Drs. Majeed & Bharwani

Clearing Your Sinuses: The Magic of the Neti Pot

Using a neti pot can be a helpful and effective way to clear congested sinuses and alleviate allergy symptoms. A neti pot is a small teapot-like device that is used to flush out the nasal passages with a saline solution. Here are some tips for using a neti pot:

1. Prepare the solution: Mix a quarter teaspoon of non-iodized salt with a cup of lukewarm distilled or boiled water in the neti pot.

2. Position yourself: Lean over a sink and tilt your head to one side. Place the spout of the neti pot in the upper nostril, creating a seal.

3. Pour the solution: Slowly pour the solution into the upper nostril, allowing it to flow out of the lower nostril and into the sink.

4. Repeat: Repeat the process on the other nostril, remembering to tilt your head the opposite way.

5. Clean the neti pot: Rinse the neti pot thoroughly with distilled or boiled water and allow it to air dry.

Using a neti pot can be a natural and effective way to reduce sinus congestion and improve breathing. However, it is important to use distilled or boiled water to avoid the risk of infection and to clean the neti pot after each use to prevent bacteria growth.