How much do you put in the water?
NeilMed kit is exactly what I use.
Amazing what can be flushed out of ones sinuses.
The wife has an actual Neti Pot but it is awkward to use and does not work as well as the NeilMed IMO.
The anticipation is often greater than the actual reward
There isn't any set amount. I always make up a half cup of saline for my daily rinse. If I want to hit a cold or infection fairly hard, I add about 15-16 drops of iodine to the mix. More than that and it gets a pretty strong taste/smell to it. As things get better, I will taper it down to 8-10 drops. Using the iodine was something I found on the internet. You just have to use your own judgement on it. Also, try not to swallow it. Iodine is not to be taken internally.
Per my ENT, here's what I use.
For normal sinus rinse to prevent infections, 1/2 tsp xylitol and 1/2 tsp salt in two cups water. The water should be as hot as you can tolerate.
If I'm fairly sure I've got an infection, use 1 tsp Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo in two cups hot water. The ENT gave me a Mayo clinic showing this to work well to break down and kill sinus infections. It does need to be that specific shampoo. If the infection is bad, I'll use alkalol and the shampoo mix several times a day until the infection is gone.
I've been using a drop of J&J baby shampoo as often as I rinse my sinuses during the mowing season. That what gets all the particles of dirt and grass out. I try to do it daily but I forget when I'm beat.
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