All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
So, I got a Neti Pot. I've heard about these a long time ago from a friend. If you don't know what they are, basically they look like a small tea pot, but it's for your nose. You mix warm water with a saline solution (you can just use sea salt though), and you tip your head sideways and... yeah basically pour water up your nose.
Never gave them much thought really. But I've been having sinus issues for years, I get these intense pains in my sinuses that cause... well it's gross, but you get the idea. A Dr said I had general allergies, but I didn't have a clue to what I was allergic to because nothing specific seemed to trigger it aside from changes in the weather. Recently I had a severe cold, and I decided finally to take the advice of another Dr and try 'snorting' a saline solution. I was desperate, and I thought it would just clean them out a little.
Not much happened at first, but I did it right before bed. The next morning I'm doing my morning thing and I sneezed... AND I COULDN'T BELIVE WHAT EMERGED FROM MY FACE! I'll spare you the gory details, but basically I suspect I've been carrying around a lot of undrained stuff in my sinuses which have been causing me the painful problems I've been having. I've continued using it a couple of times a day since, and I've been having good results. I think I may get my sinuses back, and not have to continually take decongestants to stop the allergy affect I've been having. Only thing that kinda sucks is I've been having some sinus pressure headaches, but that makes sense as the crap that has been stuck up there loosens, the pressure changes may cause some achyness... but it's not that bad. Some occasional headaches are well worth getting this crap out which could potentially cause me worse problems (like an infection) later on.
So yeah, are there any home treatments or remedies that you have tried and love and swear by?