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Health warning for Sinus remedy

Two people have died after using a “Neti Pot” commonly used to help clear nasal and sinus passages.  As a consequence Louisiana’s state health authority has issued a warning about using “Neti Pots”.

“Neti Pots” are used by a lot of divers as they help clear sinuses keeping cold’s and allergies at bay.

The two persons that died, a 51-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man from the ‘brain-eating amoeba’ Naegleria fowleri, apparently had been using tap water instead of sterile water recommended by manufacturers.

Dr Raoult Ratard, Louisiana State Epidemiologist, said: ‘If you are irrigating, flushing, or rinsing your sinuses, for example, by using a neti pot, use distilled, sterile or previously boiled water to make up the irrigation solution.”

Stephan Whelan
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Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.

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