Got Allergies? Try Pouring Liquid Up Your Nose

A couple of years ago, I was complaining to my friend about my allergies and she suggested I try a neti pot—she said she had one and it really helped her. I nodded politely but assumed she was crazy, because we were in Brooklyn and because she works in theater. I also didn’t like the idea of irrigating my nose, because the only reference point I have for that sort of thing is diving incorrectly at the public pool, and it’s never pleasant. But the New York Times says neti pots really do work, and several recent studies indicate that they can be effective, and cheap, treatments for nasal allergies.

I’m sorry I doubted you, Liza. But I’m still probably not going to try it, considering the guy in the photo above compares it to “waterboarding” and a “faux drowning sensation.” But hey, knock yourselves out. Maybe you can save a little bit of cash on nasal sprays and allergy pills.

“The Claim: Nasal Irrigation Can Ease Allergy Symptoms “ [New York Times]
(Photo: Buffawhat™)

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