Sinus Infection
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Cure a Sinus Infection with Natural Remedies

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Faye (North Texas) on 01/01/2018
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I also use Tea Tree Oil to clear up my sinus infections. I made up a nasal spray of distilled water and tea tree oil. I use it 3-4 times daily whenever I begin feeling nasal pressure, works every time. THANK THE LORD!!! As I was sick of antibiotics, ACV was too hard on my tummy and saline rinses seemed to make things worse.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by S Wright (Baltimore, Md) on 11/27/2017

1. Coconut oil pulling
2. Cleanse. (a. Liver/gallbladder. b. Kidney/bladder. C. Candida. D. Full body/lymphatic)
3. Drink daily 1-2 TBS honey, 1-2 tsp Apple cider vinegar in 6-8 ozs water. Add ice if you like.
4. Drape oversized towel over your head while inhaling vapors from a 1-2 qt pot of water with 2-4 drops of Oil of WILD Oregano (must be wild). Just breathe.
5. Hold a gulp of water in your mouth. Drop 2-4 drops of Oil of WILD Oregano onto the water and swallow.
6. Sleep in a cool to warm (not hot) room with humidifier.
7. As needed, in a cheap mister, dilute 1 drop of Oil of WILD Oregano in water - maybe 2 pumps in each nostril.
8. Get proper nutrition. Best vitamin for me is Mega Chel OR get alfalfa and dandelion tinctures and take a kelp pill to get all vitamins and minerals. On the days you cannot est right, drink a powdered superfood drink.
9. Iodine daily (get from dr)
10. Read up on alkalizing foods

Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sea Salt
Posted by Janie (Hood River, Oregon) on 11/10/2017

Yes, I have also had laryngitis with my sinus infection. In fact, like you, my voice completely left me two weeks ago and has yet to return completely- thus the reason for visiting this site. I am a music teacher and this is disastrous. I added 1 tsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar to my saline solution (1 tsp Kosher salt/baking soda), tonight, and am anxious to see if my voice improves. I have had 3 courses of antibiotics (Amoxicillin, Azithromycin, and Doxycycline- the latter accompanied by Prednisone), and know there has to be a better, more effective way! This site is awesome!!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Linda (Boston, Massachusetts) on 10/27/2017

Fungal nasal infection, I read that cayenne pepper kills fungal infection. Take a q tip and swab nasal area with cayenne pepper

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Kristyn (Here, Now ) on 10/05/2017

This worked so fast! I'm going to try it. I'm curious to know if this completely cleared the infection after a few days of using the protocol...?

Peppermint and Salt Solution
Posted by Willyfriar (Mary Esther, Florida) on 08/31/2017
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For sinus infection one can try adding one (at most two) drops of peppermint oil to a salt solution with a squeeze bottle, not the neti pot. One drop of peppermint oil can be added to saline sprays also for ongoing maintenance.

Hydrogen Peroxide in Ears
Posted by Love Detox (Us) on 08/30/2017
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I've made so much progress in my detox and anti-aging. But one thing kept weighing me down: my sinuses. If I'm around anyone with a cold, I can feel it in my sinuses.

I don't get sick, but I feel stuffy.

Because I've been into heavy detox with h2o2, I've been researching it as a refresher.

I've read before that you can use diluted hydrogen peroxide in your ears to make a cold go away, especially at the beginning of the cold. No one understands how it works, but that it does.

First time I read that, it just seemed unbelievable.

Long time ago, I read that people who use earplugs have many more times the bacteria in their ears than those who don't. (I wear earplugs.)

Specialists know that ears, sinuses and throat are usually treated together.

I decided to try the cold cure, to see if the extra bacteria might be what's causing my sinuses to have issues.

Sure enough! I officially have NO MORE SINUS PROBLEMS! I've been on antibiotics as a child often for ear infections, then had a runny nose for my entire life

I'm not saying that bacteria in your ear canal can go into your sinuses. If it did, it would easily go into your brain.

What I am saying is: whatever way h2o2 cures a cold, it also cured my chronic sinus infection.

I'm not going to give you a dosage here, because you need to do your own research on how to dilute it. 30% food grade h2o2 will burn your skin! So it's plenty diluted to put in your ear.

This will speed up my detox even more, because no more energy is being used to fight infection!

What an amazing thing to happen for me!

Posted by Suffering Sinus Yeast Infection 2 Years Plus (California) on 08/05/2017
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Better But With Side Effects

Turpentine Gum Spirits

Its one of the only two things that work well and one hundred percent of the time but it has a huge costly side effect of interfering with on or more of the CYP450 enzymes in the liver or the kidneys but I am unsure which one or both. This means drug interactions can happen.

Taking potassium sparing dieuretics with this natural solvent or others with similar properties causes massive drug buildups that nearly killed me. Stop taking any other meds you can before using this turpentine gum spirits.

This works fast and works in record time but you must be careful. They do not mix with some meds at all and heart meds are on that list.

Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sea Salt
Posted by Kelly (Sherwood, Or) on 07/21/2017

Yes, I can relate! I've had a terrible sinus infection for seven weeks and the main symptom has been laryngitis. I initially had total laryngitis for two weeks at the onset of the sinus infection. It has still not completely cleared up. I'm on my fourth round of antibiotics and steroids, and I so want my voice back! My dr had a CT scan ordered which revealed near complete opacification of my right sphenoid sinus; the recommending surgery. I'm still not willing to go that route til I've tried sister recommended nasal irrigation with organic grapefruit seed extract. Praying this works!!!

Buteyku Breathing Exercises
Posted by Nancy (Wisconsin) on 06/07/2017

I am glad you are feeling better but the notion of hyperventilation and oxygen starvation etc is non-sense and not physiologically sound. If you chronically "hyperventilated" you would pass out from low carbon dioxide levels. Think panic attack and breathing in a paper bag.

Posted by P (Calif) on 05/29/2017

The herbs below as a mixer or separate and how much for each, did you add water, did you take it oral or as nose drops?

please when posting something please give all direction

I sent for 3 herbal extracts (thyme, clove, cinimon)(is this cinnamon ) to cure my postnasal drip, I took a chance. I put six drops of each in a container and set it by my bed side. In one week I was healed

Neti Pot With Saline and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by P (Calif) on 05/29/2017

It's great that it worked for you. Could you be so kind as to say how much Apple Cider Vinegar you use with your rinse. I added ACV to my rinse

Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sea Salt
Posted by P (Calif) on 05/29/2017

Your post above which is good but concerning the 3% hydrogen peroxide it would be a great idea when you post something you would put the amount of the 3% hydrogen peroxide as well if you add water to it and how much water (no tap of course )

I'm doing a nasal flush with about 3% hydrogen peroxide and drinking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and I feel much better looks like I'm finally on to something. I love being able to find help and reading about other people having similar issues to help each other. and drinking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and I feel much better looks like I'm finally on to something. I love being able to find help and reading about other people having similar issues to help each other.

Borax Solution in Neti Pot
Posted by Shelley (Indiana) on 05/08/2017
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I put 1-2 tsp Borax in my 16 oz nasal wash bottle along with 1/2 my regular tsp of salt/soda/xylitol mix (because borax has sodium in it and too much sodium can burn). On the 2nd day and for the first time, ever, my clogged side of my sinuses is open and my other side is not as open (which is normal for them to switch, in healthy sinuses, but mine never do). I noticed right away my sense of smell was so much better and can't wait to see more improvement over time! I suspect a fungal sinus infection which my doctors never cared to properly diagnose and being over-prescribed antibiotics which lets fungus grow in the body like crazy, so also taking a good probiotic. That's always a must!!!

Check for Infected Teeth
Posted by Mensasnem (Missouri) on 04/24/2017 1 posts
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Sinus Infection -- smell of death in my nose. 30 days of antibiotics didn't help. 3 10-day courses with an immediate return of the smell of death at the completion of each course. Doctor recommended a CAT scan. Decided to try other remedies. First tried, salt (hypotonic), vinegar, and oregano oil in a nasal spray -- seemed to work for a while, but the smell of death returned. Tried peroxide and salt (tonic) didn't work. Went to the dentist for a cleaning. X-rays showed an abscess on tooth 14 -- no pain or symptoms other than the "sinus infection." Had a root canal today. Can already tell the difference.

Baby Shampoo
Posted by Leo (Malaysia) on 04/19/2017

Kindly let me know what kind of BABY SHAMPOO and type of saline nasal spray.

I have bad sinusitis...Really appreciate your help.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Manuka Honey, H2O2
Posted by Len Cicio (Nyc) on 04/05/2017
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I went through 3 operations for severe nasal polyps that were so bad, I started developing rings under my eyes. Very hard to focus and concentrate and feeling very tired like I had a bowling ball in my head! After a year or 2 they kept coming back and you have to imagine your worst congestion 100 X magnified.

I had my last operation 3 years ago and about this past early February it started coming back with a vengeance. I started taking 1 teaspoon of apple cider mixed in a hot glass of water. On top of that I bought New Zealand Manuka honey (400g) Cup of hot water with a heaping teaspoon of this and a teaspoon of organic cinnamon. Once in the morning and once at night.

Finally took Hydrogen peroxide 3% dipped in a q tip till very saturated and for 1 minute on each side of the nose, slowly worked it through each nasal passage all the way back. I'm a new person and my sense of smell is returning. Feel like I did right after my operation. I do this consistently every day. It works! Good health to everyone! Len

Posted by Health Nut (Spring Texas) on 03/06/2017
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I had read that providone iodine is the go to product for before surgery clean up and clean out of the sinus passages. Well, go from there... why not use it to get rid of a sinus infection.. Just use a neti pot and put 4-5 drops of the iodine in the bottle with a salt saline packet. Use it 3-4 times a day. U will not need antibiotics. It works. I had thought of LUGOL's iodine but was not sure that was supposed to be used internally. Providone can. Buy it at the grocer or drug store. If you do not use the neti pot with saline solution... I doubt this will be effective.

Baby Shampoo
Posted by Ria (Seattle, Wa--usa) on 02/22/2017
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I'm in shock. I'm so glad I found this thread. I've had the most stubborn flu this year. I'm a regular sinus rinser...I use NeilMed's packets and squeeze bottle. After my first round of flu taking 11 days to heal, a friend (I could kill him! ) kissed me without permission when he was just starting to get sick...and I got sick again. It was settled into my sinuses for another week, so I start looking for ideas.

Using the 1/4 tsp baby shampoo to 1 c. warm water recipe worked for me immediately! Wish I'd sought more knowledge sooner, but grateful to know this now!

Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sea Salt
Posted by Ken Shumaker (Oregon) on 01/26/2017

It's funny how we get these problems, and it seems like we're the only one that has it. Anyway I just went through an ordeal where I got hoarse and had a sore throat intermitantly, glands under my chin swollen and hurting down the sides of my neck. It scared the hell out of me. I did some research on the internet sounded like severe post nasal drip so I started trying different things. Nasal flush, nasal flush with about 3% hydrogen peroxide and drinking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and I feel much better looks like I'm finally on to something. I love being able to find help and reading about other people having similar issues to help each other.

Buteyku Breathing Exercises
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 12/08/2016 335 posts

I won't go into detail but suffice it to say that the Buteyku breathing exercises are a pretty intense detox. Which stands to reason, considering the oxygen going to cells that haven't had much of any for quite a while due to my former high-carb diet and state of chronic hyperventilation. So, be warned. I should have put 2 and 2 together and expected some detox but it caught me by surprise.

Bonus! Carbonated/seltzer water (I used Perrier which was the only one they had that didn't have a bunch of other stuff in it) will provide an instant boost of oxygen to the face if you're a chronic hyperventilator and splash and massage and generally stick your face in it. Plus it just feels SO good after! And I read where they are experimenting with topical application of carbonated water with regard to leg ulcers in diabetics overseas somewhere...I don't remember. I've read so much over the past couple of weeks about adrenaline, carbon dioxide, hyperventilation and tracking down the nature of their relationship to one another that my head is swimming.

Buteyku Breathing Exercises
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 12/04/2016 335 posts
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I accidentally cleared up a sinus infection. I'd let it go and was looking for something new to try, because I hadn't had a sinus infection for a long time. But I got sidetracked by something very interesting - namely, the Buteyku asthma exercises.

The Buteyku method is based on the Bohr Effect, discovered by Dr. Christian Bohr - way back when. Christian was Neils Bohr's father which is neither here nor there, but interesting.

What Bohr discovered was the role of carbon dioxide in the body which is to break the bond between oxygen and hemoglobin so that the oxygen can be distributed to the cells.

Apparently, many people walk around in a chronic state of hyperventilation which makes sense because many people eat carbs and sugar which triggers adrenaline which causes hyperventilation which interrupts the carbon dioxide mechanism so that the muscles are flooded with hyper-oxygenated blood which the muscles are able to use because muscle cells are "different" than other cells.

The point is, after recently embarking on a zero-carb diet, I realized that I didn't actually feel as good as I thought I did. And Buteyku was of the opinion that his "pause test" could inform regarding the state of one's health and I scored quite low, despite feeling good - or so I thought. With zero carb, I've felt REALLY good so what I thought was good was, apparently, not all that good. LOL!

Anyway, I've been playing with the Buteyku method - which is based on restoring the pause in one's breathing in those who exhibit chronic hyperventilation. Breathing is supposed to go - a light breath in, a light breath out and then a pause. So, with the method, you pause consciously by holding your nose after you exhale.

It turns out, I don't like holding my nose so I've been practicing simply consciously delaying my inhaling for a couple of days, forgetting all about my sinus infection, except I no longer have a sinus infection which makes sense because correct breathing is done through the nose which plays some part in the carbon dioxide cycle so, voila, no more sinus infection BECAUSE

When you hyperventilate - I.e. breathe without pausing - the blood can't let go of the oxygen so the cells don't get oxygen which is what prevents disease and pathogens from taking up residence in them because pathogens and oxygen can't coexist.

So, basically, if you're sick, then you'r chronically hyperventilating. Otherwise, the "germs" can't stick due to the oxygen content in your cells.

So, my sinus infection is gone. The breathing practice was designed for asthma sufferers who are all chronic hyperventilators but a cell is a cell and if it isn't getting oxygen, the pathogens are going to move in which basically covers nearly all disease and symptoms.

One further note - Buteyku correlated the "epidemic" of chronic hyperventilation with man's modern, chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, obesity etc., which also corresponds with the timeline of ever-increasing sugar consumption which makes sense because sugar/carbs trigger adrenaline production which is fine, if you're out in the wild, weak and starving to death - you eat some vegetation, get some adrenaline flowing, hyperventilate and get a dose of oxygen-loaded blood for the muscles so you can hop up, hunt and run down prey but for everyday living, it is not a good thing.

SO - for infection of any kind, assuming you don't want to quit carbs, appears to be consciously inserting a pause between exhaling and inhaling. If you hold your breath while you walk around the room, you can also deplete the adrenaline that's making you hyperventilate in the first place.

That's it! My discovery of the week! YEAH!

Hydrogen Peroxide, Salt and Baking Soda
Posted by Tivwalenji (Zambia ) on 11/17/2016

Can you use any baking soda when mixing or there is a specific one?

EC: Hi!

Any sodium bicarbonate powder will work.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Salt and Baking Soda
Posted by Linda (Florida) on 10/17/2016
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This absolutely worked like magic for me. Thank you for sharing the idea.

Sea Salt and Honey Solution
Posted by Katherine (Mobile, Al) on 09/13/2016
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I should be getting my hydrogen peroxide delivered today... but I use sea salt and Raw unfiltered honey in distilled water in a nasal mister I bought on Amazon ... was very very ill last week when I took my doctor recommended OTC Delsym (never again) all day in bed.... in the evening I mixed my Raw Honey and sea salt and started using it and my sinuses started draining all the gunk out next morning I felt much better... and by that evening incredibly better. My sinuses are still draining junk as I continue to use my sprayer.. going to give the HP a shot today...

Coconut and Oregano Oils, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Mike P (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/12/2016
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Long story short... After a week of one antibiotic and 14 days of another, my sinus infection persisted. After three more days of no relief and coming across this site, I picked up some coconut oil, oregano oil, and grapefruit seed extract. Using one tbsp coconut oil with food or hot tea, two drops of oregano oil under tongue (great in salad too! ), and 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract in fresh juice three times a day, all major symptoms are gone. Thank you all for sharing!

Chronic Sinus Infection Remedies
Posted by Gary (Mesa, Az) on 05/13/2016
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For chronic sinus infections try the following:

Buy a garlic press. Press 6 cloves of garlic, multiple times (taking the pulp and putting it back in again).

  • Add garlic paste to 4 ounces of 100% olive oil.
  • Add 4 drops Eucalyptus oil.
  • Add 3 drops Oregano oil.
  • Add 1 drop white thyme oil.

Sip this throughout the day.

This is a very powerful Candida killer, as well. So, if you have a problem with intestinal yeast... you might experience extreme problems with headaches, gas, bloating, severe mood swings, crying jags, anger attacks, panic attacks, etc. about the third day of doing this.

I would not recommend doing this unless you have already been doing things which kill candida and know you don't have a yeast problem.

You should also take about 1 cup of plain yogurt and add Multidophilus powder to it, then eat it after you've used the powerful garlic oil as I suggested.

If at all leery about what I just said, try using the garlic oil one time in the morning and one time at night for three days. If you have no strange symptoms, try increasing the number of times-per-day.

Because of the powerful essential oils in this, you will feel a slight burning sensation as you swallow. This is caused by the white thyme oil, which is a very powerful antibiotic, antifungal, anti-yeast and anti-viral.

I also mix up an expectorant drink. It, also, is anti-candida, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial.

To one liter water add: 1 teas. turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon galangal or ginger powder, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon clove oil, 8 drops peppermint essential oil, 4 drops eucalyptus oil, 1 drop thyme oil.

This will loosten up the phlegm and get it to come out. It will also help raise any phlegm that might be in your lungs.

Realize that you might have a GERD condition. Sometimes GERD causes phlegm because as you sleep the stomach acids raise in the esophagus and irritate the skin. The body tries protecting the mucous membranes and thus forms.

Try raising your bed's head higher than your feet or buying a GERD pillow if you know you also have this problem.

Neti Pot With Saline and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Julie (Elliott City, Md) on 04/16/2016

How much ACV did you add to your rinse?

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 03/16/2016

It sounds to me like he is talking about drops of essential oils placed at the bedside. We have seen essential oils placed on a cotton ball near the head to help a cough quite a bit. (You would not want to take 6 drops of any essential oil internally.)

Though, if you do not have those essential oils this could be an expensive fix. Saline solution in the nose may work as well and would be very inexpensive.

Chronic Sinus Infections may have some helpful solutions for you, too.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by B. Wilder (Nc) on 03/16/2016

I am prone to sinus infections and have a terrible one right now. Did you leave it by your bedside to breathe it in? Or did you drink/consume it?

Posted by Mike (Surrey, England) on 02/26/2016
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So pleased I noticed your post here. I have suffered from sinusitis and post nasal drip leading to chest infections for many years. This followed a nasal operation which I was told would eradicate the problem. It made the situation much worse! I had been washing out my sinuses with premeasured NeilMed salt which was very helpful. However, I have been adding 3 drops of Betadine in the salt solution for about 3 months and the difference is amazing. Far less nasal congestion, post nasal drip almost gone and no chest infections! I find the salt solution a little drying inside my nasal passages so I apply a small amount of coconut oil inside my nose on a cotton bud a little time after the morning sinus rinse. I have benefited greatly from your own findings. Thank you so much.

Neti Pot With Saline and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anne (California) on 02/21/2016
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I've had chronic sinus problems since I was a teenager (now 30 years old). I've had sinus inflammation for a few years that has been difficult to manage. A month ago, it progressed into a raging sinus infection. The past week has been horrible. I've had a ton of sinus pressure, headache, dizzy/foggy head, congested ears, and the wonderful yellow/green mucus. I cannot take antibiotics due to other health issues, but I've tried just about everything I could think of including OTC remedies and many natural remedies.

I just came across this Apple Cider Vinegar rinse and thought I'd try. I've been irrigating with salt water, but have not added the ACV. Last night, I added ACV to my rinse. I use the NeilMed Sinus Rinse bottle. WHOA! The amount of green crud that left my face was incredible. And I could actually breathe again. Got clogged again overnight, so did it again in the morning. Same story. Tons of green junk left my nose. There is a definite improvement, and I will continue doing this.

Bonus... the chronic ear pain I've had for two years straight is greatly reduced since doing the ACV rinse. We will see what the future holds for this! So far I'm impressed.

Neti Pot With Saline and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Macy (Chaparral, Nm) on 02/11/2016
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I am an asthmatic and an allergy sufferer. My allergies trigger my asthma. Usually after a cold I ALWAYS get bronchitis. It just never fails. I could never get rid of a cold because the mucus would build up into a sinus infection. After I start using organic ACV I started noticing that it helped me breathe better.

My health insurance rates went up this year so I decided to try and find cures for ailments without running to the doctor, so I decided to try what I read on here, an ACV sinus wash/rinse. the first time I tried pouring 1/4 tsp into the netty pot with 8 oz sterile water and a salt packet from the drug store, I went a little too much on the ACV. I accidentally dropped quite a splash in there, didn't really know how much went in. Well, it BURNED and I was so desperate for relief I just toughed it out. Well, it cleaned me completely out. That night I slept great and within 2 days I was clear. I did it 2 nights in a row, just before bed.

Then I got sick again, but this time I poured some ACV into a cup, the scooped out 1/4 tsp into my sterile salted water and it was not painful at all, didn't clear it up as quickly as it did when I used more ACV, but as long as I do it in the morning and at night, it keeps me feeling better, until I clear up on my own.

I also use a cotton swab and dip it in the ACV and clean my ears, because usually I get an ear infection along with my sinus infection. I just dip the swab in the vinegar and make sure it is completely drenched because I really want the ACV to get in my ear and travel up some, maybe even put a drop or two in there if possible.

This is not really a miracle cure (though for me it seems like it), but it makes life easier so that you can function while giving your body time to heal itself without the need of antibiotics.

Baby Shampoo
Posted by B (Globe) on 01/18/2016

Could you please put the remedy exactly with the amounts? I will be very grateful!

H2O2, GSE, Sea Salt Rinse
Posted by Latanya (California) on 12/11/2015
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I really appreciate all of the wonderful posts and options put before my eyes. I tried two of the remedies and they both worked. I used a tumbler with detachable straw to run the solutions thru my nostril and it is working. The post nasal has subsided.

Colloidal Silver, Oregano Oil
Posted by Kathryn4 (Maryland, Usa) on 09/18/2015
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Got a really bad sinus infection - had not had one in 10 years. Took Colloidal silver 2tsp (20ppm), twice a day for 2 weeks and Oregano Oil 2 caps 3 times a day for 2 weeks. Had to followup with nystatin due to annoying throat clearing. All was resolved.

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