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Is it okay to use the neti pot with just distilled water?  ?

Like, is it necessary to use the salt packets? Will the water alone help? Because I feel like the salt dries out my nose or makes it worse some times

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You don't have to use as much saIt, but it keeps everything steriIe and kiIIs or prevents bacteriaI growth. lt's kind of important for your sinuses to use saIt to avoid inflammation and bacteriaI growth.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Without the salt, it'll burn. Weird, but true.

    If you're out of the packets, it's easy to do homemade. Mix salt and baking soda in equal parts. Use 1/3 teaspoon per eight ounces of water. You can experiment with using less and see if you like the results better.

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  • jimmy
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    It won't do damage so just give it a go and find out.

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  • 2 months ago

    Unless your sinus nerves are dead plain water or distilled water is gonna hurt when you get it in your nose/sinuses.

    • don_sv_az
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      You can use a 1/8 teaspoon of regular salt and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in about 6 ounces of water if you run out of packets.\

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