...

So yeah, Chris and I were thoroughly entertained :) We're so glad you gave us the perfect gift idea for Chris's dad!

Red Bed Head said...

I also have a Neti Pot, on recomendation of my doctor. However, I bought mine at Wal-Mart and it came with little packets to mix in. But I agree, it does feel the way you described!

renabeena said...

actually i used the neti pot and it only feels like you inhale water if you tilt your head backwards... if you tip it downwards it won't feel like anything!

Stella.N said...

the photos are great. i too use the neti pot and man, do i feel better.

James said...

Thanks to your recommendation, I started using a neti pot as well. And it turns out that the darn thing works pretty well.

By the way, your thumbs-up photo is one of the first images shown on Google when you search for "neti pot".

Anonymous said...

Google Netipot Deaths. It is confirmed that two people have actually died from the use of Netipots. No Laughing matter....well I have to admit I did laugh.

Anonymous said...

This made me laugh so much. My mother didn't know what a Neti Pot was so I said, let this guy demonstrate. Funny

Anonymous said...

O.o I want to try it...