Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- 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 and Honey
- 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
- Baby Shampoo
- Baking Soda and Salt Water
- Betadine and Hydrogen Peroxide Sinus Rinse
- Black Mold
- Boiled Onion, Salt, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cayenne Snorting
- Cinnamon, Clove and Oregano Oils
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Colloidal Silver, Ascorbic Acid, Black Elderberry Syrup
- Cream of Tartar
- Dental Care
- Dietary Changes
- Egg Whites
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Fennel, Flaxseed and Fenugreek
- Flip-Turn Sinus Rinse Method
- Garlic, Oregano, Cayenne
- 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
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Salt and Baking Soda
- Ice Packs
- Improve Air Quality, Nasal Irrigation
- Lactose Intolerance
- Light Bulb Therapy
- Low Grade Sinus Infection Remedies
- Measure Your Ph
- Multiple Remedies
- Nasal Spray With Salt, Oregano Oil and ACV
- Neti Pot
- Neti Pot With Saline and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Nose Blowing
- Oil Pulling
- Olbas Oil
- Olive Leaf
- Onion and Carrot Juice
- Oregano Oil
- Organic Tomato Juice
- 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
- Website Comments
- White Grape Vinegar
- Wild Indigo Extract
- Xylitol and Sea Salt Sinus Rinse, Spirulina
[NAY] 09/06/2012: Anna from New York, NY: "I tried this because I have a severe post nasal drip and throughout the day 1 of my nostrils closes up. I put 2 tsp into 8 oz cup and at first it was okay, then all of a sudden lots and lots of mucus..."
Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
|Apple Cider Vinegar||211 YEAS|
|Saline Rinse||50 YEAS|
|Cayenne Snorting||26 YEAS|
|Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt||22 YEAS|
|Hydrogen Peroxide||17 YEAS|
|Grapefruit Seed Extract||16 YEAS|
|Neti Pot||15 YEAS|
|Steaming With Apple Cider Vinegar||12 YEAS|
|Oregano Oil||10 YEAS|
|Oil Pulling||9 YEAS|
|Colloidal Silver||7 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||6 YEAS|
|Dietary Changes||5 YEAS|
Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment for Sinus Infections
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- 3% Hydrogen Peroxide - 1 part (e.g., 1 Tablespoon)
- Filtered Water - 5 parts (e.g., 4 Tablespoons)
Mix four parts water with one part hydrogen peroxide, then irrigate the nose with a nasal spray bottle or neti pot.
[YEA] 04/07/2008: Sarah from Baltimore. MD, USA: "My husband had been struggling with a sinus infection, he started taking 5 drops of hydrogen peroxide in a glass of water a couple times a day. The second day we doubled the dose and a few minutes later a ball of disgustingly yellow and green mucus came out flying from his mouth... I mean flying. It was pretty impressive. The nest of the infection was gone. Thanks HP!"Replies
08/05/2009: Jim from Madison, Wi replies: "I hope you are not puting 5 drops of over the counter HP in a glass of water and drinking it. You can have some bad side affects from that. It is not recommended. However, I am glad that you feel better. If people are going to injest HP, they need to only use 35% Food Grade HP. Do lots of research before using and make sure you are sure of what you are doing... it can be fatal!"
[YEA] 01/15/2008: Larabelle from Dallas, Texas: "I have a neti pot and for sometime had been using distilled water, salt, and baking soda but tonight that did not work. My sinuses were aching and it is 11pm. I have to be up for work at 4:30am. I need my sleep because I am a registered nurse and my unit is always busy. Anyway I immediately came to your site to see what other remedies I could use. You may ask why did I not seek out one of my doctors to write an antibiotic prescription for me. Well, good question as a nurse I see repeatively people's kidneys damaged as well as yeast overgrowth due to antibiotics and I refuse to become one of the many with those conditions. Also I have found that alternative remedies found on this site work soo much better and faster. So anyway I decided to try 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and half water. IT WORKED!!! THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC FOR BEING HERE WHEN I NEED YOU!!"
[YEA] 03/13/2007: Cat from Portsmouth, VA: "Hydrogen Peroxide and Sinus Infection: I mixed equal parts of Hydrogen peroxide and water and used a dropper in my nose... it burned like crazy and bubbled all sorts of stuff out... after a few minutes I felt so good and could breath!"
[YEA] 12/25/2006: April from Guyton, GA: "I mixed about 6 parts water with 1 part hydrogen peroxide (the regularly available kind). I hung my head upside down off the side of the bed and had my husband squirt a little bit of the mixture into each nostril with a dropper. It DID burn, but I kept it in there as long as I could stand it, moving my face around to move the mixture through my sinuses. A few minutes after sitting back up, the mucous starting coming out of my nose and throat. I blew my nose for about 10-20 minutes and coughed up some mucous. It isn't pretty, but it worked. I did feel flush for several minutes afterward, too. That little bit of discomfort is worth the relief."
[YEA] 07/26/2006: Sam from Boston: "I have been suffering with my sinuses for last 6 months and i just came to realize i had sinusitis few days ago when i came to this website and i had my acid reflux (GERD) from last 6 years. I am living healthy lifestyle and eating fruits and vegetables and everything is in right balance but i was so confused what was wrong with me. I went to eye doctor first and then he told me to see my primary care physician, and he gave me painkillers first and then i was visiting him regularly and we did CT Scan as well. He was not able to see my sinus issue. So then i realized i have not cleared my nose properly in last 3-4 months, then it hit me and i was like damn-- i had sinusitis and doc had no idea that i was suffering from this unbearable pain. To come to the point, i used just hydrogen peroxide yesterday and holy cow i feel much better it is not all cured yet but i am grateful that if i had not come here to this site, i would have never known. And i am also taking apple cider vinegar with honey and it is helping a lot as well. Earth Clinic i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart."
[YEA] 06/21/2006: Kim from Phoenix, AZ: "4:1 water and hydrogen peroxide in a cool mist vaporizer for 5 nights -- was recommended by my chiropractor."Replies
03/07/2009: Scianna from Sacramento, Ca replies: "I will try that. I have a vaporizer. Just not have to put it inside my nose by drops or neilmed. Made my nose bleed bad."
[YEA] 05/11/2006: Martha from Bakersfield, CA: "I mix 1/2 hydrogen peroxide with 1/2 water and squirt a little in each nostril a few times a day. It burns if you have an infection but it works great! Cures a sinus infection every time! If you have drainage, gargle with the same mixture and it will dry up the mucus in your throat."Replies
10/30/2009: Joe from Wichita, Ks replies: "No, it burns because you're using too much peroxide. If it burns, you're using too much. Shouldn't use a 50/50 mix, you can some serious damage in your nose(mucus membrane, nerve damage etc.) If it burns into your teeth.... think about it..."
09/03/2012: Joy from Vancouver, Wa replies: "Better safe than sorry! I used 50/50 water/hydrogen peroxide, and my nose was burned on the inside, the next day when I used plain distilled water in my Neti pot the mucous membranes inside my nose were still burning I even felt like my ears were super sensitive! So I think the best way to approach anything new is be cautious I would try 1/8 cup of hydrogen peroxide mixed in 3/4 cup of distilled water. I think Hydrogen peroxide is powerful and it will work just as well if you use less."
[YEA] 02/27/2006: Moriah : "i had a horrible sinus infection so i decided to use the 3% peroxide. i didn't have a spray bottle so i took a couple of cotton swabs and soaked them in peroxide, put them inside my nose and breathed in real slow. My nose started stinging but i did it again a couple more times then all of a sudden my nose started pouring out (you know what) for like 10 minutes. I can breathe easier and and my nose feels fantastic. MY head doesn't feel blocked up so i am definitely a believer."Replies
[NAY] 02/15/2011: Karen from San Jacinto, Ca Usa replies: "Tried the HP with Q-tips ~ sneezed like crazy ~ and it cleared my passages for only about 5 min~ kind of disappointed as I had nothing "pour" out of anywhere~Plus my burning was only in spots made raw from tissue & blowing..... Will try again tomorrow"
Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt Sinus Infection Cure
Home Remedy Instructions:
- Warm Filtered Water - 6 Ounces
- Sea Salt - 1 Teaspoon
- Hydrogen Peroxide - 1/2 Teaspoon
In six ounces of warm water, mix a teaspoonful of sea salt and a half-teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. Use this solution to irrigate the nostrils with a nasal sprayer or neti pot.
[YEA] 07/25/2011: Decolia from Oklahoma City, Ok, USA: "I'm currently pregnant so I'm really limited in what I can take medication wise for any colds, allergies or infections. I recently tried the Peroxide, Salt, and saline wash method. So far it's the only thing that's really done much at all to help with my sinus pressure and pain. I am also drinking Apple Cider Vinegar at each meal. I feel that between the two it is really helping and there's nothing in either of these things that will adversely affect my baby. I love home remedies!"
[YEA] 05/23/2011: Nicole from Dallas, Texas: "I have been miserable with a sinus infection for about 8 days and found relief when I tried the Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt steam. I hadn't been able to breathe through my nostrils and I had enough so I google home rememdies for sinus infections and came across this amazing website! I boiled a small pot of water and poured the water into a nice size bowl. I added 2 tbs of sea salt and hydrogen peroxide. I used a towel to cover my head to make sure none of the steam escaped. The first minute of holding my head in the steam I felt movement. My nose started dripping and my left nostril opened. I could breathe! I couldn't handle the steam for more than 10 minutes. I tried the steam again later in the day and my right nostril opened. I was able to breathe! Love love love love love this website! "Replies
05/24/2011: Larry from Fairfax, Va, Usa replies: "Very encouraging results! What were the specific amounts of sea salt and hydrogen peroxide added to bowl? Was the H2O2 a 3% solution; was it food grade? I'm looking forward to trying this steam therapy."
10/22/2012: Vj from Bangalore, India replies: "Hi Nicole, Doing this are you completely out of Sinus problem now. Bec I am going do this .."
[YEA] 02/08/2011: Sarah from Hill Afb, Utah: "Hi all,
I have had a cold, now sinus infection, for 3 weeks now(mainly in my left sinus passages). I NEVER write comments on sites where I find random remedies for myself/animals/husband/etc. but this site is amazing! I had tried the Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water(yuck! )and didnt really see/feel any immediate results but felt a little difference in my right nostril, I then put my head over a mix of 3 TBS peroxide and 3 TBS salt mixed with enough hot hot hot water to fill the bowl and put a towel over my head and inhaled for 15 mins, my right sinus was completely cleared but my left was still being stubborn. I had been using the AYR saline solution my doc had given and wasnt seeing any results (felt worse actually) so I tried the hydrogen peroxide and sea salt with water mix.... AMAZING!!! My left nostril cleared up almost completely for about 10 mins and then I went back an hour later and did it again, feeling so much better! I went straight to my laptop to write this! I cannot thank you enough, I have to go to work and school full time during the week and do not have time to be sick and get headaches every time I move my head :(.... Let alone do it all with a horrible sinus infection that put me right back into bed every morning for about 3 days. Yes, it does burn a bit, I am a huge sissy so I also teared up a little too, but it is totally worth it. I will be doing this once more in the morning and again tomorrow night and repeat until its gone.
I do have two notes though:
1. I have been on Amoxicillin for 2 days now (no results, felt worse) and I am not discontinuing the antibiotic bcz I do feel as though it will help keep my infection AWAY, but for immediate results, I felt this saline remedy is best.
2. DO NOT BLOW YOUR NOSE TOO HARD!!!! I have witnessed a friend do this and blow out her ear drum and then get an infection in her ear from blowing the infection into it(she was blowing VERY HARD haha). If you have too much sinus pressure/it hurts to blow your nose, only blow it VERY gently and dont put ur finger over the other nostril to just get the boogies out of one side, leave both nostrils completely open.
Thank you again so much for all your responses/advice and for providing such a wonderful site!! I will be back again when the next sickness comes my way!
PS I also am planning on trying the Tomato Spice Tea tomorrow, no tomato juice/V8 at the moment and I will update you as I (hopefully!! ) get better!!
[YEA] 04/02/2011: Matt from Richardson, Tx replies: "Hypersonic saline nasal irrigation was recommended by my sinus surgeon and allergist.
The benefits: 1) When you irrigate, the hypertonic saline acts as a solvent and washes the mucus crusts and other debris from your nose. 2) The higher salt concentration pulls fluid out of the swollen membranes and shrinks them. This decongests and improves the air flow into your nose. The sinus passages begin to open. 3) Studies have also shown that high concentration salt water improves cell function (ciliary beat pattern).
The recipe: 1) Choose a one-quart glass jar that is thoroughly cleansed. 2) Fill with bottled water. 3) Add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of pickling/canning salt, NOT table salt as it contains a large number of additives. Sea salt may also be used. 4) Add 1 teaspoon Arm & Hammer baking soda (pure bicarbonite). 5) Mix ingredients together and store at room temperature. Discard after one week. If you find the solution too strong, you may decrease the amount of salt to 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons. With children it is often better to start with a milder solution and advance slowly.
The instructions: 1) You should plan to irrigate your nose with hypersonic saline 2-3 times per day. 2) You may use a small glass cup like a shot glass. 3) Pour a small amount into the shot glass or small cup. DO NOT contaminate the quart solution. Many people prefer to warm the solution slightly in the microwave but be sure the solution is NOT HOT. 4) Stand over a sink, close the left nostral with the left thumb and hold the small glass container under the right nostral. 5) Tilt your head back slightly so that you can slowly inhale the solution. The solution will start flowing into your throat. Close the right nostral with the left index finger to trap the saline inside the nostrals as you remove the small glass cup. 6) Keep the nostrals closed and tilt your head forward into the sink to allow the solution to enter the upper sinus cavities for several seconds while breathing through your mouth. 7) Open your nostrals & mouth to allow the saline to flow out. 8) Gentle blow your nose into the sink being careful not to force the saline into the ear canal. 9) Repeat for the left nostral. 10) Repeat for each nostral until clear. 11) For younger children, you may want to place the solution into a pump spray container such as Ocean Spray, clean bulb/ear syringe, large medical syringe (30cc) or water pick with irrigation tip. DO NOT FORCE your child to lay down. It is much easier to do in a sitting or standing position.
Hydrogen peroxide can be added to the solution in small amounts increasing to the 50/50 ratio recommended for mouth rinse as directed on the bottle.
Guaifenesin (Mucinex or other brand) is an expectorant that also assists loosening phlegm & thinning bronchial secretions.
Hypersonic saline nasal irrigation along with Guaifenesin at the first signs of congestion have kept my sinuses infection free and avoided antibiotics for years.
Here's to your good health."
[YEA] 01/26/2008: Cathy from Pittsburgh, PA: "The H20 Peroxide rinse cleared my sinuses! I can't believe it! Hang your head back, let it drip in..IT BURNS!!!!!! But it is well worth it, believe me! You blow your nose like crazy, sneeze like crazy, then you can breathe, and pressure and pain is SO much better! Thank you so much for this website!!!!!"Replies
02/14/2010: Kellie from Frisco, Tx replies: "I've had horrible sinus infections for the past two years, since moving to TX. I've been all all sorts of prescription drugs. But I started to have heart palpitations from the steroids in the nose sprays and all the allergy med's. I didn't want to go on permanent antibiotics! Whenever I take antibiotics they only work for a few weeks, then the infection is back. This Jan I had a horrible infection and found the Earth Clinic site. I am very excited to say I'm 99% better! I've been using the Hydrogen Peroxide/Salt/Baking Soda recipe, plus Apple Cider Vinegar, plus Oregano Oil, plus NAC, daily for 20 days, and supplements. I'm so happy with the results! Here's my recipe:
50 ml (aprox 1 teaspoon) warm water
pinch baking soda
2-5ml of hydrogen peroxide
I multiply by 5 and mix it all in a cup. I got a syringe from the pharmacy. It is the type that you attach a needle to (no needle of course). They give them away for dosing children's medicine.
I lean over my sink and put my forehead on the back of the sink, then shoot it up one nostril. I blow my nose and repeat with the other side. If it burns too much, decrease the peroxide.
I did this as often as needed, but no less than 3x a day. I was getting all colors from my nose, including blood. My infections are very severe.
I also take 2TB Unfiltered Unpasteurized Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, mixed with water before meals and before bed. Remember to rinse your mouth well with plain water!! (This cures all sorts of issues, and I use it mainly for curing my allergies)
I take 4 drops of Wild Oregano Oil under my tongue and then rinse with water 3x's a day. (it is an antibiotic)
I also take NAC (600mg) with 1500mg of Vit C 2 times a day, and Primal Defense 1x day. Both are to help boost my immune system and fix my system after so much antibiotics.
Nothing happened for 5 days, then there was a bit of improvement. Now I'm at 20 days, and I no longer get any color from my nose. I still have my allergies, but they go away as soon as I take the vinegar. I plan to start sipping the vinegar all day, rather than chugging it 3x's a day."
[YEA] 03/10/2010: Kellie from Frisco, Tx, Usa replies: "I wanted to give an update. I am now totally sinus infection free! As of 10 days ago I have not had any sign of an infection. I'm working to use less of each of the remedies, but so far, I find I do take everything in the morning with 2 more doses of vinegar throughout the day. I've also found that instead of 2TB ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) 3x's a day, if I mix 3TB in a large glass and sip it all day long I get much better results. I feel great! If I skip a day of ACV, I do notice I start to sniffle and my nose runs a bit. I think the ACV is a great solution and I'll keep using it! Thanks to everyone for the great advice!"
EC: Thanks for updating us!
[YEA] 05/18/2010: Cheryl from Lynnwood, Wa replies: "I tried this and it worked great. I had a sinus infection for 4 weeks and even was taking antibiotics. Then I saw this post, I have done it twice in one day and feel great! Thanks!"
[YEA] 08/02/2010: Ben from Los Angeles, California replies: "All you need is:
It took three days doing this 2-3 times daily to get rid of the sinus infection. I mixed the following in 1 cup of water microwaved at 30 sec (use reverse Osmosis or purified water or boil the water), if boiling the water you must let the water cool to touch. I use RO water and microwave for 30 seconds:
2ml Hydrogen Peroxide
1/4 tsp kosher sea salt
1/2 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Mix well, use low pressure sinus rinse bottle. Start with the nasal passage that you feel has the most sinus pressure (empty 1/3 of the bottle into this passage) then use the rest of the fluid to flush the other nasal passage."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/21/2011: Xlntmommy from Palm Beach County, Fl, Usa replies: "I see people writing about a sinus infection "for 6 months" or "the past year".. Whereas I hav had sinus pressure/problems for over ~20~ years. I tried the antibiotics that dry out the nasal passages, I hav been prescribed the daily "allergy" pill(s), I regularly put a cold soda/can from the fridge each morning to alleviate the swelling and headache I hav for several hours after I wake up.. I even drink copius amounts of (any) drink filled to the top with ice as the coldness would also help my constantly-swollen throat, because of the drip-that-never-ends. It has been years and years and I hav even had procedures done, and noticed a gradual improvement (which took months to notice) but was minimal and didn't last. I had resigned myself to just having to put up with this, until I happened upon this site.
I didn't try the ACV remedy. I tried the H202, baking soda and salt irrigation. I lighten my hair sometimes so used a smaller, pointy-tipped bottle from that. I also did not mix the h202 in a 50/50 ration, but instead used:
one cap-ful of h202
2 pinches of baking soda
1 pinch salt
in about 4-6 oz. of warm tap water. I hav a worse hedache after doing this, hence I only hav done it once/day, in the AM. I get no "flooding" but do hav a drip still at the back of my throat, but it is different now, and the biggest thing is that I can breathe! For the first time in decades I can inhale and exhale almost completely, through my nose. I hav only done this "irrigation" for about 4 days now, but again, I notice more of difference than ANY of the things I hav tried for over 2 decades. The H202 "burns" a little, and I don't get "blood". My right nostril was clear after the second day, and I am continuing until my left nostril (the worst one) is clear. I plan on doing this in intervals whenever I feel a "flare up". I am sure this is the answer for my problem and I am SO GRATEFUL for this site.
~MOMMY, Palm Beach County, FLORIDA"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 02/20/2012: Cat from Elko, Nevada replies: "A little burn is hardly the phrase I would use to describe the insane burning and pain when you use the baking soda, H202 and salt! So be prepared, with that said, I used it a few minutes ago and after a hot bath to soothe the pain in my head and facial cavities, I am breathing much better. Maybe no pain, no gain applies here."
[YEA] 05/03/2007: Bob from Miami, Florida: "I've been flooding my sinuses with Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda and Kosher Salt for over five years. It has totally healed my nasal membranes and I no longer get sinus infections, and I very seldom have to do any type of sinus flooding anymore. My sinuses feel great! I first started documenting my discovery on the Internet in 2003 and I've developed full documentation about "Upside Down Sinus Flooding" at http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-upsidedown
The documentation contains warnings about the risk, to the Eustachian Tubes and Middle Ears, from flooding the nasal passages with any liquid. Those wishing to try a sinus flooding with Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda and Kosher Salt should first check with their doctor."
[YEA] 12/09/2009: Cindy from Cochrane, Wi replies: "i wanted to respond to this posting from several years ago. i just tried it as EVERY other remedy seemed to make congestion of a cold worse. as i write this i have relief and can breath much better.i plan to continue with this remedy. i did also add acv to the mixture. as a side note of my own i accidentally found i got short term relief from having my hands in hot water, would open sinuses.after looking at a reflexology book there are sinus points on each finger, maybe that's why. thank you earth clinic."