Last Modified on Nov 20, 2014
Neti pots are effective natural treatments for sinus infections used by millions of individuals worldwide to deal with their sinus issues. Since sinus infections rank among the most painful and widespread health conditions, finding an effective treatment option or therapy is crucial. The neti pot has been found to be an effective remedy that can be used by anyone to attain beneficial results.
Nasal Irrigation for Treating Sinus Conditions
Nasal irrigation using the neti pot is a tradition with origins in Ayurvedic medical practice.? The process is designed to flush the nasal cavities, relieving congestion and alleviating infection. The neti pot is considered one of the most popular options for treating sinus conditions as it is particularly effective and safe.
Do Neti Pots Work?
While some doctors may negate the benefits of the neti pot, research suggests that this solution does indeed work. In fact, many ear, nose, and throat surgeons recommend nasal irrigation using a neti pot to their patients prior to and even following nasal surgery.
Further research suggests that nasal irrigation is an effective way to relieve sinus symptoms. The saline solution often used in treatments also makes the option even more effective for removing allergens and other irritants that contribute to sinus issues.
How to Use a Neti Pot to Cure Nasal Congestion
The neti pot is typically a ceramic or plastic pot that looks much like a cross between a traditional teapot and a magic lamp. While some of the pots are different, most function by filling the pot with a warm saline solution. Once filled, an individual must tilt his or head over the sink at a 45 degree angle, place the spout in the top nostril, and pour the saline solution into the nasal cavity.
The fluid will flow through the sinuses and out the other nostril. Blowing the nose helps eliminate any liquid. Likewise, spitting out any fluid that flowed into the mouth eliminates any excess drainage. Following use, the neti pot must be washed and left to dry in the open air.
Research suggests that fewer than 10% of neti pot users experience adverse effects. All others experience extensive relief and limited recurrence of symptoms when used regularly. Neti pots are a safe, effective remedy for treating sinus infection and other nasal conditions.
Where Can I Buy a Neti Pot and Saline Rinses?
Continue reading below for feedback from Earth Clinic readers who have used neti pots to cure their sinus infections!
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Am I using my neti pot wrong? I never get anything out of my nose/sinus' and then, hours later, I start dripping from my nose--so embarrassing at work! Here's how I use it: fill it with the saltwater, put spout up to one nostril, lean over sink and pour from pot. It runs in one nostril and out the other. I then gently blow, leaving both sides open, then treat the other side the same way. When I am really stuffed up, it will come into my mouth instead of out the other nostril, so I just let it flow on out. Is it normal for it to drip so bad so much later? Maybe I should just do it at bedtime, not in the morning?