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What solution is used in a neti pot?

A saline or saltwater solution is used in a neti pot, a small container used to rinse out the nasal passages. You can purchase saline solution at most pharmacies or you can make your own saltwater solution at home. Just dissolve 1 teaspoon of table salt into 2 cups of warm distilled or sterilized water. The water shouldn't be too hot.

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