Using a neti pot to clear out all the gunk in your nose doesn't sound particularly appealing. Do you really want to pour warm salt water in one nostril and wait for the liquid to drip out the other side? Despite seeming uncomfortable and looking ridiculous (see below), neti pots actually work. A recent study showed nasal irrigators (a.k.a. neti pots) were useful in treating blocked sinuses and the many symptoms that come with them.