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NeilMed sinus do you sterilize the bottle?
Dec 27, 2011 at 6:31 PM
I melted the 1st one yesterday in the microwave after following the directions? Thanks
Great question! I've been wondering if the microwave is safe? Guess not! I love the NeilMed and just started to use it after years of the Grossan tip/WaterPik process. My worry has been how to keep it clean. I also plan to replace it more often, especially after exacerbations/sinus infections!!
Dec 29, 2011 at 10:51 AM
I did the same thing a few years back. Not sure why they say to do that!
Anyway I throw mine into the Avent steam sterilizer with my others nebs. It can withstand that heat. Then I take all of it immediately out and air dry.
Dec 27, 2011 at 11:01 PM
I usually just throw it in the sterilizer I have for my Cayston nebs. I've never done the microwave technique!
Dec 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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