Ask Dr. Spectre: Health tips for paranormal hunters

Holistic healthcare practitioner and paranormal investigator Frank Cinelli aka "Dr. Spectre" joins us on occasion to offer advice about how to remain in a prime paranormal investigative state for the most healthy hunts. If you've questions for the good doc, send them to and reach out to him on Twitter @DrSpectre.*
(*The Fine Print: cannot validate claims made by the columnist. Before taking any advice offered by the columnist, you should consult your physician)

Q: "Hey Doc, I investigate a lot of old factories, some of them still have barrels of chemicals in them. I worry about breathing that stuff in. What can I do to keep from getting sick" - John, Tennessee

A neti pot
A: Well John, this is a big concern among paranormal investigators and urban explorers as well. There are a few things you can do a head of time. Use a mask, or in extremely dusty areas, I world even recommend a respirator. If you find yourself in a situation and you don’t have any of those available, you can always use a damp bandana or rag, prospector-style. A good pair of safety goggles should be with everyone’s adventure gear. When not listening for something specific, ear plugs should be used. Most people don’t realize that we take in a lot of contaminates through the eyes and ears.

After the hunt, you should immediately shower, and don’t forget to wash your ears. After the shower use a good natural eye wash drops and finally you should use a neti pot. A neti pot is a form of nasal irrigation. This is a practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucus and debris from the nose and sinuses. With severe exposures you should see your doctor.