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True Flight

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Posted on 01-26-12 08:38 PM Link | Quote
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A device for flushing out stuffed sinuses has been been linked to a deadly brain-eating amoeba.

The Louisiana Department of Health put out a warning last week about neti pots after two people in the state died from what is believed to be their improper use of the device.

The pots look like mini genie lamps and are used to irrigate the sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold or allergies.

A 51-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man became infected with Naegleria fowleri - the so-called brain-eating amoeba - after using a neti pot filled with tap water instead of the recommended sterilized water, officials said in a news release.

"If you are irrigating, flushing or rinsing your sinuses, for example, by using a neti pot, use distilled, sterile or previously boiled water to make up the irrigation solution," said Louisiana State epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard.

"Tap water is safe for drinking, but not for irrigating your nose."

He added that it's important to rinse the device after each use and leave it to air dry.

Naegleria fowleri infections are very rare. The amoeba typically enters the body through the nose and can occur when people submerge their heads in warm freshwater lakes and rivers, or in inadequately chlorinated swimming pools. You cannot be infected with Naegleria fowleri by drinking water.

The pathogen causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a brain infection that leads to the destruction of brain tissue. In its early stages, symptoms of PAM may be similar to symptoms of bacterial meningitis and can include headache, fever, nausea, vomiting and stiff neck. Later symptoms include confusion, loss of balance, seizures and hallucinations.

The disease progresses rapidly and usually causes death within one to 12 days, say the health officials.


There have been cases of encephalitis in Lousiana.



I didn't hit post twice someone please delete the second one tanks.


(Last edited by Sorcha Rohan on 01-27-12 12:12 AM)
Jakob98

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Posted on 01-27-12 02:54 PM Link | Quote
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Posted on 01-27-12 04:18 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Jakob98
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That is insufficient content for a post.

Quit being an idiot and pay attention to the goddamn warnings.
True Flight

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Posted on 01-27-12 07:20 PM Link | Quote
hold on hold on. That's a double standard Astrophel. I've done that before and seen it done many times... With at least just a picture.

And Jacob I don't see how World of Warcraft has anything to do with this article.


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Astrophel
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Posted on 01-27-12 07:58 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sorcha Rohan
hold on hold on. That's a double standard Astrophel. I've done that before and seen it done many times...


Your objection is noted, and has been filed appropriately.

He's a repeat offender, his posts consistently (as in, 11 out of 12 of them) have no substance, and this one-word post is simply the worst example of it.

I can forgive a once-in-a-while thing. ~92% of the time? No.
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Posted on 01-27-12 10:44 PM Link | Quote
E- Not worth it. Please ignore me.


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Posted on 01-27-12 11:48 PM Link | Quote
The occurrence of the amoeba is actually far less than I thought it was when I first heard about the link to those things. I just think the whole process is kinda weird sounding.
True Flight

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Posted on 01-28-12 12:24 AM Link | Quote
Well my allergies are gone. =P Seriously it took me a few days to get over them the old fashioned tea and spicy foods with some medication way. -____-

Just the neti pot isn't worth it. All the maintenance and what not.
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Posted on 01-28-12 09:02 PM Link | Quote
I totally agree. Why risk death when all you need is some tea and Indian food?
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Posted on 01-31-12 04:38 AM Link | Quote
One thing that stuck out to me about the article:


A 51-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man became infected with Naegleria fowleri - the so-called brain-eating amoeba - after using a neti pot filled with tap water instead of the recommended sterilized water, officials said in a news release.


Must have been some dirty water for them to have their brain crunched. Either or, they live in Florida. Florida has the worst water.
True Flight

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Posted on 02-01-12 08:36 PM Link | Quote
They BOTH lived in Louisiana.

So yeah... you're supposed to use the recommended stuff but it's just really really hard to keep up with.


(Last edited by Sorcha Rohan on 02-01-12 08:36 PM)
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Posted on 04-10-12 03:49 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sorcha Rohan
Article

A device for flushing out stuffed sinuses has been been linked to a deadly brain-eating amoeba.

The Louisiana Department of Health put out a warning last week about neti pots after two people in the state died from what is believed to be their improper use of the device.

The pots look like mini genie lamps and are used to irrigate the sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold or allergies.

A 51-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man became infected with Naegleria fowleri - the so-called brain-eating amoeba - after using a neti pot filled with tap water instead of the recommended sterilized water, officials said in a news release.

"If you are irrigating, flushing or rinsing your sinuses, for example, by using a neti pot, use distilled, sterile or previously boiled water to make up the irrigation solution," said Louisiana State epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard.

"Tap water is safe for drinking, but not for irrigating your nose."

He added that it's important to rinse the device after each use and leave it to air dry.

Naegleria fowleri infections are very rare. The amoeba typically enters the body through the nose and can occur when people submerge their heads in warm freshwater lakes and rivers, or in inadequately chlorinated swimming pools. You cannot be infected with Naegleria fowleri by drinking water.

The pathogen causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a brain infection that leads to the destruction of brain tissue. In its early stages, symptoms of PAM may be similar to symptoms of bacterial meningitis and can include headache, fever, nausea, vomiting and stiff neck. Later symptoms include confusion, loss of balance, seizures and hallucinations.

The disease progresses rapidly and usually causes death within one to 12 days, say the health officials.


There have been cases of encephalitis in Lousiana.



I didn't hit post twice someone please delete the second one thanks.




Thank god I don't own a medi pot.I guess I am safe for now until I buy one.
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Posted on 04-17-12 11:51 PM Link | Quote
Heh, this was the cause of the person's illness on House last night.

The patient was bleeding from the eyes, his liver was failing, he was hallucinating, and of course, it turned out he had used a neti pot full of tap water.

He also had a Real Doll as a girlfriend, but that's another story.
Xeoman

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Posted on 04-22-12 04:44 PM Link | Quote
My insurance kicked again recently (yay!) so I got some stuff done at the clinic, two allergy shots right on my booty!

Think it's helped a little so far... I dunno. lol
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