News

The 5 best home remedies for a sinus infection

The best home remedies for a sinus infection include applying a warm compress, trying a humidifier, breathing in steam, using a neti pot, and staying hydrated and well rested. Sometimes, a sinus infection may be treated with antibiotics or over-the-counter medication, but most of the time you can relieve your […]
The 5 best home remedies for a sinus infection
News

Are sinus infections contagious? No, but an underlying virus can be

Sinus infections are not contagious. However, if your sinus infection is caused by a virus, that virus can be contagious – and if it spreads to someone else, they will be at a higher risk of getting a sinus infection, too. Here’s how you can recognise and treat a sinus […]
Are sinus infections contagious? No, but an underlying virus can be
Lifestyle

How to use a neti pot to flush your sinuses in 3 steps

To use a neti pot safely, make sure you’re filling it with distilled or properly sterilized water to avoid possible infection. After filling the neti pot, tilt your head sideways and pour the liquid into one nostril and wait for it to exit through the other nostril, ideally carrying any […]
How to use a neti pot to flush your sinuses in 3 steps
News

A woman contracted a fatal brain-eating amoeba using a neti pot for her sinuses

Doctors believe that the 69-year-old Seattle woman contracted a fatal brain-eating amoeba after using tap water in her neti pot rather than the sterile saline solution. She contracted an amoeba called Balamuthia mandrillaris. The amoeba causes a “very rare disease that is usually fatal” called granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE). After […]
A woman contracted a fatal brain-eating amoeba using a neti pot for her sinuses