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What is the best water to use in a neti pot?

What is the best water to use in a neti pot?

Distilled water: Use distilled water. You can use tap water, if you boil it and then let it cool prior. ...Read more

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Oregon resident. Use tapwater for neti pot daily. Found out about n. Fowleri. Should i be worried? Will switch to bottled water but afraid.

Oregon resident. Use tapwater for neti pot daily. Found out about n. Fowleri. Should i be worried? Will switch to bottled water but afraid.

If no symptoms....: If you are worried, it would be best to see your family physician or local otolaryngologist for a full check-up. If you are not experiencing any symptoms there is very likely no cause for concern. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use tap water for neti pot?

Not the best option: because quality of tap water can vary. It could contain chemicals or even germs. ...Read more

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I been using the neti pot for years and just found out that your not supp to use tap water that's what I do and last week i been using a coup times?

I been using the neti pot for years and just found out that your not supp to use tap water that's what I do and last week i been using a coup times?

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 water in the future. ...Read more

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Cleaned my sinuses with tap water and a neti pot. Now i'm terrified of life threatening bacteria. What r the chances of problem with one time use?

Cleaned my sinuses with tap water and a neti pot. Now i'm terrified of life threatening bacteria. What r the chances of problem with one time use?

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 induce a central nervous system amoebiasis is extremely unlikely. Tap water is chlorinated and bacterial or protozoal infection is rare. ...Read more

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Ok to use neti pot w sinus infection?  i tried but it burned and water didn't come out other nostril, is that ok?

Ok to use neti pot w sinus infection?  i tried but it burned and water didn't come out other nostril, is that ok?

Yes: But use the neti pot (or neilmed bottle) properly. Saline sinus rinsing can be very effective for sinus irritation / congestion. Water must be clean, warm, and made "salty" by use of the pre-packaged buffered salt provided with your pot or squeeze bottle. Fresh water will be very irritating! ...Read more