I don't think you're ready for this neti
February 20, 2010 12:44 PM Subscribe
How much is too much, with regards to neti potting?
posted by oinopaponton to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have a nasty head cold. Using a neti pot helps with my sinus congestion-- but only for about an hour or so. Then the sinus pressure and sniffles come back. I'm pretty new to the practice and all the instructions I can find online are vague with regards to timing (ranging from once a week to once a day). I've already irrigated twice today; if I repeat every couple of hours or so, am I damaging my sinuses or somehow sabotaging my recovery?
I'm using a simple home-made saline solution (about a cup of warm water with half a teaspoon of kosher salt dissolved in).