Maybe I'm late on the bandwagon with this one. I am suffering from a sinus infection that just came up on me out of nowhere this past week. Wednesday, I was losing my voice. Thursday woke up with a fever of close to 101. I did the usual prescriptive antibiotics and nasal decongestants. But antibiotics only work if the infection is bacterial, if it is caused by a virus, the antibiotics are ineffective. The medicine also takes longer for results.
A work colleague told me about the neti pot. I'd never heard of this before but was miserably ill enough because I couldn't sleep at night with my whole head feeling as if it was stuffed with cotton wool, I was ready to try anything!
I went out to the local drug store and bought one of these little blue pots that look like a tea kettle but much smaller and with a narrow spout. It costs me about 16 bucks. You fill the pot with distilled luke warm water, add non iodized salt and put the little pot spout up into your nostrils and irrigate the lining in your nostrils. Make sure you open your mouth and tilt your head forward so that the water enters one nostril and runs out the other and not into your mouth. You'll find instant relief from congestion due to colds, sinus infectons and allergies. I tried it and it felt soooo good. It instantly opened up my blocked nasal passages and provided relief after just one use. I'm not stuffy anymore. This is much more effective than using the saline spray.
Here is a youtube video demonstrating it. Man you can find all sorts of things on youtube "How to use the Neti Pot
BTW, the woman demonstrating looks and acts like an android... Apparently even androids get nasty nasal congestions too.
Just go to your local pharamacy and ask the pharmacist to show you where the neti pots are. Mine came with 50 prepackaged saline solution. It looks weird watching a demonstration of it, but it really really worked well for me.
There is also manuka honey that I heard is a good natural remedy for providing natural antibiotics to build up against colds and infections. It cost around 40 bucks.