The Neti Pot – A Traditional Method of Sinus Relief

by admin on July 24, 2017

Rande Lazar, MD, is a well-established Memphis physician who is experienced in the sinus surgery field, focusing on pediatric procedures. Frequently treating patients with sinus pain and allergies, Rande Lazar, MD, recommends natural therapies such as the Neti Pot (or nasal lavage) for milder cases. A traditional component of Eastern medicine, the Neti Pot was introduced in the West in the early 1970s and has since been demonstrated to be effective through a number of clinical trials. Preparing this therapy takes a bit of effort, with non-iodized Neti Pot salt mixed with sterile warm water in the Neti Pot container. In addition, Neti Wash Plus may be added as a way of ensuring an optimal sinus rinse. To administer the treatment, the individual’s head is turned sideways over a sink. With the spout inserted comfortably in the upper nostril until a seal is formed, the Neti Pot is raised until the saline solution enters through the upper nostril and flows out via the lower nostril. Following vigorous exhalation, the process is repeated on the other side and the nasal passages cleared again through exhalation and suggested exercises. Dr. Lazar notes that in more severe cases, patients may require advanced therapies such as endoscopic sinus surgery.

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