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Posted by Don Fowler ( on September 26, 2000 at 07:26:20:

In Reply to: Irrigation posted by joel on September 25, 2000 at 21:08:01:

I found that trying to "suck it up" as you say just made me worse off. Any severe blowing of the nose or enhaling through the nostril on the headache side just makes me feel worse in a very short time.

This "irrigation" technique I'm describing is as follows:
1) blow your nose (gently!) on the side you will irrigate.
2) insert the moisterizing mist bottle as far up the nostril as you can, then squeeze it as hard as you can. While squeezing the solution in, just breath in normally. Let the bottle do the work. Moving the aiming point around between each squeeze. Squeeze at least six times. You feel the saline solution running down your throat after three or four squeezes.
3) Do not blow your nose after this for at least three or four minutes.
You'll need a tissue because you will drip saline solution from your nose for several minutes.

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