A 21-year-old male asked:
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i have bought a sinus rinse, how long do i need to boil the water in my kettle to kill of any potentially harmful bacteria. ?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus rinse: you could consider buying distilled water for this purpose
Answered on Jun 28, 2015
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