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Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Sally (Michigan ) on 01/27/2017
1 out of 5 stars

I'm so stuffed up I can't breathe, I've tried the Apple Cider Vinegar and I tried the hot towel for the steam, Nothing works! Any advice, anyone?


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Posted by Carolyn (Idaho) on 04/10/2015
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Do not use 2Tbls. Vinegar in a cup of water for the sinus wash as the introduction suggests...it will badly burn your sinuses, throat and nasal passages! I think an appropriate amount would be closer to 1/2 - 1 tsp in a full cup of water. The first use of the 2 Tbs dose in a sinus irrigator burned badly but went away quickly, the second sent my husband into severe pain (burning, awful headache) for several hours. I doubt I'll ever get him to try the lesser amount. He's very tough...put the cayenne in the sinus wash earlier this week...that burned, but not like this! It did get his mucous really running though.


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Posted by Sandi M (El Dorado Hills, Ca) on 05/23/2013
1 out of 5 stars

I'm so disappointed. I've had nasal congestion for 3 days now and have tried a few OTC and natural remedies, but everything only temporarily helped. Then I came across this site and gave ACV a try. I've now sniffed it, gave myself a facial steam with it and drank it with a mixture of honey and hot water.... Nothing. Well, maybe not nothing; on a scale of 1-10 (10 being able to breath clearly without obstruction and 1 being completely blocked) I'm about a 3. I can sort of still breath through my nose, but it's only mildly better. Bummer. I was really hoping this would work. :-(


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Posted by Namita (Mumbai, India) on 05/27/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Hi,

I found this website while looking for some natural cure/remedies for sinusitis. I have sinus since 7-8years now. Whenever, I travel the same night I fall sick and get sinus attack which lasts for days. I was given antibiotics by doctors earlier. Doctors kept giving me stronger antibiotics every time but then eventually all antibiotics stopped reacting. My sinus attacks are so chronic that I just cant bear it. I get fever, whole face starts pain, eyes feel heavy and watery, head, ear, throat starts paining. I feel very weak. I had been to an ENT specialist 2x and he gave me steroids along with antibiotics which worked the first time but failed the second time. I have no option left now medically thats what I feel. I had a surgery for my sinusitis 3yrs ago which cleared all my congestion and I felt great.

After reading how many people have benefitted from drinking ACV, I decided to go for it too. I am in Mumbai, India currently and I could only find American Garden's ACV here. As a beginner, I am taking 2tsp of ACV in 8oz of water twice a day I. E., morning empty stomach after I wake up and before going to bed. I try to add a little more ACV whenever I think I can take it. I have been taking it since 10days now but I dont see any improvement really. I still have congestion. I am not travelling these days. I am allergic to dust and pollution very bad. Oh yes, I did take steam with ACV too. That surely made me breathe good. Also, my skin is glowing a bit. It helps digestion too.

I would like to know why don't I feel any change after drinking ACV and should I take steam everyday? Should I start drinking ACV 3x a day with standard recommendation of 2tsp or should I start taking 2tbsp in 8oz? Please help.

Thanks & Regards, Namita.


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Posted by Janicecooks (Baltimore, Md) on 04/19/2011
1 out of 5 stars

In search of a natural cure for my week long severe sinus congestion I came here for advice. 5 days of antibiotics and mucinex have done nothing. I tried the ACV last night out of desperation. This horrendous tasting remedy did nothing for my sinuses but irritated my stomach and caused intestinal problems. The thought of drinking this potion again makes my skin crawl.


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Posted by Marie (Yuma, Arizona) on 04/10/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Sounds too good to be true, and I'm still skeptical. Have severe sinus congestion, at times during the day I can't blow in or out of my nose. I don't have infection, as I've just finished antibiotics. Nose has been plugged off and on for a month, increasingly more and more. Tried everything that has been recommended by friends/pharmacists etc to no avail. Was so happy to find this site and hear all the positive outcomes.... So mixed up the ACV, honey in water, drank it, nothing after 15 minutes, so drank some more with much less water. Even inhaled ACV fumes awhile. It's been 20 minutes and still no difference. I need this to work, but I have serious doubts.


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Posted by Visu (Fife, Wa., Usa) on 08/29/2009
1 out of 5 stars

hi i used 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 table spoons of honey to 8 ounces of water.(lukewarm) i drank this mix for atleast 3 times a day but this is the 3rd day with no relief. i am also taking steam ihalation but with no relief for my pain.


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Posted by Karen (Hicksville, NY) on 10/18/2008
1 out of 5 stars

Had nose congestion after a cold. Tried apple cider vinegar in very warm water with a little honey...for at least 2 days and, sorry, it did nothing! Perhaps it was the quality of the vinegar? Perhaps I should've tried capsule form? I was so encouraged by all of the positive stories but alas, mine didn't work out that way:(


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Posted by Amy (St. Paul, MN) on 12/10/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I recently tried the apple cider vinegar remedy for my plugged sinuses to no avail! Absolutely didn't work. I drank the stuff and steamed it in water and inhaled it. All that I accomplished was drying out my skin on my face incredibly so I look about 20 years older with wrinkles and my sinuses are getting worse. I would not recommend apple cider vinegar to anyone! It is a drying acid!


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Posted by Gladys (Las Vegas) on 01/29/2007
1 out of 5 stars

When I first tried ACV, it worked very well. It cleared my stuffed nose for the first time in ten years. I've beem using ACV for a while now and I find that the ACV is no longer working on my sinuses. If anything, it upsets my stomache and my nose is still stuffed. So I'm online again looking for something that works