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About a week and a half ago I developed a horrible cold with bad coughing and lots of congestion. I barely slept because of the coughing and was not recovering. About 5 days into it, my new Neti pot arrived and I thought I'd try it to see if it helped with the congestion. It did. Or so I thought. The next day my sinuses were so painful my upper teeth hurt! It's been that way since last Friday. Could it be that I didn't get all the saline solution out of my sinuses when I used the neti pot and it led to the sinus infection I currently have?<br><br>
Needless to say, I want this pain to stop but I also want to know if I did something wrong with the Neti pot. I don't want to be afraid of it!<br><br>
Thanks for reading.<br><br>
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I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> my neti pot.<br><br>
I'm not sure using it would give you a sinus infection, it was probably progressing into that already.<br><br>
This is kind of a silly video but, it shows you how to use it properly- <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzK9Gn4E_Eg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzK9Gn4E_Eg</a>
 

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You may have already been heading for a sinus infection, but one tip I read (I use a squirt bottle-type nasal irrigator) is make sure you don't lay down for at least 30 minutes-1 hour after you irrigate to make sure any of the water that still needs to drain out can drain.
 

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Thanks for your replies! I talked to someone today who had the exact same infection, same symptoms, same timeline, everything. She's an experienced neti pot user so I'm feeling better about the whole thing.<br><br>
I think I probably did lie down shortly after using it so I'm sure that didn't help. Anyway, I'm feeling much better today. I'll be sure to watch that video before I attempt the neti pot again.<br><br>
Thanks again.<br><br>
T
 
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