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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Hi normally I use a sinus rinse with sachet dissolved to squeeze

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Hi normally I use a sinus rinse with sachet dissolved to squeeze up nose I ran out and used normal salt is this dangerous?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Hi--are you saying you used salt in, say, tap water? And how much salt in the solution?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes say tea spoon full
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
OK--really no problem but I'd suggest you use distilled water rather than tap water for now just to avoid the possibility of bacterial contamination from the tap water