Re: Netti Pot and Ears
I disagree. I've searched a few different ways online and cannot find anything that says do not use a neti pot while you have a sinus infection. I did see if you have frequent nose bleeds not to use. I wish we could post links.. i'm interested in what you found
The neti pot saved me when i had a very stubborn sinus infection this winter. I used it up to 4x a day (my allergist recommended it, he was the one treating me for the infection). It helped relieve the sinus pain, wash current phlegm and mucous out. It is tricky with my right ear though, i frequently have fluid in my middle ear. If i tip my head too far when irrigating, the ear gets worse. I just have to keep trying (when congested) but not tip my head too far. Most sites also recommend that you do not swallow when using a neti pot.. that can cause pain and ear issues
One of my coworkers uses it to help unblock her ears. Maybe it is just the warm water running across the opening? It is a fairly inexpensive thing to try.
Just to make sure.. you are thinking of using the neti pot for Sinus Irrigation and have the side benefit for the ears?