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How Does A Neti Pot Work? Nasal Irrigation, Explained By A Doctor

How Does A Neti Pot Work? Nasal Irrigation, Explained By A Doctor

Decongestants. Antihistamines. Humidifiers. Chances are, if you’ve ever suffered through a stuffy nose, you’ve tried just about every medicine or tool in the hopes of clearing those nasal passages and breathing easy again. Everything except, perhaps, a neti pot.

The neti pot (also known as a nasal saline irrigation system) is a decongestant technique that dates back centuries, with roots in Ayurvedic medicine. And while it’s become a pretty popular method in recent years for removing mucus, it can also be a bit intimidating. You want me to put that spout WHERE now?

But if you can get past the weird sensation of water squirting up your nose, using a neti pot can be beneficial for both short-term conditions (think: colds, flus, and sinus infections) or more long-term nasal conditions, says Aaron Pearlman, MD, an otolaryngologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian.

“If you have an acute nasal issue,

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

Liquor, Pot Stores To Remain Open

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch

DENVER — The City and County of Denver has updated its stay-at-home order to allow liquor and marijuana stores to stay open if they adhere to “extreme” social distancing rules. All construction operations and projects will also be exempt from the new order, the city said.

Mayor Michael Hancock announced the stay-at home order Monday afternoon in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.

Denver residents will still be able to leave their homes to get groceries, medicine and gas, but the order aims to further implement social distancing in the city. People who work in essential services are exempt from the order.

“This isn’t a recommendation anymore,” Hancock said. “People need to stay at home.”

The order will take effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday and last until April 10, Hancock said.

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People are stockpiling pot and sales are skyrocketing at dispensaries as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe

People are stockpiling pot and sales are skyrocketing at dispensaries as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe

People queue to buy marijuana at coffee shop Bullwackie in Amsterdam, Sunday, March 15, 2020, after a TV address of health minister Bruno Bruins who ordered all Dutch schools, cafés, restaurants, coffeeshops, and sport clubs to be closed on Sunday as the government sought to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands.
People queue to buy marijuana at coffee shop Bullwackie in Amsterdam, Sunday, March 15, 2020, after a TV address of health minister Bruno Bruins who ordered all Dutch schools, cafés, restaurants, coffeeshops, and sport clubs to be closed on Sunday as the government sought to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands.

AP Photo/Peter Dejong

People are stockpiling marijuana as the coronavirus pandemic forces everyone to hunker down in their homes, perhaps for a long time.

All around the world, there are pictures surfacing on social media of long lines outside of dispensaries. From Toronto to San Francisco to Amsterdam, cannabis products are flying off the shelves.

The old saying that vice industries — gambling, tobacco, alcohol, firearms — are recession-proof seems to apply to legal cannabis’s first big test.

‘Sales are through the roof’

Ross Lipson, the CEO of the Oregon-based online dispensary software startup Dutchie, told

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