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Cure a Sinus Infection with Natural Remedies

Last Modified on Mar 26, 2015

Probiotics and Kefir   1  0   

Posted by Danie (Seattle, WA) on 02/02/2015

[YEA]  I had severe sinus infection for a couple years, so bad I could hardly open my eyes due to the pressure and all the horrible symptoms. I tried everything! I read something about probiotics and sinuses. I started taking acidophilus bifidus, high 10 billion CFU probiotics, and drinking kefir, and I put distilled water in neti pot and emptied the capsule of probiotics into the neti pot and I added some baking soda into the neti pot this get rid of any stinging sensation in the nose. I did this daily for seven days sinus infection finally gone!

Quercetin, Bromelain   1  0   

Posted by Lilianne (Corona, California) on 08/14/2011

[YEA]  Just had to let people know about this supplement. I've had a chronic sinus infection for 3 weeks now. First I went to the doctor and got the usual antibiotics and was told to take zyrtec-d. After 10 days I felt no relief. My head, cheeks and jaw were pounding from the pressure. I started doing sinus rinses, acv, and purchased nature's rite sinus relief. After 5 days, I felt some relief but I still had pressure and lots of mucous coming out. I bought quercetin-bromelain from the vitamin shoppe for $25 because the worker said it worked really well so I figured why not? Omg, within the first half hour, I started breathing through my nose, my sense of smell was coming back, no mucous was coming out and absolutely no pressure. I was in heaven. Gonna take this on a daily basis. Did some research and it looks like this stuff is good for a whole bunch of other stuff. I can finally sleep at night!!

Red Dye   2  0   

Posted by star (menlo, ga) on 02/03/2008

[YEA]  i am writing about the ice cream making you have the fake flu. i seen that you also talked about the red #40. well my son is 2 and everytime he had something that had red #40 he would spit up. we have not given him any in a while. and he doesnt spit up

Posted by Melody (Marysville, WA) on 09/08/2007

[YEA]  My children and I have been using the Feingold program to improve behaviour and general health for the last 5 years. I have noticed that any product, especially ice cream with artificial flavors or colors produces the fake flu and sinus infection symptoms you describe. Red #40 is of the enemy....and all the rest are just as bad! Are all sinus/flu symptoms caused by toxic chemicals in foods - no, but toxic food chemical DO make lots of people very sick!

Red Wine Vinegar   1  0   

Posted by Dolly (Melbourne, Vic, AU) on 03/22/2007

[YEA]  I went to the doctors re severe sinusitis becoming a bronchitis infection 3 weeks ago and got a cocktail of antibiotics. Recently got results of blood tests which showed I had a virus which of course antibiotics don't treat, doctor had nothing to give me for it. Don't know if it was the virus symptoms plus after effects of penicillin antibiotics. Last night my gland engorgement and bloating in stomach and pain in upper abdomen, swelling in neck and kidney with pain, had got severe I looked like I was in advanced pregnancy! There was another episode where my face and neck swelled in the night. Out of frustration and desperation to find a cure found this web site, (and because I didn't have any ACV, drank some red wine vinegar in water, and periodically cleaned my sinus's with FESS sinu-cleanse can, (contains salt). This morning everything is nearly back to normal. Is it possible that the properties in ACV are the same in all vinegars? My stomach bloating has gone down, sinusitis relieved, kidney pain usually intense in morning down) throat glands are no longer strangling me.

Reishi, Cayenne, Oregano Oil, Garlic   1  0   

Posted by Logan (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) on 02/16/2009

[YEA]  I always make tea with a japanese/chinese mushroom called reishi (ling zhi in chinese - it is the best for boosting the immune system) and I had been chewing on a few cloves of garlic (this really helped, but only temporarily) but this wasn't cutting it alone for this sinus infection I had. So after checking this site, I decided to do a combo of many of the ideas. I added cayenne pepper to the tea. I also got some wild oregano oil which I both consumed and I inhaled the steam. Basically for 2 days I constantly chewed raw garlic, inhaled steam from the tea, drank the tea, repeat. This is the third day and I now feel almost back to normal... I feel no pressure and no blockage in my nose or allergy irritations, just a very slight drip. My sinus infection had started 3 weeks ago, and before this weekend it was actually getting much much worse.

Rhubarb   1  0   

Posted by Avi (London, United Kingdom) on 01/26/2009

[YEA]  Thanks so much for the info on Borax, its doing an amazing job on my chronic candida infection. Sinus infection has been a big, BIG, painful problem, causing the kind of headache that occupies everything from the neck up. I recently learned that sniffing up 3% H2O2 can shift that, but I find it really painful and so I tried the advice of a local herb gardener who said to sniff up rhubarb juice, and it worked magnificently.
Stings a little bit, but clears out a lot within minutes and keeps working all day, so you might be slightly sniffy, but great relief, and doing it once every day keeps the sinuses clear, although I don't think its a cure, just a great way of expelling toxins. Mixing 50/50 RAW rhubarb juice and colloidal silver [in distilled water] removes the sting but isn't quite as effective as just rhubarb juice. Anyway, variations on that theme give me immediate relief from sinus headaches. This is useful to me when I detox too fast, maybe it can be useful to others.

Riboflavin, B2   1  0   

Posted by Karen (Alpharetta, Georgia) on 03/25/2008

[YEA]  Riboflavin B2 100mg right before bedtime will take care of sinus drainage.It will work in about 20 minutes. If not,try up to 250mg. I had severe sinus drainage for years.I found it hard to sit through meetings,church etc, without coughing my head off. I would eat and have a reaction to food and start coughing uncontrollably.Sometimes medications worked,sometimes not. Sometimes I would double up on medication. Now I take NOTHING!

Serrapeptase   1  0   

Posted by Trisha (Liverpool, England) on 05/30/2013

[YEA]  Hi I have suffered most of my life with sinus problems have had an operation were they drilled the bone at top of my nose had some releif for a short time but I was told to try serrapeptase and the relief has been brilliant I take 2 80,000 tablets morning and night and they have been excellent.

Sniff Warm Water   1  0   

Posted by Diane (Foley, AL) on 12/02/2008

[YEA]  I work with crafts nearly every day and more during the months of November and December working with fine glitter. That's when my sinuses start getting a little congested. When I am through with the work I walk into the bathroom wash my hands and then fill my hands with luke warm water and sniff the water into my sinus cavity and blow several times and Walla all clear. If I don't get to do it and an infection starts I use a few drops of peroxide and it's clear within 10 to 15 minutes. It took a couple of years to realize it was what I was working with that caused the problem. Yes, I wear a mask most of the time but that stuff just flies everywhere.

Spleen Connection to Sinus Infections   1  0   

Posted by Greta (Hillsboro, Oregon) on 10/25/2007

[YEA]  Yes, ice cream, cheese, milk and even unsweetened yogurt all cause me to have sinus infections--even raw goat milk. The raw goats milk was the least innocuous. There are times when none of these bothers me. At one time, about four years ago, if I drank milk (yes, even raw) I would choke on a huge volume of white mucus. I discovered that if your spleen isn't working properly milk can cause a huge mucus buildup. I went to work on my spleen and, lo and behold, I could drink milk once more without any ill effects. I also learned that allergies and sensitivities to foods are related to how much of that substance is stored in our bodies, and certain deficiencies (vitamin, mineral or enzyme) deficiencies we may have. Some allergies may be overcome within seconds of taking the substance you are lacking. For instance 'swimmer's ear' can be 'cured' by taking the EFA'S that person is lacking. Swimmer's ear usually occurs on a hot sunny day when one has been out too long in the sun and gotten a burn, effectively burning up precious EFA's. So, I think this may help people understand why they may be sensitive to a substance at one moment, and not another, or why two people may eat the same food, but only one becomes sick

Replied by Msg
Somewhere, Europe
Greta, Where did you learn all that? How did you "get to work" on your spleen?

Steaming With H2O2 and Salt   1  0   

Posted by Liz (Fairfield, CT) on 03/02/2009

[YEA]  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   1  0   

Posted by Michelle (Atlanta, Ga) on 10/28/2009

[YEA]  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   1  0   

Posted by SojournTraveler (Plymouth, Michigan) on 05/12/2009

[YEA]  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.

Replied by Paul
Arlington, Va
You do realize that there is absolutely no salt in the steam entering your nasal passages, no? Basic science, here.
Replied by Lloyd
Bc, Canada
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.

Stubborn Sinus Infection Remedies   0  0   


If antibiotics and/or the below-listed home remedies are not curing your sinus infection, you need to take a look at your diet and eliminate all mucus-forming/thickening foods or drinks. Milk, citrus, spicy foods, wheat, cheese, etc. are usually the culprits. Try eliminating them from your diet for a few days.

Then try all of the following:

* Grapefruit Seed Extract -- your sinus infection may disappear after a couple of days of grapefruit seed extract. We like the drops, but be forewarned -- they taste terrible!! Also, never take them on an empty stomach (especially first thing in the morning).

* Drink apple cider vinegar throughout the day in large glasses of water (ACV thins mucus).

* Let the water from a hot shower spray onto your face, especially the forehead and nose. While still in the shower, clear/blow out as much mucus from your sinuses as possible. Do this several times a day.

* Try Oil Pulling, a fabulous remedy from India which alleviates Sinus Congestion within about 10-15 minutes.

Replied by Sunil
Los Angeles, USA
Great Recommendation. ACV and Grape fruit seed extract really works. I just took it today and can see significant decrease in my sinus"

02/26/2011: Smk9 from Fredburg, Va, Usa replies: "Don't forget to address the root cause of the sinus infection. There is a fungal, bacterial, or viral organism in your sinus passages that is causing all the pain and discomfort. And it is coming from somewhere...

House plants (perpetually moist potting soil-perfect breeding ground for fungus), pet dander and dust, pollen from houseplants (and yard plants), moist areas in home-basement, bath, and kitchen (breeding ground for mold and mildew), etc, etc.

I am going to try the ACV and HP=sea salt nasal flush in the near future. And I am going to clean and rid my home of any germ breeding grounds. Just FYI.

Replied by Jordan
Austin, Texas Usa
Also if you have not already been using saline, which is just salt water, then start! Spraying it in each nostril a few times a day relieves congestion and helps fight the infection. It can be found at any grocery store. Thank you for the tips about ACV I'm using it right now and I can tell it helps.
Replied by Jholl
Louisville, Kentucky
Okay, I think this is key, everything EC is saying about the GSE, ACV and the oil pulling is great. I would add oil of oregano too. I think GSE and oil of oregano work equally well. So, for those who can't handle the GSE, try the oregano and vice-versa. I would like to add be sure and take Vitamin D. I personally take 5,000 units a day and more on cloudy days in the winter. I also believe many, many people are battling low grade fungal infections. This may be from not changing air conditioner filters at home or air filters in cars. Also, vacuuming to get rid of dust.
Replied by Law
Lafayette, In/usa
Sinus treatment. GSE, grapefruit seed extract, is, as already said, very bitter. The drops can be put in small empty capsules boughten from most any health store. Great solution.

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