Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fatal Infections Linked to Neti Pots


Many Cushie patients use Neti pots after pituitary surgery to clear the sinuses. They swear by them. But be careful.

"If you are irrigating, flushing or rinsing your sinuses, for example, by using a Neti pot, use distilled, sterile or previously boiled water to make up the irrigation solution," Louisiana State epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard said in a statement. "Tap water is safe for drinking but not for irrigating your nose."