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Old 03-18-2012, 09:11 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Some of you are lucky. I get terrible sinus infections, sometimes several a year. I didn't have allergies in California.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: dallas, texas
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I used to get several sinus infections per year. They are all gone after I have been doing the Nety Pot (aka nasal rinse) several times per week.

Trust me. It will change your life.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I used to get several sinus infections per year. They are all gone after I have been doing the Nety Pot (aka nasal rinse) several times per week.

Trust me. It will change your life.
I stopped my neti pot usage after the story about two people in Louisiana dying of a brain-eating amoeba due to their use of tap water in their neti pots.

I realize that that is only two people out of millions of satisfied users, but there is something about the phrase "brain-eating amoeba" that I just can't shake!

Apparently, the safe way to do it is to use distilled water. I guess I'm really lazy.

Hmmm, maybe should rethink this.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: dallas, texas
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Im sure the salt should be able to kill any amoebas.
They probably forgot to put salt. Otherwise millions of people would be dying just by going to the beach.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Im sure the salt should be able to kill any amoebas.
They probably forgot to put salt. Otherwise millions of people would be dying just by going to the beach.
I'm not an expert in amoeba and how to kill them, but I've never heard of anybody using the neti pot without salt.

None of the articles stated whether the two that died used salt in their rinse.

neti pot use | Should You Bother With Neti Pots? | Rodale News

Thanks for the reminder anyway. I am going to go back to using mine for this spring allergy season, but I'm going with distilled water for peace of mind.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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I'm not an expert in amoeba and how to kill them, but I've never heard of anybody using the neti pot without salt.

None of the articles stated whether the two that died used salt in their rinse.

neti pot use | Should You Bother With Neti Pots? | Rodale News

Thanks for the reminder anyway. I am going to go back to using mine for this spring allergy season, but I'm going with distilled water for peace of mind.
The instructions I read the other nite said to always use distilled water.
...hmmm, "brain eating amoeba"..that could explain some of my cousin's behavior.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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The instructions I read the other nite said to always use distilled water.
...hmmm, "brain eating amoeba"..that could explain some of my cousin's behavior.
You noticed she mentioned Louisiana ? It's that recycled swamp water.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: East Dallas
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I use Flonase and have allergies under control. Once a day. Strange thing is my allergies are worse in winter.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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I don't think it's the dry climate. I've had mild allergy growing up on the coast, zero problems while living in El Paso which is a desert of course, then all hell broke loose when I moved to DFW. Averaged 3-4 sinus infections a year while living in DFW.
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