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Try a Neti Pot for Chronic Sinus Problems

May 19, 2008
Chronic sinus problems can be frustrating for people who have to deal with this condition. Excess mucus, entrapped bacteria and allergens can cause the sinus problems that so many people suffer from.

There is a simple device called a Neti Pot that allows users to irrigate and flush their sinus cavities with a warm saline solution. The basic concept is that the nasal irrigation process removes the excess and dried mucus from the sinuses and thus flushes away problem causing materials that are trapped in the sensitive mucus lining of the nasal cavities.

The Neti pot looks similar to a small teapot and usually has a spout that allows the user to obtain a effective seal against the nostril. Yes, the pot is used to pour a saline solution through the nostrils. The spout allows one to pour a stream of water into one nostril and allows it to exit the other side.

The actual flushing procedure can be done while leaning forward over a sink. Keep the chin close to the chest and turn your face towards the neti pot. Place the spout up against the nostril on one side and tip the pot to allow the liquid to flow. It should follow the nasal cavities and exit the other nostril.

With practice the user will be able to adjust the angle of the head and keep a nice steady stream of saline solution running from one nostril to the other. The water will stay in the sinus cavities as long as the user does not swallow. You may open your mouth and breathe during the process.

Pouring water through your nose may seem like an unpleasant practice however, the actual flushing procedure is not uncomfortable as long as the proper saline concentration is used.

Ideally the salt solution will be mixed so as to match the body's own normal saline content. Commercially prepared saline solutions are available for use in the Neti Pot. Some pots come with an initial supply of salt.

Using the Neti Pot is simple. Most all nasal pots will come with instructions for use. The user should follow the recommended directions for mixing the salt solution. It is possible to use non-iodized table salt if necessary. The amount needed will depend on the volume of the pot and the user's preference.

One should remember that too much salt as well as not enough salt will cause stinging and discomfort for the user. Keep in mind that the beginner may wish to start out with the specially prepared salt packets that are available.

Regular use can help prevent chronic sinus problems and the process can be done as a daily ritual. During periods of excessive sinus congestion the neti pot can be used up to four times daily.
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