"Escherichia coli... (E. coli), is a bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded animals. Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some, such as serotype O157:H7, can cause serious food poisoning in humans, and are occasionally responsible for costly product recalls. The harmless strains are part of the normal flora of the gut, and can benefit their hosts by producing vitamin K2, or by preventing the establishment of pathogenic bacteria within the intestine.
E. coli are not always confined to the intestine, and their ability to survive for brief periods outside the body makes them an ideal indicator organism to test environmental samples for fecal contamination. The bacteria can also be grown easily and its genetics are comparatively simple and easily-manipulated, making it one of the best-studied prokaryotic model organisms, and an important species in biotechnology. E. coli was discovered by German pediatrician and bacteriologist Theodor Escherich in 1885, and is now classified as part of the Enterobacteriaceae family of gamma-proteobacteria." (Wikipedia)
Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric
[BETTER BUT NOT URED] 11/15/2007: Cory from West Jefferson, North Carolina: "4 days ago I cut my finger pretty deeply while chopping some beef. I was in a rush so instead of disinfecting it the propper way, I just super-glued it shut and went on my way. The next morning I woke up with abdominal cramps, slight nausea, slight fever, fatigue and feeling generally bad. My bowel movement was quite dark. I assume it was E. Coli, though i never went to see a doctor. I've felt ill the past 4 days but have noticed two things:
ACV relieves most of my ill feelings like fatigue and nausea.
Tumeric, though it has not prevented a lot of cramping, has kept my bowel movements fairly regular (though still very dark)
blackstrap molasses didnt do much.. hydrogen peroxide made me throw up but i may not have waited long enough after eating. its the 4th day of this and i am beginning to feel better. Ill stick to ACV and Tumeric.
I've been eating only carbs (meat and dairy apparently can make e. coli worse) with lots of garlic and ginger since they apparently help your immune system but cant really tell if that has had much effect.."
Cranberry Juice, Pink Bismuth
[YEA] 06/21/2009: Tenderfoot from Las Cruces, NM, USA: "Several years ago I had persistent stomach pains with no known cause or prior illness which I suspected was e. coli. I did not see a doctor as from past experiences I tried to keep my dr. visits way down and just use natural remedies when possible. Here is an inexpensive e. coli treatment you can try that I fortunately found in an article by a cranberry juice company and was very effective in relieving my symptoms: On an empty stomach drink 8 oz of pure (no additives) cranberry juice followed immediately by 2 tablespoons of pink bismuth. Do this 3 times a day for 1 week. In theory, the cranberry juice dislodges the e. coli from the stomach and the pink bismuth carries it out to the bladder for expulsion."
EC: Pink Bismuth = Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate
E-Coli Sinus Infection Remedies
[YEA] 02/25/2013: Smartattimes from La, California: "I finally figured out the simplest, natural and most powerful way to get rid of my long standing E. Coli sinus infection. I purchased garlic liquid extract and I put a few drops in my Neti Pot with distilled water a few drops of natural apple cider vinegar and a pinch of baking soda and then I rinsed my sinuses with this mixture 4-5 times daily this wash really worked wonders and I also put this in a nasal spray bottle to use when I'm out. I think the key is to be consistent. Also drank ACV 3 times a day."Replies
05/29/2013: Vivianne from Los Ăngeles, Ca replies: "Hi! I hope you get this! Just read about what you did about your e-coli and sinusitis. I was just told that I have e-coli in my sinusitis also and that I have to take antibiotics. I have always hated them but now more because I am nursing!! But the doctor says I HAVE to do it and that it's very dangerous. I want to know if yours really went away and if it ever came back. Thank you so much. Vivianne"
07/21/2013: Smartattimes from La, Ca replies: "This was my experience. I had CAT scan which showed fluid in the sinuses, which meant sinus infection. I saw 3 ENT doctors and all suggested neti pot with sterile water and salt plus taking a course of antibiotics (clindamyacin and prenisone) for three weeks. If you have a chronic sinus infection and antibiotics are not curing it then sinus surgery is the next step. They open the sinus holes slightly larger, this keeps the sinuses easily draining and cleaner less susceptible to infection.
My ND said he has cured many sinus infections using ozone injections directly under the cheek bone and into the sinuses along with bi- weekly nasal simpatico.
My MD said the only way to clean out the maxillary sinus cavity of an ecoli infection is to go in and have sinus surgery have them scrub it clean it and sterlize it Since my sinus problem kept reoccurring, I choose ozone injections with bi-weekly nasal simpatico ( differenty types of wonderful essential oil on q-tips stuffed into the nose ) Oregano oil kills ecoli. I also used my ozone generator in my bedroom for 20-30 minutes daily it works! Since you're nursing, of course you would have to check it out with doctor. What I learned is this: sinus infections are very serious. Do not mess around. Get with an ND or MD get a plan together."
07/22/2013: Trudy from Waynesboro, Va replies: "Check out Oxine in a vaporizer to disinfect respiratory tract."
09/11/2012: Sickcat from Portland, Or: "Seriously sick for 13 mths, began with abdomen pain/ aches, , low grade fever, chills, rash on neck wt loss to l02. The doc ran all types of tests. Then dizziness shortness of breath Then my dentist told me I had sinus infection, I went to ENT had a nasal smear. Results indicated Ecoli. Now I wonder can Ecoli in sinuses make you this sick? I no longer work I just stay home. My dentist thinks antibiotics are not effective with Ecoli in sinus cavity. He is sending me to and ND. Please help any idea of how to cure this once and for all? One other thing that was discovered is small 2.4 ovarian cyst that is filled with blood and is collapsing their concerns over this seemed minimal."Replies
09/24/2012: Penny from Hygiene, Colorado Usa replies: "I would try the nose spray with grapefruit seed extract in it, gse kill more than colliadal silver."
10/02/2012: Jessica from Vancouver, British Columbia replies: "Last Thursday I ate at a questionable establishment and I came down with what appeared to be flu-like symptoms. Assuming I had come down with a cold or flu, I immediately started taking the regular immune-boosting supplements. When the innoculation period hit today (3-5 days later, typically) I started to realize this wasn't my common flu. Symptoms were pain in my kidney area, diarrhea, vomiting. After vomiting I ran to my vitamin store and immediately I downed 500 mL of colloidal silver. A little while later I replaced my gut with healthy probiotics. I haven't felt better since I came down with this "flu". Well, I have a feeling it was E.coli."
11/16/2012: Sickcat from Portland, Oregon replies: "Thanks for your advice, I have been on chinese herbs to kill parasites which eliminate most of the symptoms except the E coli sinus infect saw. Went to 3 ND since I cannot take regular medication- I'm allergic to all of it. Anyhow I was give two nose sprays from each one, One was given mix of DMSO with SSKI, mixed with saline to spray into my nose 2 sprays, twice a day, but the other ND gave me garlic mixed with DMSO two spray in each nostrils twice a day that last person have me silver with dmso same two sprays each nostril twice a day.... So I could decide between the three I went with the garlic and silver but I was to first put 1 capsule of Interfase in the Neti pot use it first to get rid of the biofilm of the Ecoli, then to spray the nose with one of the sprays which is very smart. Perhaps this info will help somone else."
11/28/2012: Sickcat from San Fran, Ca replies: "Ecoli sinus infection I finally found the fastest most effective simple natural cure that stopped dizziness, shortness of breath and headache. The first thing I did was follow Ted's remedy for viruses using lysine, aspirin and vitamin C. Please read http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/dizziness.html Now here is the simple natural cure for an Ecoli sinus infection First get a pan and put water in the pan boil the water for five minutes ( this sterlizes the water) then let cool, once cooled put the water in Neti Pot ( the water MUST be cooled or it will kill the enzymes in apple cider vinegar ) then add some natural apple cider vinegar it is about 75% water and 25% apple cider vinegar. So put the water and apple cider vinger mixuture in the Neti pot and flush out your sinuses 3-4 times a day. This works! I will do it for few mths because I had a severe sinus infection. The apple cider vinegar and water may burn in your nasal passages so please find out what your comfort zone is then simply adjust up or down. Good Luck !"
05/18/2013: Anonymous from Nomansland, Wash replies: "This is what I've done. This is an all day thing... Consider steaming with ACV and garlic or you may use oregano oil which is supposedly the most effective and one of the strongest E. coli killers, so I would put thyme oil 1 to 2 drops and 1-3 drops oregano oil in pot of water let it boil turn it off and breath in the steam drape a towel over your mouth and nose except keep you eyes out. Do this every 19 minutes throughout the day to kill the lifecycle of E. coli."