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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It's COLD season

Morning friends!

Well it's funny how life dictates things.  When I was thinking about things I could blog about I never thought about health tips. But now, seeing as I've developed a cold, I'll share a couple of things I use with you.  

During our 3 LONG winters in Minneapolis, MN (that's how we marked our time up there) I met a friend who introduced me to the Neti Pot.  It took quite a bit of urging from her and a really stuffy head before I finally gave in and tried it.  I'll admit it's a weird feeling when you use it, and a little scary the first time.  I was worried it would hurt, but it didn't.  What it did do was help to clean out your head. Was it a miracle cure?  No, but maybe it will lessen the duration of a cold if you can keep your head cleaned out. Neti Pots are easy to find at Target, WalMart, etc...


Recently my brother (Thanks Dae-Dae) told me about another product similar to the Neti Pot he'd started using a couple of years ago.  It's called Alkalol.  He tends to get frequent sinus infections and said since starting to use it at the first signs of one he hasn't developed a full blown sinus infection in a couple of years. My daughter was sick last month so I went on the hunt for it.  I started with the usual places but had to go to an actual drugstore to find it. I found it at CVS.  

So what's the difference in these?  The Alkalol has some alcohol qualities as the name suggests.  It has a menthol effect. The Neti Pot is a saline rinse.  I don't like the way you administer the Alkalol as well as the Neti Pot, but if it kills the germs in your sinuses I'm willing to give it a shot.  I started using it yesterday and the first thing I noticed is the tingly feeling in my nose.  It reminds me of using a Halls cough drop as far as the way you can breath better for a few minutes after using it.  Again, not an overnight cure but I'm hopeful it will lessen the duration of my cold and keep me from developing an infection.

I hope if you find yourself becoming a hostage to a cold this might help you out.  

Stay healthy!!!!






4 comments :

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    1. Thanks Tracey!!! You're a great cheerleader!! I'll get better with time ;)

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  2. Awesome Lisa, way to go. Blog on my friend!

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  3. I'm keeping this knowledge stored. I HATE a stuffy head!

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