How to Use a Neti Pot

Here are some useful tips on how to use a neti pot. If you have chosen to use a neti pot, it probably means you have a sinus problem. Some people choose neti pot because they want to avoid antibiotics or any other medications. Reasons for this can be numerous: some people are allergic while others can’t solve the sinus problem even after the long usage of antibiotics.

If you prefer the natural way of treating any illness, you will probably want to know more about how to use a neti pot properly. It may look a bit unpleasant or even funny, but using a neti pot is actually simple and can provide a considerable relief to those with sinus problems.

So here is how to do it: you have to buy a nasal solution. You can even make it by yourself but make sure you do it right. You can ask a professional to tell you how it is done. This solution is made of water and iodine-free salt. Ask the pharmacist about the right proportion or buy a solution at the pharmacy store. Since the inner side of your nose very sensitive, make sure not to put too much salt in the solution. It could irritate the tissue inside your nose and create another problem you’ll have to solve. To avoid this, stick to what your pharmacist told you to do. Also be careful about the temperature of the water. Do not make it too hot. Dissolve the salt in water.

Pour this solution into your nostrils. If some amount of it ends up in your throat, all you have to do is to spit it out. Then blow your nose. Repeat the process. Pour some more solution into the nostrils, one by one. If you have a severe sinus problem, you should use a neti pot three times a week.

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