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Neti Pot Users: BEWARE!

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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 02:08 PM
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Yeah, It's probably not. But that's irrelevant here because it's not for taste..

and also Distilled water is useful for times when the water supply is contaminated.




posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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Like mentioned earlier, this REEKS of big pharma because that device WORKS very well and is CHEAP and SIMPLE.

But heck, lets all panic because now getting WATER in your nose causes... DEATH. And OH-NO, a couple of them!!!

OHHHH NO!!!!

Time to BAN anyone from having WATER touch their noses now.
No more swimming or showers or you will DIE now so better not have any more of that!!!

What a joke.





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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by HangTheTraitors
Time to BAN anyone from having WATER touch their noses now.
No more swimming or showers BAN that as well.


That's obviously too extreme.

We can still shower and go swimming. We just need to tie plastic bags over our heads to keep the water out.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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that's what leapt out at me, flesh eating bacteria in the water supply WTF



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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Boiling the water will kill the amoeba. Also, I've never heard of "pouring" the water, we just inhale the steam?




Ummm... I've never heard of anyone using steam only from a neti pot...

www.webmd.com...
www.neti-pot.com...



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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You calling my mama a liar?





J/K, that is how we always used them. Maybe they weren't really neti pots, they were just tea pots with a little water, a little vicks, and we inhaled the steam as it came out.
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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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That is an old treatment that I still do sometimes. Nothing unusual about that. I mean vicks vapo steam also runs on that premise. Dry winter air causes inflammation of the tissues in the sinuses.

But they uses to pour steaming water in a bowl and you drape a towel over your head and the bowl and inhale it for a bit.

I need it humid. I run vaporizers ( i like the smell of vicks anyways) I will boil water until it clings to the windows, or I get coughs and nosebleeds.

That is also a treatment for the croup, because the tissues in the throat start closing on children,so you alternate warm steamy air and then cool air to tame it.

Many late nights spent running from a steamy bathroom and throwing a blanket around my tot and taking him outside.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
I am thankful that I don't live in Louisiana if they are issuing warnings before the investigation is even closed.

And most likely the brain eating amoebas( I am sorry, but that is fun to say) need those warm waters, I don't consider the brain eating amoeba a national threat.

I bet big Pharma is behind this. People don't buy decongestants if the neti pot works!


I assure you, this is not in Louisiana news and no public health warnings have been issued, at least not in Southeast Louisiana. For some reason it's on a British website. Doesn't specify a locale within Louisiana, either. Might be bull dinky.
I don't think the Daily Mail is a particularly respected journalistic property.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 09:34 PM
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It has been in our news tho, it was in our news back in August, I remember my grandmother telling me not to lean my head back in the shower
and not to use tap water in my neti pot, it has been in our news down here, not recently ...... then again I haven't watched the news recently, but it WAS in our news.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 10:01 PM
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Distilled water tastes like.... water.
The reported story is not reported in local Louisiana as of yet.
The water in LA is pretty nasty. The tap water is better that 90% of rest of the planet but nothing like Colorado water.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by CranialSponge


Yes, boiling the water should kill any bacteria in your tap water...


Amoeba are not bacteria. Some of these amoeba can form spores and will be resistant to normal boiling temps, requiring a higher boil. I don't think N. fowleri is one of these, but it's worth mentioning. It's also worth mentioning that some bacteria (like Clostriudium species, which cause tetanus, botulism, and pseudomembranous colitis [the C. difficile you hear about in hospitals]) can also form boiling-resistant spores.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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Originally posted by staple
Distilled water tastes like.... water.
The reported story is not reported in local Louisiana as of yet.
The water in LA is pretty nasty. The tap water is better that 90% of rest of the planet but nothing like Colorado water.


You bet LA Calif water is nasty.

I live up near where LA Calif gets there water from the Owens river and have seen dead cows floating down the aqueduct.

I go to LA Calif for doctors and business and buy bottled water.
I would never drink tap water in LA Calif

Louisiana water could not be much worse.
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
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I could be wrong but I think distilled water is suppose to taste like ass due to having no minerals and stuff in it. Pure h2o sounds nice but I don't think its "tasty"


I've drunk distilled water. Tasted good to me. Crisp.

All it is, is water that has been turned into vapor,so the bacteria and impurities stay behind, then turned back into water. Pure water.

It's filtered water....Ever had bottled water? It tastes about like that.


That said, I've used a neti pot before, but with tap water. That is scary... So, does this mean that this amoeba is in tap water? Hmm.... Filtered water doesn't sound so bad now, huh?
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 12:16 AM
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marked so i can show my gf this article, she uses a neti pot



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 12:23 AM
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This explains my recent short term memory lapses.


but in all seriousness follow these steps for safety.

1. Wash netti pot in hot soapy water for 5 min before and after use.

2. Use only distilled water. remember boiling tap water still leaves fluoride and other toxins in the water. (not good up the nose.)

3. dispose of netti pot every 90 days.

4. warm distilled water in the netti pot in the microwave for 1 minute is ok, just let it cool down.

I Love the effectiveness of the netti pot for my bad sinuses but I worry about shooting that liquid up my nose into my brain. aahhhh, wait, what was I saying....
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 04:27 AM
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i've lived in areas with the worst air in the country and rinsing my sinuses has been a relief for me for years.

you definitely DO pour water from a neti pot through one nostril and out the other. i've actually moved on past neti pots to a thing that kind of looks like a big plastic hypodermic needle. it shoots the water up and forces it through my sinuses. i got it from my doctor but i have to be careful not to shoot the water up too forcefully. it hurts!

also the saline packs you can buy work very well but of ourse you can just make a mix of baking soda and non-iodized salt and that's all you need. although follow the directions well because the solution can really burn if you have too much salt.

and i totally agree with HangTheTraitors, this whole thing smacks of big pharma trying to get more people to buy chemical decongestants.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 04:53 AM
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And to all those of have a bath or shower, watch out, you might die if water goes up your nose!

Most people know how well Beti Pots work, this is fearmongering at its best...

Just remember, the MSM and Govrnments are here only to make money out of you! Stop getting well, get sick now!!!!



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 08:38 AM
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To be honest I don't think I have ever drunk distilled water so that just goes to show my ignorance on the matter. Also, I'd never heard of nasal irrigation (and judging from the pictures on wiki its not something I'll be trying anytime soon!). Oh well, we live and learn, eh?


As to the pro's and con's of tap vs filtered water I am still on the fence. Often the same natural source gets used for both types and from some things I have read, the bottled water you can buy at the supermarket often contains some of the same nasty chemicals despite its "natural" origins. Not to mention Platicisers leaking from the plastic container over time.

Apparently the tap water here now is showing levels of female hormones (due to lots of women using the pill, no I'm not blaming the ladies!) and prescription medication such as "downers" which they don't seem to be able to filter out.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by WhoDat09
reply to post by pierregustavetoutant
 


It has been in our news tho, it was in our news back in August, I remember my grandmother telling me not to lean my head back in the shower
and not to use tap water in my neti pot, it has been in our news down here, not recently ...... then again I haven't watched the news recently, but it WAS in our news.

Doh! You are correct. i was looking for recent news. This story is from August. Also from the source:



Health officials later found the amoeba in the home's water system. The problem was confined to the house; it wasn't found in city water samples, said Dr. Raoult Ratard, Louisiana's state epidemiologist.


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So at least in the one case, it has nothing to do with the tap water.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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Here is a link from CNN posted yesterday (16 Dec)

thechart.blogs.cnn.com...

Also.....just to add to the fear, since we are talking about distilled water and microwaves, it is possible (although difficult I understand) to "Super Heat" water in a microwave.



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