Doctors warn tap water neti pots can ...

Doctors warn tap water neti pots can be fatal after brain-eating amoeba kills woman

If you're using a neti pot to pour water through your nasal passages and clean out your sinus cavities, you should only use sterile or saline water, doctors have warned after a Seattle woman died from a brain infection. The 69-year-old's brain became infected with amoebas after she filled her neti pot with filtered tap water, ultimately killing her earlier this year, reports the Seattle Times .

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