Sinus Infection
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Hydrogen Peroxide for Sinus Infections

Sep 23, 2016

If you have ever experienced a sinus infection, you likely have felt true pain. The bones surrounding the nose and eyes and in the cheeks are lined with membranes that function to produce mucus and filter germs. However, when congested, these membranes are unable to drain properly, causing inflammation, congestion and pain. While a variety of treatment options are available for the condition, hydrogen peroxide is one of the safest and most effective.

The Problem with Common Treatments

Typical mainstream treatments include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, steroids and even surgery in some cases. The main problem with many of these treatments is their abrasive nature. Rather than working at the root of the issue to relieve the condition, they affect the body by eliminating fluid production and altering the natural fluid balance of the body. This generally causes more adverse effects in the future. People also develop an immunity to these treatments, making them less viable options for future treatment.

A Better Alternative

Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, is a safe, natural alternative. Its natural composition makes it an effective remedy for sinus infection without extensive treatment. These five reasons illustrate why it is such an effective treatment option.

1. Relieves Congestion

One of the most important reasons to use this option is that it safely and effectively relieves congestion. Used as a rinse, it cleanses the sinuses and alleviates the condition.

2. Eliminates Infection

Hydrogen peroxide has the added benefit of eliminating infection. It is a natural antibacterial agent.

3. Controlled Concentration

While the appropriate concentration to use in this treatment is 3%, the concentration can be controlled even further by adding additional water to the solution. This control prevents adverse effects.

4. Cost Effective

One bottle of hydrogen peroxide is more than enough to treat multiple sinus infections and is available at a very low cost, especially when compared to other treatments.

5. Non-Habit Forming

Many traditional remedies create a reliance effect in the body during which the body requires more and more of the treatment to get the same effect. Hydrogen peroxide does not have this habit forming effect on the body.

Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment for Sinus Infections

To use hydrogen peroxide, mix four parts filtered water with one part 3% hydrogen peroxide. Irrigate the nose using a spray bottle or neti pot.

While a variety of different sinus infection treatments are available, hydrogen peroxide is one of the most effective options. It safely relieves congestion and eliminates infection without forming dependence.

Continue reading below for tips from our readers who have cured their sinus issues using hydrogen peroxide!



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Posted by Rob (Michigan) on 07/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I get sinus infections at least twice a year. I think it is tied to my allergies and after a long lapse of sleep. Not to be gross but when I know I have an infection I go ballz-to-the-wall with the H-Peroxide mix with the neti pot. It works. 1/4 of the mix is H-Peroxide. Hurts a bit but gets results. Nothing like seeing yourself blowing out an infection in the sink! Sometimes there is a little blood mixed in with the green mucous but I think that's normal when the infection is pretty bad.


Posted by Sam (Melbourne, Australia) on 05/01/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have used hydrogen peroxide for sinus infections and it does work. You need a neti pot, I use the one from the chemist that comes with the saline sachets. Put 1/2 to 1 sachet into the pot and dissolve with small amount of really hot water. Then top up to a warm water temp up to the line marked on the bottle.

Then mix in a teaspoon of Baby Shampoo and give it a shake to make it sudsy. The baby shampoo will help to dissolve the bio films that protect the bacteria from both the salt solution and antibiotics.

Use this to rinse your sinus, but especially hold some of the mixture in, tip you head upside-down and really let the mixture get into the upper sinus. Breath in through your nose at the some time to bubble and wash the mixture. Tilt your head one side for 20 seconds, then the other. Let the mixture out, then squeeze some more up there, but this time hold your head parallel to the floor then tip one side for 20 seconds, then the other. This will address the sinus cavities under your eye sockets. Use up remaining mixture to flush.

Then you need to mix another neti pot mixture adding some peroxide.

Start with 1/4 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and go up from there depending on tolerance. Repeat whole procedure to target upper and middle sinus cavities.

People have posted about the pain of the sinus wash. I can tell you that when your sinus is infected the wash does hurt. Just washing an open wound would hurt or sting. But...if your sinus is healthy, it does not hurt. You can feel the peroxide bubbling and oxygenating, but it's not at all painful. So with your sinus infection, start with a small amount of Baby Shampoo and Peroxide and work up to larger amounts. As your sinus begins to heal, you will find you can tolerate more of the peroxide.

I would like to add, when you use peroxide, it doesn't just wash out the bad bacteria, it washes out ALL bacteria, good and bad. So it's a good idea to use some probiotics. Some people put the probiotic powder into a saline solution and flush the sinus to in the hope that some of the probiotics will stay put and re-colonise the sinus with good bacteria. I personally put the powder on the back of the tongue at night when I'm going to sleep and let it naturally migrate its way up into the sinus.

- Hope this helps. xx

Replied by Catherine
Nsw
07/18/2016

Hi, thanks for the information. Is it necessary to dilute the 3% hydrogen or use it straight? Regards, Catherine


Posted by Sparkly619 (San Diego, Ca) on 12/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I am currently 54 years old and have had problems with getting prolonged and painful secondary sinus and ear infections along with every cold or flu I contract, ever since I was a kid. I have eczema and a few allergies so, over the years, I have been prescribed so many different courses of cortisone and antibiotics that by mid adulthood my poor immune system was pretty much shot. It seemed as if there was a bug within 10 miles of me, I would catch it. I was just tired of it.

So, last year, after speaking with a friend who had much success boosting her own immune system by using probiotics, I decided to also give probiotics a try and vowed to commit to using natural therapies whenever possible to try to boost my immune system back to health. And then, just as things seemed to be going so well, I caught an aggressive upper respiratory bug that was going around my office. As was typical for me, the virus itself ran its course in about 7 or 8 days, but I was left with a horrible sinus infection that just seemed to keep hanging on and was getting worse. It was making life miserable an just about knocked me out.

Since it was the height of cold and flu season, I was unable to get an appointment with my doctor, who would have just prescribed antibiotics for the sinus infection anyway, something I had worked the whole year to avoid. Then, I stumbled across an article about adding 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to your regular neti pot solution and thought what the heck, I would give it a try.

The formula is this: I empty one dry saline mix packet (I get the over-the-counter packets, they're pre-mixed, easy to use and buffered right so they don't sting) into a clean, sterile neti pot first, add 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide (no more than that or it will be uncomfortable and could irritate the lining at the back of the nasal passages), then fill the rest of the pot to the inside rim with distilled water, put the lid on and give it a few shakes to mix it well. Then use the rinse as usual. I do half the solution on one side of my nose, then switch and use the remaining half of the solution on the other side, for a full sinus rinse.

I did this 3 times a day for 5 days - Once when I got up in the morning, once when I got home from work, and once right before bedtime. I could immediately feel (and see) the difference when adding the hydrogen peroxide to the neti pot rinse.

Within 3 days the sinus infection was gone and within 5 days the swelling in my nasal passages had abated and my nasal muscus was back to clear. After that, my cough cleared right up as well because I had no more infection seeping down into my lungs from the sinus infection.

I have not had a sinus, ear or lung infection since. I continue to add a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to my regular neti pot solution in this way whenever my sinuses feel a little "iffy." It could be allergies, or it could be a virus. Either way, adding in the hydrogen peroxide has worked wonders for me.

In addition to this sinus rinse, I also use several drops of straight hydrogen peroxide in each of my ears for about 10 minutes each side to ward off cold and flu whenever I have been exposed to sick people. It works great to keep the ear canal clean and free of wax buildup, too.

I am a firm believer in hydrogen peroxide and its healing properties and I will also be adding Bill Munroe's inhalation technique to my repertoire of holistic remedies in the future.

Replied by Stan
Bangkok, Thailand
12/24/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I was suffering from a sinus cold past few days and decided to try this H-P and sea salt treatment and within one day was 75% and next day 100%. Thanks for everyone's advice and it worked without medication like a miracle. It will be a Merry Christmas after all.

Replied by Susan
Kansas
01/25/2016

I am so happy to read about these cures. We've had some chronic illness here in our home and it's been devastating for us all at times. Diet seems to need very careful scrutiny most of the time; husband doesn't have the energy to buy into- that so we go round and round. Of course he has been coughing most of the last 4 weeks.

Anyhow, I myself have experienced huge and very fast success with the coconut oil rinse especially the "pulling" technique in the mouth which has gotten rid of a giant canker sore (from the grapeseed extract btw) and eliminated the cough almost entirely for me! Also the hydrogen peroxide really helped my ears.

My sons hate the idea of any oil at all, so I know the oil and ACV will be unwelcome. One has bad stomach cramps now too so I'm not sure what to do? Grapeseed and elderberry could be making it worse (both have been part of their regimen for the last couple months but they try to avoid it sometimes)? I opted to put coconut milk in his roobis tea which he likes....Any other ideas? Thank you!

Replied by Natalie
Richmond, Va
02/02/2016

I'm so happy to have stumbled onto this. Same story here since November now, battling strep throat now too. More antibiotics! I am definitely going to try this as of tomorrow! Thank you all for sharing your experiences!


Posted by R. Lee (Marietta, Ga) on 04/26/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I am so glad to find this site. I tried 1 Tbsp. hydrogen Peroxide to 1 ounce water. Q-tip application to each ear and nasal passages (separate q-tips for each of course). That felt a bit better, so I followed that with a few drops in each nostril and tilted head back for 10 seconds. There was clearing. Not much tingling. Followed all this with 2 good gargles. I feel better and can breathe. I think I'll do this morning and night and see how it goes. Thanks again.


Posted by Russ (Utah, US) on 01/22/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I used to get sinus infections about twice per year, but have been using hydrogen peroxide successfully for 3 years now and have not needed antibiotics. I use the 3% solution one can obtain at the pharmacy and dilute it to one part hydrogen peroxide to 15 parts warm water. (This avoids excess irritation.) I do this in a little medicine measuring cup and then suck it into a child's medicine syringe. (Both these items can be purchased for little cost at any pharmacy.) Then I get on my hands and knees on my carpet and inject the mixture up each nostril. Then I put my head down which keeps the solution in my sinuses and keep that position for 4 to 5 minutes. I have found that I usually need to do this 2 days in a row and the infection is completely eliminated. I love it. It is a miracle after struggling for so many years. Hope this works for you as well.

Replied by Mack
Denver, CO
03/04/2015

I use a 16 oz Neil Med bottle, two packets of the additive, and just enough 3% hydrogen peroxide to cover the bottom of the bottle. I will never go back to the Dr. for a sinus infection again; works WAY better than antibiotics, and quicker too; costs almost nothing. This and some HP dropped in my ears along with the expanding foam earplugs, & I get over infections and colds MUCH more quickly. I drain it after about 15 minutes. No stinging or pressure. I have tried it with just 3% HP, and that is a bit harsh; but it DID attack the infection. I'd use it the new way about 5-6 times a day; It's less time than it takes to go to the Dr.'s office!

Replied by Linda
Perry
11/22/2015

So. I'm on day 8 of a sinus infection. I've had them stop chronically for so long that I am immune to antibiotics. My new holistic Dr. gave me a natural which I have been using. I am currently using a saline rinse but he mentioned peroxide treatment if I wasn't better in a few days. Since he us closed on Friday through the weekend, I've not been able to reach him to ask about it so I found myself here. Most people are talking about snorting and there are a variety of dilutions. I'm wondering about simply replacing saline with peroxide for a rinse and if so what the ratio should be. Been in bed for a week! Help!


Posted by Snuffy (Bethel, Alaska) on 12/29/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I had a cold; my sinus was congested and horrible sneezing and runny nose, so I took a Q-tip and saturated it with H-P and swabbed as far up as I could reach and snorted. Intense reaction followed by clearing of the nasal storm ... Amazing what the extra oxygen can do.


Posted by Taram7 (Cincinnati, Oh) on 01/01/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Best folk remedy that works! h2o2 TO SOAK in each ear for at least 1-2 mins each side twice and drain out... do this 2-3 times a day - don't know how it works but it really does. I use this on myself and my kids at the first sign... after using it.. no more congestion, nose blowing, etc. Seems to work for some seasonal allergies too.

Replied by Man
America
01/02/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Oh most definitely Hydrogen Peroxide in the ears will clean out much debris in there. I heard once that to put Hydrogen Peroxide in the ears at the first inkling of a cold or sick feeling. In fact I have done this for seven minutes or longer for each ear until there is very little bubbling in the ears. It is very useful for this purpose. On two occasions the full blown cold/sick was stopped in its tracks. I mean, I did not have to go through the full cycle of sick, sicker, and sickest from the cold. I also used prayer to Healer and obedience to God, and Vitamin C and EVOO and turmeric and other anti inflammatory things like Coconut oil and (see other posts).


Posted by Gary (Arvada, Co) on 02/05/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen Peroxide for Sinus Infections: I looked at this web page out of curiosity as I have my 1st sinus infection in 12 years. Curious because when I was a teen I had them all the time. I one day got so tired of living that way against my better judgement and the warning label not to take up the nose, I did anyways desperate to kill it. I took the cap off the bottle, poured what seemed like 3-5 drops in the cap, slowly added water in the cap, and snorted up my nose, then did the same the other side. Also dipped a qtip in the peroxide and went deep in both ears. I was cured instantly after the burning sensation and drainage cleared the burning sensation away. I always wondered if this cure had possible brain damaging effects like sniffing markers would?

Anyways, I totaly forgot I used to use this when I was younger, and sinse so many people have admited doing this I will too. I guarantee it almost always instantly cures you. Don't miss the ear swab with it, and a throat gargle. It will burn, and your eyes too for a bit, and will make you a bit or very dizzy for 1- 20 minutes. There were a few times I did it twice a day for a few days in a row to make sure I didnt miss any of the infection. I just want to say this does work, and thank you for reminding me.

One warning, per the burning and foaming , hold your breath as you need to tip your head back so it goes deep down your sinuses. This means a bit may go down your throat causing a little lung choke. A few times in the past, after I did that it went down through my nose down my throat, and a bit got in my lungs, I felt like I couldn't breath for a few minutes and coughed excesively. It really sacred me!!! the peroxide fumes, can cause your lung passages to swell. {So keep it to a few drops or you may regret it} I mean it!!! So make absolutrely sure you hold your breath a good 20 secs after snorting it. Peroxide also cures my sore throats I get occasionaly, gurgle it carefuly do not swallow. {Hold your breath, and gargle after a minute with plain water and spit out.

I forgot I did this, because it started to become a big habit, I did it for preventative reasons too often, and 1 day I said I better stop this or I could be possibly slowly killing brain cells, I don't know? After reading this forum I thi maybe the drs and fda dont want you to know this cure or theyl loose patients to thids remedy. Plus a dr has to worry about malpractice if they say its okay, and someone is to stupid to realize not to od on it, so they say nothing. I wonder????

The best answer, is start out with 1 drop per top cap filled with water and snort. Test your tolerance 1st. If its not so bad try 3 {next time} and no more than 5 drops per capful. Im sure I don't have to tell anyone to be respectful and not share the same bottle of peroxide with others even if it is a disinfectant. lol.

Hope this helped. I did this twice a week when I was 18-19-20 yrs old even when I didnt have anymore infection to keep it from returning. I'm 38 now and this is my 1st sinus infection since about 20 when I stopped.

Replied by Jean
NZ
09/19/2014

Sounds scary - I think I'll try it in my ears first - thats supposed to work isn't it?

Replied by Tony
Claremore, OK
12/29/2014

I put a cap full of peroxide in a styrofoam cup and mix it with 1/2 cup warm water. I then pour it into my hand and snort it. I do this with peroxide or sometimes salt. Sure quick way of healing sinus issues. I also used this for strep throat which helped a lot since that post nasal drip was causing the strep.

Replied by Vikki
Philadelphia
09/22/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for sharing all of your experiences with doing this. I found it all very helpful. I was actually on the net looking for remedies for my CAT'S Congestion problems..didn't think I'd actually find a remedy for myself and my HORRIBLE Allergies.

Has anyone noticed if this also helps post nasal drip?? If not, anyone have any suggestions?? ALL the meds I take for allergies, and colds NEVER work well enough for it. It's disgusting and VERY ANNOYING!

Thanks! Good Health to you ALL!! :-)

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee
09/22/2015

Dear Vikki,

So happy the hydrogen peroxide is working for you!

You could try some dietary changes to see if that improves the post nasal drip. Dairy would be something to eliminate first, or cut back, as it can be mucous forming.

We have found the herb nettle to be wonderful for allergies. It can be made into a tea, taken in a tincture or a capsule. (2 cups of tea daily, or 4 capsules, twice daily, or 1 teaspoon tincture, twice daily.) Quercetin is another supplement that helps a lot - 1 capsule once or twice a day. We have used it and nettle together.

Hope you continue to improve!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
09/22/2015

Hello, Vikki (Philadelphia) -- re post nasal drip. It really is helped by oil pulling with pure sesame oil. Pease research OP section on EC. I have done so for years and with success for more than one reason.

Namaste, Om

Replied by V
Az
11/25/2015

I use the 3% up the nose in a spray and do the same in the mouth while breathing in. It's really nice for clearing Bronchi's and the lungs.

3% might be to strong for some but after a few times I was used to the little burning.

There is a video on utube about the spray making and breathing it in.

I love it! Clears nicely.

There is also a book about HP and it's uses for plenty of illnesses up to cancer and aids.

Found it for free somewhere on the web to download. Just don't have the link anymore so searching for it might be on. The book is called: 1 minute cure Strongly recommended!

Love to all ...... V*****

Replied by Lena
Bronx, Ny
01/28/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks, hydrogen peroxide worked excellent on me after suffering for the past 36 years, what a relief.


Posted by Diane (Foley, Al) on 09/23/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Working with arts and crafts and living on a farm with feed and hay, you tend to get a little infection. Got this idea from Earthclinic about 6 yrs ago. I use hydrogen peroxide (4 drops) 1/4 cup water. I mix and put in a dropper. I lay down and arch my head back put about 4 drops in and let the mixture sit there for about 2 minutes. It burns a little. Then I blow it out. Within 5 minutes the pressure is gone. Within 15 min. It's all gone. It does not return until I throw hay again. It's always work for me, and no problems.

Replied by Lady_samantha
Mn, Usa
10/21/2012
5 out of 5 stars

It burns like hell. But mins after doing it. I felt a lot better! I mean a lot!


Posted by Oxygenman (Jackson, Mich) on 06/28/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have another remedy that you might be interested in. Take 1oz of 35% foodgrade hydrogen peroxide and 11ozs of distilled water and mix and put in a sprayer and than spray 4or5 times each nostril and hold as long as you can and then blow. I did this at night once a day and on the third night I had to wake up my wife and show her what came out, it wasnt the regular sinus drainage that I was used to it was like a clot of some kind and it was more than the yellow and green shit, it was nasty.

Replied by Kris
Wis. Rapids, Wi
07/18/2012

My head hurts so bad but that was hillarious! Thanks for the giggle!

Replied by Lea
Montrose, Colorado
02/09/2013

To oxygenman: I think what you were describing about the clump of grossness that came out was what is called a "fungal ball". I read about this when I researched fungal sinusitis. Yuk!


Posted by Ilovejoybells (Cocoa Beach, Florida ) on 12/02/2011

I am just starting to use the food grade Peroxide being very careful I stay to the 4 drops per 8 oz. glass. I have only taken it twice now. I have a history of Sinus infections and my friends swear this will help me so much with my over all breathing? So far it's helped me big time. Should only an 8oz per day be enough to see me continue to feel better? Any input I would appreciate.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, E
12/03/2011

If that amount is doing you good, why change?! Sometimes we rush, but run into trouble. As they say: "Slow and steady wins the race"!!

Replied by Rachel
Louisville, Kentucky
05/14/2012

Most of my sinus infections start in my ears and I've noticed that if you put hydrogen peroxide in your ear it will get the infection out. I've never tried putting it in my nose and probably never will, its easier to put it in your ear and it does work.


Posted by Grandestgrandma (Brooklyn, Ny) on 01/11/2010
0 out of 5 stars

I have tried the remedy of hydrogen peroxide to clear an ongoing chronic sinus condition I used a syringe with .1m and I did this three times a day for 3 days I have developed terrible headaches I contacted one place and they said to stop it so I did now I just get these attacks like when you go out in the cold and it pulls up to the brain any help available will be greatly appreciated. thanks

Replied by Sally
Se, Kansas
11/30/2011

I don't normally suffer from sinus problems but was looking for relief from a sinus infection that stemmed from a cold. All I could dream about was an antibiotic from the doctor but didn't want to spend the money on our racket of a healthcare system. So I looked into homeopathic remedies and ended up here on this sight. Deciding against apple cider vinegar - although I do believe that it is some powerful stuff - the hydrogen peroxide was something I'd never heard of but sounded like a good idea. I shook some salt from the salt shaker into a small bowl, added about a 1/2 cup of warm water, then put in the hydrogen peroxide - just a glug - far less peroxide than water in my mixture. I dug out one of those blue baby booger suckers I used when my kids were smaller. Tipped my head back and squirted it in one side of my nose - it burned bad! This is not even the 50/50 mixture - but green & yellow snot with the fluid immediately came dripping out my nose and landed in the sink. It was really cool. I repeated this several times on each side until the snot stopped coming out. I can even breathe out of one nostril now. Wow! Thanks for this cool site! This was way better than antibiotics - even a little fun. :)

Replied by Pontiacmoon
Manitou Springs, Co
01/05/2012

This is hilarious... I'm going to try it with a turkey baster.. Lol. Thank You :)

Replied by Gardner123
Cincinnati, Ohio
02/08/2012
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

The person who says they use a 50/50 solution of peroxide to saline has to be joking! The first time time I tried the wash I used 2 tablespoons of peroxide to 1 packet of saline and 8 oz. Lukewarm water for my netti pot squeeze bottle (much easier than the netti pot). The first blast drove me to my knees it burned so bad. My nose foamed and I swear it felt like the foam came out my eyes and ears too. I know it didn't, but it sure felt like it did. As soon as I could breathe again and stand, I rinsed with plain, cool water. For an hour after that attempt, I could feel the uncomfortable bubbling sensation in the roots of my jaw teeth.

There is some validity to the treatment however. I now use 1 teaspoon with the saline solution. I was on antibiotics for a year, had my 2nd sinus surgery last year, and continued with aantibiotics for an ongoing sinus infection for another 7 months. I gave up on the antibiotics for the peroxide wash and have not had a sinus infection for 4 months now.

Replied by Chucktruck
Montgomery City, Missouri, Usa
04/19/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Wimps, all of you. I snort the straight 3% right up my nose and into my sinuses. Yes it burns, therefore I do not recomend it unless you have a rather high tolerance for pain. Just try to limit the quantity so you do not swallow it when it comes down the back side. Enjoy!! Chucktruck

Replied by Bradford
San Francisco, Ca
08/09/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Holy C**P , this really works. I did antibiotics two weeks ago and nothing moved. I had presure and pain, unable to taste anything and dizzy everyday. I was going crazy waiting for another Dr. Office visit and saw this water salt and little bit of Hydrogen peroxide mix, tried it and suddenly I had drainage for the first time. Never so much so fast. It kills but it works.

Replied by Shamil
Ocean City, Nj/usa
10/25/2012

Every year in the past fall season, I would get a cold/sinus infection that took me to my MD, who then put me on a course of antibiotics. About four years ago I began the sinus rinse (sea salt warm water) at the first sign of infection. This helped greatly. About two yrs. ago I started adding h2o2, and have not needed an MD or antibiotic since. When started early enough, only a small amt. of h2o2 added to the rinse solution works for me.

Replied by Paul123
Burns Harbor, Indiana
10/25/2012

About how many drops ?

Replied by Chipaholic
Brandon, Manitoba
06/15/2013
5 out of 5 stars

After 3days of antibiotics and no results I was on the floor in pain, I tried this and I am not in pain anymore! Yah! I thought my weekend was ruined.

Replied by Jimmy O.
New York, Ny
11/25/2013

I can't stop laughing after reading Chucktruck's response here. As I read through all the entries here I thought that maybe I was overdoing it a bit. LOL I too use straight 3% HP up both nostrils and in both ears. It sure can hurt, so it's not for the faint of heart. I know it's working if I think my eyeball will explode. LOL Straight HP is strong medicine, but if you can bear it, it does work. Don't forget the ears too!


Posted by Alex (Hawthorne, California) on 09/28/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I read an article on a person in mexico city. he suffered from sinuses for seven years, and me i was sick for five. i could not believe it at first. but i am fine from alergies and living great for now. here is my cure, like i said it is up to you to do it.

use a sinus rinse which you can find in cs, rite aid or other pharmacies. put some hydrogen peroxide amount. mixed with warm water and flush your nose. the next day u will start hacking and spitting kind of brown mucus from your mouth. it will take about one week to start feeling great and getting the sense of smell back. to tell you the truth it does work. if any questions email me ok

Replied by Jamie
Lake Worth, Fl
09/28/2009

Please give more details. I have had long time sinus issues and am interested in this cure. How much peroxide? How much water? How often do you rinse?

Replied by Angel
Indianapolis, Indiana
06/13/2010

how much water and how much peroxide do u use i have had a sinus infection for almost a yr now and have no health insurence to go to the dr so plz let me know

Replied by Amanda
Seattle, Wa
03/12/2011

How much water to how much peroxide? and how often a day?

Replied by Marlene
Nampa, Idaho, United States
05/08/2011

Mix 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and water. Put it in a nasal spray bottle and spray one squirt in each nostril twice a day. It clears out the infection almost right away.

Replied by Joseph
N. Bay, Manitoba
10/19/2014

Warning****Nobody has mentioned that you must use food grade 35% Hydrogen Peroxide. Don't use that medicine cabinet disinfectant stuff. You can get food grade from reputable health food stores or online.****

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
10/19/2014

Joseph, the famous Bill Monroe used regular drug store H2O2.....

Replied by Susan
Buffalo, NY
10/19/2014

I've used 3% drugstore hydrogen peroxide for many years and feel very confident using it. You don't need food grade to treat a number of these issues.

Replied by Claudia
Ia, US
11/23/2014
5 out of 5 stars

You're absolutely right. I've used the regular 3% hydrogen peroxide (Walmart/Walgreens) sparingly in salt water, with a little plastic neti pot with no problems. With enough practice, one learns how to tilt the right then the left side over a sink and clear out those sinuses in minutes. Don't need food grade and it doesn't burn that bad if one uses just a little. Immediate comfort is felt, infection clears up with just a few uses. Hydrogen peroxide mixed with the salt water works!


Posted by Minerva (Baton Rouge, LA) on 04/18/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Like many people who have written on this site, I suffered with sinus infections until the bouts with them became more frequent and intolerable. I would break down every year and get a steroid shot after becoming desperate. After finding this site, however, I decided to try the neti pot and added a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to the already pre-mixed solution packet in lukewarm water. I was not looking for a miracle, but must say that I feel like a new person after only a day and a half. I have used the solution three times and can tell that my glands are not as swollen and that my sinus passages are starting to open. I no longer have the eye or face pressure that is so painful with an infection. Truthfully, the mixture is not pleasant, but it works. After the first time you use it, you will get your same symptoms returning, but it is after the second/third use that you realize that you are being cured of your actual infection. Thanks to this web site I hope to never need antibiotics again. Thank you.


Posted by Charles (Los Angeles, CA) on 03/04/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen Peroxide + Neti Pot = No more Sinus Infection. I am a big believer in natural remedies (probiotics rock!) but my wife is a HUGE skeptic. She has been suffering from severe headaches with pressure in her forehead, eyes and cheeks for about a month. She has always had problems with her sinuses and has tried a neti pot with a saline solution, but with no luck. Before my wife went off to the doctor for another round of antibiotics (boo!) I found your website. What an incredible source of information. I followed some of the postings here and mixed up a 50/50 mix of lukewarm water and hydrogen peroxide in her neti pot. Almost instantly she said the pressure in her head subsided and her nose started pouring. As other people have commented the mucus was thinner and whiter than before and it did sting when she first started. But says it is definitely worth it.

Replied by Gean
Salina, KS
03/04/2009

Did you put salt in the Neti pot along with the water and hydrogen peroxide? If so, how much?

Replied by Charles
Los Angeles, CA
03/06/2009

No, we didn't use salt with the hydrogen peroxide, but my wife did use a saline solution after the peroxide mix. She's been using it for 3 days now and for the first time ever she gets a steady stream out of both nostrils using her neti pot.

I have another question for people - can you use too much hydrogen peroxide? At what point should you just use salt and water?

Replied by Jusin
Topeka, Kansas
03/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I'd like to thank Charles and Earth Clinic. a solution of Hydrogen Peroxide and water in a netti pot (or what I used, a decorative tea pot) and pouring it down through my nose cleared up the horrible pain I had. My pain on a scale of 1 (non-exisitant) to 10, 10 being the worst (pulling teeth because it would be easier to deal with), it would have been an 8. Not because of the bad sinus infection it's self but because of my bad (bad!!) tooth the infection was bothering.

Replied by Scianna
Sacramento, Ca
03/07/2009
1 out of 5 stars

I tried the hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup warm water and 1 capful of the peroxide and I got the worst nose bleeds possible. I do not recommend this. Good thing I didn't do the 50/50!

Replied by Honesty
Durham, NC
04/21/2009

If your sinuses burn you are using too much peroxide! you should only use about a half a teaspoon per 10 oz of water. you should definitely NOT be putting a 50/50 mixture into your nose. It can and WILL make sinus symptoms worse if you use too much peroxide. Also, I would recommend using about a tsp of salt in the mixture as well.

Replied by Vic
Los Angeles, Ca
04/01/2010

You should always use salt with the warm water and a little peroxide. The reason you should use salt and warm water its because it mimics what we already are made of. salt water mainly, actually the exact same amount that exists in our oceans. By using the salt or saline solution along with warm water it will not give you the drowning affect or pain in your nostrils. it will flow smoothly. Our bodys use peroxide as an antibotic. i also use peroxide when i have tooth aches or mouth rinse, anyway hope this helped.

Replied by Lynn
DC, US
03/18/2015

I've done the straight drugstore variety peroxide several times when I have gotten desparate. It burns but it does work and very quickly.



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