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AvocadoPrime Fri 22-May-20 07:40:15

Probably a stupid question.
Is it safe to used tap water that's been boiled in the kettle and left to cool with a sachet of the salt to do a nasal rinse?
I used this method yesterday and now I have a pounding headache and have stupidly read about brain eating amoebasblush

lilyboleyn Fri 22-May-20 08:15:14

It’s safe as long as the water has been boiled. flowers

AvocadoPrime Fri 22-May-20 08:17:09

@lilyboleyn thank you. I read that you needed to boil for 5 mins. Would the kettle have been enough? Sorry, I feel ridiculous even asking.

lilyboleyn Fri 22-May-20 08:20:01

Kettle would have been fine. It’s only a problem if you pour water straight from the tap into the Neti and don’t boil at all.

Imagine headache is more likely due to dehydration in this weather, or stress?

lilyboleyn Fri 22-May-20 08:21:00

I wake up with headaches in the morning because of jaw clenching in the night.

AvocadoPrime Fri 22-May-20 08:26:11

@lilyboleyn yes probably a mixture of both I should think! I used to do the jaw clenching thing so I sympathiseflowers

I blew my nose really hard after using. Ot didnt say on my instructions to too so I think I've done something to my ear. It was making a funny noise when I was blowing it afterwards. Was a strange experience!

lilyboleyn Fri 22-May-20 08:30:54

Neti pot has really helped me with allergies. I always cover one side of my nose and blow afterwards and then switch sides because it can do funny things if you blow with both sides at the same time?

Fern204 Fri 22-May-20 08:34:55

I have been using the squeeze bottle version of neti pot on advice of consultant after two lots of sinus surgery. He said it is fine to use tap water in the uk, add a sachet of salts, I have never had any issues with it.

Pantah630 Fri 22-May-20 08:41:42

I've only ever used tap water (uk) never had any issues.

Fluffybutter Fri 22-May-20 08:45:45

It has to be boiled water to be safe (not 5 times though ,that’s overkill) , do not use water straight from the tap or you’re asking for trouble .
I never usually have to blow my nose after as it always make me sneeze but sounds like that’s why your ear is playing up , you don’t need to blow very hard

Fluffybutter Fri 22-May-20 08:47:32

@Fern204 complete opposite to what my 2 specialists have said in every occasion .
Slightly warm water is better for the sinuses anyway and you wouldn’t risk using the hot tap for that

AvocadoPrime Fri 22-May-20 08:57:38

Thanks all. Glad I boiled it and that it's fine in the kettle. Google is my worst enemy!
How do you all clean the neti pot so it is sterile? (I dont have the actual neti pot, I have the waterpulse from amazon)
I'm thinking to do another one with gentle nose blowing afterwards and hopefully it will sort my ear out.

I didnt drink much water yesterday and I suffer with migraines anyway so there are many reasons I could have a headache. All much more likely than a brain eating infectionwink .. there is a rational brain in there somewhere.

imnottoofussed Fri 22-May-20 09:00:10

Mine lets you sterilise in the microwave but maybe try boiling water or sterilising tablets?

Bathbedandbeyond Fri 22-May-20 09:02:27

I’ve just poured water from kettle that I boiled last night into mine, I think as long as it isn’t straight from the tap it’s fine smile

Seashell80 Fri 22-May-20 09:13:09

I use the Milton sterilising tablets on mine

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