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What is a Netipot?


The nasal irrigation is the process in which the nasal cavity is washed to remove the excess mucus and dirt from the nose. The most popular form of nasal cleaning is cleaning the nose with a neti pot. Actually this is an ancient practice used in ayurvedic medicine which has gained popularity after it was featured in Oprah Winfrey show.

Nasal cleaning relives facial pain, headache, cough, watery discharge and nasal congestion and altogether promotes good nasal health.

What is a neti pot?
A neti pot is a ceramic pot which helps to clean the nose. Its usage is good for people who have undergone sinus surgery, to clear crusting in nasal passage. It can also be used by people with sinus symptoms from allergies and environmental irritants. It brings relief to symptoms of sinus without using any medications.

How would you use a neti pot?
First mix 16 ounces of lukewarm water with one tsp of salt. You may also add 1/2 tsp of baking soda. You can clean the nose with a neti pot either daily or three times a week depending on the symptoms of cold.

It is generally safe to use a neti pot. A study at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found out that while short term nasal irrigation is therapeutic its long term usage is not so good. It may actually encourage more sinus problems.


Take care,
Swarnam

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