i had fungal ball taking up 8%of sinus. I was going to have the surgery but kept putting it off. During this time when I would swim in the pool at the gym I would go under the water put my head back and let the pool water fill my sinus. I did this for a while and what was left of the fungal ball flew into the back of my throat and I spit it out. It was about the size of half a golf ball
Hi, thank you for posting this. I will have to look for the iodine. I do have a few questions.
1. Will this help with polyps in the sinus cavities above and below the eyes?
2. Did you continue with the iodine as a preventive after they were gone?
Eating many small meals is not easy on your body! It creates insulin resistance which is the basis of most disease.
Iodine Saline Rinse
Hi yearningtobreathefree (Tennessee) -
I read through your "Treat for low thyroid" from the sinus polyps thread. It was interesting the number of things you did to get rid of them (only to have the polyps come back).
Actually I have a bottle of tyrosine I bought awhile ago. I'm not sure why I ordered it, but I will be taking them now. I am hypothyroid and have small sinus polyps. Hope they will do a disappearing act!
Thanks again for the information.
Iodine Saline Rinse
Yes, it did wonders for me. However, please see my posts under "Treat for low thyroid" in this sinus polyps thread.
Ever since I did the latter, I no longer need the iodine/saline rinse. Sorry, I did not respond to your query much sooner, I got discouraged that no one seemed to be trying my suggested remedies, so have not looked here in ages. It saddens me that so many are suffering prolonged misery, as I did when they might be cured, as I was.
Thank you to everyone praising the benefits of castor oil for nasal polyps. I have been afflicted with this for 20 years. I've had surgery which was life changing (deviated septum), however every now and then they would return. I am using a tiny spoon of castor oil in my nose and I was able to breathe within hours. I'm still unwell and recovering from seasonal flu, but castor oil is providing excellent relief. Thank you to you all.
Keep Head Warm
Chronic Sinusitis and Sinus Polyps:
If nothing works it could be Cold affecting your head!
Try wearing a warm cap on your head and don't allow your head to get cold! Also you can get a blow dryer and use warm air on your head and see if that gives you relief! I didn't have this problem when I was young, it happened when I hit my late 50's! I am back to normal knowing this cold can affect my sinuses! And once in awhile even the air-conditioner starts my sinuses up again, only I place a warm cap on my head and the sinus problem stops!
DON'T LET YOUR HEAD GET COLD! See if this helps!
Bloomin 'eck Chakra, your post could have been written by me even down to the ex in Sydney with polyps. I've been living on Magnetic Island for 15 years. I've just started using Swedish Bitters and they do seem to give relief although I think I had better results from ground black seed (years ago). I make sauerkraut, have been using kefir for years, make sourdough bread have very little sugar and processed food in my diet.
Neither of those are dangerous..they are VERY safe if used correctly.
I know this is an old thread but I am writing this to help others who may be suffering from similar conditions.
I think I got Covid in October 2019 or early November that year. I had been really fit that July and then moved house in October which was very stressful. There were several cases of severe "flu" in the village next to us which lead to some deaths but nobody knew about Coronavirus or SARs-Covid-19 until 31 December 2019 when I had an aha moment when the WHO made the announcement about a newly emerging virus. Happy New Year!
My symptoms were severe Hives for 8 months, severe sinus congestion which I still have (March 2021) and extreme fatigue. Also I gained 20lbs due to fatigue and being in bed for 8 months. Since last August my health is still poor.
I had nasal polyps for the first time in my life during this time and I now have chronic sinusitis.
I too have been doing the "lazy" Castor Oil pack - flannel and hot water bottle over night. I do sleep much better.
I know that Candida is opportunistic when the immune system is challenged so I am returning to a 90% raw vegetable diet with broths, water and green tea.
I am charging my filtered water with healing frequencies - especially 528 Hz - use head phones on the bottles and You-Tube from your mobile!!!!
I have made up a nasal spray of ACV and cayenne - yes it hurts, but works.
I oil pull with VCO anyway.
Fresh air and walking help even if I am paralysed with fatigue afterwards.
I had latent EBV anyway and Coronavirus has been proven to reactivate it.
These are just a few things but I do hope this helps someone else.
Sinus Polyps, from my various experiences with sinus polyps I can very well understand the pain a sufferer goes through hence would like to share the little bit of information I've learned, if it can help people i would be most most happy. I am available anytime for any questions so feel free to drop a query and of i can assist I will :)
The below is a strict diet plan that I still follow for nearly 2 years and I promise you while the results might take time but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Think of the times when you will want to breathe free and that will motivate you to get better :)
1. Start the day with flax seeds, walnuts which will give you omega 3 fatty acids and dates will keep your sugar levels well as it is natural sugar and fibre. Sip water like an athelete through the day.
2. Eat more lean meats like grilled chicken, fish salmon and egg whites without the yellow. Avoid all kinds of red meats like mutton, lamb, beef etc as they create more phlegm.
3. Incorporate ghee (clarified butter) in foods and reduce usage of oil, if at all rice bran oil is good.
4. Cut down majorly or if possible avoid on dairy like milk, yoghurt, cream, lassi, paneer, butter etc
5. Reduce sugar if possible avoid, mainly refined sugar like mithais, chocolates, cakes, cookies. Gur (jaggery) based sweets are fine
6. Major uptake of water through the day along with aerobic exercises 4 days a week or yoga surya namaskars along with anulom vilom which is alternate nostril breathing.
7. Majorly reduce if possible totally avoid maida (white flour), and wheat products like chapati, breads, nans, white flour buns, puris, oily and butter rotis. This is the real killer!
8. Incorporate fruits like lemons, mangoes, apples, pears, kiwis, papayas, strawberries
9. Eat more rice based stuff for carbs like rice, rice rotis, rice flakes, Sorghum, pearl millet, buckwheat etc
10. Spinach, onions, ginger, cabbage, bitter groud, yellow lentils, clear chicken broth soup, raw green chillies are superb for sinuses.
12. Meditate, forgive yourself and others, pray to God and relax more often in nature like a walk down the beach. This is prime trust me. Louise Hay the legendary healer said that sinus infections are a result of stored anger against a person close to you. So imagine that the polyp is like a small bulb in your sinus cavity and that inverted bulb stores all the inflammation in your sinuses, which is nothing but the accumulated phlegm. So if anger = inflammation and you release that anger and if inflammation is the phlegm then what will the polyp store? Nothing coz there is nothing there to store. You've released the garbage out "mentally" and subconsciously. I would highly recommend EFT (emotional freedom technique ) to release your anger or irritation. You will see changes for sure. The polyp is a teacher and makes sure we learn our lessons on a spiritual level, food intake level and medicinal level.
13. When you wake up on empty stomach do teeth pulling with coconut oil, its a technique where you put a tea spoon of the oil in your mouth and swirl vigorously for 5 mins. It will really help your post nasal drip.
14. Steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil. Hot water pot - put 5 - 6 drops of these essential oils and inhale the steam with your head covered with a towel. Fantastic fantastic way to clear your sinuses congestion
15. Another great great technique which will help - apply a paste of raw and dry ginger power mixed with water all over your sinuses and your face and sleep in the night. This will clear all your inflammation so you can start breathing normally. It will sting for sure but you will get used to it,
16. Input drops of castor oil in your sinuses to loosen up the passages. It could also shrink the polyp for some people. Try mixing 5-10 drops of tea tree oil mixed with 1 tbsp of castor oil for more effect and apply 2 drops of this mix in each nostril.
17. Exercise, run, and stay happy. I know its difficult but you must do your best to stay calm, cry out if you want but pray more and more. Doors will open, dont ever ever give up.
So in summary, the dry ginger paste on the face, dietary changes and EFT are my picks to help you on this journey. You will see massive changes, just trust God and walk the journey. God bless.
I'd like to know too, if your polyps came back Sunny!
Tea Tree Oil, Omega 3
Hi, did you take it in capsule form or actual liquid? Regards Peter
Try elderberry as there are some people here getting great relief and for most it is gone completely.
Make a syrup - two cups water to one cup of dried berries, then add either honey or sugar to your own liken and take a dessert spoonful every day.
How did you get on? Are you nasal polyps free? I do know that you posted message one year ago. I have been suffering from chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps for many years like most of us.
I admire you for deep knowledge of sinusitis ailment. Could you please give more tips on diet to follow? Such as free gluten porridge is allowed or other free gluten products?
I would be grateful if you could reply to me.
My name is Daniel living in London. I found your post very informative as you mentioned that polyps could be also caused by holding grudges or anger to someone close to me.
Could you give some more tips on diets eliminating polyps formation. On the other hand, l would like to maintain my body muscle mass also to keep my strength allowing me to do my physical job. Any help would be highly appreciated.
How are you since then? Did the polyps come back or not? thanks :)
Castor Oil, Steaming, Neti Pot
You might consider turpentine, too.
Castor Oil, Steaming, Neti Pot
Hi Marilyn, are you using Organic, unfiltered, with mother apple cider vinegar? I am using the organic Apple Cider Vinegar, in my nasal rinse 1/2 spoon two times a day, it's been more than a week, but did not see any improvement yet, I use tap water, however boiled it for few minutes.
I will try castor oil.
it's been 25 years I am suffering from nasal polyps, steroid spray doesn't help, my nose is always block. I had operation for two times.
Thanks for sharing.
Carrot and Black Grape Juice, Coffee
Hi, do u buy carrot and black grapes juice or make juice at home from the fresh black grapes and carrots?
It's been 25 years I am suffering from nasal polyps, I had done two operation, 2nd one had on 2012. however I never feel better after operation. Polyps back. I am using flixonase nasule drops, steroid spray doesn't help.
Thanks you in advance for your information.
Sinus Polyps, from my various experiences with sinus polyps I can very well understand the pain a sufferer goes through hence would like to share the little bit of information I've learned, if it can help people i would be most most happy. I am available anytime for any questions so feel free to drop a query and of i can assist I will :) The below is a strict diet plan that I still follow for nearly 2 years and I promise you while the results might take time but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Think of the times when you will want to breathe free and that will motivate you to get better :) 1. Start the day with flax seeds, walnuts which will give you omega 3 fatty acids and dates will keep your sugar levels well as it is natural sugar and fibre. Sip water like an athelete through the day. 2. Eat more lean meats like grilled chicken, fish salmon and egg whites without the yellow. Avoid all kinds of red meats like mutton, lamb, beef etc as they create more phlegm. 3. Incorporate ghee (clarified butter) in foods and reduce usage of oil, if at all rice bran oil is good. 4. Cut down majorly or if possible avoid on dairy like milk, yoghurt, cream, lassi, paneer, butter etc 5. Reduce sugar if possible avoid, mainly refined sugar like mithais, chocolates, cakes, cookies. Gur (jaggery) based sweets are fine 6. Major uptake of water through the day along with aerobic exercises 4 days a week or yoga surya namaskars along with anulom vilom which is alternate nostril breathing. 7. Majorly reduce if possible totally avoid maida (white flour), and wheat products like chapati, breads, nans, white flour buns, puris, oily and butter rotis. This is the real killer! 8. Incorporate fruits like lemons, mangoes, apples, pears, kiwis, papayas, strawberries 9. Eat more rice based stuff for carbs like rice, rice rotis, rice flakes, Sorghum, pearl millet, buckwheat etc 10. Spinach, onions, ginger, cabbage, bitter groud, yellow lentils, clear chicken broth soup, raw green chillies are superb for sinuses. 12. Meditate, forgive yourself and others, pray to God and relax more often in nature like a walk down the beach. This is prime trust me. Louise Hay the legendary healer said that sinus infections are a result of stored anger against a person close to you. So imagine that the polyp is like a small bulb in your sinus cavity and that inverted bulb stores all the inflammation in your sinuses, which is nothing but the accumulated phlegm. So if anger = inflammation and you release that anger and if inflammation is the phlegm then what will the polyp store? Nothing coz there is nothing there to store. You've released the garbage out "mentally" and subconsciously. I would highly recommend EFT (emotional freedom technique ) to release your anger or irritation. You will see changes for sure. The polyp is a teacher and makes sure we learn our lessons on a spiritual level, food intake level and medicinal level. 13. When you wake up on empty stomach do teeth pulling with coconut oil, its a technique where you put a tea spoon of the oil in your mouth and swirl vigorously for 5 mins. It will really help your post nasal drip. 14. Steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil. Hot water pot - put 5 - 6 drops of these essential oils and inhale the steam with your head covered with a towel. Fantastic fantastic way to clear your sinuses congestion 15. Another great great technique which will help - apply a paste of raw and dry ginger power mixed with water all over your sinuses and your face and sleep in the night. This will clear all your inflammation so you can start breathing normally. It will sting for sure but you will get used to it, 16. Input drops of castor oil in your sinuses to loosen up the passages. It could also shrink the polyp for some people. Try mixing 5-10 drops of tea tree oil mixed with 1 tbsp of castor oil for more effect and apply 2 drops of this mix in each nostril. 17. Exercise, run, and stay happy. I know its difficult but you must do your best to stay calm, cry out if you want but pray more and more. Doors will open, dont ever ever give up. So in summary, the dry ginger paste on the face, dietary changes and EFT are my picks to help you on this journey. You will see massive changes, just trust God and walk the journey. God bless.
I am astonished, flabbergasted, simply can't believe that apparently no one has left any feedback on this! Now two years after I first posted this, the huge nasal polyps that completely obstructed my nose, the endless sinus infections, are still 100% gone! After at most a few months, I no longer needed to take either the natural thyroid medicine, nor the tyrosine.
Once the polyps shrank away, the vicious cycle of inflammation/infection was done. If any of you want to breathe absolutely freely and normally again, please try this approach.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I applied apple cider vinegar on my obstructive polyp but I feel nothing, no pain, no sensation.
Dietary Changes, Water Fast
DORI,,,,,,,, think you are right on. We eat what we raise mostly. Some things we can't raise. I just learned that all critters and plants have an energy aurora that can be photographed. Kinda like Thermography used to detect breast cancer.
An organic vegetable has a healthy aurora, but a GMO does not. Soon technology is going to work in our favor. You go to the grocery and a device will tell you if you want to buy that veggie or not.
We won't need a doctor to tell us if we have problems or not. Our aurora will tell us. This phenomenom is not new. After 58 years of marriage me and my Tractor Driver know what each is thinking. It's the Aurora thing. Para folks have a special thing and can read folks bettern most. They don't need a lie detector, and solve many criminal cases. That is the reason a dog will bite you if you give him bad vibes and lick you is you give him good vibes. It's the aurora you give out. Animals still detect it. Humans lost most of it years ago.
It's a wifi thing. We all have it, some just have a better receptor than others. I can size up a person far better than most. I have no clue why. I think this will be a good thing for natural folks. Would like to hear from EC folks about what they think about this phenomenon. Kinda spooky isn't it?
Dietary Changes, Water Fast
We had lived in Hawaii for one year before my 33yo husband started having asthma symptoms (2010) which started a few months after a sinus infection that wouldn't quite go away. He lost his smell and taste almost immediately but the nasal polyps and aspirin allergy didn't show up till a year later. (Sampter's Triad) He was overly stressed, drinking alcohol and coffee daily, and had a high processed food diet. I had him trying every single remedy/cure that I researched online for about 5 years until he refused to try anything else. Some diets minimized symptoms but nothing cured him.
HOWEVER!! About 3 years after the symptoms started, he again got a cold/flu. He was flat out on the couch for 3 days. He didn't eat one bite of food and only drank the fluids that I gave him which consisted of ACV diluted in warm water, Bone broth that I made, herbal teas (Pau d'arco, echinacea, licorice root etc and water. All of his symptoms completely disappeared after only 3 days of fasting and drinking those liquids.
He got his smell and taste back, the polyps were gone and he could breathe easily through his nose and he had zero reactions to any foods that he ate. (we were too afraid to test his aspirin allergy) This amazingly lasted for the 3 weeks that he abstained from coffee, alcohol and eating relatively healthy. He then decided that he would begin drinking decaf coffee and after several more days he started in on the caffeinated coffee. All of his symptoms returned within the week.
I have a feeling that a liquid fast, or maybe even better, a water fast for 5-7 days would cure this thing. Then of course no coffee, alcohol, sugar, white flours, processed foods, dairy (unless raw/organic), meat (unless grass fed/organic), along with lots of fruits, veggies, water, bone broth, some nuts.... Aflatoxins seems to pervade lots of foods out there. I think that, along with chronic stress is enough to destroy the digestive system which makes you susceptible to food allergies, leaky gut, respiratory issues and a host of other things.
I would like to thank Don in Toronto for his advice regarding the probiotic supplement, the description of which I googled. It is indeed Colon Green, which I have now been taking since March of this year. My nasal polyps seem to have shrunk to some degree, but I have much if not most of my smell back, which was nill. Even strong smells went unnoticed, and now I can enjoy food and drink again! Many thanks Don!
Fiber Supplement, Probiotics, Enzymes
Regarding the discussion of nasal polyps; I also developed those for a short while. In my own case, the polyps were food related. I had developed them 3 years ago after returning from a trip to Asia and was scheduled for their removal until I read about the possible after-effects of that removal surgery here.
My reading caused me to realize that I had changed my breakfast diet while at the hotel, to include raisins and other dried fruits. I also ate a few raisins for a quick snack during the day. As it turned out, I recovered my hearing quickly and fully when I gave up the dried fruit. Perhaps there was some fungal connection, I can't answer to that. I gave the dried fruit theory a quick test recently, by snacking on raisins for a few days and I could "hear" the muffled sound of my polyps returning again.
Best wishes to you for discovering your own answers.
Fiber Supplement, Probiotics, Enzymes
I'm wondering if Don in Toronto (2012) is referring to this: Futurebiotics Colon Green Fiber Supplement (150 vegetarian capsules). It says on the bottle:
- ALL NATURAL: A gentle, All-Natural Fiber Supplement with Probiotics and Enzymes
Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Futurebiotics-Colon-Supplement-Vegetarian-Capsules/dp/B001020IBS#customerReviews
Fiber Supplement, Probiotics, Enzymes
Is anyone able to figure out the name of the probiotic supplement written in the 2012 post, please? Many thanks.
Sorry for long delay in replying - only saw this now as I scrolled down.
I bought colloidal silver in the health shop - not cheap but lasts for ages. If you get a large bottle, then put some in a smaller bottle and add a few drops of tea tree or lavander oil. Just spray a few squirts in each nostril morning and night. I also find if I have been eating too many carbs I get a bit clogged up, but the raised bed really helps too.
Again, sorry I didn't see this message from you for ages, and hope you get relief. Best wishes.
ACV, Tea Tree Oil, Astragalus Nasal Rinse
Chelsea - It's called Sampter's Triad.
Just read your post Bryan. It's now 2018, do you have an update by chance? Thank you
Apple Cider Vinegar
Just liked to say after reading posts on ACV, this is a super remedy maybe even a cure. Anyway suffered with polyps for 19 years now, and had one surgery to remove. Dr said I'd be on flonase the rest of my life. Didn't want that but did for little while. Then said there's got to be other options. By then polyps were coming back, so found sinus wars an that only kept them at bay, if u drink alcohol then they would flare up. So thanks to earthclinic reviews ACV, has done more than anything. I'm only on day 4 but after having a polyp the size of grape coming to the end of ur nostril, u have to try.
So I started swabbing inside an on the polyp for 2 days. Started turning white with full strength, but then had to back off off polyp and just do inside around of nasal area, because of blood, so I diluted with purified boiled water to ACV. 1 ounce dropper bottle one teaspoon to the rest water, may sting a little but much safer. Anyway both nasals are almost clear after the 4 day. I also take Table spoon in 1/4 cup water morn, noon, and nite, going real good, like I said this has been the best remdey to date or maybe even a cure the way it has been working sinusus are feeling the best ever!! Just stay with it it works!! Thanks again for the reviews on ACV it is a miracle solution!!
Thank you for the tip. Rinsing can go either way and has to be with the right ingredients. I would also suggest checking your home and workplace for hidden mold (behind walls, ceilings, crawlspace etc). The mycotoxins emitted are responsible for my autoimmune issues, and I am guessing that breathing them unwittingly for years, may have triggered my polyps.
Apple Cider Vinegar
My cold is caused by temperature differences, cooking air and mite. Such a cold is called vasomotic rhinitis. Or idiopathic rhinitis. Then the tips of nerves in your nose react hyperactively to these environments. This reaction has to do with your autonomic nervous system, but I have no knowledge of it and it is not important to go into this message.
Because I had a chronic cold (due to the above environment) this caused nasal polyps.
ACV is temporary relief because it does not remove the above-mentioned substances from the environment. Conclusion: In my case of vasomotiric rhinitis, ACV does not help to remove nose polyps or reduce colds.
There are many people with vasomotor rhinitis who benefit from Capsinol. A spray with red pepper extracts. This is a spray with natural ingredients. It makes the nerve endings less sensitive to substances from the environment and can possible make that the nose will behave normally. I will try this. A lot of strength with your nose problems!
Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree and Coconut Oils
So it's been over a year that I've had nasal polyps, in three days I managed to reduce my polyps by 50% by making my own natural and organic nasal spray.
- 12 drops tea tree oil
- 2 tea spoons coconut oil
- 4 table spoons Apple Cider Vinegar 100% pure
- 100ml warm distilled/ pre-boiled water
- 1 Nasal spray bottle.
Combine all ingredients, shake until mixture is cloudy (oil and water need to mix this way)
Pour into nasal spray bottle and prime the spray.
Dosage and Preparation:
1 spray per nostril in the morning and evening, DO NOT inhale or sniff, you want it on the polyps not down your throat, if the bottle has been standing for a while the coconut oil will start separating, war the bottle in a cup of hot water for 5mins then shake until cloudy before use.
It burns like hell fire for 60 seconds, DO NOT sneeze or sniff during this time. Make sure all equipment, containers and utensils are 100% sterile. DO NOT use tap water, distilled or boiled water that has cooled ONLY. Please keep it organic, tea tree oil, coconut oil and ACV usually are organic, don't assume, CHECK.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Thank you for sharing your ACV to cure nasal polyps...I have mine ..and I think I follow your way of curing nasal polyps.
Dear Manpan, I have started doing breathing pranayama exercises too, please can you share exactly which exercises did you do to cure your polyps and what routine did you follow? Many Thanks
I am sorry to hear of the return of the polyps but it sounds like you are taking prompt action and I am hopeful that you will get this resolved quickly!
I have high hopes for essiac. It seems to help so many things.
Serrapeptase is used to dissolve non-living tissue. It seems to have an anti-inflammatory effect. It is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach.
I do not know about the basil leaves for polyps. I have heard of inhaling basil fumes for migraines. And I love basil. I would love to hear if this helps you.
Do you have allergies that flare up and may aggravate this? Nettle tea may be useful if these other things you are doing do not prove to be effective.
Thank you for asking - I am doing well!
~Mama to Many~
Dear Mama to Many,
Good afternoon, trust my email finds you well. Been a while since we last chatted in Sept.
Its been a good 4-5 months up until now. The polyps have started to cause issues again. Although this time thankfully the mucosal thickening isn't there but there is congestion like its waiting to be released. There has been anosmia again since 8 days now, just traces of smell in between. Ive restarted the castor oil and TTO oil mix for over 8 days now but waiting for it to fully show results.
Ive ordered for essiac tea as well, and will be hunting for dandelion leaves too as ive read that it can really help with polyps. Read that green tea also helps to shrink them and have started that too. Whats your view on basil leaves? And can basil oil with steam inhalation help? I didnt call for serrapeptase yet but dont know much about it too. Is it a natural remedy Mama to Many?
Any suggestions from your side? Really tired of just surfing for information on this condition, need to cure it now.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Hello, my therapy (composed by myself) is in the morning nose flushing with a bottle of warm water and 1,5 teaspoon ACV. In the afternoon nose flushing with special nasal rinse salt. Later in the afternoon fluticason drops on the ENT-doctor his prescription.
I notice that I have less snot in my nose. And I believe the theory that this ACV attacks bacteria, one of the responsible causes (or the only cause). Now I can't find a clear therapy on the web about the frequency (how many flushes or cleaning with Q-tip?) and necessary period of use (how many days? weeks?).
- Are the complaints completely gone after you used ACV? I mean no chronically inflamed nose.
- If yes, for which period did you used the ACV-cleaning?
- Did they came back after stopping ACV-cleaning?
It would be very nice if you tell me your story, it can be useful for me and other persons who try this method and need improvement in their nose condition and hereby overall health.
Regards from the Netherlands, Klaas
Carrot and Black Grape Juice, Coffee
Are you serious, I have been living with them off and on for 12 years, have had 3 surgeries, but they have returned. I have been trying teatree/melaluca essential oil, apple cider vinegar, but nothing is shrinking the polyps. I would like to try your remedy, but my stomach can be sensitive to coffee after a couple days I start to get a lot of heart burn. Is black grape juice the same as purple grape juice? I hope it works!
I'd had two surgeries and was scheduled for another. I had tried all kinds of home remedies, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, I had resorted to pulling them out myself with hemostats, not recommended. A gal at the local heath food store said she used serrapeptase for cysts on her ovaries and suggested I try it. I did and within a month I could breath through my nose after suffering for decades. I shared this with my physician and he was not interested at all, just said if it worked keep using it. I whole heartedly recommend it!
What kind of drops?
Carrot and Black Grape Juice, Coffee
Hi everyone there!
I have got sinus polyps in my nose almost 4 years two of both in my nose. At first, I tried coconut oil mix with tea tree oil. And after 1 weeks I felt its good. But they are came back again. And I hear from my grandfather, he told me to drink carrot and black grapes juice, and black coffee without sugar.
I mixed carrot and black grapes juice and I drink, after two minutes, I drink black coffee without sugar. In one week, I felling better and sleep better. I watting in three weeks and my sinus polyps gone completely. And now I feel free sinus polyps for one year. Thanks.
Pnokeo from Bahamas, sorry for the late response but polyps and asthma do often occur together. I believe the cause for both are yeast infections. However, your "large polyp higher up" may not be a polyp and instead be a prolapse in your nasal cavity. A prolapse will also cause breathing and smell issues. Refer to your doctor for that possibility.
William from AZ, you are spot on, sugar is an addictive drug.
Meredith from MA, there is a 4th option, which is cut out sugar. But the medical cartel will not tell you to do that or how to do that.
Debbie from Dorset, it is probably easier for a smoker to quit smoking than for a sweet toothed person to quit sugar. You need to possess a massive amount of perseverance. Starting from breakfast, monitor your food items to be under 10% carbs per volume per each and go further into the day as you progress. For breakfast, I choose from example items such as avocado with flaxseed oil, soft boiled eggs - salted, spinach leaves and oven baked bacon. When you can string one month together, the polyps will disappear. After that happens, keep it going for another month and then monitor your food items to be under 10% carbs for any one meal. You can eat meat and potatoes again one day and in the interim, to appease the sweet tooth, strawberries and cream do qualify. All the best.
PS My email address posted 08/25/2012 has been cancelled.
I've suffered with this for soooo long. The word suffer actually does not describe how awful it's been. I have the worst sweet tooth so it's going to be super difficult but it actually makes 100% sense. I've tested positive for mould allergy which I believe is all linked.
I am unable to breathe at all through my nose, I have visible polyps in each nostril and awful pressure in my sinuses, my ears are always blocked and I have had no sense of smell or taste for more years than I care to remember. It's truly miserable and embarrassing!
I'm doing this TODAY!
Hi all...been suffering nasal polyps for 2 years or more...tried every trick in the book to cure them....Ive had steriods twice and put every known home remedy up my nose to no avail....after losing faith In doctors I finally decided to change my diet...I felt I was at the end of my rope...depressed, couldn't breath through my nose...couldnt taste and I was physically and mentally drained...so what was there to lose...I bought a juicer and went on a 10 day fruit and vegetable juice diet...after 10 days I reintroduced solid fruit back into my diet and slowly began to clear my nose...on day 15 I tasted food again for the first time in 2 years....I cut out all processed food and sugar while on the diet...now weeks later my smell is fully back along with my taste...the moral of my story is dont concentrate on curing the symptom by puting anything up your nose....find the cause, in my case it was all about what I was puting in mouth....the bonus was I lost 7kg as well...it may not work for everyone but in my opinion its worth a try...in my case the culprit was mostly sugar...I feel fantastic...lots of energy and food taste soooo good...if I can help just one person to rid themselves of this debilitating curse then my job is done...good luck
Thanks for sharing. I have been diagnosed with small polyps blocking the air way to my smell sensors. I would like to try castor oil
I would like to know if there is a certain grade for the drops to be used in the nasal area.
Will any of the cold pressed castor oil sold in general store work?
I had a surgery 4 years ago for my sinus problem turns out that I have AERD. This past year I have been mostly on steroid. If I stop taking it, in 2weeks the longest, it comes back. My ENT doctor wants to do another surgery which I was not really recommended by my Japanese doctor (I had my surgery in Japan). So I decided to go completely natural after finding this page!!
But I have a question. If I add ACV to the nasal wash (Distilled water, TTO and saline power from CVS), I sneeze for next 5-10mins like crazy. Does anybody have the same experience?
I have been doing the nasal wash twice a day, drinking ACV+honey+hot water twice a day, rubbing the sinus area with Castor oil+Tea tree oil, and putting the castor oil+tea tree oil to my nostril at night. Since I don't take steroid, my sinus is going worse but it seems better than having nothing. It hasn't been a week yet so I'm hoping that it will get better... A lot of reviews here give me a hope :-)
Does anybody have any recommendation for AERD patients like me?
Samter's Triad is not a salicylate sensitivity. Doctors used to think it was back in the 1960s, but no longer. Samter's patients react to all NSAIDs (including those that are not salicylates), as well as other substances that selectively inhibit the COX-1 enzyme. Aspirin is acetyl salicylate. We react to the "acetyl" part of this compound, not the salicylate. Dietary salicylates do not inhibit the COX-1 enzyme and experts on the disease do not recommend avoiding salicylates.
So where do I start? First I would like to start by thanking god and Earthclinic and particularly Mama to Many.
From my experience with nasal polyps, one thing I have certainly learnt is that it is there to teach us a few things about us and make changes to get better. First on an emotional level and then the physical level. Is there some emotional pain that you are experiencing in life? Then please sort that or atleast start working to sort that. As per Louise hay the world famous spiritual healer chronic sinusitis is being angry at someone close to you...does that happen with you? If yes then sort that anger and keep the affirmation "I declare peace and harmony indwell me and surround me at all times" on through the day. Talk to God, ask for forgiveness and seek his help to get you through this phase. I know how hard it can be because I have myself felt it, the helplessness, the pain. The tears and desperation to get better can only be expressed by someone who has felt it. I dont want to even list down any of those physical experiences because I will in turn touch upon what you are going through yourself and that will make you feel low. We have to keep searching for solutions so lets talk remedies.
If you want to cry it out, do it, trust me do it..Go to your washroom, your car, youe husband or wife and do it once...Scream out, and let it out but the very next minute after the flood gates are opened get to work on the most important project, and that is your health. Mind you, I am still a work in progress but its a day to day activity and you cant slack. Keep the faith and keep trying, you will see improvement.
Thats for the mind, now comes what you can do to internalize and consume.
1. Take out allllll the junk food out of your menu....you name it.....chips, cookies, biscuits, chocolates, cakes, fried food, pizzas, burgers, extra processed sugary foods, sweetmeats, canned juices, aerated and carbonated drinks, canned food, preservative foods, sauces. Avoid MSG in chinese foods, if you wanna eat chinese food ask for it without ajinomoto. Stay clean, and trust me you will start seeing small differences. All these foods promote inflamation which is worse in this situation. I have a major sweet tooth but ive stayed away from all this for nearly 5 months now after tons of reading on this condition. Has it helped me? Yes, ive lost nearly 8 kgs and I feel healthier and fresher, so you will only gain out of this my friends. I was told I have LDL cholestrol in april this year, was getting obese, had fat around the tummy...couldnt run with my son etc...u know the feeling of being bloated and out of energy.
I am a vocalist by profession and you could def imagine the problem I would have with breathing freely, but then one day when I was bathing my toddler son and couldnt smell the body wash I was applying on his body, I cried and sobbed and told myself after that, I have to do all I can to heal and God will do the rest. I have to do all I can for my health, and God will heal. Thats when I first chanced upon Earthclinic in May 2017 after struggling.
2. Eat right, salads, greens, radish, onions and garlic ( not too much if youre on homeopathy : that is a wonderful alternative therapy too and I will come to that ), brocoli, spinach, carrots, beetroots, lemons, chomp away on this along with your meals or before and this is all pure fibre and can help you fight the infection. Drink atleast 3-4 litrs of water a day so your body doesnt dehydrate, sinusitis / nasal polyps worsen when the body goes dry.
3. Eliminate foods like wheat, gluten, yeast, dairy, white flour, potatoes, eggs, alcohol, caffeine, corn, jams and jellies, pickles, red meat, black tea from your diet as these produce excess phlegm in the body which doesnt get released as the polyps block them from coming out and thats where they get infected in turn.
4. Eat vit c rich foods like citrus foods, pineapples which contain bromelain that helps a lot. Sprinkle lemon in warm water and sip it through the day, apples, berries, kiwis, strawberries, another rich source of vit c. Eat mangoes which are rich in Vita A and that helps the sinuses a lottt.
5. Chicken broth soup with a dash of cayenne pepper can open up the sinuses and help in a way. Tomato soups, clear veg soups, Warm water with 2 tbps of organic apple cider vinegar ( go for the one with the mother) can help to thin the mucus and flush it out.
6. If you need carbs, go for a moderate portion of rice. I need carbs as I sing, and need energy. Eat lean meat like grilled chicken, salmon fish, hummus, chick peas, lil olive oil, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, oregano, all of these nuts have fatty acids which help a lot. Pumpkin seeds also have zinc and magnesium whcih can help.
7. Steam inhalation, massively helpful to loosen all the phlegm in your sinuses, morning as you wake up and once before you sleep. If you do not intend to take homeopathy then you can use essential oils like Tea tree oil ( super super ) in the steam and inhale it. Put in like say 5 drops of essential organic TTO and I inhale the steam for 4-5 mins and you will see how relaxed you feel. Essential oils normally are and antidote for homeopathy hence it would be nice to speak to your homeopath before mixing the two.
8. Mama to Many's technique...Super like for this one!
Mix hexane free castor oil 1 tablespoon +10-15 drops of organic TTO and input 2-3 drops of that mix in each nostril if the polyps are right in your nostrils. So lie down on your back so that the mix reaches the polyps and this can really shrink them. Continue this once every morning and night after steam inhalation till the polyps go away and your sense of smell should improve soon. Under no circumstances should you directly apply any essential oil to your polyps using a q tip or ingest it. If the polyps are deep in the sinuses then take a spoon of castor oil first thing when you wake up and this will help too.
9. I know this is difficult but you will have to do it, 3-4 times a week of atleast 45 mins of workouts. Release sweat, and your toxins will be released. Run, walk, cycle, weight train ...choose any of it but do it.
10. Sleep well, atleast 7-8 hrs so the body heals itself through rest, also put your head elevated by sleeping on two pillows so all the mucus fliws down
11. Get an allergy test done so you know what you are allergic to and avoid that accordingly. If you are allergic to dust so be it, wear a face mask and dont feel concious, remember your health first!
12. Do yogic breathing and pranayam exercises, this is also helpful to open up the breathing pathways. Anulom vilom can help, but it has to be done only when the nasal passages are clear. Try this sinus massage below to help drain the sinuses so the phlegm flows out of your nose and is not stuck up in the sinuses. Never blow your nose hard to release phlegm, it could put the infection back inside, instead sniff it and spit it out. Thats way better, plus blowing puts further pressure on the sinuses.
14. Homeopathy, read on it and see for yourself if it suits you. What it does is to strenghten our immune system and make us stronger so we are not prone to allergies etc. It certainly has a very good solution to this. Very holistic healing, heals us from the root but needs to be with a homeopath who can read your system and heal you from within.
15. Lastly, plz plz stay strong...i am doing that coz there is only one way to be. Strong and have immense faith, I know what this can do to you, I have been through a stage of extreme depression through it but in all of it I kept doing is praying to God. Speak to him, talk about your good and bad days, but keep the attitude of gratitude and doors will open up for you. I remain open to your queries if I can help in any way but all the remedies on earthclinic are wonderful so plz follow that..It is after being on this site that hope sprung up within me so a massive thank you to earthclinic. Me listing down my journey is to help others who are going through this and also my way of thanking Earth clinic. May god always bless you :)
It sounds like you have what is known as Samters Triad aka ASA Triad aka AERD. I realised I had it after an anaphylactic reaction to Aspirin after a road accident. There are loads of sites on the internet with information about it. There is no cure, only different remedies to slow its progress. Good luck.
Frank T., IMHO your solution is in the beginning of your post: try cutting down on sweets. My doc told me a trick that works: a craving for sweets shows a need for protein. When the crave strikes, try a nice piece of salmon or a delicious egg dish!
I live in a large polluted city.
I have had a sweet tooth all of my life.
I have severe nasal polyps one of the symptoms of a condition called Samters Triad (inflammation of the lungs nasal passages and sinuses). I have tried lots of different so called remedies including the Manuel Richards method, Acupuncture and herbal infusions, nothing has has made any difference other than nasal corticosteroid spray which is no longer effective. I am trying to avoid systemic steroids due to the side effects, but feel now they are the only option left for me as surgery gives only temporary relief as the polyps grow back.
There are some drugs under trial at the moment which have shown to be effective, Fevipiprant and Dipilumab. Fevipiprant is currently available but prohibitively expensive and only prescribed to patients who have frequent admissions to hospital. Dipilumab is only available within a research study.
I have a healthy meat free diet, I have a saline sinus rinse morning and evening and I'm quite active.
I notice a slight improvement when spending time out of London, so living in a large polluted city doesen't help.
I will be trying some of the suggestions made on this brilliant website.
I've had nasal polyps for over 5 years. I had the surgery 3 years ago and the polyps grew back worse. I have begun to work with an acupuncturist and she had me research leaky gut syndrome. I am now on a regimen of vitamin supplements and an 80% plant based diet with very little sugar. The first week was HARD (toxin release) but I am feeling MUCH better (3 weeks so far). I am told it takes 2 to 3 months to go through this detox/rebuilding process.
Jessica, google "the mucusless diet". Personally I don't think you need to go to such extremes but it might help you zero in on what is causing the problem for YOU. For starters, dairy is mucus forming for some people.
I have noticed that my nasal polyps shrink when I have an empty stomach. They almost completely shrink. I believe my body is producing too much mucus when I eat food. Is there any medical literature or anyone who has experienced this?
Hi Brother, I tried tea tree oil mixed with coconut oil on my bottle spray and I used for 3 times in a day. in one week feeling something go out from my nostril.. and I waiting more less 2, my sinus polys fell out from my nose.
I jump around and I so happy.
Thanks for this web earthclinic.com
That's good news Brother... I also had sinus polyps on my both nose But now I used castor oil and I feel better... I wait till 1 week. Hopely my polyps shrunk