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Neti Pot - Not just for those annoying colds
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(03-28-2012, 09:28 AM)SuperSleeper Wrote: I never tried the squeeze bottle things. I remember reading somewhere that many doctors do not recommend their use because of the increased pressure resulting in water going where it ought not to go (lungs, for instance). They stated that the Neti pot is a less invasive and safer way to irrigate the nasal tissues.

Of course, if one can use the squeeze bottles without getting water into one's lungs, I would think that it would be a more complete way to "flush" the nasal cavities, since it's pressurized water.

I have and use the squeeze bottle. granted it's gross but it DOES work.

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(11-14-2013, 05:49 PM)Lukie Wrote: I read that it is better to use distiller water because two users in recent years got a brain eating amoeba infection. I know it is rare but I think I would use distilled.

There have been 3 or 4 cases of tap water - neti related Naegleria Fowleri (brain eating amoeba) infections in the past 20 years in the US. Even if you assume that it sometimes goes undiagnosed, the odds of getting it from tap water seem pretty low.

You could probably boil the water as well, but I'm not 100% sure boiling kills N Fowleri.

I prefer the squeeze bottle SinusRinse brand. It's easily to find at Walgreens and other chain stores.
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