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Neti Pots: Use Sterile Water, Health Experts Advise

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Rabago and Zgierska referred readers to further information online, provided by the University of Wisconsin.


1. Mayo Clinic. Common Cold. Question: What is a neti pot? James T. C. Li. Web. Dec. 30, 2011.

2. Los Angeles Times. Neti pot danger? Two die from amoeba infection. Eryn Brown. Web. Dec. 30, 2011.

3. Rabago D et al, “Saline nasal irrigation for upper respiratory conditions”, American Family Physician 2009; 80(10): 1117-19. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19904896

4. University of Wisconsin. Nasal irrigation. Web. Dec. 30, 2011.

Reviewed January 2, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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