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How does a neti pot help clear out mucus?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    A neti pot helps clear out mucus by literally rinsing it from the nasal passages. The pot is filled with warm saltwater or a saline solution, which is then poured into one nostril and allowed to flow out of the other, bringing mucus along with it. Rinsing the nasal passages in this way also can help to clear out dust and allergens that cause stuffiness and congestion. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, you can use a neti pot several times a day.
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