How does a neti pot help clear out mucus?

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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Most nose problems happen in cold weather when the air you breathe is dry indoor air. Symptoms can be a nosebleed, dry nasal passages and sinuses, coughing and nasal congestion. Many treatments, including the use of chicken soup a...

s a congestion cure, have developed over centuries. An additional treatment option is the use of nasal sprays to keep your nasal passages open. If you're bothered by a constantly congested nose, you may want to see an otolaryngologist.

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