Help Ensure Safe Use of Neti Pots and Nasal Rinsing Devices

Patients will ask whether neti pots and nasal rinsing devices are safe...due to headlines about central nervous system (CNS) infections.

These devices use a saline solution to flush mucus and irritants from the nasal passages...to reduce symptoms of sinusitis, colds, or allergies.

But they're linked to fatal amoebic infections when used with contaminated tap water. Waterborne amoeba can enter nasal passages and travel to the CNS.

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