Neti Pot for Kids’ Nasal Allergies
I noticed that Greggy’s nasal allergy attacks at night and in the morning were becoming more and more frequent. My husband would always give him antihistamine before bedtime but still ended up with very itchy and stuffy nose and watery eyes as soon as he woke up in the morning. Sometimes the medicine works but most of the time, it doesn’t. I am not comfortable giving any sort of allergy medicines to my kids on a daily basis for fear that they may get side effects in the future, so I thought of researching about Greggy’s condition once and for all.
I’ve read so many articles online during my research and alas! I came across this post. Although this man’s testimony on Neti Pots sounds pretty convincing to me, it’s silly to rely on one person’s testimony alone.
So I went on with my research…
But this time, the goal was to get to know this so-called Neti Pot that allegedly cured someone’s allergy forever. Is it safe for kids? Do other people swear by it too? Does it have side effects? What are the pros and cons? How much is it? Where can I buy it?
In essence, a neti pot is a tool used for nasal irrigation. This practice originated from India and have been around for hundreds of years. Many people use it on a daily basis to keep their sinuses clean, relieve nasal dryness, reduce pollen & allergens in the nasal passages, remove excess mucus, dust and other irritants. The word Neti means “the practice of nasal irrigation”.
I checked more websites to find out where I can buy this great product here in the Philippines but couldn’t find any information until, with much persistence, I came across this blog saying that she was able to buy one from True Value, Powerplant Mall. A friend on Facebook also informed me that Healthy Options sells Neti Pots, too! (Yay! My heart skipped a beat!)
By the time I was finished doing my research, it was already morning. Hehe. But it’s okay…
To cut the long story short, after two consecutive visits to Healthy Options in Bonifacio High Street without any luck (it’s always out of stock), the saleslady took my number and contacted me as soon as the neti pot was available.
So on Wednesday, I went to their store and picked it up. Hooray!!!
Greggy used it the next day, but I will tell you about his first neti pot experience on my next post. Haha! (You see, I tried to document the whole experience because I wanted to share it on my blog. Unfortunately, my memory card got corrupted so the video and pictures got deleted! Grrr!)
I will update this entry with pictures tomorrow. Promise.
As promised, here are the pictures: