Natural Cures for Sinus Infection in Children

| Modified on Dec 05, 2017

Oregano Oil, Colloidal Silver
Posted by Mjtaur (Texas ) on 12/20/2016

My 8 year old son has a very bad cold right now and I'm pretty sure he has a sinus infection and conjunctivitis. His eyes are puffy, watery and red, with greenish yellow mucus coming out of the inner corners every hour or so. He also has a cough and stuffy nose with the same mucus as his eyes. He doesn't have a fever though and seems to be in good spirits except when he's trying to sleep.

I just started using the recommended dose of oregano oil for children and Colloidal silver (Orally because he can't handle drops in his eye.). I've also been giving him elderberry syrup.

I'm wondering how long it will take for us to see results? I feel so bad for him because he looks and sounds terrible but thankfully he's playing pretty much like normal, just a bit groogy. Any comments/advice would be appreciated!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/15/2016

Dear Dinah,

I am not sure I would use apple cider vinegar in the nose for a 5 month old.

I would be more likely to use colloidal silver, saline spray, or breastmilk, if your child is still nursing.

If none of these things are available to you, and you decide to use the apple cider vinegar, you must use distilled water or water that has been boiled for 5 minutes and then cooled. 1 cup of water plus 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar. But try this solution on yourself first. (Generally a good idea when trying something new with children! )

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dinah (Agusan Del Sur, Philippines) on 07/13/2016

Hi! Can I use the ACV sinus treatment in a 5 months old baby? Thank you.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Mandy (Mount Shasta) on 02/26/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I tried to submit a review about the coconut oil remedy for sinus infection to no avail I just wanted to say this literally saved my life today.. Or what feels like a lifesaver. my sinus infection is so bad it feels like carpenter ants chewing the insides of my sinus cavity.. absolutely unbearable so I decided to melt some coconut oil and snort it up both sides of my nostrils and wow.. instant relief. I cannot say it enough coconut oil is an absolute miracle food!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 12/18/2015

Dear Jocelyn,

I would not use large amounts regularly, but then again, I would not be likely to use a large amount for a child unless there were some acute situation.

It may be best for him to use a straw if he is taking it in water to protect the enamel on his teeth.

In some cultures, it is common to serve fermented foods with meals all the time. Using Apple Cider Vinegar regularly is about the same thing, and something I am comfortable with for my family.

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jocelyn (Cebu, Philippines) on 12/16/2015

How long we can give apple cider to an 11 year old boy for his sinus problem?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dino (Illinois) on 03/15/2015

Hi, how hot is the water in your homemade nasal spray? You say boiled, but you're obviously not putting boiling spray in your kid's nose? LOL! Just has to be pretty warm I suppose? Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ammo N Mace (Santa Cruz) on 02/14/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My 9 year old son has had sinus problems since he was 3. Allergic to dust mites and having other allergies we had used antibiotics from the doctor several times. After a run in with a tick and lymes disease treatment(huge doses of antibiotics). I became worried my son was getting way to many antibiotics. So recently when he got a really bad sinus infection, swollen face, eyes and one nostril completely plugged, I tried something new! Apple cider vinegar! We started one evening b4 bed with 8 ozs of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Within 10 minutes of drinking his plugged nose was running like a waterfall. After 20 minutes of blowing it stopped, but still was clogged. Bed time! In the am 8 more ozs of water and vinegar then a shower and a homemade nasal spray of 1 cup boiled water to 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Use spray in shower! His nose was running like crazy with mucus. Bye the time he was done with the shower his nose was clear! What a miracle and quicker n better then antibiotics. I would highly recommend!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gloria (Long Beach, California) on 09/15/2014
5 out of 5 stars

My son used to get sinus infections every time he caught a cold or flu. It was a big problem. One day I researched natural remedies and saw apple cider vinegar was recommended for sinus problems including infections. I got him to drink 2 teaspoons of organic ACV in water twice a day. His sinus problems went away within a month and now he's in his twenties and rarely has a sinus infection.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Grateful4ec (Atlanta, Ga) on 12/17/2009

I have heard about this website from a family friend about 5 months ago, checked the website but didn't take it seriously. I came back to inquire about giving children antibiotics and the effects. After researching other sites, and EC, I have found the answer. My 3 year-old has had a sinus infection that has ran for about 10 weeks. After seeing Dr.'s and the third bout of antibiotics (Amoxicillin 2 x and Amoxicillin with Clavicunate (sp?), we realized a change in the child's behavior, irritability and sleeping habits. It was unbearable, our child was out of character telling everyone to shut-up and being mean, the child is normal tempered and loves to laugh this was not normal. I decided to give the child 1/4 teaspoon of ACV with oatmeal (maple and brown sugar) to help get rid of the cough and clear the sinuses. Today is the first day, so I will see what happens. BTW, my child's behavior has improved for the past 4 days both at home and daycare. We will keep you posted. Thanks EC.