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    I suffer too - try Neti Pot
    An_267252 posted:
    I've had this for about 2 months while recovering from bronchitis and pneumonia. In the beginning I couldn't sleep at all. Now I get up 2 to 3 times a night after waking up with phlegm in throat or coughing. The NETI POT has helped tremendously. The phlegm comes back every day, but I get temporary relief for a few hrs. in the night and l lot of the day. I got the Aromatic Salt Premium Ceramic Neti Pot, Green on Amazon for $15 because it is ceramic and the handle is sealed. And I got the Himalayan Institute Neti Pot Salt Jar, 12 Ounce or $7.
    Use a nasal decongestant spray before using to open the passages. Use warm water (20 sec. in microwave works for me) with 1/2 amount of salt. Often hardly any water comes out because my sinuses are still blocked, so I close the one nostril and try to breath in the water from the Neti pot. The water will go down my throat, and this really helps clear things. I stop a few times and just blow out both nostrils and get a lot of clear slime out. I keep going, switching nostrils, up to 6 Neti pots full, until there is not much slime coming out. I'm still looking for a more permanent solution, but the Neti pot has made life bearable.

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