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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Brita should do it: Recommendation is to use filtered, distilled, or bottled water. Brita filter should adequately filter out elements of concern. You can heat this up i ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pretty safe: There have been NO case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in Iowa between 1962–2016.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Clean jug: If the jug was thoroughly cleaned before putting boiled water in - should be okay. Otherwise purchase distilled water to use with Neti pot
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Neti pot: Don't use tap water again and keep your fingers crossed.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: I don't know what a "neti pot" is, but for sure there is no risk for Naegleria in this situation. It never contaminates tap water. You'll never get Na ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not the best option: because quality of tap water can vary. It could contain chemicals or even germs.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
18 years experience Ophthalmology
You're prob fine: Using tap water can be dangerous because of amoebas in there. You don't want that getting into your brain. You are probably fine--just don't use tap w ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
May cause a little: Nasal irritation otherwise should not hurt you.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Neti pot: It would be highly unlikely to get an amoeba infection from rinsing the neti pot with hot tap water.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
39 years experience Family Medicine
Neti pot: Your chance of getting naegleria from a municipal water supply is pretty low, but having said that it is not recommended to use tap water in a neti p ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline rinse: In general, you should always boil water or use distilled for any nasal saline rinse. The possibility that you could have contaminated water to induc ... Read More
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