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Can I use a neti pot if I have a deviated septum?

Christopher M. Garvey, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Yes, you can use a neti pot with a deviated septum. If your septum is severely deviated, you may have difficulty getting the saline from the neti pot to the back of your nose on the side of the deviation. In most cases, the neti pot can still be helpful with your symptoms despite a crooked septum.

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