How to Relieve Nasal Congestion using a Neti Pot

If you do not know what a neti Pot is, you will be glad to know that you have come to the right place. For those who suffer annual or seasonal sinus allergies, they can follow some simple instructions and techniques given below. Sometimes even after trying every allergy medication there is no relief. A neti Pot can help you fight sinus allergies and provide solution to your problems. Of course, the way a neti Pot is used very disgusting and unsettling to someone who has never used it, but this method offers quick sinus relief.


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    Before doing anything else you will need to purchase a neti pot from your local medical store. You can also choose to order a neti pot from any reputed medication website. Do your research before placing an online order. Once you have bought a neti pot, unpack the product and read the guidelines printed at the back. A neti pot is an extremely useful product that is designed to clean your sinuses. For those facing more serious sinus problems, they can consider adding a mixture of special herbs in the pot before using.

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    Now use warm water to fill the neti pot. It is recommended to mix one tablespoon of salt in the water before adding it to the pot. It is recommended to follow the instructions and direction on water measurement if you plan to add a supplement to the pot. Take your time when performing this task. Failure to add the right quantities of water and salt can result in serious side effects.

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    Next hold the pot as if you are holding a cup of coffee. Add some water out of the end so it does not spill out when tip the pot. Perform this task while leaning over a sink to ensure no water is dropped on the floor. Insert one end of the pot in one of your nostrilsĀ and move your head to one side. Slowly pour water into your nose while ensuring no water is dropped on the floor. Adjust your head if required to make sure the water moves through the nasal passage and into the sinus.

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    Repeat the above process for your other nostril as well. Readjust your head after pouring the mixture into your nose. Remove any other contents by blowing your nose. Remember this can take some practice at first so take your time and relax. After a few attempts you will be able to use the neti pot on a regular basis.

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