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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:28 am 
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Or just don't use a neti pot, you dirty freakin' hippie.


A real hippie wouldn't microwave water to run through their nose.

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:32 am 
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Did anyone see this, deaths from neti-pot use and amoebas? Does everyone use "distilled or filtered water" water? (I haven't, so far...)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/12/19/143960631/second-neti-pot-death-from-amoeba-prompts-tap-water-warning


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:39 pm 
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That completely freaked me out! I love my netipot. I have distilled water that I use for my steam cleaner, so now I use some boiled water that has cooled down and if it's still too hot I add some of the cold distilled water. Mine is plastic so I don't want to put boiling water straight into it. Hmm I wonder if using a plastic one is bad for me, like eating off of plastic. No matter what I do to be healthy, something else is going to hurt me :(


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:11 pm 
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That completely freaked me out! I love my netipot. I have distilled water that I use for my steam cleaner, so now I use some boiled water that has cooled down and if it's still too hot I add some of the cold distilled water. Mine is plastic so I don't want to put boiling water straight into it. Hmm I wonder if using a plastic one is bad for me, like eating off of plastic. No matter what I do to be healthy, something else is going to hurt me :(


I have a plastic one too. I just can't see buying special water and specially heating it up to use it, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:34 pm 
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I hardly ever use mine but I always used tap water. If I start using it again, I'll boil water and leave it to cool for a while

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:23 am 
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I always just use tap water. I'm way too lazy to wake up the extra 15 minutes early it would require to boil water and let it cool. Surely the amoebas can't survive in the water in winter in Iowa. I have a few months to think about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:19 am 
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I've just been using water from the teapot. I figure its been boiled and amoebas are dead. Its actually not so hard in the morning, it turns out, because I already heated water for tea.

Ok its not so bad. But I risked Ohio amoebas today.

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:24 pm 
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i always use tap water in mine. i always cook it in the microwave for 2 mins first then let it cool to lukewarm (i find it painful to dump cold water into my nostrils). the 2 mins doesnt exactly boil it but it gets it pretty hot.

every since the big "death by neti pot" news stories came out i upped my microwave time to 3 mins :-P

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:16 pm 
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The neti pot is one of those things I never would have imagined using — and was even a bit freaked out by — until I actually gave it a try. Same thing for the Diva Cup. Now I can't imagine giving either of them up!


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:17 pm 
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i tried very very hard to use a neti pots for weeks and weeks and it never ever worked.
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it never comes out the second nostril, no matter which one i start with. my nose sucks.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:12 pm 
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I finally caved and bought one to see if it helps my allergies.

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:53 pm 
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I love my netipot. It's helped my constantly sneezy allergic nose (and even some of my other allergy symptoms like itchy eyes). I can't seem to get all the water out after I use it sometimes though, and then when I stand up it rushes down my throat (I do get a good flow going, this is just the leftovers at the end). I've tried coughing it out of my mouth at that point but it doesn't work too well so I just swallow it. I mean, it's just salty water, right?

I use water that I boiled in my teapot the day before and just nuke it for 25 seconds to heat it up, although I'm sure those amoebas wouldn't survive in Calgary anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:21 pm 
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Just a PSA for you all: apparently if you use tap water in your neti (like I do), you could get yourself very, very sick. A couple of people died in Louisiana from some weird amoeba they introduced into their systems through their neti pots. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_news_detail.asp?health_day=667943

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 Post subject: Re: Netipots
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:16 am 
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Neti pots have changed my life! A bold statement, yes, but it is quite true.

I suffer from horrendous allergies and I usually sneeze between 15 and 500 times a day (the 500 days are a challenge not just end everything to stop the freaking sneezing). Summer the pollens and grass get me and winter the molds are just as bad: allergies have run my life for decades.

Enter Neti pot.......
I go days without sneezing (even in the grass and pollen season); I have been congested once in the past 3 months; I am no longer a mouth breather; I can smell unbelievably well (like smelling a red pepper from 20 feet away which is crazy to me); and my kleenex budget has been reduced 10 fold.

I wish I had started Neti potting at birth because it has made my life far more enjoyable.


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