Neti Pots Implicated in Rare Ameoba-caused Deaths

Health department officials from Louisiana have reported two deaths caused by the improper use of neti pots. These increasingly popular devices are used to irrigate, flush, or rinse the sinuses--often with tap water. Tap water may contain Naegleria fowleri, an ameoba that can migrate from the sinuses to the brain and is usually fatal. Typically…

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