The Neti Pot: My Sinus Savior

Posted March 21st, 2013 by Aimee in Health

Neti Pot

My husband introduced me to the Neti Pot a few years ago, and I have become a believer! If I know you fairly well and notice that you have a cold, chances are pretty good that I’ll recommend you try it, too. I’ll admit, the concept and actual use are Gross. With a capital G. You use a plastic pot that resembles Aladdin’s Lamp to pour saline water through one nostril. As it comes out the other the other nostril, it brings with it all kinds of goopy boogers. Yuck!

But the beauty of the Neti Pot, and the reason I’m a firm believer, is that you are then completely cleared out and suddenly…You can breathe! Through your nose! It’s a wonderful feeling if you’ve been stuffed up, congested and/or suffering from sinus pain.

Hopefully cold and flu season are coming to an end, but allergy season is right around the corner. If you’re suffering, why not give a Neti Pot a shot?


Aimee blogs about her busy life at Smiling Mama and share family-friendly activities in Prince George’s County, MD on the Facebook page Family Friendly Prince George’s.

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3 Responses to “The Neti Pot: My Sinus Savior”

  1. Amy Taylor

    I recommend the squeeze bottle instead. Same concept, less complicated. :)

  2. Christine

    We have one and my husband has used it a couple of times but I haven’t. Shortly after we got it there were those two cases in the news of the women who had died after bacteria from the neti pot water went into their brains. That sort of put me off. :) Do you boil the water first? Do you think it’s not a risk?

  3. Dawn

    My hubby bought me a jug of purified water and a little coil heater that I can put right in my ceramic neti pot and heat the water, though I’ve used mine plenty of times with just plain hot water from the tap. But at the beginning of the winter, I had a tragedy… the lid to my NP fell off the shelf and broke. Now I have to either get a whole new pot or figure out something to use as a temporary lid. I haven’t used it all season, and I know that it could help!