Which Is Better Nasal Spray or Neti Pot?

Published: April 27, 2021
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Which is better nasal spray or a Neti Pot? I am sick of my allergies and tired of my friends teasing me about covid. What can I do to help my allergies?
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Dear Which Is Better Nasal Spray or Neti Pot?,

Both nasal spray and the Neti pot are both good options, but it really comes down to personal preference and need. A nasal spray can be bought over the counter or by prescription if your allergies are really bad. Based on the information you provided, we recommend reaching out to a parent or trusted adult and seeing a doctor to help make the best decision for your allergies.

When it comes to the Neti pot, the FDA explains it is really important to use it properly and with sterile or distilled water. Do NOT use tap water unless it boiled for approximately 5 minutes and then cooled before use. Bacteria and parasites can live in tap water and if it is filtered through your nasal passage it can actually make you sick instead of helping clear your nasal passages. TeenHealthFX understands how frustrating allergies can be, but you definitely are not alone in your struggle!

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