However, when prepared water is used in a clean neti pot
or other device, these methods can be perfectly safe.
Order a neti pot
or buy a large syringe (remove the needle).
The only difference is in the way it is delivered like using neti pot
, nasal spray, irrigation bottles, etc.
It's different than the Neti pot
, as it has a suction/vacuum action that seems to gently pull excess mucus out of the sinuses.
Insert a bulb syringe, neti pot
, or squeeze bottle into your upper nostril, with the end pointing outward toward your ear, and spray/ pour the solution.
The Xlear line includes nasal sprays for adults and children as well as a neti pot
with xylitol, the brand includes nasal sprays for adults and children, and a neti pot
You can find a neti pot
at pharmacies and drug stores or among household items that look like children's sippy cups or small teapots with a narrow spout.
So they're more likely to suggest drinking water, using a neti pot
and (do we sound like a broken record?
Infection has also happened when people use contaminated drinking water to cleanse their nasal passages during religious practices, use a neti pot
or other device to rinse their sinuses through the nose, or get the contaminated water up their nose during recreational play.
A saline nasal spray can help rinse the nasal passages--you might also want to consider using a bulb syringe or neti pot
to rinse your sinuses.
Though initially awkward, use of a Neti Pot
with Neti Salt can ease sinus and nasal congestion.