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Stop the sniffles, sneezing and wheezing fast with these home remedies.
You Will Need
- A neti pot
- 1 c. lukewarm water
- ¼ tsp. fine, non-iodized salt or 1/2 tsp. coarse, non-iodized kosher salt
- A sink or a bowl
Purchase a neti pot
Purchase a neti pot. They are available online or at health food stores and are usually ceramic, plastic, or metal.
Prepare a saline solution
Prepare a saline solution by filling the neti pot with one cup of lukewarm water, and then adding the salt to the pot.
Insert spout into nostril
Lean over the sink or a bowl, and turn your head to the left 90 degrees, so your right ear is parallel to the floor. Insert the neti pot’s spout into your left nostril, so that it forms a seal.
Pour solution through nasal passage
Breathing through your open mouth only, pour the solution into your left nostril and let it flow out through the right nostril into the sink or bowl.
Exhale through both nostrils
Once the neti pot is empty, exhale firmly through both nostrils to clear all water from your nasal passage.
Refill and repeat
Refill the neti pot and repeat the procedure with the other nostril.