How long will it take a neti-pot to help my sinus infection?

Depends. A neti pot is a good method for maintenance/ healthy sinus balance...But for an active infection see an ENT or dentist (if you have facial/dental pain) for antibiotic treatment.

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I have sinus infection and want to know how often I should use the neti pot?

3 times a day. Although a nedi pot may help, you must remember that sinusitis needs to be specifically diagnoses by cat scan. If you have a true sinusitis, i can not be sure an irrigation of the nose will help and it sometimes can cause middle ear fluid. I think the nasal irrigation 3 times a day is sufficient. If you do have true sinus infection, an appropriate antibiotic and steroids are the treatments. Read more...

Have you had a smelly sinus infection and used the neti pot or anything else?

Sinus infection. A neti pot is worth trying, however if you continue to have a smelly and/or colored discharge it may be necessary to be on antibiotics so a trip to your physician may be necessary. Read more...

Will using a neti pot help a sinus infection and hay fever?

Yes. Nasal irrigation regular do seem to improve nasal symptoms and reduce sinus infection for some people. However it is more a supplementary measure for most cases since most sinus infections (bacterial not viral ) do require an antibiotic- this view however may not be shared by some. Read more...

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...