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Cure a Sinus Infection with Natural Remedies

Povidone Iodine
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 04/14/2021
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Povidone Iodine “the Silver Bullet” Nasal Irrigation for Chronic Sinus Infection

Great, I started off the 2021 spring season with a horrendous sinus infection when the tree's started to pollen. I've been struggling with my sinuses for a few months. I'm normally ahead of the season drinking gallons of nettle tea to help cope with the pollen but got off to a late start and the season came early.

I ended up with blood coming out in my snot. Pain around my eye orbits and cheeks, top of my teeth hurt, drainage in the back of my throat, both ears had fluid, etc... There was no way the antibiotic was going to work fast enuff to heal my sinus infection. It would have cost a small fortune and the doctors in my area are dumda$$'s. So, here is what I did.

I bought a bottle of Povidone Iodine 10% (PVP-I) and started using it as a nasal flush, but not as a neti-pot flush like most people including me are taught to do.

The nasal cavities in your head are very vast with pockets where infection and polyps can grow. Here is a video to show you.

Tour of the Nasal Passages 3D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5vDsPUpOGg

How to make the PVP-I solution:

- Add 1 1/2 ounces of distilled saline water to a clean cup.

- Add 1 teaspoon Povidone Iodine 10% (If you want a stronger solution to deal with candida infection simply add more PVP-I but never more than 1:1 ratio, see chart below)

- Stir mixture is ready to use. It won't take much solution to do one treatment.

How to use it:

A web tutorial by DMRPub gave me the idea but my sinus issues mainly were pain in the forehead and behind/between the eyes with fever and a lot of nasal congestion and nasal swelling. His technique was not helping me.

DMRPub sources: https://www.dmrpublications.com/2018/01/natural-sinus-infection-remedy/

A “neti-pot” sinus rinse will never get into the Frontal Sinus Cavities (located behind the eyebrows) or the Sphenoid or the Ethmoid Sinus Cavities (located between the eyes). The main reason is because your head is tilted to the side. Water flows in the direction of gravity. Saline from a neti-pot will go in one nostril, make a turn downward with gravity around the nasal cavities turbinates and out the other nostril. It never makes it into the frontal and sphenoid cavities. If your infection resides in those cavities, this technique will NEVER WORK.

A new technique to ensure that you reach these cavities plus the nasal larynx area is to stand in front of the kitchen sink and look up at the ceiling and inject the PVP-I diluted solution into each nostril using a “Kids Oral Medicine Dropper for Kids/Toddlers 5ml”.

While keeping my head tilted up, repeat injecting the solution into each nostril at least 2-3x til the solution comes pouring out of my nostrils. This will ensure that the disinfectant will reach all the cavities and pockets in your sinuses. This also reaches the back of the nasal larynx where infection causes chronic sinus drainage.

Once my sinus cavities are filled up. I roll my head to the left and right to ensure the liquid reaches all the cavities in my cheekbones. Then lean my head forward over the sink and allow the PVP-I liquid to drain out naturally. Blowing my nose to get any thick mucus out. Then I repeat again until all the PVP-I solution in the cup is all gone. I repeat this 2 to 3x a day.

I am now into day 5 and I have no fever in my forehead. Breathing thru my nasal passages are clearer. A little bit of drainage but on a scale of 1-10 I would say I'm at about 8. I will continue this for another 5 days to completely clear up my sinuses since this was the worst I've ever had it and I now know how to fix them. I've never been a big fan of oral antibiotic since every time I taken them. My digestive tract will be screwed-up for a month afterward, and I always develop candida infection from antibiotic use.

The money I saved for a doctor visit for people without insurance cost between $50-$200 or more. No insurance allergy shot cost $100. No insurance for antibiotics cost $30 for amoxicillin or $150 for doxycycline.

Cost of Povidone Iodine 4oz $4. Kids oral syringe $2. Distilled water $1. Sea salt and baking soda to make saline water free (already had).

Povidone-iodine (PVP-I) is a broad-spectrum antiseptic with activity against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It has been previously used in both intranasal preparations against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) as well as oral preparations in in-vitro studies of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), influenza H1N1, and rotavirus with good efficacy. This study will evaluate the efficacy of PVP-I as prophylaxis in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19)-negative front-line health care workers and hospital patients.

Iodine is a deadly enemy of single cell microorganisms thus it can be our best friend in our fight against the most dangerous pathogens. Nature and evolution have given us an important mechanism to control pathogenic life forms and we should use it and trust it to protect us in ways that antibiotics can't.

Source: http://hbnshow.com/moreinfo/swine_flu_treatments.pdf page 14.

Iodine is able to penetrate quickly through the cell walls of microorganisms.

Table 4: Microbiological Efficacy Activity of PVP-Iodine versus Bacteria, Yeasts and Molds, Actinomycetes and Rickettsia

ORGANISMS (NO. of STRAINS)

RANGE OF PVP-I IN ppm AVAILABLE IODINE

CONTACT OF KILL TIME IN SECONDS

Proteus (41)

100 - 2500

15 - 180

Staphylococcus (36)

66 - 2500

15 - 80

Pseudomonas (36)

25 - 2500

15 - 900

Streptococcus (25)

200 - 2500

15 - 30

Escherichia (23)

200 - 2500

30 - 120

Salmonells (9)

1000 - 2500

15 - 60

Candida (8)

3.75 - 2500

10 - 120

Serratia (6)

200 - 2500

60 - 120

Spores-Baccillus; Clostridium (6)

10,000

2 - 5 Hours

Trichomomonas (5)

400 - 2500

30 - 60

Enterobacter (4)

1000 - 2500

60

Klebsiella (4)

500 - 2500

60

Clostridium (4)

1000

30 - 60

Shigella (3)

1000 - 2500

60

Corynebacterium (3)

2500

60

Diplococcus (3)

1000 - 2500

60

Mycobacterium (3)

1000 - 2500

60 - 120

Bacillus (3)

7.5 - 2500

10 - 30

Sarcina (2)

500 - 2500

60

Trichophyton (2)

1000

60

Aspergillus (2)

1000

30

Mima (1)

2500

60

Herella (1)

2500

60

Edwardsiella (1)

2500

60

Citrobacter (1)

2500

60

Providencia (1)

1000

60

Acienetobacter (1)

3.75

10

Epidermophyton (1)

1000

60

Microsporum (1)

1000

60

Pencillium (1)

1000

30

Nocardia (1)

2500

60