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Cure a Sinus Infection with Natural Remedies

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Posted by Lar (Ireland) on 10/27/2013

Hi. I have sinus problems with 5 years now. I have been on tablets and loads of sprays and nothing is working. It started with blocked nose, sore eyes, dry eyes, pain all over my head and really sore head and very itchy as well. I have dry mouth and sore and for ever get infections in it fine it hard to breath. My nose is dry most of the time when it free up not much do come out there is blood up there most of time becaus of pressure it under I say I don't know but I don't get nose bleeds. My throat is sore and get white spots and reds spots. I have being to ent and gp and they just can't find problem. This is something that don't leave up I have it everyday. hope ye can help me thanks.

Posted by Pam
Central Fl
On the home page of earthclinic, someone posted a sinus remedy. She indicates to cut onions in quarters and pour honey over it and eat it sparingly through out the day!
Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Lar, some people have relief by eliminating wheat and dairy from their diets. Maybe you can try that for a week.
Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
Hi Lar...I recently had a head cold that just would not go away. I had this problem for weeks. Nose blocked and drippy, tight chest, coughing, difficult to breath at night etc. I was taking all the usual remedies -- humic acid, lugol's iodine, minerals etc. Then one evening I decided to try turpentine -- distilled gum sap of pine. I dabbed 2 to 4 drops of turpentine on my tongue via my finger and kept it in my mouth for as long as possible. I would then breath in through my mouth and breath out through my nose for as long as I could. I did this three or four times during the evening so the turpentine vapour would locally help to kill whatever pathogens were causing my problems in the nose, chest and throat. The next morning my sinuses were clear, my lung issues were gone and everything was back to normal and I could brearth easily again. Turpentine is anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-mycoplasma. In the older medicine, turpentine was used topically and also regularly supplemented and inhaled as a vapour to cure problems like these.

I also have to say that your problem may well be due to a more deep-seated fungal issue -- because you have had it for over five years with itchy scalp, sore eyes etc. If you also have symptoms like brain fog, lethargy, low energy, allergies etc then this would also help to confirm a fungal problem. If this is the case then your problem or infection may already be in the blood, organs and tissues, and therefore just using topical or local remedies may not work and so you must take other specific remedies to get rid of your ongoing internal fungal infection in the blood. See this link on Earth Clinic for more information.

Posted by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
Hello Lar from Ireland;

Your description clearly shows what the problem is. You have a progressing viral infection of the sinus. It is migrating into the throat (the white spots) and will soon be in your lungs. Likely it is system wide now. The great concern is that the virus will spread past the blood brain barrier.

No doubt it is in both eustachian tubes and ear canals.

Solution is to begin complete sinus and ear irrigations with colloidal silver. Buy a few different brands to test which is best.

Here's how to do it; there really is a proper way to successfully do this...I use an ear syringe to squirt the CS into the sinus on both sides. EXPECT a great STINGING when you squirt. Lean head back and let drain. Repeat 20 minutes later. It will sting but not so much the second time. (The infection is being killed.) Repeat five times daily for a full week. Then can cut back to three times daily for a month. Then twice daily for a YEAR.

Continue the irrigation with syringe squirting CS into ear canals. Repeat daily for a week. (Anything squirting in ear can cause dizziness, so hold onto something, or be leaning into the sink so you don't fall.)

Also gargle with the CS and spit out after first gargle but thereafter gargle and let drain as slowly as possible to coat the throat as much as possible. If there is any indication of lung problems get an inhaler, I mean a small mist maker that makes steam of the CS that can be breathed into the lungs. This is done every day ... up to a month until one is sure the infection is killed in the lungs. Next: Two tablespoons by mouth every day for a year. Year. Why? Because with a five year infection the way you describe the progression I can assure you that the infection is systemic. Also, until the infection is completely killed in the sinus/ears/ throat, once a week, take a tablespoon of CS and hold in mouth letting it soak the teeth and gums. The gums/teeth is where infections of the face often originate...Bells Palsey for instance.

Lar, I've laid out a program that I know from experience has worked many time. Virus infections of the kind you are experiencing are not just a bother. Over time they can be deadly. The infection can deplete and compromise the immune system and can itself kill organs of the body. A close friend developed serious heart problems and the surgeons cut out a dead portion of her heart and after culture found a viral infection had done the damage. Viruses send out colonies to find new homes. They act like ants. Microscopic version if you want to think of it that way. They have the capacity to colonize. At least many do. There are thousand of species.

If the duration of being on the CS for a year as I outline is of concern, then just try the program for a month. If one with the conditions you describe does not see a huge change in thirty days, then either the CS is not potent, or the cause is something unrelated to infection. But I am quite certain your issue is virus. (Maybe fungal too. Fungus can get going when the sinus is stopped up. The stopped up moist sinus is a breading ground for more viruses and fungi.)

One more observation in story form: A friend had been suffering all summer with a sinus infection and I suggested that "if this were me"... and told him about my success with CS; the same explanation as above outlined. He later told me that the first time he "sniffed" the CS as an irrigation, it really stung, just as I'd warned. Then he did it again fifteen minutes later. Well, he explained, it seemed to help but the next day the sinus stuffiness was back. "Ah and did you use the CS again?" No, he explained. Just twice. And he was telling me that the CS didn't work because the next day the infection was still there...even though the protocol is continuous until the infection is gone.

Lar, do you have a saying in Ireland like we have in America, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink"?

Trust have a serious viral infection.

Posted by Sofia (Philadelphia, Pa) on 11/28/2012

My daughter is almost 10 years old and she is having chronic sinus infection. It seems last forever as it first started with allergies (spring/summer). She got congested really badly. Doctor prescribed her antibiotics we were on two of them and she is still congested. Not as bad as few weeks ago before we started the antibiotics but it still there. I need to give her decongestant drops for night so she can sleep. But I don't want to keep her on it forever. She has slight cough as well. From a sinus stand point she doesn't have any other symptoms (fever, headaches). She is pretty healthy kid otherwise, very active, eat good diet (but including milk, she is a milk lover)

What would you recommend us to start with? Diet first (eliminate milk) or try Apple Cider Vinegar remedies first?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! I just hate to see her suffer like that! Thank you very much! Sofia from Philadelphia

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Sofia, imho start with diet first.
Posted by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
704 Posts
Hi Sofia, My oldest daughter suffered with this too through her teens. I would always tell her it was because she ate dairy. She wasn't a milk lover at all but always loved cheese and ice cream. For several years she would fight me on this and I finally just let it go figuring I'd given her the advice and she didn't want to heed it so, I was done. Then, when she was about 20, she suffered a series of very serious chronic sinus infections and the drs. just kept handing out the antibiotics to her. (Through her childhood, I never took my kids to the Dr. and never needed to. ) It was her choice as an adult, by then, to use mainstream drs. Well, by the fourth bout of antibiotics and no real relief, she finally broke down crying, saying she didn't know what to do anymore and was miserable. I asked her if she was finally willing to listen to me and she totally surrendered. I made her use a neti pot, use herbs to fight the infection, eliminate ALL dairy and build her immune system back up with vitamin c and got probiotics back into her system. All sinus infections disappeared and she has not had another one since. She's now 26. Today, when she just can't help herself and has some cheese, cream or other dairy it is immediately followed with a slight sore throat so she is well aware of the direct connection.

My hope is that you help your daughter by first eliminating all dairy and see what happens. If you see the change, you will prevent a lot of unnecessary suffering as my daughter experienced. Wishing you both the best, Lisa

Posted by Sofia
Phialdelphia, Pa
Lisa, thank you so much for your reply! Sofia

Posted by Marc (Sutter Creek, Ca) on 09/22/2012

Have had almost constant headaches to one extent or another for 5 years. Pain around the eyes and behind the nose. Brutal economy results in me having little $ and no med insurance. 2 weeks ago, found myself with an overnight stay in the hospital for a lung infection. Treatment was a lot of antibiotics, steroids and nebulizer treatments. Found that the nebulizers opened not only my lungs, but also my nasal passages. Antibios must have treated my sinuses too. Lungs got well and I had no headaches for 14 days! Felt like a normal man for awhile. Was even able to finally sleep in bed with my wife lying down with just 1 pillow. Headaches came back and now I'm back on the sofa at night and having to sleep sitting up. Back to having 24/7 light to moderate headaches again.

Based on the antibio treatment for about 10 days and having a 14 day break from the headaches, I would assume that I had an infection that went away for the most part, but now is back just like before.

Have tried saline washes. Seems to help sometimes, but doesn't cure the problem. Perhaps I need to go on some really powerful antibios for about a month? Will try combo saline and peroxide rinses starting soon to see if that does anything for me.

Suggestions are appreciated.

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Marc, when you do those rinses with h2o2, breathe thru the stuff in your mouth. Meaning take about 6-7 slow breaths while the stuff is in the bottom of your mouth, in between swishes.

Posted by Rendy (Lubbock, Tx, Usa ) on 12/05/2011

I started to use Hydrogen Peroxide inhalation about the end of January to the middle of Feb. I worked instantly. However, the start of my use coincided with the end of ginning season in west Texas. We get bad dust storms. I worked outside all day long in the peak of the spring wind/dust storm season this year and I never had a problem. Early just this past November, I stayed home from work with a gout flare up. The ACV really helped that day, but getting out that day in the little bit of dust that had kicked up, my sinus' and chest immediately got infected. I kept up the ACV to no avail. I relented and called my doctor for antibiotics. I felt better immediately. Then, about 8 days ago, another dust storm; on my second course of antibotics. Does anybody have any suggestions? I hate the antibiotics, but this west Texas dust really hits me like a ton bricks!

Posted by Judyha222 (Albany, Ny, Usa) on 08/08/2011

hi. I appreciate all of your input as I am new to this site. I have a sinus infection now............... First one in years! I let the allergens get ahead of me! I use a netti pot, and more recently, a baster. I can get more water in there with a little pressure. My question - I just got up and used the baster, first with saline solution, then with water to wash away the stinging, but now my right ear is all plugged up again! I hate this sensation! Any ideas? thanks

Posted by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
340 Posts
Just keep up the apple cider vinegar and honey.. Then get some ginger down you, this loosens the clogged up areas and clears it up. Takes a while but it is a cure for sinus problems.

Posted by (Littleton, Colorado) on 05/23/2011

I have had severe sinus problems for a few years and no my sense of smell is gone. I have had two surgeries and I have tried almost every natural thing on the list. I sleep with a humidifier, diet changes, zinc, Apple Cider Vinegar you name it I have probably done it. The saline rinses seem to make my sinus congestion worse as all the water doesn't come out. I had one ENT doc tell me to use the rinses and the other to not. I do not take any drugs.

I could smell for a week after my surgery great. Now it is off and on and I dont know what triggers it. In feburary of this year I randomly was able to smell for an entire week. And if I blow my nose sometimes I can smell as well. I get frequent chiropractic adjustments like every other week. Any suggestions?

With my sinuses it seems when I get sinus infections I almost get dizzy but not a feeling of unsteadyness. I'm 25 and in great shape. I was sinus free and could smell 3 years ago.

This is ruining my life!

Posted by Health Conscious
Delhi, India
This was the same had been happening with me, but was never at very high degree.

(1) For sinus you can try a single garlic clove on every morning with a glass of water, swallow it like a pill. It will improve nasal congestion and clear your throat as well. Include garlic in your daily diet. It worked for me. Try it. All the best.

(2) You may also try Indian Goosberry (Embilica Officianalis). Crush it, boil it with water, when half glass of water will be remained, drink it empty stomach in the morning, do not eat anything before it and you may eat anything else after 30 mins of drinking it. It is rich in vitamin c, since useful for smelling I. E nasal congestion or sinus. Try it. Which ever is more convinient.

Warning(s) : If you found anything unsuitable on consuming this, please stop the practice and consult physician.


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Posted by John (Antwerp) on 05/22/2011

30 years sinusitis, klebsiella infection with secundary bronchiectasien. Anosmia and generalized inflammation(use of 6 wk clarithromycine gave me tinnitus). ENT doctor want to do FESS(functional endoscopic sinus surgery).

Do you have a better advice?

Posted by Annalisa (Spanaway, Washtington) on 01/16/2011

Having problems clearing up sinus infection, had for 2 week, taking Oil of Oregnol, Tumeric with coconut oil, plus Vit C, still cannot get it under control. Any suggs? Thank You,

Posted by Blanche
Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa
I would suggest you wash your sinuses out using a neti pot if you have one.

You can get one at the pharmacy. It looks like a little teapot and comes with a few packets of sinus wash powder. You just pour it through one nostril and allow it to come out the other nostril. It takes a little practice. You will be blowing your nose a lot for a few minutes. Feels much better when you're done.

Posted by Violet (Harrisburg , Pa) on 12/09/2010

I had sinus surgery in 1993 after years of misery. I now have sinus pain most of the time and when they operated they found I had fungus in my right sinus cavity. I belive there is scar tissue which can cause pain. Don't know what else to do make my life miserable. Always in pain and headaches. I am now 66 and the doctor isn't too easy to do surgery again. I don't know why. Can any one help. Thank you

Posted by Brooke
Montgomery, Tx, Usa
88 Posts
First of all, I think you should see a Chiropractor and have some adjustments because it might be caused by pressures on your spinal nerves. After that you should try Glyco-Thymoline diluted with distilled water used as a nasal spray, and Glyco-Thymoline packs over the sinuses. For the nasal spray, put One ounce of distilled water and 1/2 ounce of Glyco-Thymoline. Glyco-Thymoline is a great product! Search online for the cheapest place to get it.
Posted by June
Greenwich, Ct, Usa
I would try anti-fungal supplements and see if they work. I have had great success with a yeast and fungus condition taking probiotics and also a caprillic acid (sp?) supplement. From what I understand, it can take a year or more to treat fungal conditions in the body, so don't give up if you don't see results right away. Good luck and please let us know of your progress.

Posted by Drew (Miami, Florida, Usa) on 11/10/2010

I have been suffering from sinus infections (left maxillary) for about 25 years. I have had 2 major sinus surgeries consisting of putting a titanium floor in my orbit due to silent sinus syndrome. I still suffer from periodic sinus infections and constant stuffiness. Today I used over the counter sprays (sinex and afrin) They both worked but then I got stuffed up again and I used it a few more times causing a increase in my stuffed nose and cannot breathe thru my left nostril at ALL. I have read about ACV and started it about an hour ago. Does anybody know of any solutions to get rid of this stuffy nose caused by these nasal inhalers? HELP!!!!

Posted by Joe (Beaumont, California) on 07/01/2009

two months ago I went to the dentist with what I thought was a toothache. X-rays did not show a problem. He thought I had a sinus infection and gave me an antibiotic. It worked but two months later I have the same problem in the same area, upper teeth left side and headache. I have no mucus or runny nose just a throbbing pain. Anyone had the same problem that can help? Thanks

Posted by Danika
Albany, Australia
Hi I am having the exact same problem as you, I have had X-rays, ultrasounds, blood tests you name it I've had it, the doctor now says it is a sinus infection, however I have not had a cold, stuffy nose or anything like that just really excruciating pain in my jaw and teeth. I have been on painkillers, antibiotics and nothing seems to take the pain away. Just wondering if you had any luck or if anyone else can help me.
Posted by Steve
Las Vegas, Nv
102 Posts
A good remote energy healer can help you with this easily by phone. Simpy google healers and pick one with good testimonials on healing jaw and teeth pain.
Posted by Rox
Melbourne, Australia
It sounds like TMJ Syndrome. I had the same symptoms a few years ago. I started back at the gym and I was clenching my teeth throughout my training session, also when I was sleeping. Pain developed in the right side of my jaw and in a few of my teeth on that side. I was taking pain-killers every 4 hours. I visited the dentist and they couldn't pin-point what was going on. I than went to my doctor and she knew exactly what it was - TMJ Syndrome. She prescribed me a muscle relaxant (1/2 tablet of Valium before bed) and gave me a few exercises to do. I can remember one... Put your tongue to the roof of your mouth and hold it there, than open & close your mouth about 20 times - do this whenever you can throughout the day. A few days later the pain was gone!!!
Posted by Sweetberry
New York
4 Posts
Try vitamin d 30,000 units a day for a week then lower it to 20,000 then all ok.
Posted by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West South Africa
156 Posts
Hi Danika, To get relief try & massage the sore spot as hard as you can tolerate & as regularly as you can & eventually you will get pain relief as the sensitive spots tension is released. It definitely works.
Posted by Rose
Provo, Ut (usa)
I found using an infared heat/massage wand on the jaw areas for a couple of days really helped loosen the TMJ muscles on my jaw. I suffered for months before I read about doing this. The wand can be bought where you would buy any massager at a drug or discount store. I can go a few days without doing it but I have to reapply the therapy again if it starts to bother me.
Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
114 Posts
If it is in fact TMJ then you may need to see a Biological Dentist who can help you find out why your muscles are tense in the first place. It is possible that you actually do have sinusitis though so don't rule out the sinus issue. You can have no cold, stuffy nose, etc.... And still have sinus problems. Be careful though I had the same issue a while back when I was a dental assistant and since both my doctor and my dentist (who was my boss) couldn't figure out what it was, I was put on IV antibiotics for a week and had a rootcanal done on a tooth that was perfectly fine. I believe it was actually a sinus issue that was affecting my teeth to the point of swelling my entire face. The antibiotics helped temporarily but I still have sinus issues to this day. I am planning on trying the cayanne pepper cure (when I get the courage)that a few people have painfully tried as I am getting desparate. Good luck.

P.S. I am also currently seeing a biological Dentist as I have TMJ. She is helping me to get rid of the amalgam fillings which will also help my sinuses (I hope) and she is helping me figure out why I am clenching my teeth all day/night long. It is usually a problem with the anatomy of your bite. Hi spots, missing teeth, etc that cause you to constantly be searching for a comfortable place to rest your jaw. Some people on EC have bought a sports mouth guard with great success. I am too light of a sleeper for that and I have problems during the day as well as night so I can't necessarily wear a mouth guard while I am at work:) But it may work for you.

Posted by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
Have you considered a magnesium deficiency as the reason for the clenching of the jaw? The magnesium will relax the muscles and even stop any tooth grinding as well. Maybe an epsom salt bath before bed would help determine if magnesium is the problem. Most people are deficient in magnesium. I am also an ex dental nurse from many, many years back and usually the dentist would treat this with a mouth guard and grinding down teeth. I would look into magnesium though.
Posted by Madeline
Central, New Jersey
Exercise particularly upper back and shoulders. I was having the same problem and once I joined a gym I started to feel better. Also fix your posture because it's causing your neck to protrude which places a lot of pressure on your neck and shoulders. Mckenzie neck retractions exercise. Good luck

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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!

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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.

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