Dr Oz: Mucus Facts & Neti Pot

By on October 13, 2011

Dr Oz: What Mucus Tells You

In this segment, Dr Oz pulled up an audience member, Keisha to demonstrate the purpose of mucus.  (This is probably one time I would not want to be pulled from the audience.  Yuck!)

Keisha held up a plastic screen, labeled mucus.  Dr Oz used a fan and fake paper pieces that represented foreign particles.  He turned on the fan and the particles blew all over the place.  Keisha had to use the mucus screen to catch the particles.  This experiment demonstrated that it is mucus that catches the foreign particles and keeps them away from our lungs.

Dr Oz: Mucus Health Facts

– Humans make a quart of mucus a day.  The mucus is important because it shows how healthy we are.  Too much mucus could be a sign of inflammation while too little mucus is a sign of dehydration. Dr Oz Mucus

– Mucus should be thin.  To demonstrate this, Dr Oz had Keisha dip her hand into two vats of gooey, green gook. One is thick and the other is thin.  Since mucus is 95 percent water, it should be thin.  Thick mucus is a sign of a viral/sinus infection.

– Mucus should be clear in color.  To demonstrate the different mucus colors, Dr Oz had Keisha hold a giant tissue under a big, plastic nose.  The nose “sneezed” and yellowish green gunk poured out.  Dr Oz says that this color indicates an infection and he advised his audience and viewers to remedy the infection by using a Neti pot to rinse out our sinuses.  The nose “sneezed” once again. This time, red goo oozed out of the fake nose.  According to Dr Oz, if you have a little bit of blood coming from your nose, this may mean that your nose is dry and has caused some cracking.  To remedy a dry, cracked nose, use a nose humidifier to keep it moisturized.

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Comments to Dr Oz: Mucus Facts & Neti Pot

  1. Nancy Arruzza says:

    What brand and where do you purchase the hand held nose humidifier Dr. Oz was talking about on the 12/29/11 show. I can’t find it on the internet. I would like to purchase one.

  2. I would like to know the brand and where you can purchase the hand held nose humidifier shown on the 1229/11 show. I have lots of nosebleeds and maybe this could help solve my problem.

  3. I would like to know where to purchase the hand held nose humidfier shown on the 12/29/11 show.

  4. Netti Pots can be very dangerous if you don’t use “sterile or distilled water”. Tap water carries bacteria that can kill you via going up your nose.

  5. I need one also.

  6. I have the Netti Pot. I nead the hand held, that he had on the show. Thanks

  7. Please let me know were to get one, thanks

  8. I would like to know the brand of the nose humidifier Dr. Oz spoke about on his show, thanks!

  9. I like to know the name of the nasal humidifier on the show aired 12/29/11

  10. Please, more information on the personal nose humidifier Dr. Oz demonstrated today 12/29/11. Where can I purchase? Thank you. C.C.

  11. Please, more information on the personal nose humidifier demonstrated today on the Dr. Oz show (12-29-11). Where can I purchase? Thank you.

  12. This is precisely what I need. Where can it be purchased?

  13. I would like to know the brand/name of the nasal humidifier seen on today’s show 12/29/2011. Help?

  14. gail belyea says:

    Would like to know where I can purchase the type of nose humidifier seen today’s show 12/29/2011 can you help me?

  15. I would like to know where to purchase the hand held nose humidfier shown on the 12/29/11 show.

  16. Where can I get one of the nose humidifers that was on the show?

  17. Martha Magill says:

    Please tell me where I can get the humidifier shown on today’s shoe.

  18. What brand and where do you get the hand held nose humidifier shown on the show today?

  19. I would also like to have more information for the nasal humidifer. Thank You

  20. I’d like to know which brand nasal humidifier Dr. Oz had on his 12-29-11 show. I’d like to get one for my perpetually dry nose. Thanks!

  21. I live in the high desert and we use wood heat-my nose is a wreck from the dry air. I would like to purchase a nose humidifier as soon as possible. Can they be purchased on line or how do I find one?

  22. I just want to make sure you all know that DR. OZ does NOT come here and answer your questions. Don’t you all see that there are tons of people asking the same question and no one is answering it.

  23. Really Dr. Oz? I was so excited about the nasal humidifier, that is exactly what I need for my dry sinuses. I have been all over town today looking for one. Why would you show that on national television and not tell anyone where we can purchase one?

  24. The nasal humidifier on the show is called MyPurMist….took forever to find it but I did hope this helps.

  25. I would like to know where to purchase the hand held nose humidifer shown on the 12/29/11 show. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks for your time.

  26. Here is the website for MyPurist. Cost is $149 plus shipping.

  27. Has anyone recently purchased the MyPurMist? Based on the comments of their facebook page, it looks like they are no longer available and the company is in between owners.

  28. Darlene Davenport says:

    What brand and where do you purchase the hand held nose humidifier Dr. Oz was talking about on the 12/29/11 show. I can’t find it on the internet. I would like to purchase one.

  29. Erich Eisenhart says:

    What brand and where do you purchase the hand held nose humidifier Dr. Oz was talking about on the 12/29/11 show. I can’t find it on the internet. I would like to purchase one.

  30. Where can I get the hand held nose humidifier shown on the 12/29/11 show?

  31. this show and website should know better than to announce something and even repeat it without giving the full information immediately

  32. Everyone is asking the same question. Where is the answer

  33. Go do your research on Google….Dr. Oz does not come here and answer questions. That said…if you read thru these post Bob T already told you all the name of it. It’s called “MyPurist” I know 100 more people will still ask this same question over and over and over anyway. ugh!

  34. Randi Lyn Lines says:

    I found mine at Walgreens.

  35. Or you can find it on Amazon.com and see customer reviews by searching for MyPurMist.

  36. also my friend got one and has stopped doing nasal irrigation.

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