• over 3 years ago

    Rinsing Neti pot with tap water before using distilled

    I visited my sister in Connecticut this past weekend. I wrapped my Neti pot in some cloth to prevent it from breaking. I rinsed it out in her sink, and then poured distilled water and saline solution into it. While rinsing my nose, I realized I smelled something mildew-like. I don't know if it was my sister's handtowel, the Neti pot, or her gross soap.

    I washed it with the gross soap, cleaned out the water as well as I could and then rinsed the other side. Do you think it's possible I'll get brain eating amoebas? My anxiety has been so bad....can you get it from rinsing your Neti pot with tap water and then using distilled water for the rinse?

    I smelled the cloths I had wrapped it in. They didn't smell weird. So I'm freaking out that my brain is going to be eaten by amoebas or that it'll mold over.

Responses

  • over 3 years ago

    RE: Rinsing Neti pot with tap water before using distilled

    Every bathroom has some mold. Plus every bathroom has its own distinctive "smell". Please do NOT worry. You probably got a good whiff of the smells in her bathroom which are different than the smells in your own bathroom. You may have been smelling her tub. You did everything right.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Rinsing Neti pot with tap water before using distilled

    Oh my god no you can't get brain eating amoebas but I don't like to wash my pot under tap water. I usually use filtered. I have a few types of filters at home. We have an under the sink type installed in the kitchen so that we can cook with clean water, as well as a few pitcher type of filters upstairs and in the guest rooms. I feel like it's important to have clean water not just in the kitchen but in the bathroom as well. When I was looking for a good pitcher filter I was kind of taken aback just because there were so many options on the market. They all seemed good but I wanted to know which ones are the best. While looking for peoples' opinions I stumbled upon this really good review that listed all the pros and all the cons of each type (you ca check it here: https://purewaterguide.net/best-water-filter-pitchers-reviews/). There are a lot of budget friendly options that are not very high maintenance, so I feel like you should get one as well. Don't wash your pot in tap water. Kind of defeats the purpose from the start