The limits of snot production?


darkbeaver
#1
I have a very bad cold, it's been three days, it's particularly horrible right now, I am conducting an experiment, I have about two liters of snot in a bucket I was wondering if anyone has any information on this phenomena especially in relation to levels of fluid production, viscosity averages and possible uses in handycrafts of some sort. I drank all the cold medicine and I'm dizzy, I'm barely able to see the bucket I'm draining into oops I just splashed the keyboard. Any home remedys would be appreciated I live near a liqour store if that helps.
 
Spade
#2
Old but effective remedy.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon (2 - 3 mL) of salt in a cup (250 mL) of warm (body temperature)water. Snuff it up into your nose. A natural cure. You will be amazed!
 
Spade
#3
I've noticed a clever marketer is selling dispensers of saline for just this remedy. Irrigate your sinuses 2 or 3 times daily.
 
darkbeaver
#4
My nose is pointing the wrong way I will have to elevate my feet and pour it in I suppose. Thanks.
 
darkbeaver
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

I've noticed a clever marketer is selling dispensers of saline for just this remedy. Irrigate your sinuses 2 or 3 times daily.

I have a turkey baster you know a biggish eye dropper thingy.
 
Spade
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

My nose is pointing the wrong way I will have to elevate my feet and pour it in I suppose. Thanks.

I know your teasing, but pour the solution into your cupped hand. Close one nostril with a finger or thumb and and draw the solution into your other nostril by breathing in. Don't worry, you're not going to drown. Repeat with the other nostril.
 
Cliffy
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

My nose is pointing the wrong way I will have to elevate my feet and pour it in I suppose. Thanks.

A personal favourite of mine is snorting freshly pressed garlic juice through a short straw. You will never go back to cocaine. One treatment lasts up to one year and the rush only lasts about 10 seconds.
 
darkbeaver
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

A personal favourite of mine is snorting freshly pressed garlic juice through a short straw. You will never go back to cocaine. One treatment lasts up to one year and the rush only lasts about 10 seconds.

I like garlic and it's healthy but I'm out till tomorrow at the earliest. I have just now soaked a whole sheet of paper towel, my head is shrinking, I have to go to bed. I'm sneezing too.
 
Spade
#9
Saline nasal irrigation: Its role as an adjunct tr...[Can Fam Physician. 2003] - PubMed Result
 
VanIsle
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

Old but effective remedy.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon (2 - 3 mL) of salt in a cup (250 mL) of warm (body temperature)water. Snuff it up into your nose. A natural cure. You will be amazed!

This is the best remedy but - go buy a syringe first! You can buy a nasal syringe and it's very effective. Don't miss and shoot the salt water into your eye. That's also very effective. Stings like hell.
 
VanIsle
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

I've noticed a clever marketer is selling dispensers of saline for just this remedy. Irrigate your sinuses 2 or 3 times daily.

That's been around for years. It doesn't work very well (slow). The other way of snorting the large amout (a whole cup at least and the water can be quite warm) works almost over-night - maybe two nights. Do it twice a day if you can. You can actually go to the pharmacy and buy a kit but it's quite costly. It's about the same to just buy the nasal syringe (or one to give a baby meds. with) and snort it up each nostril. Mix the salt in well with the water.
 
VanIsle
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

I know your teasing, but pour the solution into your cupped hand. Close one nostril with a finger or thumb and and draw the solution into your other nostril by breathing in. Don't worry, you're not going to drown. Repeat with the other nostril.

Beaver don't do this. He's right - you won't drown but you will feel like it. Do what I said and stand over the sink when you do it. My Mom did to me what Spade is telling you to do when I was just a little kid. I never did get over it but I can handle the syringe. Suck it up into each nostril like it's your last breath!
 
VanIsle
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

A personal favourite of mine is snorting freshly pressed garlic juice through a short straw. You will never go back to cocaine. One treatment lasts up to one year and the rush only lasts about 10 seconds.

Cliff we'll all save that one just for you.
 
Cliffy
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Islandpacific View Post

Cliff we'll all save that one just for you.

My dear, I speak from personal experience. It is by far the best cure for sinus problems. But I guess there are just no adventuresome types left in the world. Just a bunch of wusses.
 
VanIsle
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

My dear, I speak from personal experience. It is by far the best cure for sinus problems. But I guess there are just no adventuresome types left in the world. Just a bunch of wusses.

You have sent me off for the rest of the night with a chuckle. I will continue to be a wuss!
 
CanadianLove
#16
The runny nose is actually a good thing. The body trys to cleanse itself with the liver and kidney's, but when they start to get overloaded the phenomena of HERCS happens. 'Getting sicker, before you get better.' The nose will run, the eyes will water, and you may get diarea. The best thing is to let it run the course and drink lots of water to maintain hydration. This is also a side effect for people who are using electrical current to cleanse their blood.
 
Spade
#17
I attach electromagnets to my hockey helmet and wear it to bed nightly. Gives me a little buzz! My wife likes it too!
Possible side effects:
Some users may experience the smell of burnt toast when nose hairs short!
Do not wear close to a microwave, as it may induce hot flushes!
 
Cliffy
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

I attach electromagnets to my hockey helmet and wear it to bed nightly. Gives me a little buzz! My wife likes it too!
Possible side effects:
Some users may experience the smell of burnt toast when nose hairs short!
Do not wear close to a microwave, as it may induce hot flushes!

That would be your brain cells exploding.
 
CanadianLove
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

I attach electromagnets to my hockey helmet and wear it to bed nightly. Gives me a little buzz! My wife likes it too!
Possible side effects:
Some users may experience the smell of burnt toast when nose hairs short!
Do not wear close to a microwave, as it may induce hot flushes!

You have to use the neo magnets on the little propeller and spin it for them to work proper. Good idea though. Do you take your tin foil hat off first Spade?
 
Spade
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by CanadianLove View Post

Do you take your tin foil hat off first Spade?

Of course! The tin foil would act as a Faraday (I heard this somewhere today) cage.

All my best,
Your cousin Spade
 
eanassir
#21
It is a very late reply, darkbeaver.
I hope you are well now.
 

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