Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Earth Clinic's Remedies
- Ice Cream, Flu Symptoms and Sinus Infections
- Pain Reliever and Sinus Medication Link
- Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
- Ajwai Seeds
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Neti Pot
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Oregano Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Sinus Rinse
- Avoid Bananas
- Baby Shampoo
- Baking Soda and Salt Water
- Betadine and Hydrogen Peroxide Sinus Rinse
- Black Mold
- Boiled Onion, Salt, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Chocolate and Sinus Infections
- Cinnamon, Clove and Oregano Oils
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Colloidal Silver, Ascorbic Acid, Black Elderberry Syrup
- Cream of Tartar
- Dental Care
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Dietary Changes
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Fennel, Flaxseed and Fenugreek
- Flip-Turn Sinus Rinse Method
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oil Pulling
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sea Salt
- H2O2, GSE, Sea Salt Rinse
- Hemp Seeds
- Homemade Xylitol Nasal Spray
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Hot Shower
- Hot Showers, Hot Tea, Chicken Soup
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Improve Air Quality, Nasal Irrigation
- Lactose Intolerance
- Lemon, Honey and Cinnamon Tea
- Light Bulb Therapy
- Low Grade Sinus Infection Remedies
- Lugol's Iodine
- Measure Your pH
- Mold and Sinus Infections
- Multiple Remedies
- Nasal Spray With Salt, Oregano Oil and ACV
- Neti Pot
- Nose Blowing
- Oil Pulling
- Olive Leaf
- Onion and Carrot Juice
- Oregano Oil
- Probiotic Drink
- Quercetin, Bromelain
- Red Dye
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Reishi, Cayenne, Oregano Oil, Garlic
- Remedies Needed
- Riboflavin, B2
- Saline Rinse
- Sniff Warm Water
- Spleen Connection to Sinus Infections
- Steaming With Apple Cider Vinegar
- Steaming With H2O2 and Salt
- Steaming With Oregano
- Steaming With Sea Salt
- Tea Tree Oil, Mucinex
- Ted's Remedies
- Tomato Tea
- Unpetroleum Jelly
- White Grape Vinegar
- Wild Indigo Extract
- Xylitol and Sea Salt Sinus Rinse, Spirulina
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Steaming With H2O2 and Salt
[YEA] 03/02/2009: Liz from Fairfield, CT: "hydrogen peroxide/water/salt steambath....Yeah, baby! There's always a guy with a BIG RED NOSE doing this in cartoons....but it WORKS! My sinus problem is WAY back, deep inside my head. This really got back there and started draining the sinus cavity. I got a free facial out of it, too! BONUS!"
Steaming With Oregano
[YEA] 10/28/2009: Michelle from Atlanta, Ga: "Sinus Infection Help: I am sure this is related to the use of oil of oregano, but after using my neti pot, I put two tablespoons of Italian seasoning into a pot or my veggie steamer, and then steam myself for 10-15 minutes. It works wonders for my sinus infections. I know the oil of thyme is used in things like mouthwash, so it might be as effective as the oregano, and the other herbs in it also have medicinal value. I use an organic herb mix."
Steaming With Sea Salt
[YEA] 05/12/2009: SojournTraveler from Plymouth, Michigan: "Hi!
Great site, I appreciate reading people's actual experiences.
I go to ____ _____, a trance channeler like Edgar Cayce. For my question "How can I breath better?" I was told that I had a chronic sinus infection. The source advised me to put two to three tablespoons of sea salt into three cups of boiling water, place a towel over my head like a tent, and being careful not to burn myself to breath the steam for two to three minutes, for 9 days then twice a week thereafter.
Worked perfectly. Since mucous needs salt to move, and salt can have antiseptic properties, it all makes sense. The other ideas, such as actually pouring a liquid through my sinuses, aren't attractive to me at all, although I acknowledge their effectiveness."
09/17/2009: Paul from Arlington, Va replies: "You do realize that there is absolutely no salt in the steam entering your nasal passages, no? Basic science, here."
01/18/2012: Lloyd from Bc, Canada replies: "Actually, some of the dissolved salt will be carried by the steam. I am a marine engineer and we make fresh water out of salt while at sea and our evapoator units use mesh screens to filter out salt from the weather vapours."
Tea Tree Oil, Mucinex
[YEA] 10/23/2008: Sadie from Hamilton, Montana: "After being on 8 antibiotics all summer for chronic sinus infections, it occured to me that the high dollar antibiotics were just not clearing up my problem. I continued having facial pain in my forehead, and yellow/green mucus that was stubborn to every single medication I was taking. My nasal passages felt closed off, and anything coming out was like glue.
I decided after reading about cilia and keeping mucus flowing, I immediately STOPPED all antihistimines, nasal sprays, and decongestants. They are drying and eventually dry the gunk up in layers in your head.
Neti pot and nasal washes were aggravating the problem furthers, so I halted that. Sometimes, too much of a good thing paralyzes the cilia. We want the cilia happy, so it can do it's job.
My next step was to find a way to fight the infection, which I grew to understand that it had to be fungal, since antibiotics were not clearing this up. My second step was to find a way to thin out the mucus and keep it flowing without burning my head out with sprays and irrigations.
Here's how I cleared up my sinuses:
I took a Q tip, and swabbed it in pure tea tree oil. Enough to get a bit of oil on it, not dripping. I carefully swabbed some up in my nasal passage and inside of my nose on each side. There is a momentary sting. Within about 5 - 10 minutes, the blocked mucus begins to move down, either out of the nose or back of the throat. I coughed it out, and it was yellow gunk trapped up in the sinuses. I only apply this 3 x a day when very congested. After a couple of days, I only needed to apply the tea tree morning, and night.
My next action was to thin this mucus without the decongestants that were making me jittery and my heart race.
I began a regimen of taking regular Mucinex, 2 tablets morning, and late at night. Drink ALOT of fluids with this, so it can do it's job.
After going to the doctor and spending hundreds of dollars all summer long, it took these two simple things to clear the infection.
After day 3 on this regimen, the mucus that is coming out is becoming clearer, with less yellow/green mixed in.
I hope this helps someone out there, end their suffering today."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "My father's 10+ year sinus problem was cured simply by taking plenty of vitamin C taken for 2-3 months The dose I prefer is between 1000-3000 mg /day taken for about a month period. It is important that to clear some mucus, by liquifying them, taking 500 mg of N Acetyl Cysteine a day. Taking some vitamin A, weekly dose and vitamin E twice weekly may help too, one is to control the mucus, the other is to raise the antioxidant to protect the body against weakened immunity. The other, is to stay away from carpets, they are source of fungus. If carpet is to be cleaned or disinfected, spraying with borax solution and hydrogen peroxide helps.
It is necessary to alkalize yourself, in your condition I would imagine to be somewhat of a strong acidosis condition, so this would be about between 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken 2 times a day. A more better formula is to take that with citric acid, such as 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, if you can find the citric acid! Once the body is more alkalized the fungus cannot grow. I have found rather by trial and error that certain kinds of viruses, and possibly fungus resides deep in the body's system where certain supplements are hard to reach, in which case I also found that only of BHT 2000 mg taken for only 3 days completely stopped most of the sinus and mucus issue. But it must be remembered that not all microbes do get killed with any one single supplements. But it is worth a try, at least for me. Some people I found have almost nonexistent iodine level as being the cause of chronic sinus. So taking kelp capsules as an iodine source will help, but it just takes a little time, by raising the body's own immune system. Zinc also help the same, and taken at weekly dose of zinc gluconate, 50 mg. For borax the typical dose is once or twice a week at 1/8 teaspoon in one liter of water or 1/4 teaspoon in one liter of water, plus several of drops of hydrogen peroxide (about 10 drops 3% H2O2 per liter). For Nasal irrigator the best one that is safe and non controversial is sea salt mixed with water. The concentration of sea salt should have the same salinity as your tears. Some people do add borax, but the amount the add is quite small, such as 50 mg per 50 cc. of water, well dissolved, should be relatively small. If not all is dissolved, remove the portion that does not dissolve.
In summary the one's I have best experience, at least for me, from sinus problems is the BHT, N Acetyl Cysteine, Borax, vitamin C sodium ascorbate and baking soda. The best one for me is the BHT, but again, I used BHT to prevent bird flu, which apparently some viruses are now displaying properties of bird flu viruses, by residing in the brain and neural regions, preventing the body's immune system from killing off the virus. Viruse do evolve by exchanging DNA, across species by what scientist refer to as horizontal gene transfer. Try to avoid coffee and replace them with green tea, UNSUGARED, and NO MILK. They do have antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties in green tea and may help the sinus condition as they have anti-fungal properties too."
2005: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "My father cured his sinus problems by taking large dosages of vitamin C for about 1-2 months. I had the same sinus problem and vitamin C did indeed work - it runs in the family, I guess.
Mayo Clinic some years ago did a study on sinus infections and its causes. It turns out that a large majority of people who have sinus issues had a fungus infection in their sinus areas. The cause turns out that it came from mildew and fungus of the carpets. If you clean the carpet or remove it that might just help the problem. Also, drinking diluted tea tree oil, thyme oil, might complement by clearing the blood area as well.
Yes, tea tree oil (it is anti-fungal) in dilution will help with sinus issues and is the one that produce the least irritation. A product called Sinus Buster is reported to do very well. The product is patented and uses diluted cayenne peppers to put in sinus area. However, there are other that have similar properties, such as white thyme oil, wild oregano (they are hot - so be careful), and eucalyptus oils. Some people use colloidal silver and mix these along with diluted tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil. This is reported to have worked well. Every time I have a sinus problems, I chew pure menthol crystals and breathe the fumes from my mouth and into my nose. This might also help your sinuses. My sister had an allergy problems for nearly 10 years, and somewhat of sinus problems. That was cured using N-Acetylcysteine.Vinegar is reported to to destroy fungus and have anti-fungal properties, therefore a using a humidifier and breathing in pure vinegar (5% acetic acid) might also help destroy the fungus. Ozone has been reportedly helpful with sinus provided it is used in conjunction with other materials reported here. Ozone destroys fungus and sinus would be relieved."
EC: *** Read Ted's Extensive Q&A about treating Sinus Infections.***
02/16/2011: Mark from Las Vegas, NV replies: "Vitamin C is NOT good for everyone. (other than naturally occuring)
I have been in the healthiet period of my life before that. I had sinus infections colds etc... Most of my life.
3 Years ago after two sinus infections in a row. I learned about urine therapy. My sinus infection going into my chest was beaten in less than a week with urine theapy. Both drinking and in Neti Pot.
Since that time. I have been very healthy maybe only getting a mild winter cold that I get rid of in a few days by staying on Urine Therapy.
I alwasy noticed that when ever I took vitiamin C it would ALWASY prolong the illness. Only once or twice using Emer____-C did it not do that. But I don't like that formula either.
I read how important C was I also read Ted's formula of Mixing Ascorbic Acid with Baking Soda.
I started out with 1, 000 miligrams of C with the baking soda. And moved it up. Daily untill basclly I got really sick (taking about 10000-12000mg a day) Which was what I was trying to avoid in the first place.
As long as I was taking Vitamin C I could not get well. As soon as I stopped taking it I started getting better.
1) I believe it actualy MADE ME get flu like symtoms.
2) I know for a fact it gave me gas, boating and intestional problems as well.
To all of those people reading about high Vitamin C dosages beery careful it can make you very miserable and sick.
And to those saying it was probably a healing crisis. Let me say that when you 100% healthy with no complaints, feeling good, lot's of energy... Why would I want or need a healing crisis. In other words I should hae just passed on the C.
So my lesson learned is if it's not broken don't fix it (does not mean you can't take step for mainanance and health, but don't but your body through a crisis if you don't have to). And we all respond differently.
Sure C in moderation. But it's still best to get it naturally from fruit because of the bioflavinoids and you body will not have the adverse reactions."
03/18/2011: Paulina from Helsinki, Finland replies: "that's not true. YOU CAN'T OVERDOSE VITAMIN C AND IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS, your immune system can get only stronger, bad bacteria in kidneys, intestins & reproductive passages are going to be killed! And you may sneeze as a effect your body is fighting infection, which is much beter than not sneezing while the body is not fighting anything! "
04/08/2011: Sinussufferer from Chicago, Illinois, Us replies: "Ted mentions using baking soda with citric acid and also salt water (Sodium Chloride) solution.
The following ingredients are better at fighting sinusitis:
- Sodium Chlorite: Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride) as microbe inhibiting properties. A better alternative at inhibiting microbes is Sodium Chlorite. Sodium Chlorite is added to packaged meat because of its ability to inhibit bacterial growth. Also acidified sodium chlorite used in Sinox produces Chlorine Dioxide which is shown to kill a wide range of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, spores, yeast, fungus, slime colonies, etc. Chloride Dioxide does all this without damaging human tissue.
- Sodium Carbonate is better than Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda). The buildup of mucus puts pressure on the sinus cavity wall which causes pain. When acidified, Sodium Carbonate helps loosen persistent mucus, thereby relieving the pressure on the sinus cavity wall and reducing pain. Baking soda tends to be more irritating to the sinuses.
- Ingredients should be mixed with Lactic, Citric and Phosphoric acids which help maintain the ph of the final solution to the slightly-acidic 6. 3-6. 8 level.
There are hi-tech nasal sprays available that contain these chemicals in the correct proportion and help alleviate the problems caused by Sinusitis.
04/10/2011: Alaskamidwife from Anchorage, Alaska, Usa replies: "Just FYI, on super high dose vitamin C. There ARE some side effects. It can loosen the stools. It should be avoided in early pregnancy for risk of miscarraige."
04/07/2012: Inga from Rome replies: "The recommendation of Borax is something that one should take very seriously. Borax actually has very high toxicity and is in other words poisonous to humans. It should never be around the house, let alone put into one's body. Stay away. Google borax toxicity and learn.
Other thought is that all artificial vitamins and supplement other then those that come in natural forms of fruits and vegetables and other foods are dangrously concentrated and it is never known how much of any is safe, besides they are not LIVE they are DEAD so they don't bring you any benefits rather then possible concerns."
09/01/2012: Ohreally? from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Inga From Rome: OBVIOUSLY you have NOT spent much time on this site!! BORAX is NOT TOXIC, unless it is in ridiculously huge amounts! There are hours worth of reading within this site on the BENEFITS OF TAKING BORAX!! Do yourself a favor and know what you're talking about before you make such STUPID COMMENTS!! Also: is EVERYTHING posted on WebMD and Google supposed to the "gospel" truth regarding warnings etc. ? NO!!! Ask yourself where the money comes from & who benefits!!"
11/05/2012: Linda from Kelowna, Bc replies: "Maybe they meant boric acid."
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 05/07/2012: Sue from Tauranga, New Zealand: "I started reading this site this afternoon after a month of awful sinus problems, following a nasty cold. I've taken Prednisone, pseudoephadrile (?) and anitbiotics, some days felt better and some days worse. Would think it was getting better and then the next, like today, wake up with the right hand side of my face puffed out and unable to go to work due to the pressure in my head and face.
Well thank you Earth Clinic and all your writers. I went and got some ingredients this afternoon, made tomato tea and the apple cider vinegar mix. The relief was instant!! I was able to de-dust the entire house this evening, vacuum under beds etc etc. I wasn't able to get off the sette this morning. It's 6 hours since I took the first batch of tea and ACV, can just feel the headache coming back, so having more ACV before bed. I am 'looking forward' to trying the oil pulling in the morning and crossing my fingers that the misery may be over soon!"Replies
[YEA] 05/07/2012: Jennifer from Sunrise, Fl, Usa replies: "Sue, I had the same great results with Tomato Tea. Kicked my nasty sinus infection in record time! However, it's important to continue to take it when symptoms return to prevent your sinus congestion from coming back. I had to make about 4 or 5 over a course of 3 days (and I took the ACV too over a course of 5 days) before I was fully cured. Hope this helps and feel better! Jennifer"
04/29/2010: Pillowofwinds from East Islip, Ny: "I can only tell you that this worked for me. I had 3 painful sinus infections within a six month period, all treated with antibiotics. Sometimes the pains in my head were so painful I actually cried. When I got the fourth infection, I started to read about natural cures, that is how I found this wonderful site. As soon as I felt the infection coming on, I took 2 cloves of garlic and chopped them up. I added that to a coffee cup full of tomato juice and added some fresh squeezed lemon and cayenne pepper. I repeated this twice the first day, once after breakfast and once later in the evening. The next day I only had to do it in the morning. It may not be appetizing, but you can drink it down quickly. It was like an instant cure. I have not gotten another sinus infection since. (I started getting them when I began working in an office full time that used to be a gym...I believe there was mold there.) Every time I have felt something sinus/throat related coming on, I use fresh garlic, usually on a slice of pizza to make it appetizing, and I don't get sick."
[YEA] 05/16/2006: Andrew from Edina, MN: "I was extremely skeptical about this since I have been suffering from a chronic sinus infection for over 2 months. I had in the past taken multiple doses of antibiotics with only moderate results. My health plan recently changed, so I figured I would give this a try before paying much more to go to the doctors. I picked up the ingredients, and tried Tabasco sauce as the hot sauce. I warmed it in the microwave for 1 minute. It smelled absolutely terrible, and the taste was not great. I could stomach it, but it was like taking shots of alcohol... you had to take a deep breath and slam as much as possible and hold it down. I didn't even finish the whole thing, but I finished 80% of it. Within an hour, and still, hours later, my sinuses are clearing up! My throat is sore from all the draining, but this cure definitely worked! I will try a second round tonight. Despite the terrible smell, and slightly less terrible taste, it was well worth it to finally get this cleared up, and for only $8 worth of ingredients! Thanks for the recipe!"Replies
05/17/2012: Sha from Perryville, Ar replies: "How do you make spicy tomato tea?"
12/14/2012: Sinupetsa from Johannesburg, South Africa replies: "Sounds very interesting, after all, spicy foods do cause mucus to drain fast and easily in a way. Things like steaming with eucalyptus or tea tree oil also help with keeping the sinuses hydrated."
02/16/2012: Santhosh from Kanhangad, Kerala, India: "Add 1 teaspoon turmeric in 1 cup of hot water. Take twice in a day for complete wash out of sinus infection. This is unbelievable results."
[YEA] 02/11/2009: Brooke from Eugene, Or: "Tumeric for Sinus Infection: I am a big fan of turmeric and take it daily for my Crohn's Disease. I've recently had a cold that turned into a sinus infection. I try really hard to stay away from antibiotics because it kills the good bacteria in the gut. I put 1-2 tsp of turmeric in a bowl and poured almost boiling water over in. I then set the bowl in my lap and put a towel over my head. Breath (over the bowl with the towel over my head) in through my nose and out through my mouth for 10-15 minutes 6 times during through out the day. The next morning I woke up blowing the infection out of my nose. It was super gross. I continued the same thing the following day. I also drank lots of fluids and got plenty of rest."Replies
[YEA] 07/12/2011: Angela from Oakland, California Usa replies: "YES! YES! YES! Turmeric tea worked for me! Thank you so much. I just added one teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of hot water and I drink that 2 to 3 times a day and I drink water with apple cider vinegar and I am getting better fast! Thank you guys so much!"
[YEA] 04/04/2007: Charles from Fostoria, OH: "I got rid of a very long and aggravating sinus infection (w/blood specks etc.) by using a product called UNPETROLEUM JELLY...blow and clean your nose, then apply a small amount to a cotton swab and insert gently into the nostril and rotate around the inside so the entire inside is coated, as high as you can go(be very gentle); repeat for the other nostril. Apply morning and bedtime. It took about a week but I've been infection free ever since and I now do this daily."
[YEA] Charlene from Ontario, Canada: "I suffered for years with sinus infections. My last sinus infection lasted an entire year. I read a book called: "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" written by a doctor. I began drinking at least 2 liters of water a day, and have not had ANY form of a cold or sinus infection since. An added bonus, I have lost weight without even counting calories."
White Grape Vinegar
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 03/01/2010: Eric from Zurich, Switzerland: "Okay this all started about 2 years ago. I had a very painful sinus infection that eventually dried up and left pressure in my sinuses but after a while I hardly noticed it. Then After almost 2 years of being pain free it started again but this time it was different. It started & the pressure that was there went away but my sinuses won't stop draining. it's horrible. however, I found relief using white grape Vinegar. I put it in a sauce pan and boiled it (smell is awful)and then I inhale it through my nostrils. work's almost instantly. Burns a little but its re-leaving at the same time. Do it twice a day for the first 3 days and once a day aftawards and you should be okay.
I just don't like doing it after day 2 but I think If I keep at it I could be looking at a total cure if I could just stick to the regiment.
Also: swallowing a shallow capfull instantly relieves any throat pains.
I think the biggest problem for me is inhaling when my nose for the most part is clear by day 3 since this stuff smells so bad. But I must say after day 2 I had no sinus problems until day 3 late at night. then i did it again and the next day I was cured for two days.
now its back but nothing like before. I think if I sniff this disgusting smelling stuff maybe 4 more times in a row (once in the morning and again at night before bed for the next two days) I could be looking at a cure. "
Wild Indigo Extract
[YEA] Meth from Los Angeles: "I also have a question besides sharing my experience with the Wild Indigo herbal extract from Eclectic Institute. I have used it for the last two years, and it works better than the Grape Seed Extract (GSE) for me. I take 15-20 drops along with 10-12 drops of Echinacea/Golden Seal extract 3 times per day for 10-14 days. However, if you are a first-time user of Wild Indigo, start at a low dose of 5 drops and then increase it, otherwise you may vomit as I did on the second day when I first used it and I started at a high dose. I typically see definite improvement in my symptoms in 4-5 days. This remedy, however, treats the bacterial infection of sinus, not any fungal problem or the underlying cause.
My sinus problem started 3-4 years ago, and it has become a chronic problem. One easy way for me now to get sinusitis is to get exposed to a cold air draft such as the air conditioner in a car or indoor. I do suffer from hay fever, but I have had that for the last three decades without suffering from sinusitis until a few years ago.
And my question is: Has any of your website visitors had this kind of chronic sinus problem--from exposure to cold air, rather than eating ice creams or allergies? And have they found a reliable remedy for it, and do they know what causes it? When exposed to the cold draft, soon my nose clogs up and the blow of the cold air feels like a hammer pounding on my forehead. Incidentally, I am going to try your homeopathic sinus remedy #7 on your website, but Dolisos has been bought out by Boiron which has decided to discontinue the Aspergillis remedies and thus they are no longer available. However, I got lucky by calling the Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy in Santa Monica, California and they found a homeopathic manufacturing company named National which makes that remedy. I am waiting for my special order to arrive, and it will take several months before I could judge whether or not it works for me.
Lastly, here is a website which provides some useful medical information from an MD on chronic sinusitis www.sinuses.com/fungal.htm. I would appreciate any practical information you may provide regarding this kind of sinus problem which you may have received from other sufferers. Also thank you for your informative website, and good luck."Replies
11/05/2008: Ron from Wellsville, Ohio replies: "Could you please tell me if the aspergilis remedy works? thank you"
Xylitol and Sea Salt Sinus Rinse, Spirulina
[YEA] 05/08/2011: Allorganic from Tampa Bay, Fl: "I thought I would share some very good information and my experience regarding sinus infections or sinusitis.
I had been diagnosed with severe sinusitis after I had an MRI for something else. I've tried many things over the years and had suffered constant congestion/swelling and loss of taste and smell.
The neti pot was helping with salt, but I discovered some huge results after much research. Using DISTILLED water, not spring water in the neti pot with a half teaspoon of all natural sea salt and a half tablespoon of Xylitol. Both disolved in warm distilled water. Spring water can irritate the sinus membranes. Xylitol has been proven to kill and fight bacteria and really helps flush out mucus!
After flushing my sinuses with this sea salt/Xylitol neti pot mix, I then drink a glass of my favorite juice with my Spirulina Powder that has CHLOROPHYLL. Chlorophyll also is great for killing bacteria in the sinuses. As soon as I drink a glass of this, my sense of taste and smell come back within a half hour at 100%!
The powder I have been using is expensive and I don't feel everyone has to buy this exact brand, only the ingredients are important. The brand I've tried is contains: Spirulina Powder, Beta-Carotene, B-1, B-2, B-12, Calcium, Iron, Gamma Linolenic Acid and Chlorophyll.
If I do those two things as much as possible, I never have infections. There is also a saline/Xylitol spray. Anyone with sinusitis or chronic issues should really try these two things!"Replies
05/09/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I tried to find the Xylitol nose spray here in Europe without success. It is maybe something only sold in the US."
05/30/2011: Mary from California, U.s. replies: "Hi to Francisca, I just ordered this product from Amazon called Breathe EaseXL. I haven't used it yet but it has xylitol in a saline mix without preservatives. I will paste the link below:
05/31/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Thanks Mary but I don't have the nasal irrigator. We have just had friends over from the US and I could have asked them to try to find the Xylitol nasal spray for me. Funny they don't sell it here in Europe, at least I have never managed to find it but thanks for the tip anyway."
05/31/2011: Bess from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "If you can find xylitol, there are a number of recipes available on the Internet to make your own spray (ingredients: water, sea salt and xylitol). Xylitol from birch trees originated in Finland (which might help you find a source in Europe) but there are other types out there - mostly from corn. Whether they use genetically modified corn is another story! The xylitol spray here in the health food store is quite expensive - $15 for a small bottle. It would be much more cost-effective to make your own and, besides, you know which type of xylitol is being used. I would imagine most sprays use the cheaper stuff made from corn. Good luck."
04/27/2012: "Halitosis from chronic sinusitis take me off balance, people are giving me that weird look, avoiding me if they can and is a very great source of embarrassment and a zero self esteem.... I'm so desperate.. I've tried antibiotics, nasal sparays but it keeps coming back like plague..."