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Neti Pot

Clinical Definition

A neti pot is a device used to irrigate the nasal passages and sinuses. Through the device, a saline solution is introduced into the nasal cavity in order to assist in mucociliary clearance. The solution allows allergens to be removed from the nose and sinuses.

Using a neti pot may reduce nasal dryness and alleviate congestion stemming from allergies or the common cold.

In Our Own Words

A neti pot is one of several available devices used to flush mucus from the nose and sinuses. It works by filling the pot with salt water, which is then poured into the nostril. The solution flushes out mucus and helps remove hardened particles. The salt water solution may also help the hair-like structures inside the nose work more efficiently when removing irritants.

Another positive result of neti pot use may include reducing congestion and pressure in the sinuses and nose.

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