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Breathe Better With The Neti Pot

Updated on August 1, 2014

When I saw a friend mention her Neti Pot on facebook, I had no clue what she was talking about.   She mentioned how it helped her seasonal allergies so I was intrigued and decided to look into it further.   Basically the Neti Pot is a little  plastic teacup.  You fill it with water and a packet of saline solution.  You then tilt your head over the sink and start pouring the mixture into one nostril and it gently flows out the other nostril. washing away all the mucus and bacteria.   

I was really nervous to try this because I thought it would be painful and unpleasant.  But it really isn't.  The worst it did was make my eyes water a little bit.   The difference afterwards is really amazing.  I could breath so much better.  My dry, plugged up nasal passages were now moist and clear.   This is really helpful if you have allergies, sinus headaches, or a cold.    A lot of people find that by using the Neti Pot, they can go much longer without getting a cold or the flu.  This is because it washes away so much bacteria before it has the chance to enter your body further and make you sick.  

Its important to use either boiled and then cooled water or you can buy distilled water at any store.  You also need to keep the Neti Pot free of germs buy cleaning it regularly.   Never share your Neti Pot with someone else as this could spread bacteria.   Follow these tips and I think you'll find the Neti Pot to be a very helpful tool in keeping you and your family healthy.  

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      RinchenChodron 

      3 years ago

      I'm a believer. I don't have a neti pot but do use a nasal wash thing and it has helped both my allergies and my nose bleeds (I live in a dry climate).

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      Heather Corbett 

      3 years ago

      @oo7haze: I'm glad the info was helpful to you! As for benefits with snoring, I think it depends on the cause of your snoring. I only snore when I have a cold and nasal congestion so it is very helpful to me. But if you snore due to a medical condition such as a deviated septum or enlarged soft palate, then I don't think it would due you much good.

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      oo7haze 

      3 years ago

      Great info. I never knew this was a product until today. sounds like it can really help. Do you know if there are benefits towards snoring?

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