Regis and Kelly irrigate their sinues; blow water out their noses


Dignity really is taking a serious hit on television today. Either that or the nose is finally having it’s shining moment of glory. This morning on Live with Regis and Kelly, the pair did a segment on sinuses and what you can do to manage them during allergy season. They had sinus expert Dr. Jordan S. Josephson, author of “Sinus Relief Now,” on the show to teach them how to irrigate their nasal passages. Both Regis and Kelly tried to neti (which I long ago made a verb) their noses, flushing out their sinuses for the entire audience to see. It really was a thing of beauty.

I’m a huge fan of the neti, and do it when I brush my teeth… and about 4 other times a day. Though I’ve moved up in the world, and now have that fancy, Waterpik-looking device you see at the beginning of the segment. It has a really loud motor that my roommates just love.

In keeping with today’s nose them, Regis and Kelly also decided to blow up balloons with their nostrils. At first I was confused, as I thought this was somehow related to sinuses. Turns out, Andrew Dahl I, a 13-year-old boy from Blaine, Washington , blew up 213 balloons in an hour this past Friday in the Blaine’s public library. I guess he wasn’t aware that most people go there to read. Dahl is claiming the world record, and is waiting to hear back from Guinness. I guess Regis and Kelly were trying to honor him – though Kelly clearly did a better job.

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  1. Sasha says:

    Drown the blond midget, Regis !! Drown her !!

  2. Syko says:

    Am I the only person who finds this totally disgusting? What’s next? On-air douches? Enemas? Sheesh!

  3. summertime921 says:

    Does this really work? I’m thinking about trying it because my sinuses are always bothering me and I don’t like to take medication because of the side effects.

  4. Syko says:

    I haven’t tried it, summertime, but I can recall when my kids were babies, and if they had clogged noses, the doctors always had you drop a little warm saline solution (which we made by adding salt to water) in their nostrils. Seems like the same technique.

  5. JayBird says:

    It totally works. I used to get upwards of a sinus infection a month, and since I started doing the neti pot twice a day, I haven’t had one since Christmas. Okay well technically there was one more, but that’s because I had pneumonia, and I don’t blame the neti pot for that. Seriously, you should try it, that little plastic one that Kelly’s using is about $10 at a drug store. You can get pre-mixed packets to make the saline, or just use some kosher, non-iodized salt. Make sure it’s mixed really well. Do it for a week and you’ll be amazed.

  6. Carrie says:

    @Syko. No you’re not. It shatters the record for disgusting things they’ll come up with for the sake of TV.

  7. Syko says:

    Thanks, Carrie. I just think that some things are better left to the privacy of our bathrooms.

    On the other hand, I am considering getting one because my sinuses go NUTS in Florida in springtime, I seem to be allergic to at least three fourths of the various pollens. But I don’t think I’ll be irrigating my nose or cleaning my ears or even getting a pedicure on TV.

  8. bros says:

    my allergist recommended this strongly when i went in for an office visit to prevent mild to moderate symptoms of allergies and keep the sinuses clean of build up that can cause irritation. now i just have to get over thinking what it must feel like and go do it.

  9. nonentity says:

    you can use “Simply Saline” if all you need is moisture–sometimes the moisture helps prevent mucus from developing. It’s only good for chronic mild irritation though.

    one of my relatives is supposed to flush a full pint of saline through her sinuses every day, but she has a really nasty infection in her sinuses.

  10. Shannon says:

    I LOVE mine. I got a cold a few weeks ago, and after using my neti pot twice a day I could breathe and I swear the cold cleared up faster.

    The first time is really awkward but once you get the hang of it, it’s worth it.

  11. eajk says:

    Ripa is taking riddlin.

  12. bollywoodhunk says:

    this is act or fact no one reason found here/

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  14. jeff says:

    Help your son b4 it’s too late. Comon Reeeeg!