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neti pots will kill you. (Read 2023 times)

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     "Tap water is safe for drinking, but not for irrigating your nose."

     

    click here for article

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      Shocked I love my neti pot...in the past couple of years it has saved me from countless sinus infections requiring antibiotics...within the past week, even.  Hmmm...perhaps I will start using distilled water.  We already use that in our coffee maker, since our well water is insanely hard and destroys coffee makers.

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      "run" "to" "eat"

        yeah, imagine what it's doing to your sinuses.

        i find the sunshine beckons me to open up the gate and dream and dream ~~robbie williams

          Rock and hard place is where I am betwixt now. My sinuses are currently swollen and I can't run properly. In some ways it''s worse than death.

            2 people?  In all of Louisiana? With a population of 4.5 million?

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            A Saucy Wench

              " In very rare instances, health experts said such infections may also occur when contaminated water from other sources, such as inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water or heated tap water less than 116.6 degrees, enters the nose when people submerge their heads or when people irrigate their sinuses with devices such as a neti pot."

               

              OK, so no filling up the bathtub or backyard wading pool for the kiddos either. 

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                I think they're saying not to use a neti pot in Louisiana.  I'm in Virginia, so I'm ok.


                Oh roo roooo!

                  Wow, based on my experience w/trying to use tap water in a neti pot, I can't believe anyone would do this more than once!  When we first got it, we used distilled water for a while and then got cheap and thought "oh, let's just use tap water."   YOOOWWW!!!  The chlorine and whatever else is in there made it burn like crazy!  Never again!

                   

                  Altho, from reading the article and the mention of inadequately chlorinated water, maybe that was the problem.  So if you try tap water and it doesn't hurt, then you shouldn't use it as god knows what is living in it.  If you try it and you want to scream, then it probably is safe...

                    I think they're saying not to use a neti pot in Louisiana.  I'm in Virginia, so I'm ok.

                     

                    Ah!  I'll go with that. Big grin

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                      neti pots will kill you

                       

                      Only if they catch you -- run faster.

                      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

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                        I once knew a Nettie Potts.  She was nice.

                         


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                          I've often thought of becoming a neti pot.

                          The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
                          Both wrong and right, our memories. 
                          The whispering before we sleep,
                          Just one more thing that you can't keep.

                          Our favorite place we used to go,
                          The warm embrace that no one knows.
                          The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
                          But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.

                            Noonan!

                            “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                               "Tap water is safe for drinking, but not for irrigating your nose."

                               

                              click here for article

                               ha!  Joking

                                10 minutes ago I didn't know what a neti pot was.  alas... the toothpaste won't go back. 

                                 

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