How to Use a Neti Pot
- Nasal irrigation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Delicate nasal passages can be the entryway into the body for pollutants, allergens and germs. While moist nasal passages are intended to protect the body from these foreign elements and contaminants, dry air or an overloading of irritants can cause upper respiratory problems, sinusitis and allergies.
Neti pots and sinus cleansing systems are beneficial because:
- They aid in moistening the nasal membranes.
- They clean out irritants, flushing them out altogether.
- They help to free blocked nasal passages.
Sinus cleansing or irrigation can help with several conditions, such as:
- Cold/Flu symptoms
- Post-Nasal Drip
- Nasal Dryness
How to Neti
Be sure the water is lukewarm. Also, try using distilled water. The chlorine in tap water can burn sensitive nasal passages.
- If using a saline solution, make sure it is completely dissolved.
- Follow the directions on your nasal irrigation system for proportions of solution vs water.
- Bend over a sink or basin.
- Place the spout in one nostril. If using a pot, then tilt your head so that this nostril is above the other. If using a squeeze bottle, just bend over the sink.
- The water should enter your nasal passage. If your passages are clear, it will drain from the other nostril.
- If using a squeeze bottle, squeeze gently.
- Breathe through your mouth while irrigating your sinuses.
- If the water does not drain form the opposite nostril, don't worry. Your sinuses may be blocked. You are still moistening some of the nasal membranes and the warm water may help to eventually loosen the blockage.
- After sinus cleansing, gently blow your nose.
- Repeat on the other nostril.
- SinuCleanse System
SinuCleanse offers neti pots, squeeze bottles and nasal saline solution, plus step-by-step instructions for use.
SinuCleanse Neti Pot Kit
SinuCleanse Saline Solution
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