Neti Pots - use sterile technique and saline only

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Neti Pots - use sterile technique and saline only

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:09 am

Neti pots are a tool to respond to dust irritation in the nasal passages. In Seattle, an individual using water in their neti pot caused a fatal infection.
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Re: Neti Pots - use sterile technique and saline only

Post by dragonpilot » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:50 pm

What's sterile technique? Boil the water first? I've been using distilled water and saline packets for 6-7 years.
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Re: Neti Pots - use sterile technique and saline only

Post by lucky420 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:14 pm

Dammit there goes my grey water idea...
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Re: Neti Pots - use sterile technique and saline only

Post by Canoe » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:27 pm

dragonpilot wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:50 pm
What's sterile technique? Boil the water first? I've been using distilled water and saline packets for 6-7 years.
The alert I read said to use:
- distilled, or
- water boiled for ten minutes, then cooled.
Never tap water (nor spring water, nor lake water, etc.).
The saline should stop it from stinging, and should kill some things (breaks down the cell walls?).

The deceased used tap water, which turned out had a trace amount of amoebas. So her brain ended up infected with amoebas.
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Re: Neti Pots - use sterile technique and saline only

Post by some seeing eye » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:17 pm

dragonpilot wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:50 pm
What's sterile technique? Boil the water first? I've been using distilled water and saline packets for 6-7 years.
I used sterile technique at one time in a lab job. We had UV light-flooded rooms you could not be in with the lights on, negative pressure and iodine wiping everywhere. Playa dust is a microbial stew. Frankly I think sterile technique is impossible on the playa. Maybe there is a single use saline bag which could be used to reduce the risk.

People use neti pots on the playa and haven't died yet as far as we know, but the risk can't be denied.

So consult your health care professional!
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Re: Neti Pots - use sterile technique and saline only

Post by Skuzzy61 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:52 am

lucky420 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:14 pm
Dammit there goes my grey water idea...
ROFLMAO!
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