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Typically, to use the neti pot or other nasal irrigation device you would mix 3 teaspoons of iodide-free, preservative-free salt with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and store in a small clean container. Mix a 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture in 8 ounces of distilled, sterile or previously boiled and cooled water.

Once you've filled the Neti pot, tilt your head over the sink at about a 45-degree angle. Place the spout into your top nostril, and gently pour the saline solution into that nostril.

From: Nasal Saline Irrigation and Neti Pots WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC.

National Institutes of Health.

Rakel, D. , 2nd ed, Saunders, 2007. Integrative Medicine

Rabago, D. , 2006; vol 4: pp 295-301. Annals of Family Medicine

Rabago, D. , 2002; vol 51: pp 1049-1055. Journal of Family Practice

Jean Kim, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

David Rabago, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Harvey, R. , 2007. The Cochrane Library

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Saline Sinus Rinse Recipe."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC.

National Institutes of Health.

Rakel, D. , 2nd ed, Saunders, 2007. Integrative Medicine

Rabago, D. , 2006; vol 4: pp 295-301. Annals of Family Medicine

Rabago, D. , 2002; vol 51: pp 1049-1055. Journal of Family Practice

Jean Kim, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

David Rabago, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Harvey, R. , 2007. The Cochrane Library

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Saline Sinus Rinse Recipe."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

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