Yes, neti pots can help clear out mucus and make it easier to breathe. Neti pots are safe, natural, and effective treatment options for congestion, but it’s important to follow safety guidelines and use neti pots as directed.
To use your neti pot safely, be sure to:
Use only sterile, distilled water that has been boiled and left to cool. Avoid using cold or boiling water.
Replace your neti pot frequently (every 3–4 months) to avoid bacteria buildup.
Thoroughly clean and dry your neti pot after using it. Wash your pot with hot water and antibacterial soap.
Stop using your neti pot if it doesn’t improve your congestion symptoms.
Avoid using neti pots on infants.
Talk to your child’s pediatrician before using a neti pot on young children.