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Can you do a nasal rinse in a netipot with table salt?

I don't have any sea salt and I'm not driving 45 minutes away to get it. I was just there and forgot it! >:( So I'm not going back. But I am supposed to do a nasal rinse every night now because I'm really congested and it's causing a terrible sore throat.

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dixie383

Asked by dixie383 at 7:19 PM on Mar. 18, 2011 in Health

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  • You can, just use 1tsp salt for every 8oz of warm water.
    vgmomof2grtkds

    Answer by vgmomof2grtkds at 7:21 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Yeah but be careful it burns !
    Twins247

    Answer by Twins247 at 8:06 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • I think the one that I have said that it would burn if you did
    kshorty

    Answer by kshorty at 8:16 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • oh fun! I'll try to get some sea salt today then. I wonder if it burns because it's iodized?
    dixie383

    Comment by dixie383 (original poster) at 7:31 AM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • I have never used sea salt. This is what we use:
    Per dose: 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking soda 8 oz. warm water (preferably distilled)


    emilex

    Answer by emilex at 3:15 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • i cant bring myself to use one of those things even though i should
    goobersmom713

    Answer by goobersmom713 at 5:22 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

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