CDC Issues Neti Pot Warning After Woman Contracts Fatal Brain Disease
8 days ago - By Scary Mommy
You shouldn't ever use plain tap water in neti pots, the CDC says
Doctors with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning neti pot users on how to use them safely and properly after a woman in Seattle died from a brain-eating amoeba after using one to treat a sinus infection.
Doctors say the brain infection the woman suffered from is extremely rare, but are stressing the importance of using neti pots carefully. The 69-year-old woman apparently had a chronic sinus infection and used tap water filtered by a Brita water purifier, according to a report published in the...
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