Neti pot users had a scare after recent news about two deaths from amebic brain infection in people using a neti pot. But this does NOT mean that nasal irrigation with a neti pot is unsafe.
In fact, nasal irrigation is considered “Likely Safe,” by the experts at the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, when used appropriately.
Good hygiene is the key.
Only bottled, boiled, or distilled water should be used in the nasal cavity.
Neti pots and rinse bottles should be washed with hot soapy water after each use and should never be shared.