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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Snorting Saltwater From a Bowl



If you aren't used to snorting shit up your nose, inhaling saltwater through your nostrils may sound insane. It's not. When you're stricken with a hellish sinus infection or head cold, nothing cures it as quickly as the burning feeling of submerging your nose in a bowl and sucking brine 'til it gushes down through the back of your mouth.

Still interested? Ok, here's the procedure. Take a bowl filled with tap water. Don't be conservative with the salt; one tablespoon will NOT do. Pour salt from the Morton's container 'til the girl with the umbrella gets embarrassed. Then brace yourself for what's to come. The trick is to do it quick; breathe out, close your mouth, dunk your nose completely under the water and breathe in through your mucus-filled nostrils without thinking twice. Oh, make sure you have a paper towel handy. When you come up for air you'll feel like a boogie-boarding kid at the beach after a massive wave toppled him tits-over-asshole, and you'll need to clean yourself up. The inside of your head should be on fire, but don't worry---the pain will subside in a few minutes and your head cold or sinus infection will be gone in 12 hours.

I spoke to my dad about snorting saltwater, and he told me that's the only thing my grandmother ever did to get rid of a cold.

I guess it runs in the family.
Comments:
That is awesome - and I thought my steam in the sink trick was the shit. My future brother-in-law's method involves forced sneezes by using a toothpick to tickle his nose's nether-regions.
 
Ask Kristy about "the machine", It pumps salt water through your sinus', It is pretty coool, it will bring out some nasty stuff.
 
LB that is one helluva trick. I wish I'd known about it a week ago, when I had to break down and buy some sudafed (which at least in California they lock up behind the pharmacist counter for fear I might take my 24 tablets and cook up some meth with them).
 
The next best thing to the bowl trick is just sticking your face in the damn ocean. Helluva lot saltier.
 
Jesus.
 
TRUST ME THIS WORKS I HAD A HECK OF COLD AND MY HEAD WAS ALL STUFFED UP SO I CALLED GRANDMA AND SHE TOLD ME TO DO THIS AS SHE HAS FOR YEARS I WAS JUST TOO CHICKEN TO DO IT. WITHIN A FEW MINS I HAD RELIEF. BY MORNING I FELT FINE...IT BURNS LIKE THE DICKENS AND IT HURTS BUT IT REALLY HELP ME GET OVER THE COLD. JUST DO IT AND YOU THANK GRANDMA LATER
 
http://www.doctorhoffman.com/ydouche.htm

This doctor suggests either matching your body's saltiness, or doubling it to match ocean saltiness.

You can dry out and rupture cells in your mucous membrane with overly high concentrations of salt (ref. link and high school chemistry re: hypertonic solutions).

I will put salt directly on slightly inflamed mouth sores (usu from biting my lips / cheeks, or getting hit in the face) to kill the bacteria there. It causes minute bleeding for the above reason.
 
inhaling salt water using bowl works a lot better than a netipot that does not seem to work
 
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