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Reddit reviews: The best sinus medicine

We found 309 Reddit comments discussing the best sinus medicine. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 103 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Sinus Medicine:

u/PersonalFreedoms · 6 pointsr/researchchemicals

Most Sincere Warnings:

  • Start with threshold doses and wait two or three hours before redosing, nasal bioavailability can be much higher than oral.

  • Nasal administration is absurdly tantalizing when it comes to redoses, to the point you can swear you will only dose X ammount and end up using up your whole bottle in a binge. Be VERY weary of this strong desire.

  • Because of the latter it is absolutely recommended you start with oral dosages so you can better assess the effects in a less compulsive fashion. This way you can research a single day and easily cut off usage for a week or two before the next session. Nasal administration tends to call for more escalation and it can leak into the next day.

  • Please, for the love of Thor, DO NOT MIX FENTS WITH U4, there have already been several lethal and non-lethal Over Doses. This is seriously, utterly, real.


    The Skinny:

  • Caustic substances are horrible when administered on mucous tissue, so a solution is called for. Isotonic saline solution is good enough, cheap, and sterile.

  • Glycerin (Pharmaceutical Grade, UPS Grade, or Pure Grade) is available in most pharmacies as well, it is an amazing substance.
    Quote:
    >Glycerine may be used on every part of the epidermis, including mucous membranes. When diluted to a concentration below 50%, it acts as an emollient and demulcent, finding important applications in ointments and lotions. Preparations for the most sensitive areas of the body-antiseptic, vaginal, nasal, analgesic, dermatological, and burn ointments and jellies-are commonly made of watersoluble bases compounded with glycerine. Glycerine, too, is one of the most widely used ingredients in medical prescriptions. Only water may exceed glycerine in its range of applications.

  • If you use 50% Saline Solution and 45% Glycerin, then you can finally add 5% of Menthol and/or Eucalyptus natural oils or essences (even if they contain some alcohol, the proportion will be too low to be irritant, and the glycerin will protect the mucous from drying up with it). The natural oils give the solution a pleasant smell that can cover some foul odors/taste (U4), and also have healing properties on their own.

    Using this information you can then calculate the concentration per dose, in accordance with your delivery system.

    The standard pharma quality nasal spray bottle (e.g. 1 and 2) can hold 25ml approximately (to the beginning of the neck) but are usually commercially sold with 15ml in them. They can hold 20ml with no problems at all.

    These bottles are almost universally designed to administer .1ml per push, which gives you 10 sprays per ml.
    You will have to make sure how many sprays your own particular bottle delivers by doing trials before adding the active ingredient.

    So usually 20ml will hold 200 sprays or "pushes".

    The standard RC Market U-47700 spray carries 3mg/spray = 3mg/push = 3mg/.1ml. That is 300mg:10ml or 600mg:20ml.

    PLEASE BEAR IN MIND FENTS ARE ABSURDLY POTENT AND SHALL NOT BE DOSED IN THE SAME PROPORTIONS THAN U4, YOU WILL HAVE TO RESEARCH THEIR DOSES

    3mg is a threshold dose of U4, so one spray will deliver threshold effects, 2 sprays will deliver common effects, and 3-4 sprays will deliver strong effects.
    Source

    Personally I made my first U4 Spray Bottle @ 2mg per spray, so I could be even safer to begin with. I would spray 4 times (8mg) for a full strong dose without tolerance.

    Because after having redosed a couple of times spraying your nosetrils 4 or 6 times leaves you with too much drip and sniffing like you have a cold, I decided to make my next spray @4mg/spray, this way I only need one or two sprays.

    I recommend you to start with a lower concentration.


    TRIALS TO DETERMINE ML PER PUSH

    You MUST calibrate your nasal spray bottle.

    First, if you will buy an over the counter spray bottle, ensure it is the pharmaceutical grade one.

    Pharmaceutical grade sprays have finger "handles" used to pull the delivery mechanism down with your Index and Middle finger, while you hold the bottom of the bottle with your Thumb.

    Read the instructions of your Over The Counter nasal sprays and look for said instructions, it they mention pulling with your Index and Middle finger while holding the bottom with the Thumb, then it is the bottle you want.

    If the instructions only tell you to push the bottle as needed, then it is not pharmaceutical grade. Usually the "push the belly of the bottle" sprays are meant to deliver solutions without active ingredients. When dealing with any sort of active drug the bottles call for specific pushes per hour and need consistency, they have an obviously more sophisticated mechanism:

    Vulgar Nasal Spray Bottle vs Pharmaceutical Grade Nasal Spray Bottle

    Once you have your Pharma Grade Nasal Spray Bottle, make the solution with the ratios I recommended above, but do not put the drugs in it yet!.

    Say you will make 20ml at your desired concentration

    Using proper measuring equipment (in reality you need at least a cough syrup measuring cup with graduation in milliliters) measure 10ml of Saline Solution, mix it with 8ml of Glycerine, and 2ml of Menthol/Eucalyptus Solution, mix well.

    You will end with 20ml of solution, pour it into the nasal spray.

    Prime the Spraying mechanism (prime means to push it until it shots a full spray) and then count how many full sprays you get out of it.

    Bear in mind you will have to hold it vertically to get the very last drops out of the bottle (it helps figuring out to which side of the bottom is bent the straw of the nozzle).

    You should get 198-202 sprays out of 20ml.

    If you do get .1ml per spray, you are set.


    MAKING THE SOLUTION

    Make a new batch of 20ml of the mixture of liquids, and then add the drug.

    At this point you should be using a simple kitchen beaker at least.

    Pour the liquid mixture into the glass beaker, and add the powdered drug.

    I have successfully dissolved 888mg of U4 into 22ml of the liquid mixture.

    About 60% of the powder "melts" into the solution immediately, but there are chunks of powder that will stubbornly stay solid.

    Do not shake too vigorously because chunks of powder will stick to the walls of the beaker.

    Instead heat a big mug of water in the Microwave for 45 seconds, and dip the beaker into the warm/hot water for 30 seconds, then take it out and swirl it slowly for 30 seconds.

    Repeat dipping the beaker into warm/hot water and slowly swirling the mixture until all the powder dissolves into the solution.


    Voila!



    BE ABSOLUTELY FUCKING CAREFUL, OPIOIDS ARE ADDICTIVE, HABIT FORMING, AND WHEN NASALLY ADMINISTRATED HIGHLY PRONE TO COMPULSIVE REDOSING

    SHIT IS NOTHING TO PLAY WITH, HONESTLY

    IF IN DOUBT AVOID THEM ALTOGETHER

    IF YOU ARE 100% CERTAIN YOU CAN DIP YOUR TOES IN THE WATER, BE READY TO DROWN NONETHELESS SO BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES, AND NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE DRUGS

    DO NOT FUCKING MIX THEM WITH ALCOHOL OR BENZOS

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD KEEP THEM AWAY FROM THE REACH OF CHILDREN
u/QuantumDisruption · 3 pointsr/Asthma

I feel you, this is almost exactly my situation minus the basement and arthritis. The only thing you can really do is go to extraordinary lengths to keep the basement clean and allergen safe. If it is a large room, you might need another air purifier (make sure they're HEPA filters). Seal off your door with something like weather strips and floor draft blocker to keep the allergens out. If there are windows, look into what you can do to make sure they are air-tight as well. I have literally duct-taped the frames of my windows before when allergy season was peaking.

Running a humidifier and keeping the room at ~45% humidity also helps me, but you have to be careful as humidified/uncirculated air can cause mold growth. If the humidity is a problem, look into getting your own de-humidifier. Amazon has a really small one for ~$35 that might be better than nothing.

For the GERD, I've found that dietary changes are the only thing that really helps me. I'm taking prilosec right now and generally have to take a Tums in the evening, but staying away from fatty food is what helps me maintain the symptoms the most. I wish I could help more than that because I know a lot of this seems like common sense. But yeah, my symptoms only started improving when I made physical changes to my room: sealed the door, blocked the AC vent completely (something about it was actually triggering my asthma more when it would run), taped around the perimeter of my window frame except where I need to open it, and make sure to clean dust under my bed/around the room once a week.

Also, get a NetiPot or something equivalent and use distilled water to rinse your sinuses daily. It's imperative that you only use distilled water with the salt mixture packets the nasal rinse things come with. That has helped my allergies tremendously.

edit: this is the sinus rinse kit I got https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004H1RA6U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just get the pack of 50 salt packets and you're good to go. I believe they also sell a starter pack with the 50 salt packets included. I can't stress enough how much this has helped me personally with allergies.

u/LSD145 · 3 pointsr/researchchemicals

For the spray you just need an empty bottle. This is the exact pack of bottles I got. They're really good, and it's only like 8 bucks for a 3 pack. The same company sells an amber glass version if you want that instead.

For saline you can do a few things, I had some left over from a medical use I had in the past. I also made some of my own after that that works really well. You could probably find some and buy it if you want, but I recommend making your own. Here's how:

Use distilled water (you can use tap water but make sure to boil it and let it cool before using it). Also use non iodized salt: sea salt, kosher, or table salt, it's all the same as long as it's not iodized because that'll dry your nose from what I read. Once you've got those 2 things, add a cup of water and a 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (adjust amounts if you want, this will give you a lot left over). I don't know the purpose of the baking soda but every guide I saw said to use it. Once you got that, then you can make the solution, with either a syringe or beaker to measure the saline accurately and a scale to measure the 4f-mph accurately.

I tried to provide as much info as I could so you don't have to search around. Let me know if you need anything else, I'll do my best. Good luck! This is a great chem and using the nasal spray is my favorite by far.

u/snake1118 · 1 pointr/RCSources

I use the Ayr Saline Nasal Mist primarily, also I grab the Ayr Saline Aloe Gel. These are my goto ones, I really like the Simply Saline Nasal Mist by Arms and Hammer however they are expensive and run out really fast so I use occasionally, I only recommend it because it leaves no bad "aftertaste" in my mouth if I need to spray it further down my nasal till it flushes everything out and enters the throat, Ayr is tolerable with this while others tend be nasty from my experience. Another tip I'll give you is that bulk 6 Ayr Saline sprays are really cheap on amazon and my recent package came with small sample aloe gels included with the sprays so you can save money that way. Spraying your nose before, and 15 minutes after helps and gel helps keep your nose going and prevent damage. The Simply Saline spray can be used at the end to clear your entire nasal.

Another helpful resource I found is that if you are low on money, you can just buy 1 Saline Spray, use it up then recycle it by making your own saline spray it only requires water and a small dash of salt but do read up how much salt you need because its fairly easy to put too much.

For the solution itself, you will need either a proper measured (Usually pharmaceutical grade) spray delivery bottle (I purchased these ones). Or you will need to figure out how much your current spray bottle can deliver, the saline spray bottles arent ideal because they spray a lot and unevenly. I use distilled water, heated up real nice and add the chemical desired. For the one I mentioned, a gram of said chemical and 10 ml of water will deliver 10mg dose per spray and you can experiment and find the right dose. Mixing it till the water is clear enough is vital and do use a proper milligram scale and a cup measure (check your medical syrup bottles sometimes they have small ones) its essential to get measurements exact or risk ruining it. I also tend to add a little saline spray in the solution as well.

I'm not much of an expert, You can probably add other ingredients to make it even less caustic and effective but I find what I have satisfactory and good to redose just be careful since they dont clog up your nose fast you might feel the need to redose more frequently.

[the bottle delivers 0.1ml per spray and carries 10ml, the formula is weight of chemical (in g) / total capacity of bottle (in ml) * Amount delivered with each spray (in ml) feel free to correct this if I made a mistake somewhere but I think that is how it goes]

u/ThePlatinumKush · 4 pointsr/Drugs

I don't have info about the damage you may have done, but I had chronic nosebleeds as a child, resulting in the need for 3 separate cauterizations, and because of this I have to take very good care of my nose or risk getting a nosebleed at unfortunate times (though it is usually in the morning)

The best advice I can give is to get yourself a Neti Pot and clean out your clogged nostrils. Also I highly recommend using the healing ointment Aquaphor just make sure you aren't allergic. I put a little aquaphor in each nostril every night before bed, and haven't gotten any nosebleeds in over a year.

Change in weather (dry air) also makes my nose dry and more likely to bleed so a humidifier is always an option. Sorry this isn't directly drug related, but I think incorporating these things into your daily routine could be helpful regardless :)

I insufflate varieties of drugs from time to time, and even with my susceptible nose, I attribute my cleanly nose practices to my lack of nosebleeds.

Hopefully this saved you a trip to the doctor's! If these don't work, perhaps an ENT specialist would be your best option.

u/whenwillthewaitend · 1 pointr/CautiousBB

For the sore throat I'd suggest taking Tylenol. Tylenol is pregnancy safe so no problems there. You can also try drinking some hot tea since sometimes that's helpful. I find chamomile to be especially soothing but if that isn't your thing just try whatever warm drink you like and see if it helps at all.

For the nasal congestion: saline nose sprays and neti pots are perfectly safe. They help break up and flush out some of the mucous in the nasal passage which reduces congestion. I have pregnancy rhinitis and I wake up every single morning to a severely congested nose and saline nose sprays have been so incredibly nice to have. I've gone through an entire bottle in the past month. No regrets. 10/10 would recommend.

Although, like others have said, a minor cold won't hurt baby. If you can still breath (read: you're not turning blue and passing out or something) then it isn't going to hurt baby. And the sore throat? As long as you're able to eat and drink you're golden. I know it's super uncomfortable and I hope you feel better soon! But no need to worry about baby. Baby will be fine. :)

u/amarsvolt · 2 pointsr/trees

i've done it a few times.. mostly when i've been going to shows or whatever. eddardstart99 is right, the thumb print is a good way to go. also get a Vicks Vapor Inhaler and use that. also anything you feel will be pretty much awesome. i usually smoke when i'm coming down just to relax a bit as well. but should not try that on your first time at all. oh and light shows are awesome too. :) good luck!

u/feministgeneticist · 2 pointsr/CrohnsDisease

The one I bought is called "GUOER Mask Can Be Washed Reusable N95 Mask One Size Multiple Colors" (link:https://www.amazon.com/GUOER-Washed-Reusable-Multiple-Color23/dp/B073QMLX47/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542218617&sr=8-1&keywords=GUOER+Mask+Can+Be+Washed+Reusable+N95+Mask+One+Size+Multiple+Colors) and on Amazon it's $13. I do not take any supplements for my immune system as I don't want to help it work better on my gut. I do use sleepytime sinus soother/throat tamer/vanilla tea which seems to help provide steam to my sinuses and make them feel better. I also sometimes take echinacea and zinc cough drops as that should predominately act locally and inhibit illness in that area but not act to promote my immune system elsewhere. However, that is theoretical and I haven't done any reading about the global impact (versus the local mouth impact) of zinc lozenges. One really helpful thing I do is use a personal steam inhaler with a menthol inhalant (steamer link: https://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Personal-V1200-Targeted-Congestion/dp/B0000TN7MY/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1542218643&sr=8-3&keywords=vicks+personal+steam). That helps me fight off illnesses fairly well, I think, and makes me feel much better, too. Finally, I've just started sleeping more and taking better care of myself. Like, 8 hours is the norm, even though I'm in grad school. I'm happy to discuss more as I've always gotten sick easily and now I'm sure it will be worse.

u/WestSideBooiii · 1 pointr/cocaine

https://www.amazon.com/Himalayan-Chandra-Porcelain-Neti-Pot/dp/B000WJIC3G

Like I said it isn't a cure all.. but it will open you up to the point you can hit more lines. lol

Yeah.. I mean people say the purity is what affects the nose getting stuffed up.. but my nose will get stuffed no mater the purity if I'm going hard all night long.

LIke I said above tho.. I don't know if any blow is being absorbed anymore at that point.. even after Neti Pot.. but it was convincing enough for me to keep partying. hahaha

u/Chrysophyta · 1 pointr/researchchemicals

I would suggest using the following nasal sprayers:

http://www.amazon.com/Pharma-quality-Nasal-Pump-Sprayers-3-pack/dp/B00H0LBEGQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1453150984&sr=8-3&keywords=snoot+sprayer

They are convenient and work well in the context of a research lab.

U-4 is generally caustic and will damage mucous membranes if applied directly as a dry powder, tantamount to animal cruelty. A 0.9% wt NaCl solution is suggested for dissolving the U-4. Solubility will be roughly 20 mg U-4 per gm of Saline solution used. I would suggest aiming for 15 mg U-4/mL however, to prevent precipitation of the compound at colder temps and to prevent clogging the sprayer. The aforementioned nasal sprayers deliver approximately 0.1gm of solution per spray, equating to approximately 2 mg per spray for a 20mg/gm saturated solution.

The best salt for making up the saline solution is Morton's non-iodized salt, finely granulated and free flowing. Make sure to keep the salt stored in a dry place to prevent clumping via moisture absorption. I suggest doing everything gravimetrically instead of volumetrically, due to ease of use and higher accuracies obtainable. Use a mg scale to weigh the U4, and operate in the higher ranges of it's scale (for instance, weigh out 100-400 mg of U4 at a time and make 5-20 gm of solution at a time or more, at 20 mg/gm saturation). Use a common 200 gm capacity 0.1 gm resolution scale for weighing out the liquid solution. Each spray, at 20 mg/gm solution, will deliver 2 mg of U-4. Always test it out with 1 spray at first, you don't want to kill off your animals because someone sent you the wrong thing. Make sure to wait at least 2 hours after the first test before continuing. When using the saline solution, it shouldn't damage mucous membranes, even after weeks of testing. All of this information is for the hydrochloride salt.

I also suggest using amber glass bottles to store, to both prevent bacterial growth and promote compound stability. If you see stringy substances in the solution after a while, throw it out. Bacterial lung infections are not worth the cost. I also advise against using propylene glycol as a co-solvent for the same reason, to prevent bacterial growth. PG is a sugar, and bacterial will grow on it. Ethanol (190 proof in the US) is a good solvent, but is very harsh on mucous membranes. Store unused compound for up to two weeks in the fridge. If you need to store it for longer, loosen the cap on the bottle and freeze it. Re-tighten the cap after freezing. When you are ready to use, loosen the cap, and let the bottle thaw at room temp, and make sure the substance fully redissolves.

I would also suggest against using heat to get it into solution, as it will just eventually precipitate, and you will damage your equipment. If you want to fix the nasal sprayer, run straight D/I water through it until the clog resolves. Do not do testing on a daily basis, eventually life will lose meaning for your animals.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Was dating a girl for a couple months last summer. I had a pool party at my mom's house, she attended. At the end of the party, she was helping me carry stuff back inside. I wasn't actually intending to have the formal introduction at this point, but it was as good as ever. Walked into the kitchen and my mom was bent over the sink using some sort of electric Neti pot (kinda like this but not exactly). Basically, it sounded like a small motor and she was irrigating her nasal passages. Very flattering.

u/TheBuzzerBeater · 5 pointsr/Coachella

These are the best. They keep the dust out but are light. You can get em wet and keep cool when it's hot, they keep you warm when it gets cold, and easy to use when you're drinking a beer. I like that it comes in solid colors but they've got a bunch of patterned ones too.


Get these nasal rinse things if you're extra stuffed up. You can buy them at most pharmacies.

Get those two things and you won't have any problems. Trust me I shattered my nose playing football and I've got a crazy deviated septum (bring on the coke jokes).

u/christopepper · 3 pointsr/Coachella

I swear by a Neti Pot.

It feels a little weird at first, but it's the best thing to get all that gunk that accumulates over the weekend out of your nasal cavity. I do it every night during the festival and after it. Something like this one on Amazon will do just fine.

u/twins2019 · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps

I don't know about Vicks but I highly recommend doing a Neti Pot type of thing. They are so helpful especially if you do it daily! I use the Nasaline Irrigation, and it's fantastic. Here's the link if you'd want to try it: https://www.amazon.com/Nasal-Irrigation-Device-Adult-Nasaline/dp/B001JQGTAY - feel better!!!

u/filarea · 1 pointr/researchchemicals

This is the same RoA I've been using for hex to save my nose.

Tek

  1. First thing you need is saline solution (saline solution with aloe works wonders, buy it at Walgreens)

  2. Second thing you need are these to hold the solution Snoot! sprayers

  3. Pour 15 ml saline with aloe in one of the Snoot! Nasal sprayers.

  4. Measure out 2000mg or 2g of hexen powder and pour it into the sprayerwith the 15ml saline/aloe solution. This will create a 100mg/ml solution out of 20ml solvent,

  5. Hot bath the mixture till the hexen full dissolves with the saline.

    And you're finished! Each metered Snoot! spray constitutes to 0.1ml or 10mg of hexen.
u/Mmedical · 6 pointsr/todayilearned

Iodine compounds are effective disinfecting agents but are not used IN the wound. They are used ON intact skin prior to surgery or to prep an area prior to a procedure. Your best bet is sterile saline solution under pressure - essentially squirting the wound. We use large syringes to forcefully irrigate the wound which cleanses it, dislodging debris and germs. Use gravity to drain the saline off and do it over a sink or bath tub - don't worry about a bit of fresh bleeding. Repeat several times and if you are not allergic to antibacterial ointment, place that on the wound and cover it.

Edit: Here saline comes in a can saving the need for a syringe.

u/KWNBeat · 1 pointr/zerocarb

I had sinus surgery and have struggled with chronic sinusitis.

Look into sinus rinse salts, such as those sold by Neilmed. Use this bottle not the weird "teapot one."

https://www.amazon.com/Sinus-Rinse-Adult-Bottle-Kit/dp/B004H1RA6U/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=neilmed+bottle&qid=1567204125&s=hpc&sr=1-1

When you're going to use it, make sure it is approximately body temperature first (immerse the fully prepared bottle in a larger glass that has hot water in it). You can use distilled water or just bottled water works fine for me. Really spray it in both nostrils with good force and tilt your head around afterward to drain everything. It's a really cheap natural way to keep your sinuses clear and feeling good. It's literally just salts so you can barely call it "medicine" and it's definitely not a drug. Good luck.

u/Llamatoe212 · 1 pointr/Health

I really hope somebody can shed some insight into this. Neti pot's are good , but you can buy machines that are much more effective for about 100 dollars.

http://www.amazon.com/SinuPulse-Elite-Advanced-Irrigation-System/dp/B001CWT4JI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1323057690&sr=8-2

Definitely check that out. Also here is a really weird trick but I promise you that it works. Take a deep breath and hold it. Close your mouth, plug your nose and take thirty steps in any direction. After you finish the thirty steps, Sit down and sit erectly. Your nose will be clear.

u/HojoExperiment · 3 pointsr/AskDocs

This sounds pretty frustrating. One thing you could add to his regimen is a daily nasal irrigation. This can help symptoms in general but could also improve the effectiveness of his mometasone nasal spray (irrigate the sinuses, then use the spray). It sounds like your son could benefit from immunotherapy, so you may want to discuss that with your doctor.

u/ryzzie · 5 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I am not even kidding, plain old saline spray. You can just keep using it, and it will clear everything right out. I actually have a Netti pot, and it's kinda crazy, but damn does it work well! I have not been congested since I got it. As soon as I feel some congestion coming on I use it in the morning and in the evening, then i keep a small spray of Saline with me in my purse to use during the day.

Also stay hydrated, you'd be surprised at what a huge difference it makes.

I explained this to my dr and she said she wished more people would do this, because it's more effective, and less harmful than other medicinal solutions.

  • Spray can be found at Target, or any other store with a pharmacy section.

  • Netti Pot I think I got mine at Target as well, but most pharmacies carry one. I've had this one a long time and still haven't gone through all the saline packets.
u/Laivine_sama · 1 pointr/piercing

As has been stated, no tea tree oil! Ditch the H2Ocean (too many ingredients) and get some wound wash from a local drug store (I use this one), it's sterile saline spray in a can. Spray both sides of the piercing once or twice a day. I personally let it air dry on my lobes, but you could gently dab it dry with a clean cloth or woven gauze.

If you don't know the jewelery type, I'd guess it's surgical steel. You could be allergic/sensitive to nickel, which is sometimes in surgical steel in small amounts. See a reputable piercer and get a new ring, titanium or niobium. They should be able to help you switch it out as well.

u/Bodyguard8367 · 2 pointsr/PiercedCock


NeilMed Cleanse Sterile Saline Wound Wash, 6 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EC6DE7Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_GXB3BbNGRYAFK

This is the type of product my APP piercer recommends, and sells, in his shop. With his, you just stand in the shower and spray/irrigate the area. No hassle. So this is what I would recommend.

If getting a Hafada piercing is a goal, ensure they use a substantial size jewelry, as the scrotal skin moves a lot more than other parts of the body. 3/4” ring is recommended for starter jewelry prior to healing. Me being me, I would go with a larger gauge, largest the piercer was comfortable with. I have multiple piercings, and find large gauge means faster healing and more comfortable healing.

u/octobrety · 1 pointr/AskReddit

neti pot.

also, when I get a cold, I usually eat mostly raw fruits and veggies, it helps me get better quicker (mostly because I can't stomach much else), and take a daily vitamin and a bowl of hot broth for protein. vitamin c helps thin mucous, so an orange or two before the show will help congestion.

u/jabespetes · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I'm on my second cold in a month and since breastfeeding means no decongestants, the congestion is rough. I just discovered this nasal rinse squeezey bottle (like a netipot but easier) and it helps so much. It's pretty unpleasant to do but feels so much better after and my sister swears it shortens the duration of a cold/flu. Good luck!!

u/Dragoonbaby · 1 pointr/Drugs

Looked like a Vicks stick, its a molly thing more than anything. I dont like the sticks, I like the rub better. Its feels pretty good, someone told me to try it. Dosent really do much though, more of a novelty than anything. These look similar without the labeling.

u/TeijiSenpai · 1 pointr/cocaine

This is what I'm using nasal care wise atm; https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000M4W2E6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'm new to nasal care, but been sniffing since about 8 years now on & off. So far though, using that before I sleep or when I feel my sinus' getting clogged up? Definitely helps keeping everything at a business as usual level.

u/Vectren · 2 pointsr/opiates

Your best bet is to make sure you cook up your shot in a clean/aseptic container/spoon using a sterile solvent--like sterile saline or sterile/distilled water--to minimize the amount of pathogens that are in your syringe, significantly increasing the amount of time your shot will be safe to inject.

If you need sterile saline or water, look for sinus or nose irrigation supplies. Simply Saline will most likely be stocked in your local pharmacy or at this Amazon link. Otherwise, look at the sprays and make sure the bottle says sterile and doesn't contain anything besides saline (or water) and sodium bicarbonate.

u/ZedATX · 1 pointr/Austin

Just a warning for those who rely on Afrin (or similar) to help them breathe - that stuff is dangerous to use for more than 2-3 days at a time. You will really screw up your nose if you do. I found this stuff called Xlear that is all-natural and works just as good - if not better - than Afrin. And you can take it as often as you like!
Check it out:
http://www.amazon.com/Xlear-Nasal-Spray-1-5-liquid/dp/B000M4W2E6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421626630&sr=8-1&keywords=xlear&pebp=1421626636027&peasin=B000M4W2E6

(use it as an alternative to Flonase, Nasacort, etc.)

Sudafed is still your best friend, though :)

u/dancethedistrict · 2 pointsr/FireflyFestival

The best thing I brought to FF was definitely saline rinse spray. Nerdy, yes, but I was able to get most of the dust out and didn't have to figure out where to find safe water. This goes into my "never forget to pack" list along with the bandana from now on.

http://smile.amazon.com/Simply-Saline-Adult-Original-4-25-Ounce/dp/B0013UU9WK/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404415741&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=arm+%26+hammer+saline+rinse

u/alphac16 · 2 pointsr/researchchemicals

Yes. On amazon they sell nasal spray pumps in sets.
https://www.amazon.com/Pharma-quality-Nasal-Sprayers-3-pack-Empty/dp/B00H0LBEGQ
You take a shotglass and empty all of your u-47700 into it. Then fill your empty nasal spray bottle with distilled water and then slowly mix into the shotglass and use a tooth pick to stir and stir until all is dissolved. Then add a sprinkle of salt, like 2-3 shakes depending on salt shaker size. Then pour WITH CARE into the spray bottle and enjoy

u/RReemmyy · 6 pointsr/AskDocs

I have the same issue. A doctor told me I had a sinus infection for about four years.

I actually ended up getting a surgery called a Balloon sinuplasty in my right nostril and I had my left one actually cut open. (Don't know the medical name of this.)

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Overall it helped for a few months but my symptoms came back.

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I too am a mouthbreather due to not being able to breathe out of my nose. Tis' a struggle.

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It does help to rinse your sinuses out every night though. I use a Neilmed sinus rinse kit. It helps breathing a bit while I'm sleeping. I'm sure if you did it more during the day it would help too.

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The link to a NeilMed Sinus Rinse Kit: https://www.amazon.com/NeilMed-100-Sinus-Rinse-Complete/dp/B000RDZFZ0

u/SongToWoody · 2 pointsr/Keratoconus

well, when i mean cheap stuff i mean 30x5ml pack around 3€ here in Portugal, which is preservative free as any expensive brand and has the same ingredients "0.9% sodium chloride solution" mixed with water.

I see on amazon even cheaper for those in U.S like https://www.amazon.com/Teleflex-Addipak-Unit-Solutions-Count/dp/B01DZ0DYOA

u/kylev · 1 pointr/skeptic

Actually, Science Based Medicine covered nasal irrigation recently. The concept of rinsing your nose with saline is sound, and has some evidence of benefit behind it. However, buying an expensive tool or pricey saline from a magical source in France is a bit silly. You can make it at home with pickling salt (non-iodized), clean containers, and filtered water.

As an anecdote: I've done this myself using a $3 sqeeze bottle and it feels good. My old roommate, prone to sinus infections, invested in a more expensive pump system that he uses daily; he hasn't gotten a bad enough sinus infection to require a doctor visit since he started (which used to be an annual thing for him).

In my thinking, a saline flush can help get particulate matter out of your nose faster in roughly he same way that a doctor would use sterile saline to get dirt out of a wound. It won't help with viral inflammation or other types of issues.

u/ILikeMeSomeAvocado · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If cleaning your nose is something OP want's to try, I highly suggest this. It may look weird to shoot a bottle of water up your nose but this cleans stuff out! It's great for allergies and my doctor says these actually work better for sinus infections than antibiotics. She doesn't prescribe them because so few people are willing to use them. Buy the refill packets as it only comes with five.

u/Scubawill · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You may want to try this product - it works pretty good for clearing the nasal passages pretty quickly

 
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00014DMG4

u/erinunderscore · 3 pointsr/NewOrleans

This with warm distilled water every couple mornings is the very best thing you can do for it. It’s not the only thing I do to fight allergies, but it’s the best/most effective. In addition: every morning: Afrin up each nostril before brushing teeth, and some type of eye depuffing cream (It’s not just a beauty product! When you have allergies, this shit truly helps you not feel as swollen in the eye area.). I drink hot tea at bedtime and breathe the steam, and I take Zyrtec at bedtime. I take phenylephrine tablets as needed, and I take Benadryl as needed throughout the season.

u/nwilkie · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Order some methamphetamine yourself from Amazon and find out!

http://www.amazon.com/Vicks-323900001022-Vapoinhaler-0-007-Oz/dp/B002HLHK9E

Yes, this is the really real deal. It's the L-enantiomer of methamphetamine, and it's a great decongestant.

u/xDlelLoL · 2 pointsr/CysticFibrosis

If I may make a suggestion. This is significantly cheaper and 1,000 times more effective than any nasal spray I know of. Ask anyone on your CF team or any ENT doctor or allergist. They will agree.

http://www.amazon.com/SinuCleanse-Nasal-System-Plastic-Packets/dp/B000TFR6MG/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1457895347&sr=1-2&keywords=neti+pot

I've been using it whenever my sinuses get bad and it works wonders. Just be sure to use water that was bowled and then cooled down. Mix one packet of the salt/banking soda into the water, stir, and pour it in gently letting it run out the other nostril. There are countless youtube videos showing how well it works and how to do it.

u/lordnecro · -1 pointsr/Parenting

I have to recommend a nasal irrigation system. It is basically a nettie pot on steroids that cleans out the sinuses. It is very satisfying to see gobs of bright green gunk come out. I am not anti-medication or anything, just that it can be good in addition to.

Just make sure you use warm water and saline or it hurts like hell.

https://www.amazon.com/SinuPulse-Elite-Advanced-Irrigation-System/dp/B001CWT4JI

u/Kr_Treefrog2 · 2 pointsr/popping

A sinus rinse kit or Neti Pot might be nice to help flush the gunk out of your sinuses. It did wonders for me after sinus surgery. It also helps with my allergies on high pollen days and clears out the sawdust breathed in while woodworking.

u/all-you-need-is-love · 2 pointsr/AskMen

PSA for anyone who’s not being able to breathe out of both nostrils right now: get yourself a Neti pot (either a traditional one or an idiot-proof one like this.) drain out your sinuses 1-2 times a day (morning & evening) and enjoy the ability to breathe again!

u/ahmf2g · 1 pointr/Keratoconus

+1 for celluvisc. I use it everyday along with addipak saline. I find it to be more comfortable than just saline alone

Last visit at the eye doctor, he said that the celluvisc makes the solution more viscous (thicker) which makes it harder for dust and other irritants to get under the lens. I have heard other folks say it helps with fogging as well.

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Amazon links:

https://smile.amazon.com/Teleflex-Addipak-Unit-Solutions-Count/dp/B01DZ0DYOA/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=addipaks&qid=1550193404&s=gateway&sr=8-1

https://smile.amazon.com/Refresh-Celluvisc-Lubricant-Single-Use-Containers/dp/B000KPPQAY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3KE57O39WI8J2&keywords=celluvisc%2Blubricant%2Beye%2Bgel&qid=1550193818&s=gateway&sprefix=celluvisc%2Caps%2C257&sr=8-1-spons&th=1

u/Jordainyo · 51 pointsr/AskMen

That 'poop' smell can often come from your sinuses/throat/tonsils.

There are little white demon spawns which exist in your tonsils. They are aptly named 'tonsil stones'. They are soft funky things and unfortunately very closely resemble the odor of feces.

I occasionally suffer from them. Then best remedy I have found is to find something to allow you to flush out your tonsils periodically. This is the best tool I have found for this task:

http://www.amazon.ca/SinuPulse-Elite-Advanced-Irrigation-System/dp/B001CWT4JI

Good luck!

Many people suffer from your affliction. Many of them gather here:

curezone.com

u/kvrdave · 1 pointr/eldertrees

Make sure you are drinking a full gallon of water a day exclusive of other liquids you consume and expect it to take 2 weeks to get the full effects and a few months for your bladder and schedule to adjust to the bathrooms breaks.

As a test to see whether or not it is a hydration issue, get a bottle of Simply Saline and see if it loosens mucus or not. If it does, it's a hydration issue, or at least part of it.

And smoke out of quality glass, brother. There's great USA made stuff for every budget out there.

u/mynumberistwentynine · 7 pointsr/giantbomb

If you'd like to experience Nose Tork for yourself, you can find it on Amazon. Great stuff!

u/babyninja · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

You could always try the neti pot. Whenever I'm stuffed up all I want is to drain it all out and it seems like the neti pot might help. Then again... I just think it would be cool to try. Try putting your face over a steaming bowl of hot water w/ some Vick's Vapor Rub in it.

u/_northernlights · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Neti pots are amazing. You can get several different kinds. In the winter I have sinus issues, and using this at night makes a big difference. Also, a humidifier is a good investment.

u/napjerks · 2 pointsr/Anger

There's also nasal salt water sinus flush like the neti pot or Simply Saline. It's good for preventing sinus infections. Have to keep it really clean though and wash it out between refilling. That part's annoying but I haven't had a sinus infection in years thanks to using one.

u/Raine04 · 1 pointr/Keratoconus

Teleflex Addipak Unit Dose... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DZ0DYOA?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

It's a little cheaper then getting it from the doctor. Depending on what you use to deep clean your lenses, you can pretty much find it on Amazon too.

u/drugamateur · 1 pointr/cocaine

It is good for hygiene of your nose to use something like that https://www.amazon.com/NeilMed-100-Sinus-Rinse-Complete/dp/B000RDZFZ0 Your nose may clog again after rinsing, but at least you know you have your sinuses are clean.

u/joshrice · 2 pointsr/lincoln

One other thing you can do is get a neti pot and rinse your nasal cavities out. I do this as well, especially if I've been outside a lot. It's good to do when you're actually sick too. Watching the green snot come out is pretty fun. (Usually clear any other time for me)

You should be able to find one like this at Walgreens or Target: http://www.amazon.com/NeilMed-NasaFlo-Unbreakable-Premixed-Packets/dp/B000ITHH86/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1345474492&sr=8-5&keywords=neti+pot

However, I found one that I could squeeze and get some extra pressure for when I was really stuffed up and found it much more useful. Mine is nothing like this, but this should work:
http://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-SWS-360-Sinusense-Eucalyptus/dp/B003QYFVDI/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1345474492&sr=8-11&keywords=neti+pot

u/paperchase1025 · 3 pointsr/cocaine

All has to do with quality and what its cut with. You could try chopping super fine. Or if you use this before bed you should wake up with a relatively clear nose.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RDZFZ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_g3ltybTWAN5RR

u/da_new_acct · 6 pointsr/orlando

I would use this:

https://www.amazon.com/Sinus-Rinse-100-Complete-Kit/dp/B000RDZFZ0

Instead of a neti pot. I’ve used both and this rinse bottle is easier to use and the same or better results.

u/Terror_that_Flaps · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

Just another OTC next to the neti pot. Looks like this. Easy to clean. You literally load it up and then shoot it up your nose. Done in half the time than with a neti pot.

u/keatography · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

Yeah, sleep apnea sucks. The nose resists your inhalation especially if you have a deviated septum so fixing that was a good thing but you were still plugged up by allergies. That is a good question of whether nasal sprays cross the blood-brain barrier and if so if they do the same bad effects as in your other link. I'd be curious to know! I like this for clearing out my nose: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M4W2E6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3QAXKUI0V858F&psc=1

u/brummingbird · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I use this and it helps a little bit: https://smile.amazon.com/NeilMed-Sinus-Rinse-Complete-Kit/dp/B000RDZFZ0?sa-no-redirect=1

But honestly there were a lot of nights where it really did suck and nothing helped much :/ Thankfully my cold and allergies have subsided and I can breathe again

u/Worddroppings · 3 pointsr/Allergies

You definitely want an antihistamine, it'll dry up some of the crud too. As far as a neti pot, I'd suggest something like this.

u/SarcasticOptimist · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Saline also works well with runny noses. This sinus kit is really effective; use filtered or distilled water.

u/Progress1964 · 2 pointsr/Allergies

I’ve been allergic to smoke off and on throughout my life. What you’re describing definitely sounds like the same reaction I have. I’d highly recommend using a saline rinse such as this one that I use as it will wash away the particles your sinuses are reacting to. I’m not a medical professional, just someone who has severe allergies. Be sure to use distilled water and keep everything sanitary with non scented Dish Soap.

Sinus Rinse Complete Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RDZFZ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CS1.BbMYT967A

u/phatwithaphd · 1 pointr/AskDocs

> Regularly used?

Yes, they are regularly used in powerlifting and football, and not just to wake people up from getting knocked out. "They are also used as a form of stimulant in athletic competitions (such as powerlifting, strong man and ice hockey) to "wake up" competitors to perform better. Athletes such as Vladimir Tarasenko, Phil Kessel, Alexander Ovechkin, Tyler Seguin, Sean Monahan, Derick Brassard, Keith Kinkaid, Ilya Kovalchuk, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Carlos Boozer, Samuel Eto'o, David Desharnais, Greg Hardy, Johnny Gaudreau, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Tom Brady have been seen using smelling salts on the sidelines." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smelling_salts

In fact they are used so often you can find 130 reviews on the Amazon page for a popular brand used by lifters.

> It's like smoking. Everyone we know, or even ourselves nowadays, knows someone affected by smoking related cancers, yet people still take up the disgusting habit. If I watched a friend or family member suffer through cancer related problems, I'd give up the habit!! I don't smoke for that exact reason.

This is the most terrible analogy I can imagine and utterly off topic. Tobacco smoke is one of the most well-researched topics in the history of medicine. My entire point is that I can't find any information on whether or not there are negative side effects. In fact, in the very comment you responded to, I quoted a medical journal saying that they are safe.

u/Crrttopgal · 1 pointr/Asthma

My pulmonologist recommended a nasal irrigation system after my asthma flared up due to post nasal drip and sinusitis. I've used it 3 times so far and for the first time in months I can breathe out of both nostrils. I've heard it can be good as a daily cleaner to get pollen out of your nose. This is the one I bought.

u/optosser · 6 pointsr/popping

This will change your life

https://www.amazon.com/NeilMed-100-Sinus-Rinse-Complete/dp/B000RDZFZ0

Squeeze it up one side while you blow your nose as hard as you can and the water blasts out the other. And all the shit comes out too. Takes a little bit to get used to but has been literally life changing for me. Just be sure to use distilled water so you don't get the amoeba...

u/SloppyJ0seph · 2 pointsr/Keratoconus

I go with these but after getting two good sclerals recently instead of just wearing one, I normally have to open 2 or 3 of them each morning. I might switch to the larger vials.

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https://www.amazon.com/Teleflex-Addipak-Unit-Solutions-Count/dp/B01DZ0DYOA/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=addipak&qid=1571261712&s=hpc&sr=1-1

u/ELO628 · 2 pointsr/CysticFibrosis

Oh, also, nasal irrigation (see link) with sterile nursery water and those little salt packet things really helps me. I buy the nursery water (meant for making baby food/formula) at CVS, boil it 1 minute then let it cool. Then add in 1 salt packet to 1 cup of that water. Then you just irrigate both sides. It comes with instructions. It really helped my ongoing sinusitis.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001JQGTAY/ref=mp_s_a_1_11_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1482449690&sr=8-11&keywords=nasal+irrigation

u/not_jeremy_clarkson · 1 pointr/Allergies

Sounds like me. Maybe a dozen times a year my face just turns into a river. Days like that it's a struggle to remain functional. My routine is:

  • Sudafed: 24-hour dose of actual pseudoephedrine (phenylephrine is worthless), can take an hour to start kicking in.
  • Benadryl: one or two doses, can take 30 minutes to kick in, chew if in distress (be careful though, diphenhydramine can kick hard).
  • Mucinex: if I'm also coughing up mucus, guaifenesin is ok.
  • Aspirin: for the inevitable headache that accompanies sinus-rage.
  • Vick's Vapoinhaler: when my nose is also sensitive and irritated, this thing can calm it down immediately and continuously, best part is no max dose per day so it's completely as-desired.

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u/Maggotinfested · 1 pointr/BDSMcommunity

My wife and I use this bottle. It is the best at getting a good amount of liquid up inside. The only downside is no backflow blocker. You will learn to squeeze while pulling it away from your ass. The tip is tapered and fits nicely against the hole without needing to push it inside. The water pressure this thing can make will overcome your muscles as long as you line up your hole with its hole. Also we generally do this 15-20m before sex and play around in other ways for a bit before getting into it. EDIT: DO NOT USE THE SOLUTION IN THE BOX. Throw it away you only want the bottle. You can buy this at Walmart.

https://www.amazon.com/NeilMed-100-Sinus-Rinse-Complete/dp/B000RDZFZ0/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?crid=ZFHMSM8HJ5HE&keywords=nose+cleaner+for+adults&qid=1554735714&s=gateway&sprefix=nose+clean&sr=8-16

u/healthyalmonds · 2 pointsr/Staphacne

Yes; this is what I bought but something similar should be fine.

u/CuttingEdgeRetro · 3 pointsr/zerocarb

My sinus problems sounded exactly like yours. I started using one of these things:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CWT4JI

I used it whenever I felt like I needed it, which was like 2 or 3 times a month. After about six months, I ended up not needing it anymore. I use it maybe once or twice a year now if that. It totally fixed me up. You should buy extra salt made specifically for these things. And you should only use bottled or filtered water.

The system is designed to limit how far you can shoot the salt water up there. But I found that the farther in I could shoot it, the better the results were. IANAD and YMMV.

u/rem87062597 · 17 pointsr/funny

NeilMed Sinus Rinse. It's fucking magical and infinitely better than Neti Pot.

u/niktemadur · 5 pointsr/wheredidthesodago

When one side of the nose is completely clogged up, the neti pot doesn't cut it, so I went on Amazon and bought an nasal irrigation system with an electric pump that delivers the saline solution with pressure, and let me tell, it's a beast!
SinuPulse, here it is.

u/K00l-Ade · 4 pointsr/LearnUselessTalents

You don't drink the water. The pot is used to clean your nose.

u/Skyforsense · 9 pointsr/leagueoflegends

It's a neti pot, used to clear congestion from sinus issues.

u/stinas_spoon · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Absolutely neti pot. Most come with starter salt packets. It helps more than sinus medication imho.

u/toothpasteandcocaine · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I feel your pain, friend.

I use this thing followed by this thing and it works a treat. Don't overuse the Vicks or it will give you a nosebleed and/or rebound congestion.

u/Tjerino · 1 pointr/Supplements

It might be a bigger issue than just taking a couple Sudafed would fix. Like a sinus infection or just deep congestion or some type of irritation that might cause fluid buildup. I get that floaty feeling when I have sinus issues, like from allergies or pressure changes from flying and whatnot. Might look at doing a saline nasal rinses (like this kind of thing) to try and clear it out. My nose itself isn't even clogged right now, but I can feel some type of congestion or fluid in my ear canal area and the associated floaty feeling. I have also noticed this sensation after heavy drinking sometimes, as you mentioned. I think it likely is a sinus thing.

u/MikeMarvel · 14 pointsr/reactiongifs

Use something like this www.amazon.com/Nasopure-Nicer-Sinus-System-Ounce/dp/B002N1TOZ6/ . Easier to use for beginners

u/Giygas · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Get something like this. You can probably buy one at a local drugstore.

u/itsokifyouknowthis · 2 pointsr/Kiteboarding

Get a Neti pot. Use it after each session.
I like this one.
neilmed

u/DickensBentley · 2 pointsr/autoimmunity

In the past year I've started having tons of strange symptoms, including alopecia and Sjogren's-like symptoms, which I'm fairly confident are autoimmune, although I was seronegative for everything, including Sjogren's, on an autoimmune panel.

At the beginning, I did have sores in my mouth, and I think that's largely because I was sleeping with my mouth open. Eventually, my mouth was so dry that if it opened at night, the inside of my mouth would hurt and it would wake me up, and I was also worried about tooth decay, gum recession, and vocal damage. Some things that have helped me keep my mouth closed at night are these nasal strips and this sinus rinse a couple hours before bed if I notice a stuffy nose. I used to prop my head up with pillows, although I no longer need to. When my symptoms were worse, I also used this mouthwash. During the day, the dryness was irritating, which just forced me to keep my mouth closed unless I was exercising.

Keep an eye on the teeth and gums around the opening of your mouth. For me, it's mostly the bottom front teeth, and I notice that I just need to make sure I floss often. My singing voice is also declining, but I don't really know what to do about that.

I haven't been able to get anything helpful out of the doctors I've seen, but I've been able to make improvements with diet. I track all of my lifestyle factors closely in a spreadsheet and analyze the data in python. I highly recommend tracking your symptoms, diet, sleep, exercise, supplements, and anything else you think might have an effect. I'm starting a group for people with autoimmune or undiagnosed diseases to talk about what's helped and hurt them, data analysis, doctors, etc. PM me if you're interested, and anyone else who reads this, feel free to PM me as well.

u/bugsey347 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Ugh, that's tough! Hopefully you're getting some rest. This might help too https://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Personal-V1200-Targeted-Congestion/dp/B0000TN7MY

u/applextrent · 1 pointr/ibs

CBD has mostly enhanced my life. It's a pain killer that actually works without messing up my liver or causing any other serious side effects. You have to use it responsibly of course, but when used medically it's just medicine. I can't wait until it is fully legalized so we can end the completely unnecessary stigma surrounding it. It has the potential to help a lot of people with a wide range of conditions. Sadly I have to hide it from a few people that will judge me negatively because of it (my girlfriends Mom for example), but otherwise I'm fairly open about it.

I am glad you're seeing an acupuncturist, I forgot to mention acupuncture in my post. I see one as well. While they are similar to a naturopath they're slightly different approaches. A naturopath will use supplements, diet, and both western and eastern herbs depending on their background and areas of focus. Acupuncturists mainly use eastern herbs and obviously acupuncture which actually stimulates the cannabinoid system, as well as other systems western medicine doesn't even identify.

Much like you I use to get sinus infections a lot and doctors kept putting me on antibiotics most of my childhood, even into my teens. Unfortunately for me this caused further dysbiosis which weakened my immune system to the point where I got Candida, which caused malabsorption issues, damaged my gut lining, and caused SIBO. It's taken me a while to figure this all out, I originally thought I just had SIBO but after treating it for a year on an SCD diet and relapsing when I reintroduced sugar is when I realized I had something else going on. I'm now taking herbs from my acupuncturist and on an anti-Candida diet. I'm about 4 months in and my SIBO is now gone, I'm able to eat a lot more veggies, and haven't had a major episode in months.

Killing Candida sucks, the fatigue and brain fog was horrible the first month or two, but I'm finally feeling better.

A recent research study showed that antibiotics can cause lasting gut flora changes for up to a year or more. There's also some evidence they can also lead to Candida (which is literally a fungal infection). So it is possible you may be dealing with Candida as a result of antibiotic use, and your inclusion of sugar in your diet. It is seriously something to consider, research, and get tested for. Although I tested negative for it myself and then just went ahead and tried an anti-fungal tincture of black walnut and got what's called a herx reaction which indicated I did have a Candida infection. Maybe something to discuss with your acupuncturist or a naturopath?

As for your sinus infections the fix is super easy - saline nasal spray. I was on vacation in the Caribbean and all my nasal and sinus issues went away when I was swimming in the ocean every day. I realized I was getting a healthy dose of salt water in my sinuses and that totally cleared me out. When I got home I started using saline nasal sprays daily and haven't had a sinus infection since. I use this stuff but any non-medicated saline spray will do: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000M4W2E6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1449433903&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=nasal+spray&dpPl=1&dpID=41a4X0VdwoL&ref=plSrch

There's also some studies I've seen that indicate probiotics can help prevent and treat some sinus infections. Although you need to be extremely careful of what brands you buy, over 50% of probiotics sold contain gluten and contaminants and some probiotics can make SIBO worse.

I should also note that reoccurring sinus infections are also a potential symptom of Candida. Your sinus infections are possibly related to your gut flora and digestion issues.

Do you get sugar cravings at night?

u/Kodiak01 · 1 pointr/Allergies

Try one of these instead. Make sure that when you are injecting the water to exhale slowly and steadily through your mouth.

u/Gavilancillo · 1 pointr/cocaine

Another Redditor guided me to this, I forgot his name. But this is what I use: Simply Saline Adult Nasal Spray Mist, Original, Giant Size, 4.5 Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013UU9WK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_H6NZCbPMTWNXA

u/orgodemir · 1 pointr/orlando

Get a netti pot type thing. I use this water bottle one every day (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002N1TOZ6/) and it completely eliminated all my daily sinus issues. Make sure to use purified water (like publix gallon jugs) to avoid amoebas. I also prefer using the salt in the mix as well.

u/JuliaEB · 1 pointr/Allergies

Allergies gave me bronchitis a few years ago thanks to the postnasal drip (drainage) I experience while I was sleeping. I now rinse my sinuses 1-2 times daily with the sinus rinse I've shared. NOTE: that I use store-bought distilled water for it. Tap water can give you an infection. In a pinch, I'll boil water and wait for it to cool but it's not pleasant. Anyway, I haven't been sick since and I used to get sick all the time! It might be worth a shot for you too?

https://www.amazon.com/NeilMed-100-Sinus-Rinse-Complete/dp/B000RDZFZ0/ref=sr_1_3?gclid=CjwKCAjw67XpBRBqEiwA5RCocUqP-KVqA15Ip9mA8HYrUbaxXMhT9oWPRs4Rni_SmvtuP7h1E3QsBxoCphIQAvD_BwE&hvadid=323197998438&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9005928&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=b&hvrand=7082369518715186804&hvtargid=kwd-468041336806&hydadcr=25968_10973134&keywords=neilmed+nasal+rinse+kit&qid=1563321090&s=gateway&sr=8-3

u/kcasnar · 1 pointr/researchchemicals

Is there an advantage to using amber glass over opaque plastic? I use these, from the same company. https://www.amazon.com/Pharma-quality-Nasal-Sprayers-3-pack-Empty/dp/B00H0LBEGQ/

u/woodlandfeature · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

Spam is unbelievably good out there.
This is the nasal inhaler I used

u/HebrewHammerTN · 10 pointsr/WTF

Neti pot should clear that right up for you. I have taken the liberty of linking you to the most highly reviewed one.

Edit: From the description "Naturally removes excess mucus, pollen, dust, and other environmental irritants from the sinus passages." I would consider your tooth an environmental irritant. I give this at least a possibility of not killing you.

u/sociallyawkwardhero · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Get one of these and put one of the tubes on the tip to fill. You squeeze the bottle while it remains upright so pressure shouldn't be a problem.

u/katiekabooms · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

OH I forgot...I bought this at Walmart: http://www.amazon.com/Vicks-V1200-Personal-Steam-Inhaler/dp/B0000TN7MY

It helped SO much. More than most meds, and I get asthma which usually requires steroids when I catch colds so it definitely works for the hardcore crud. It was not this expensive at Walmart, I've seen them at CVS too I think.

u/_mrpink · 2 pointsr/Accutane

Moisturize your nostrils with some saline solution. You can buy it at any of your local Walgreens, CVS, or pharmacies.

u/sxdx90 · 2 pointsr/WTF

I use one of these. http://www.amazon.com/SinuPulse-Elite-Advanced-Irrigation-System/dp/B001CWT4JI

Have not had a sinus infection in 6 years. They used to be at least an annual thing.

u/Ytse22 · 2 pointsr/researchchemicals

This is what I use

I don't think that breaks the sourcing rule.

u/drogean3 · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

sounds like your mattress sucks, you might wanna get a memory foam topper and/or memory foam contour pillow to fix your neck

Also, take your allergy medicine before bed and/OR get an air purifier and run that for a day/overnight

ALSO for sinuses, get yourself a nasal rinse kit and do that before bed

u/sal9002 · 5 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Can you describe? Is it a packet of powder you mix with distilled water? Is it disposable? Are yo ujust looking for the packets?

Guess: NielMed Sinus Rinse

u/UTigHtWINean · 2 pointsr/CFB

weightlifters use ammonia salts before big lifts, probably that

u/ranalicious · 3 pointsr/Drugs

olbas inhaler. this is worth every penny!

see also: cheap bullet vibrator. watermelon gum. soft robes.

u/chain_throwaway · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Try a Neilmed sinus rinse system to get things cleaned out at the start of the day.

https://www.amazon.com/Neilmed-Sinus-Rinse-Starter-packets/dp/B000RJGB5C

u/Pyre2001 · 3 pointsr/USPS

Get a neti pot or this thing to flush your sinuses.. flushing my nose has helped my allergies way more then any pill ever has.

u/Happy-feets · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

Use a ceramic neti pot at bedtime,like this one http://amzn.com/B000WJIC3G .

u/nitarrific · 1 pointr/xxfitness

This is a life saver. Irrigate your sinuses with saline a couple times every week. It sucks, you gag on saltwater occasionally, but you can breathe and that makes it worth it. Also, ALL THE SINUS PILLS. All. Of. Them. (this is my life.... every day...)

u/cromemako83 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

If you suffer from allergies or regular nose related colds these work awesomely and are cheaper than buying drugs all the time (most likley better for you as well).

Sinus Rinse

u/Meelad360 · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

There is something similar to what you're talking about - smelling salts.

You can see them be used here. Obviously it's not as effective as trying to lift a boulder off your baby but you know, close enough.

u/wherestheanykey · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

$5-20: Mentholated ointment, over the counter antihistamines, Neti pot, nasal irrigator. For the sore throat, menthol lozenges, essential oils (peppermint), and oral anesthetics (Cepacol) can't be beat.

$30-$50: Vapor inhaler and humidifier

$50-$100: Air purifier, better air purifier

(And no, I don't work for Honeywell... their filters are just cheap and easy to come by)

u/Tattooedvixen · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

This is totally worth it. I had to get one after my surgery ( but I use it at least 1-2x a week & no salt water in my throat) its a Neti pressure washer! I had sticker shock for sure, but I've saved so much money on decongestants, antibiotics, (lady medication from the antibiotics) If you get them more than 1-2x a year, go for it. Also you can use an FSA if you have one.

Also drop a mint tea bag in a pot of low boiling water and put a hand towel over your head & breathe in to get some of the congestion broken up. I hope you get feeling better. Sinus infections are horrible.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001CWT4JI/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1420909208&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

u/bdog2398 · 3 pointsr/ketamine

Pharma-quality EMPTY Nasal Pump Sprayers, 20ml (2/3rds oz) 3-pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H0LBEGQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WwBzCbG7QJMZ6
These nasal sprayers
Everything else just buy at Walmart or any store really. Just saline nasal spray liquid and peppermint oil/extract

u/dontcallmeshorty · 2 pointsr/confession

I have been through this. It is just awful to go through. I had no idea I could ever get that sick.

I had a friend steer me to start using a sinus rinse. It honestly changed my life. I rinse every morning as part of my routine. Now I don't get sick nearly as often as the rest of my family. I get maybe one sinus infection or year now, and when I am sick, I can barely even tell I am sick.

You need this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000RDZFZ0/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1483930290&sr=8-2&keywords=neilmed+nasal+rinse

It is weird at first, feels like getting water up your nose at the beach. More, after 15 years of doing it, I just love it. I instantly breathe better afterward.

It got so bad for me, my doctor told me he could not prescribe any more antibiotics. Now... I have been able to forget about it.

I am still going to get my deviated septum fixed, but there is no rush.

Get theee to the bathroom and rinse those sinuses!!

(and use distilled water, not tap water, it is safer)

u/electric_monk · 1 pointr/askgaybros

bf and I rinse ourselves out with this bottle on the toilet to flush any shit out, then shower/soap off the area. Its be best option we've found. We don't use protection, rim and fuck, and there's never any residual unpleasantness for the top. If the digestive system is misbehaving - we'll know at the enema stage so wont go further... as least with anal anyway.

u/ghoastie · 2 pointsr/Allergies

I might buy both Netipot and Sinus Rinse. They both do the same thing, but with slightly different mechanisms. Some people prefer one and hate the other.

u/terminal_veracity · 1 pointr/SleepApnea

Talk with your sleep doc about:

  • fluticasone: this is the generic for Flonase. You could even try out Flonase on your own as it over-the-counter now. Oddly though, it's a lot cheaper in the prescription, generic form.

  • azelastine: this is Rx only. It's pretty quick at clearing out the sinuses but it tastes awful when inhaled too deeply.

  • getting tested for allergies. The blood tests are accurate and simple, but expensive if not covered by insurance. The IgE test can at least tell you what to specifically avoid like cats, dogs, and certain plants. And the "food profile" can do a similar thing for foods. This is a lot more direct than just randomly stopping dairy/wheat/gluten or whatever is the villain of the month.

    Also, it may sound nasty at first, but try using a nasal rinse. This kit is excellent:

    https://www.amazon.com/NeilMed-100-Sinus-Rinse-Complete/dp/B000RDZFZ0/