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Old 12-17-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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My DH just read this story this evening. He is freaking out - not because of the "misuse of neti pots" - his question is "WHY is NO ONE upset that there is a brain-eating amoeba in their tap water??"

Your DH is a genius.
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:07 AM
 
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Do you really think I would post this if it wasn't to benefit others?

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Old 12-18-2011, 05:32 AM
 
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Louisiana tap water must be really dirty.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Could this amoeba survive the environment inside of a water heater? I always use hot tap water in my netti pot (cooled a bit of course).
Like anonchick hot tap water tends to be worse so NO, don't do that.
Used distilled or purified water only.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:15 AM
 
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Thank you for the information. I found this on Babycenter.com for Neti Pots. They recommended 4 years and up.

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Saline solution: To make your own, mix 1/2 teaspoon salt into 1 cup of lukewarm water.
They also had this solution for saline drops. Hopefully people read the instructions as well.

11 safe home remedies to soothe your child's cold and flu symptoms | BabyCenter
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:20 AM
 
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You have to boil the water first, to kill off anything in it. Then wait until it cools down some.
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