Pros: Doesn't burn. Works
Cons: Nothing much. Wish the website gives coupons.
I have been told to do nasal rinsing by all my doctors. From PCP to specialists. They all swore by it. I did try a few, but they hurt my nose, but I tried Neilmed which was highly recommended by my Allergist.
I have a history of Sinus Infections and I am allergic to everything under the sun. I get allergy shots 2 times a week and I take allergy meds and nasal steroid sprays. I have this nasal drip in the back of my nose that drives me up the wall and I am always trying to blow something out my nose.
At first, it was very awkward to use this, but the one benefit is that ... it did not burn. It does kinda burn if you use more than 1 package, but if you use the single one to 1.5, it doesn't burn. They say to use Distilled water, which I was at the beginning, but then I just started using warm tap water and it works just as great.
The best result is the bottle and not the teapot like thing. I put a packet or a 1.5 packets and shake and then I tilt over so I am shaped like an upside down "L" and staring right at the sink drain.
The tip to see what is coming out your nose is to open your mouth, breath and SLOWLY.... squeeze. As the water is slowly going out your nose, you will see yellow or green stuff coming out if your nose is in need of a drain. One time, I did it and thought there was nothing coming out and towards the end, a big big yellow mucas came out and I was like.. HOLY MOTHER...
When I am really really sick and taking antibiotics for my Sinus Infection, I will do this rinse repeating maybe 3 times in each nose until the entire drain is clear. Meaning nothing comes out, but water.
Try it. It looks painful, but it is not. If you are not use to nose rinses, try this one first because other ones I have tried and trust me.. I have tried many... will burn and if you are a first timer, then it may scare you from using any other nasal rinse.