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I don't share the previous reviewer's buying experience because I purchased this product at a local store.
This is my first neti pot and I enjoy it, especially when I'm congested. It took a time or two learn how to use it properly. You need to tilt your head properly to prevent the water from pouring down your throat and out of your mouth and also to make use pain free. The pot also needs to be warmed up first, which is done simply by running warm water through it before use. Otherwise, you'll find that you've got cold water going through your nose despite putting in warm water at the tap. Make sure that you add a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt and use warm water. It makes use more comfortable.
The neti pot does not work well when your sinuses are totally blocked. I usually pop a few Sudafed PE tablets, wait for a bit of decongestion to occure, and then neti. You'll be surprised what comes out of your nose! I only have to do this when I have a cold. Otherwise, I use it daily and my sinuses stay clean and clear.
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Initial post: Jul 4, 2008 5:44:31 AM PDT
Thanks for the tip about Kosher salt. I was wondering what I was going to do after the little packets ran out.
Posted on May 2, 2011 10:50:50 AM PDT
Little Rain says:
NON-iodized salt works well too. The iodine added to salt will sting, so only use NON-iodized, plain salt.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2012 11:44:53 PM PST
Kosher salt contains anti-clumping agents/additives. You want neither table salt (which is usually iodized and also contains anti-clumping agents) nor kosher salt. Sea salt, which is generally >99% NaCl - and isn't synthesized in a lab to boot.
Posted on Jan 25, 2012 3:33:28 PM PST
A. Swain says:
You really shouldn't use tap water with your neti pot, and you certainly shouldn't tell others that they should. Use only filtered or boiled water as people have died from using tap water. Check it: http://www.netipotsecrets.com/netipotdang
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2012 7:06:38 PM PST
I just read that site, and it specifically talks about using tap water...where's the warning?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2013 11:29:02 AM PDT
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Dana V. says:
Also, if you are so concerned about your health, you need to understand that any drug you are using, such as the Sudafed PE tablets you so heavily rely on, are extremely toxic to one's body. Society is so conditioned to believe that this is the only remedy (to use drugs/medications) for relief or to aid in what ails you. This is seriously misleading and most often causes underlying issues creating a snowball effect of other health issues. Food for medicine is your best bet and/or natural remedies. There's a whole world of them out there along with info. Do your research. Educate yourself. No need for polluting your body with what big pharma deems as healthy or a so called "cure"-because if you continue to fall for that trap, I guarantee you will always have health issues. Period.
Google Hungry For Change and Food Matters or better yet, Netflix them or purchase from Amazon. These are two eye-opening movie/docs. anyone alive and breathing should watch. And then research any and all of the people involved in these movie/docs. Watching these two (for starters) WILL put you on the right path to not only a healthier life, but a healthier mindset.
Posted on Sep 26, 2013 6:45:38 PM PDT
You don't pop Sudafed tablets under any conditions. You can walk around the neighborhood or run in place for 20 minutes to 30 minutes force breathing through your nose and your sinuses will open up enough to use the neti-pot. Never,never, ever pop any pills, you are countering any good tha you are trying to accomplish with the neti-pot. Sudafed and other sinus medicines are removing the good mucus that your body requires to carry out intruders through your body channels.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2013 12:24:12 PM PST
Here is the post from FDA.
Posted on Dec 19, 2013 12:27:37 PM PST
Hey people! DO NOT use TAP WATER with your neti pot! Always use distilled or boiled your water and let it cool to lukewarm.
Here is the link from FDA. And what they're saying about tap water.
"Some tap water contains low levels of organisms, such as bacteria and protozoa, including amoebas, which may be safe to swallow because stomach acid kills them. But these "bugs" can stay alive in nasal passages and cause potentially serious infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."
Posted on Jan 5, 2014 1:41:34 PM PST
don't use tap water. use distilled or boiled. much safer.