Spring is finally here, kind of, and so the trees are gracing us with their pollen. For me this can mean horrendous sinus congestion, swollen eyes and a scratchy throat. Rinsing out my sinuses does wonders for all of these symptoms and I prefer to use the NeilMed sinus rinse bottles. Friends of mine have used the neti pots which look like miniature tea pots and basically do the same thing. I like the ability to control the water pressure with the bottle.
For several years now I’ve always purchased my supplies at various pharmacies and drug stores. I used to be able to buy either one squeeze bottle with 50 pre-mixed saline packets or purchase a box of 100 pre-mixed packets. Lately all I seem able to find are boxes with one bottle full of saline with a few mixed packets included. This would be great if I were on a business trip or vacation, but it’s not what I want to buy when at home and the added cost seems ridiculous. I try to support local business as much as possible, but I finally turned to Amazon. I recently discovered I could get two bottles and 250 pre-mixed packets for the low price of $24.
To purchase the bottles and pre-mixed packets separately I’d probably end up spending around $40. I’m always up for finding a deal and saving money when it comes to medicine and medical supplies. One other problem I’ve always had is finding a good place to clean and store the bottles in between use. I noticed the Neilmed Nasadock Plus Stand for about $6 and added that to my order.
This provides a great solution to the problem of cleaning and storing the bottle. In the past I’ve left it next to the bathroom or kitchen sink on a towel or paper towel. The bottle has never dried well lying on its side or right side up. I’m often a fan of buying online because I tend to think of things I need when stores aren’t open. I’m quite pleased with my purchases and will most likely try Amazon first next time I need more supplies.