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mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 11, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
This sinus infection resulted in my first experience with a neti pot... comparable to the first time I had sex... warm, wet, and quick discharge of strange salty fluids. I'm in love again!

Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:23pm PT
wait til your brain rots from bacteria,

don't worry, you can try the E ciggarette next,

then the popeils pocket fisherman,
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:35pm PT
Neti is very good for you. Use pure water and fine non-iodized salt.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
Neti is very good for you. Use pure water and fine non-iodized salt.


How is it "good for you?". Sinus infection city, bro.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
Pure as in distilled or boiled. You definitely don't want to get the amoeba
that travels up the nerves in the nose to the brain and causes fatal meningitis.
There have been several cases of that the past year although they were from warmer climates.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:41pm PT
I haven't been my ole days ST posting fool for a while. Got a job and a life. Well, partial life. Still working on a complete A-Z one. Actually, same with the job(s).

But tonight I ran into this thread and, tell me the truth bro/bruder, is yo my old friend weschrist with a slightly new handle???

If so, love from lynnie and happy holidays, dude!!!! Cheers
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
I would put this topic in the same category as Nature's coffee enemas.


Which begs the question as to why folks that aspire to a more holistic lifestyle seem so hell bent on sticking foreign substances up their orifices?


Am I missing some key point in these endeavors?




Edit: "Hey Lynnie - Charming Dawn and I say HI dudette!"
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
You are missing the large masses of goo that ooze out of your sinuses... followed by a night of clear breathing.

After a night on the garage wall the snot went from clear/yellow to black... dusty out there. I wish I had one when I lived in SLC.

Hi lynnie
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
Have you tried "Hockenschpit".

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:57pm PT

Have you tried "Hockenschpit".

ewwwwwwwwww!

:-)
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
A few people were infected with the parasite Naegleria fowleri and it was traced back to Neti Pot usage. It's super rare, and generally occurs in certain geographical areas more than others, but it's definitely worth knowing about.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/rare-infection-prompts-neti-pot-warning/
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
That comes after the Neti Pot... not nearly as effective. It sounds to me like you are afraid of filling your your orifices with warm fluids. Its okay, you can spit.

E.coli is way more common, and I still eat spinach cuz I'm bold like that!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:07pm PT
That comes after the Neti Pot... not nearly as effective. It sounds to me like you are afraid of filling your your orifices with warm fluids. Its okay, you can spit.


Yeah. Call me traditional, conservative, or whatever, but yeah...you nailed it!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
The only thing I ever need to call you is a fuking idiot.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:22am PT
Yay!
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:28am PT
Hmm...

My brain synapses are telling me there's a supertopo poster named *christ who's talked about a neti pot before.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:05am PT
Sinus infection city, bro.

Saline solution is cleansing. Through the process of osmosis, germs and garbage are drawn out from the delicate nasal tissues. This is the same reason your dentist wants you to rinse your gums with saline.

Nasal passages are more delicate than gums though, so only fine quality pure salt in the correct amount in pure water should be used. It is also important that your mixing vessel and the pot itself are kept clean and are entirely free of soap residue or any other foreign substance.

I've had some gnarly sinus problems over the years going back to when I frostbit the nasal passages while ski touring in extreme cold along the North Dakota/Canada border as a stupid kid. Several times in my 20's and 30's I had to go to the hospital to get the sinuses drained. You don't want to know what came out. In my 40's I started doing Neti (actually a Yoga practice) and I have not had a problem since. It's a daily routine for me.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:07am PT
glad it's working out for you.
MisterE

Social climber
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:10am PT
This isn't just a new sativa/indica blend at your local dispensary, then?
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:13am PT
neti a day keeps the slime away...EVERY TIME..but only works for dirty hippie, liberal Commies...sorry blue
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:07am PT
Oh man I'm getting this, thanks!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:49am PT
National Jewish in Denver, the number one respiratory hospital in America, pushes a little more sophisiticated version of the neti pot along with a chemically balanced (ph that is) commercially available solution as the first line of defense against allergies, sinus problems, vocal cord problems and bronchitis. That's where I came across it and it has worked wonders for mold induced allergies here in Okinawa.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:33am PT
Somebody beat me to the Nagleri fowleri connection.

Glad you appear to be back.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 03:11pm PT
From playing in water:
"In the 10 years from 2001 to 2010, 32 infections were reported in the U.S. Of those cases, 30 people were infected by contaminated recreational water and two people were infected by water from a geothermal (naturally hot) drinking water supply."

From using tap water in neti pots:
"However, the victims - a 28-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman from Louisiana - had not been near freshwater. The only thing they had in common was that they both routinely used the tap water with neti pots."


I STILL play in water, including hot springs. And I still use my neti pot with boiled (not boiling) water. I'm a bold mothafuka. Truth be told, before the neti pot I would snort tap water with salt, old skool style like my grammy taught me.

I'm sure we could name 30 climbers who have died in climbing accidents in the last 10 years off the top of our collective heads. Compared to two people in Louisiana who died from snorting tap water. Sometimes I wonder about the "bold rock climber types" who piss their pants at the mere suggestion of INCREDIBLY UNLIKELY risks. Besides, using a neti pot is WAY more fun than climbing.


stzzzzz... I had never used a neti pot before last Thurs. Your brain synapses are faulty. Might want to get that checked... you could have Nagleri fowleri.
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Super rare indeed. Probably like "powerball winner rare".

I'm never one to miss a chance to call out a microbiological pathology! I'm probably one of the few chiropractors in the world that has an obsession with infectious diseases (which I never deal with in my clinic).
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
I've had a bit of a sinus/throat thing going on. It might be time to see if I can clear it with a neti pot
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:31pm PT
Hit it up with the ol' salt water gargle. It makes bacterial cells shrivel up and DIE
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
good idea.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
The neti pot is a salt water flush, right through you sinuses... no gargling necessary.

nature, it took me a couple pots to get it just right. I was being too aggressive... really all it takes is a gentle flow... no snorting or gurgling or shaking, just tip your head and let it flow.

Be sure to get the right salt content... too little and it burns like hell... I haven't noticed anything when I use "a bit more." Cold water burns like hell too. Also, don't blow your nose hard afterwords or you ears will get all fukd.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:00pm PT
I love you kleenex.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:00pm PT
I love you cleen air.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:01pm PT
I love you vitamin C.
John M

climber
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:14pm PT
I love you alternative medicine.. which really shouldn't be labeled alternative. Thank you for all of your help. If only westerners would come to understand that western medicine doesn't have a lock on all things medicine.

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
Absolutely. I was taking Zyrtec-D and Tylenol because the pain was so bad and that was all I could get my hands on. Haven't touched the chit since I got my neti... just salt, baking soda, and warm water every couple hours. I may have dislodged the invader's mother ship that last go!!!
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:01pm PT

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Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Doctor Bill told me to use a Neti Pot when I had a bad infection. It cleared me up nicely without the antibiotics I customarily use. Plus, it was even more important since I was pregnant at the time.

I totally agree with you on being a nice discovery. They sell the saline packets. I simply use warm water out of the facet. It works for me.

P.S.
Locker, What the heck? It is not necessary to make every thread into that. Seriously Dude. Love ya... AFS
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:21pm PT
delete that locker.



Ricky D - do you understand the physiology behind coffee enemas or why they can be such an integral component of a cleanse?
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 12, 2012 - 07:45pm PT
last time I checked, salt water was not a foreign substance.

If you don't have a neti you can always go surfing for a saline flush...just don't go after it rains
Floorabove

climber
The Gunks y\'all
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
Credit: Floorabove
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
My wife loves the Neti Pot, she has some major sinus issues. I can't stand the thing, it's like Poseidon took a leak in my nose. In a bad way.


edit:
last time I checked, salt water was not a foreign substance.

That's true! You ever taste saline? It's hard to believe we're that salty. Aye, laddie, I be a salty dog 'n all, but this be ridiculous!

I'll be here all night.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
Nasal passages are more delicate than gums though, so only fine quality pure salt in the correct amount in pure water should be used. It is also important that your mixing vessel and the pot itself are kept clean and are entirely free of soap residue or any other foreign substance.

Before you hippies (sorry Kris) start saying how AWESOME this sh#t is, you need to have disclaimers like those Kris posted ^^^^^.

You can do more harm than good if you just start cramming warm tap-water down your infected sinuses from a non-sterile device!

Like adding wood to a fire! (not gas).

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:05pm PT
There are plenty of disclaimers in the Neti Pot instructions you clown ;).
John M

climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
Just make sure you don't snort that bong water.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
ignorance shining though again
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
Just make sure you don't snort that bong water Blue.


Ever accidentally swallow bong-water? Son of a bitch, that is gag-city....

EDIT:
ignorance shining though again


What ignorance, doug? That I caution people?
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
I've had a couple bong water incidents. Mostly, you forget them because you are flipping stoned out of your gourd.

That and mescaline tea. Hoo boy!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
hahaha... tell me again how climbing is becoming pussified into a risk free glamor sport


... and how dangerous using a neti pot is

hahahaaaa
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:23pm PT
I don't recall calling either a safe endeavor.

Edit: Hahhahaaa....whatever.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 03:11am PT
pssst, 2 people have died from using a neti pot. 30 people died from the exact same VERY RARE Naegleria fowleri by swimming in rivers. 11,500 people died in firearm homicides. Over 34,000 kids died from firearm accidents.

Living on the fuking edge with this sh#t... reckless




... and OTC drugs pushed through the FDA by huge drug companies that make billions are safe, but salt water in your nose is SKETCHY.

(hint: the answer is easy... they are fuking idiots.)
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Dec 14, 2012 - 03:50am PT
Tried this once. I can only equate it to, 'the at home, waterboarding kit.'
Floorabove

climber
The Gunks y\'all
Dec 15, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
Why sideways?
Why sideways?
Credit: Floorabove

Try this in your pot.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 15, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
Is Neti related to Pol?
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Dec 15, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
I don't like putting anything in my a*#…. But when I do…..


nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 18, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
got my neti pot today. makes me miss surfing in the ocean.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 20, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
three days now of using the neti pot. getting use to it.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 04:55pm PT
Once you get the angle right, smooth sailing! If it dribbles down your throat, just open wider.

Also, obviously, make sure the water is boiled... because if you don't and you happen to be in Louisiana or Florida, there is a 0.000001% chance you could get a brain eating amoeba. SCARY!!!

I don't know how I lived without it.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Just did my first Neti session & it is awesome, I can't believe how good it feels to breathe after! Thanks for the tip mechrist. Do u guys do it every day or ever multiple times in a day (can you party on this sh#t )?
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:42am PT
My wife was using Neti Pot for relief from a cold with a sinus infection. It just assisted in spreading the infection and it got worse, to the point she had to be put on aggressive antibiotics to treat the sinusitis. My GP confirmed that the use of Neti Pot worsened her condition.

It may be good for temporary relief in some people for minor sinus irritation, but is definitely not the great cure all the Naturopathic medicine disciples would have you believe.

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jan 4, 2013 - 01:17am PT
Neti is surely no cure for a serious infection. It is a preventative and therapeutic thing to do. Once a sinus infection rises above a certain level obviously medical attention should be sought.

Sorry your wife went through that. If my previous post seemed to imply Neti is a cure all I did not mean that. Just that it is a great way for me to keep my problematic sinuses and nasal passages clear and healthy.

Breathe well, my friends...
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jan 4, 2013 - 02:47am PT
An MD once washed out my sinuses with a squirt thing full of salt water.

Thought I'd put that out there for the folks who think it's just hippie nonsense...
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 4, 2013 - 03:18am PT
I've been using one for years. Works great for me.

You shouldn't use a neti pot when you have a cold or sinus infection. Ayurvedic practice specifically notes this.

One size does not fit all. That is one of the foundations of Ayurveda.

Eric
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 4, 2013 - 03:35am PT
Eric, how often? Daily?

Thanks

Ryan
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
May 17, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
bump and a thanks for this thread.

since starting up using neti the condition in the back of my throat has cleared.
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
May 17, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
got my neti pot today. makes me miss surfing in the ocean.

bwahahaha how true

been using a squirt bottle (call me cheap) for years.

love it!



jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
May 17, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Go to Detroit ...
CalicoJack

climber
CA
May 17, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Part of my standard allergy season regimen, although i prefer the German moniker of...


NASENDUSCHE!
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
May 17, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
LOL!!!

this thread says 'pot'
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
May 17, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
Still, Go to Detroit... Moran !!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 18, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
RyanD, just saw your reply. Sorry about that.

Yes, the routine is daily, usually the morning. If you have any sinus business going on (from a cold, for example) I skip it.

Eric
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2013 - 01:32pm PT
Interesting Fletcher. I only use mine when I have sinus issues, cut lumber, or grind steel. Usually clears everything up in 1 or 2 sessions.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
May 18, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
I've been using one for years, salt & baking soda. Works for me. I suffer sinus infections and using the neti has cut the number of infections down quite a bit.

The one thing I've learned is not to do it too close to nap time. Getting horizontal too soon doesn't allow for gravity to play its role.

People snort all kinds of cosmic dust and live through it; and ironically two people in Louisiana are trying to do some holistic stuff and die. Strange.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
May 18, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
couple lines of good coke cleans like a white tornado
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
May 18, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
Pretty sure my lady got sphenoid sinusitis from using a neti pot.
perswig

climber
Sep 29, 2013 - 09:08pm PT


Clearly the modern version has better branding.
Dale
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Sep 29, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
Republicans told me that snorting Hindu water up my noseholes will allow brain eating amoeba into my head...and then I will become a Democrat!
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