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How much salt per liter of water for nasal lavage (nasal irrigation)?
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
In brief: 1/4 tsp per cup
Usually 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for 8 ounces will do.
Nasal lavage can be helpful for chronic sinus congestion, and i often recommend it. However, some studies suggest a risk of infection if neti pot or bottle not kept clean or use of contaminated tap water, or even injury to nasal tissue. So be cautious.

In brief: 1/4 tsp per cup
Usually 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for 8 ounces will do.
Nasal lavage can be helpful for chronic sinus congestion, and i often recommend it. However, some studies suggest a risk of infection if neti pot or bottle not kept clean or use of contaminated tap water, or even injury to nasal tissue. So be cautious.
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