Sinus Rinse

Oh sinus rinse feels so weird
But feels so good when snot’s cleared
I love shooting it up one nostril
It’s like getting a message from an apostle
Funky how it comes out the other side
And it no longer feels like drowning in high tide

If someone had told me in the past
I’d be doing this, them I’d lambaste
Yet here I am upside down dripping
From my nose, you’d think I’m tripping

My favorite part comes later
As my day I go about
When suddenly I move just right
And water comes pouring out
Sometimes I’m lucky to have a witness
To this most disgusting feat
That befalls upon me
Oh so indiscrete

But then I remember the good it does
Allergies no longer make face feel like fuzz
Head rarely feels like it’s going to explode
From a sinus migraine that leads me face-first to the commode
So I propose a toast to rinses of the sinus
And crown its inventor his or her royal highness


A quick anatomy lesson:

Here’s the sinus rinse bottle and packets of stuff that go into warmed distilled water:

If you’re a total maniac you get the docking station for it (I just throw mine where ever it lands):

This is how one leans over the sink, although if you can get yourself upside down, even better (so my allergist told me):

My favorite part, ha ha ha ha:

How one looks and feels with a sinus migraine:

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 4 years ago

    I thank God mightily that I don’t have to go through that. My heart goes out to all those who do.

  • Can just imagine all kinds of stuff coming out and nesting in your beard. Ewww. LOL. Thanks JR. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • wildwomenlove
    wildwomenlovealmost 4 years ago

    woohoo soo cool…I’ve got a rhino horn neti pot for sinus infection times…it’s freaky but works…
    hey i thought of you the other night!!! I ran out of dental floss and had a little freak out ! hahahahahaha…xxx

  • I’ve seen neti pots but don’t know how they work. If you don’t squeeze the water bottle, then how does the water go in? lol.

    Oh you poor thing! Did you use hair, or pull a seam from clothing? Undies usually work well because they have nice nylon or silk thread. Ha ha. I’m seriously off the freaking wall tonight, lol. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • wildwomenlove
    wildwomenlovealmost 4 years ago

    bahahahaha yeah I was hyperventilating…
    wouldn’t elastic pull back and smack you in the chops?…
    you just tip the neti pot up to drown yourself…and then it runs out the other side…you don’t really need a blast to get it up your nose…try laughing when your chugging a drink and before you know it you’re doing party tricks !!!…

  • haha@hyperventilating.

    I have smacked myself flossing with a thin rubberband (I’ll floss with anything).

    My friend once shot a chewed oreo out her nose. My husband shot milk out his nose during one of his first meetings with my family. this was good though because my sister who told me he was a pompous ass is the only one who saw it and it kind of broke the ice between them. Wish you lived closer. I think we would laugh until we couldn’t breathe.

    – Rikki Woods

  • wildwomenlove
    wildwomenlovealmost 4 years ago

    kinda broke the ice between them…I love that…
    yeah I was out doing a whole day lunch Christmas celebrations with work, started celebrating from 9 am, forgot lunch so about 4 pm when I met a bloke I used to go to school with, me in my leopardskin mini and heels and him and all his work mates in suits, he was bragging and told me something like he was a brain surgeon or some shit…so I laughed which drinking my brandy and coke and proceeded to choke and spray the whole lot of them from top to bottom from my mouth and nose while choking and coughing for like ages…needless to say they were less than impressed…brain surgeon my arse…and I staggered off still laughing cos I’d soo embarrassed myself…ah those were the days…still got the leopardskin mini…
    yeah too bad you live over the other side of the world !!!…xxx

  • A brain surgeon huh? LMFAO. Maybe he really was, lol. That’s hilarious about spraying them with your drink. I once dated a guy (really, only one date, lol) who truly was a rocket scientist of some sort. He had a site that said “why yes, I AM a rocket scientist.” Ok, I guess it was funnier in the moment. TTYL.

    – Rikki Woods

  • YouBet
    YouBetalmost 4 years ago

    Been there done that but I just used warm salt water.

  • Smart. It’s basically a saline rinse but prepackaged for those of us who are challenged in oh so many ways, lol. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioalmost 4 years ago


  • Definitely laugh. The obsurdity of it is a riot. Seeing it is even stranger. The strangest is getting a little bit stuck in a sinus cavity and it finding its way out later in the day when you least expect it. Ha ha. Charming. Thanks for stopping by. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    You have come at the right time as I am going through hell thank you with love always Normaje.

  • If you need a chuckle, much of my writing is humorous. I try to see life as a series of funny antidotes. Not all is funny, but I do try to see humor in most situations. I’m sorry you’re going through hell. May you find your way back renewed. Hugs. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • Yvonne Churchley
    Yvonne Churchleyalmost 4 years ago

    No Rikki “you ned say no more” LOL x

  • Ha ha ha. Thank you Yvonne. xxoo

    – Rikki Woods

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Ralmost 4 years ago

    I suffered from a lot of hayfever in New York and I know exactly how it feels, but being a teen, you wouldnt catch me doing that. And that rhino horn neti pot looks like a teapot to me. No way I would be sticking that in my nose. lol And I love Ray’s comment. Let’s make a cause for this condition. Another great one. xoxo

  • No need to make a cause for it, lol. So many worthy causes out there. This stinks (no pun intended) but for me is mostly more of an annoyance than a chronic condition.

    Although it does make me feel better, I often use the rinse just for the comedic value. LOL.

    – Rikki Woods

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 4 years ago

    amen to that …sinus is a real bitch!!!!

  • Yes, especially when it won’t get under control.

    – Rikki Woods

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