In one honker, out the other... or what's supposed to happen.
September 13, 2009 5:50 PM Subscribe
Nasal solution goes in and out the same nostril. How do I make it go in one and out the other instead?
posted by curagea to Health & Fitness (13 answers total)
The inside of my nose has been getting a bit smelly lately, along with some stuffiness. I heard that nasal irrigation can clear up the nose and get rid of the smell, so I'm using a bulb syringe and a homemade solution for the job.
Instructions that I've read on the 'nets and videos say to let the solution drain go in one nostril and out the other. Trouble is, my solution keeps backing out the same nostril that it goes in. I've tried different angles for the syringe and my head too, to no avail. I've also tried sniffing up the solution, which led to some "gack!" moments.
It's not like that's a bad thing (is it?), but still, I'm wondering: why is the solution not going in one hole and out the other?