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Reminder about Neti Pots

If you are troubled by sinus congestion and have read the Healthy Steps for sinus health, you already know what hit the New York Times this week, a reminder about using only distilled or carefully filtered water for sinus irrigation, with or without a neti pot. A very unwelcome amoeba caused two deaths after neti pot use. The Times' article cautions about the possibility of infection from an unclean neti pot - if this is of concern to you, please follow the instructions in Healthy Steps for irrigation using only the water and your cupped palm. 

Sinus irrigation is also helpful for allergic symptoms of any sort, as well as any nasal congestion, whether it's part of allergies, sinus infections or an old-fashioned head cold.

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