If you use NeilMed's Sinus Rinse system, you need one of these NasaDock Plus dryers. Why? Think about it. You're sticking something inside your nostrils and squirting warm sodium-enriched distilled water inside your nasal passageways. You really DON'T want to just let them dry on the counter or a paper towel because they won't dry completely. This is not the most hygienic way to dry your bottle. Because unless the bottle is perfectly vertical, some small amount of moisture will be left behind which can and will lead to contamination. Standing the bottle up on a paper towel means that the spout will sit in a pool of moisture. Again, moisture is a breeding ground for germs and mildew.
Recommend this product?
If there's any mold, mildew or germs on any of the elements, you open yourself to all sorts of infection. You want the pieces of your Sinus Rinse to be as clean and dry as possible. An occasional zap in the microwave will also help eradicate these harmful elements from the bottle and spout/straw assembly.
NeilMed sells two different types of hygienic drying products. One simple wall-hanging unit called the "Dry Dock" or this free-standing unit called the NasaDock Plus. The "plus" stands for the fact that the base stores sodium packets for future use. In fact, it comes with 10 free packets.
WHAT COMES IN THE BOX:
an instruction sheet for both the Sinus Rinse bottle and NasaFlo Neti pot
(10) sodium packets
the plastic base / sodium packet storage
the plastic vertical piece
the plastic cup that holds the bottle upside down and vertical
the plastic cup that holds the spout/straw assembly vertical
an additional cup to hold the Neti pot upside down and vertical (if needed)
Basically, you insert the plastic vertical piece into the base via two mounting holes that snap together. Then, based on whether you use the bottle or the Neti pot, you snap-in the appropriate mounting rings on either side of the vertical piece. That's all there is to it.
Future Design Suggestions:
I see two minor flaws with this product.
1) There should be a disc or clip in order to hang dry the bottle's other white plastic cap. The one used for shaking the mix with the water.
2) The top of the base should be angled. Water dripping from the bottle and the spout/straw assembly should run off the base onto the counter or paper towel - NOT collect on the base's flat surface.
The NasaDock is a simple yet smart idea that's a real necessity when using their Sinus Rinse products. I purchased mine on Ebay for $7.89 including shipping. It's quite inexpensive when you consider it helps spare you the slings and arrows of outrageous sinus infections. The wall-mounted Dry Dock runs about $3-$4 while this NasaDock PLus runs about $5-$7.
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