It started with a "Bad Mom" moment when my son informed me that one of his nostrils only regularly works at 50-60% capacity. I called his pediatrician and talked to one of the nurses who said, before I go running to an Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist (my first reaction is always Panic!) I should try using a nasal rinse and that might take care of the problem. I informed my son that he would get to shoot water out of his nose on purpose and that sounded good to him in theory but the first night I went to do it he backed out of the bathroom saying "No, mom, no, no, no." like I was going to chop off one of his fingers. I finally got him to cooperate and it seems to be working for him then about the third day I realized that I wake up pretty stuffed up most days and maybe this nasal rinse thing would be good for me too so I did it a couple times and now I have THE WORST sore throat I've had since I had Strep back in '03. Or was it '02? Anyway, I don't get sore throats. I get lots of other things but after nearly dying from a wayward tonsillectomy in 1987 I can count on one hand the number of sore throats I've had. The only thing I can think to blame it on is the nasal rinse. I don't have a fever, or a cough. I do have a bit of an earache. And a headache. I blame the nasal rinse and I CURSE THE NASAL RINSE!
Oh, and Ricola, you are on my list too because your "throat drops" are not nearly as soothing as you claim.
On open letter to the lady in my neighborhood:
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