whether saline nasal irrigation or "neti pots" increase sinus infections

There's now debate about whether saline nasal irrigation or "neti pots" increase sinus infections.

Irrigating the nose often works...to reduce symptoms due to colds, allergies, and sinusitis.

But there's a new concern that chronic use might INCREASE the risk of sinus infections...possibly by depleting nasal mucus and protective immune mediators.

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