Not only did Santa bring me a lot of wonderful presents (cookbooks!!!), but he also brought me . . .
A STINKING COLD!!!!
I haven't had a cold in several years. As colds go, this one isn't too bad. On the misery scale of 1 to 10, I'd say I'm only at about 6.5. But I'm sure it would be much higher if it wasn't for my neti pot.
If you've never used one, it can be . . . kind of disgusting. Like when you were a kid and went swimming and water got up your nose when they made you dive into the deep end. Ick! Only this is kinda worse. You're actually rinsing your sinuses and cleaning them of germs and other crud. Click on the video below if you want to learn a lot more about it.
One of the worst things about having a cold is waking up in the middle of the night and NOT being able to breathe. I got through the night just fine (except for Fred, who wanted to chase Bonnie around at 3 am, but we won't go there.)
Have you ever used a neti pot? What's your best home remedy for the common cold?