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2012-09-16 02:43:43 PM
Naelgleria, please.

You're not supposed to use tapwater in those things.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-09-16 02:45:56 PM
Millions of people use them.

2 cases of infection.

DEADLY NETI POTS ARE KILLING EVERYBODY!
 
2012-09-16 03:09:25 PM
As a result, the F.D.A. has issued new warnings reminding consumers to use distilled or filtered water in a neti pot. They can use bottled water, or they can boil water and let it cool before using.

Doctors say the new warnings should not dissuade people from using a neti pot, which can be a safe and effective home remedy for allergies and congestion.


Who the fark uses tap water where sterile water is required?

I swear by neti pots - it's the only thing I've found that helps my chronic wintertime sinus problems. It's not exactly a pleasant sensation, but it is effective when I feel completely stuffed up. Warm salt water - distilled water, in the case of a neti pot - is a great remedy for many things.
 
2012-09-16 03:15:32 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: As a result, the F.D.A. has issued new warnings reminding consumers to use distilled or filtered water in a neti pot. They can use bottled water, or they can boil water and let it cool before using.

Doctors say the new warnings should not dissuade people from using a neti pot, which can be a safe and effective home remedy for allergies and congestion.

Who the fark uses tap water where sterile water is required?

I swear by neti pots - it's the only thing I've found that helps my chronic wintertime sinus problems. It's not exactly a pleasant sensation, but it is effective when I feel completely stuffed up. Warm salt water - distilled water, in the case of a neti pot - is a great remedy for many things.


They work well if you can get over the sensation of being waterboarded but OMG! Home remedies will eat your brain. You'd better skeedaddle to your MD for some antibiotics.
 
2012-09-16 03:40:12 PM
Note to self: Stop filling up neti pot with brackish swamp water.
 
2012-09-16 03:51:43 PM

brap: Note to self:  Stop filling up neti pot with brackish swamp water Don't live in Louisiana.


FTFY.
 
2012-09-16 04:28:38 PM
You can't fix stupid
 
2012-09-16 04:29:29 PM
I use Neilmeds, greatest piece of medical advice my doctor ever gave me. I get sick less, don't get sinus infections anymore and don't have as much of a problem with allergies.

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2012-09-16 04:30:13 PM
I don't use a neti pot, I use a sinus squirter. Same difference, clears you right up.
 
2012-09-16 04:31:23 PM

MBK: Millions of people use them.

2 cases of infection.

DEADLY NETI POTS ARE KILLING EVERYBODY!


This. But I'll add millions of people in India use them.

So neti on, folks. Feels great.
 
2012-09-16 04:31:31 PM
WTF is wrong with you people?
 
2012-09-16 04:32:34 PM
Hippie freaks.
 
2012-09-16 04:34:04 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: As a result, the F.D.A. has issued new warnings reminding consumers to use distilled or filtered water in a neti pot. They can use bottled water, or they can boil water and let it cool before using.

Doctors say the new warnings should not dissuade people from using a neti pot, which can be a safe and effective home remedy for allergies and congestion.

Who the fark uses tap water where sterile water is required?

I swear by neti pots - it's the only thing I've found that helps my chronic wintertime sinus problems. It's not exactly a pleasant sensation, but it is effective when I feel completely stuffed up. Warm salt water - distilled water, in the case of a neti pot - is a great remedy for many things.


Word.

Once you get over the weirdness of it, it is one of the greatest things I have ever discovered (unfortunately wish I knew about it in college). A sinus infection that would take 4-5 days to completely go away now takes 1-2. You'll feel a more open feeling almost immediately as not only is it irrigating your sinuses, it soothes your irritated membranes with warm saline water.

Cannot testify enough.
 
2012-09-16 04:34:21 PM
One time when I used it, this hard green lump about .5" X 3" came out my nostril. And then I could breathe.

Usually I cough them up when the cold ends, but this was awesome too.
 
2012-09-16 04:34:23 PM
It's a travesty Fark won't allow large image files like this. My personal favorite dealwithit, and the perfect opportunity to use it.
 
2012-09-16 04:35:21 PM
I love my neti pot, I would be so miserable without it. I have taken every allergy medication known to man to the point of complete ineffectiveness, and the neti pot works every time with absolutely no tolerance buildup. I will risk a brain eating amoeba for the opportunity to breath clearly. But I have heard of other cases of people getting sinus infections and even the occasional ear infection from using regular tap water in their neti pot, I guess because it's not clean or whatever. So far I haven't had any problems with regular tap water.
 
2012-09-16 04:35:29 PM
Neti pots are cool.
 
2012-09-16 04:37:08 PM
Neti pots, or as I call them, "The RonCo Drowninator".
 
2012-09-16 04:41:02 PM

reklamfox: So far I haven't had any problems with regular tap water.


I should clarify that I boil my tap water before I use it in my neti pot
 
2012-09-16 04:41:21 PM
Pot kills! Just say no.
 
2012-09-16 04:43:41 PM
My wife uses one pretty often when she sinus troubles. As long as the water is distilled, as so many have already pointed out, it's quite effective.
 
2012-09-16 04:45:04 PM

reklamfox: I should clarify that I boil my tap water before I use it in my neti pot


Unless you live somewhere with some really bad water, using the hot water from your tap is fine. I do mine in the shower, which is how my doctor said they do it as well. There's no need to boil your water or use distilled water.
 
2012-09-16 04:47:43 PM
I use warm water right out of the tap.

I'm so hardcore...

You wouldn't believe the shiat a neti pot cleans out... it has to be worse than what comes from the tap.
 
2012-09-16 04:47:46 PM
Not to be confused with

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2012-09-16 04:48:13 PM
Add me to the list of people who swear by them.

Just don't use the powered ones that they sell now. I had one, and it pushed a bunch of crap up in to my ears, which led to a nasty ear infection and my ear being plugged for several months.

Regular neti pots are awesome though.
 
2012-09-16 04:48:53 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I use Neilmeds, greatest piece of medical advice my doctor ever gave me. I get sick less, don't get sinus infections anymore and don't have as much of a problem with allergies.

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This! Unholy gods THIS.

I suffer from what is pleasantly known as "post-nasal drip" and these things really help clear me the fark out for a while.

And, yes, the thing tells you to use distilled (or previously boiled) water. Mind you, I thought this was kind of a common knowledge precaution, but I gues snot.
 
2012-09-16 04:50:29 PM
Tap water? The stuff I shiat in? No thanks I'll just use my own sterile urine
 
2012-09-16 04:51:12 PM
I never have sinus trouble. If anyone wants to breed with me and help end the need for these silly things, you know where to find me.
 
2012-09-16 04:53:16 PM

J. Frank Parnell: It's a travesty Fark won't allow large image files like this. My personal favorite dealwithit, and the perfect opportunity to use it.


Oh lord, I almost peed myself. Everyone should click it. EVERYONE!
 
2012-09-16 04:54:05 PM
I cannot get this damn things to work for me. It just hits the other nostril somewhere up there and stops, or it backs up into my throat and causes me to gasp and panic like some DIY interrogation device.

I've watched all the videos I can find and read some forums online about the correct way to do it, but it still doesn't happen. Either my body is not right for it, or I'm a total fark up who should never be allowed near shoelaces, let alone a NetiWaterboarder.
 
2012-09-16 04:54:48 PM

reklamfox: I love my neti pot, I would be so miserable without it. I have taken every allergy medication known to man to the point of complete ineffectiveness, and the neti pot works every time with absolutely no tolerance buildup. I will risk a brain eating amoeba for the opportunity to breath clearly. But I have heard of other cases of people getting sinus infections and even the occasional ear infection from using regular tap water in their neti pot, I guess because it's not clean or whatever. So far I haven't had any problems with regular tap water.


For Fark's sake, invest the $0.89 in a gallon of distilled water. Then you won't need to tempt fate with the brain-eating amoebae.
 
2012-09-16 04:56:00 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: reklamfox: I love my neti pot, I would be so miserable without it. I have taken every allergy medication known to man to the point of complete ineffectiveness, and the neti pot works every time with absolutely no tolerance buildup. I will risk a brain eating amoeba for the opportunity to breath clearly. But I have heard of other cases of people getting sinus infections and even the occasional ear infection from using regular tap water in their neti pot, I guess because it's not clean or whatever. So far I haven't had any problems with regular tap water.

For Fark's sake, invest the $0.89 in a gallon of distilled water. Then you won't need to tempt fate with the brain-eating amoebae.


This. Distilled water is cheap. Reap the benefits of living in a mostly first-world country.
 
2012-09-16 04:56:35 PM

brap: Note to self: Stop filling up neti pot with brackish swamp water.


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R.I.P.
 
2012-09-16 04:58:03 PM
My ex-wife got a nose job. Doc told her to irrigate with a Water Pic. Neti pot seems rather tame by comparison.
 
2012-09-16 04:58:04 PM
Wait...neti pots are supposed to go up your nose? That explains why it wasn't working for me.
 
2012-09-16 04:58:52 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I use Neilmeds, greatest piece of medical advice my doctor ever gave me. I get sick less, don't get sinus infections anymore and don't have as much of a problem with allergies.

[encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 220x229]



I used that after a recent septoplasty. I carefully heeded the 'use distilled water' warning.
 
2012-09-16 04:59:05 PM

Tegro: I cannot get this damn things to work for me. It just hits the other nostril somewhere up there and stops, or it backs up into my throat and causes me to gasp and panic like some DIY interrogation device.

I've watched all the videos I can find and read some forums online about the correct way to do it, but it still doesn't happen. Either my body is not right for it, or I'm a total fark up who should never be allowed near shoelaces, let alone a NetiWaterboarder.


You're not leaning forward enough. I had the same problem to start.
 
2012-09-16 05:01:22 PM
I ranch dressing in mine and I've had no problems.
 
2012-09-16 05:03:51 PM
 
2012-09-16 05:04:44 PM
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2012-09-16 05:05:10 PM
My mother used one and it managed to fark up something in her ears. Constant buzzing noise now. Noone can seem to fix it.
 
2012-09-16 05:06:33 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Mind you, I thought this was kind of a common knowledge precaution


Especially since it was covered in an episode of House.

/forgot that part
 
2012-09-16 05:07:45 PM

bdub77: brap: Note to self:  Stop filling up neti pot with brackish swamp water Don't live in Louisiana.

FTFY.


That's right. YOU shouldn't live in Louisiana, because the people here don't want to put up with your shiat.
 
2012-09-16 05:08:48 PM

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: Benevolent Misanthrope: reklamfox: I love my neti pot, I would be so miserable without it. I have taken every allergy medication known to man to the point of complete ineffectiveness, and the neti pot works every time with absolutely no tolerance buildup. I will risk a brain eating amoeba for the opportunity to breath clearly. But I have heard of other cases of people getting sinus infections and even the occasional ear infection from using regular tap water in their neti pot, I guess because it's not clean or whatever. So far I haven't had any problems with regular tap water.

For Fark's sake, invest the $0.89 in a gallon of distilled water. Then you won't need to tempt fate with the brain-eating amoebae.

This. Distilled water is cheap. Reap the benefits of living in a mostly first-world country.


Continue reading. I boil my water.
 
2012-09-16 05:10:40 PM

bugmn99: I ranch dressing in mine and I've had no problems.


diesel works perty good too
 
2012-09-16 05:12:19 PM

reklamfox: Don't Tongue the Reaper!: Benevolent Misanthrope: reklamfox: I love my neti pot, I would be so miserable without it. I have taken every allergy medication known to man to the point of complete ineffectiveness, and the neti pot works every time with absolutely no tolerance buildup. I will risk a brain eating amoeba for the opportunity to breath clearly. But I have heard of other cases of people getting sinus infections and even the occasional ear infection from using regular tap water in their neti pot, I guess because it's not clean or whatever. So far I haven't had any problems with regular tap water.

For Fark's sake, invest the $0.89 in a gallon of distilled water. Then you won't need to tempt fate with the brain-eating amoebae.

This. Distilled water is cheap. Reap the benefits of living in a mostly first-world country.

Continue reading. I boil my water.


How long do you boil it for? CDC says it needs to be at a rolling boil for a full minute.

/don't take chances with something so easy to avoid, seriously
 
2012-09-16 05:12:56 PM
I had a 2 month long sinus infection and went though multiple round of antibiotics and it just kept coming back. I was desperate and would try anything at that point, 3 days with a netti pot and it was gone for good.

I would never have believed it if it didn't happen to me.
 
2012-09-16 05:18:30 PM
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Now Amoeba Free
/ID required, the PE stuff doesn't work
 
2012-09-16 05:22:30 PM

buzzcut73: [img4-2.realsimple.timeinc.net image 300x357]

Now Amoeba Free
/ID required, the PE stuff doesn't work


I hear wasabi is still an uncontrolled substance.
 
2012-09-16 05:22:47 PM

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: reklamfox: Don't Tongue the Reaper!: Benevolent Misanthrope: reklamfox: I love my neti pot, I would be so miserable without it. I have taken every allergy medication known to man to the point of complete ineffectiveness, and the neti pot works every time with absolutely no tolerance buildup. I will risk a brain eating amoeba for the opportunity to breath clearly. But I have heard of other cases of people getting sinus infections and even the occasional ear infection from using regular tap water in their neti pot, I guess because it's not clean or whatever. So far I haven't had any problems with regular tap water.

For Fark's sake, invest the $0.89 in a gallon of distilled water. Then you won't need to tempt fate with the brain-eating amoebae.

This. Distilled water is cheap. Reap the benefits of living in a mostly first-world country.

Continue reading. I boil my water.

How long do you boil it for? CDC says it needs to be at a rolling boil for a full minute.


Well, I'm sure the CDC is wrong and you'll get much better advice on Fark!

Boil until you can no longer hear bacteria screaming.
 
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