Have had nasal polyps about 13 years. Have done the nasal steroids and about every remedy in these pages over the years. A few months ago was still in my chronic state of 100% blocked nose on both sides, chronic sinus infection, soaking wads of tissues, sinus headaches etc - you all know! Nose was swollen and fat.
Much better last few months. I have been taking twice daily a rotating and varied mix of a tiny pinch of goldenseal, 1 drop GSE, 1 drop clove oil, 1 drop oregano oil, now and then 20 drops myrrh or olive leaf tincture - all of the above to keep infection at bay.
Have been squirting home-made nasal spray (distilled water, xylitol, baking soda, colloidal silver, GSE, 3% h2o2, baby shampoo - all these not measured but in tiny dabs into the distilled water in an empty saline nasal spray bottle), alternating with an oregano oil-based nasal spray I purchased and plain homemade colloidal silver also sprayed in the nostrils. I squirt each of the above in the nose at least once each per day.
Other vital parts of this regimen that have helped greatly:
L-arginine (500mg) once daily.
1000 iu methylcobalamin B12 once daily (in the morning! ).
500mg cordyceps capsule each morning.
5000mcg biotin once daily.
From 2 to 5 drops 2% Lugol's iodine daily, depending on how I feel.
The oral and nasal items in the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs are to kill/prevent infection.
The arginine boosts nitric oxide, which helps kill infection and seems to assist in opening the sinuses (humming 20 minutes a day also boosts NO).
The methylcobalamin I saw mentioned on a few forums as greatly relieving decades of chronic sinus trouble in many people.
Cordyceps boosts immunity.
Biotin is needed to help the body beat back fungus - whether sinus infection, dandruff, athlete's foot, jock itch, etc.
Iodine helps to improve low thyroid, which is endemic now due to bromine having replaced iodine in American bread, and chlorine and fluorine in the water. Low metabolism is loved by fungus, & 96% of sinus infections are primarily fungal (Mayo Clinic).
One final thing and likely the most important: look up "cured nasal polyps -normal body temperature", then look up Matt Stone and read his e-book "Eat for Heat". The latter worked for me better and faster than iodine alone.
I can smell things for increasing lengths of time every day now! I can even get some air through one or both nostrils for some time every day. My nose looks mostly normal now, and I am using less tissues. It wakes me up, running, much less often.
Good luck to you all, and remember, use your own judgement and discretion on any of these suggestions. Pay attention to how your body responds.
Salt Crystal Inhaler
Nasal Polyp relief from a Himalayan Salt Crystal Inhaler! I had to write on this forum to tell you all about an amazing remedy for polyps! I've suffered badly for 22 years, no sense of smell for most of that time. I had the operation about 8 years ago and only lasted a year. Since then I've had all the usual terrible problems, sinusitus, mucus, constantly blowing my nose etc, etc. At the beginning of this month, I saw an ad in my local paper for a ceramic salt inhaler filled with Himalayan salt crystals, and would last for 6 years. I decided to give it a go, you inhale the vapors through the mouth and breath out through the nose, for about half an hour a day. After the 2nd day I noticed my nose had cleared a lot at night and I had had a better night's sleep! I've used it for nearly a month now and I can't believe the difference! I'm virtually clear at night from mucus, so I'm breathing through my nose with my mouth closed so less snoring. I'm using significantly less tissues throughout the day as my airways are much clearer, I would say about 50% improved so far.
The BEST news of all though is that over the past couple of days I have actually had a faint sense of smell coming back! I first smelt a faint coffee smell, then today I was cooking and all day I have smelt garlic and the cooking smell. It's still only faint but it's definitely coming back! This has been the best treatment I've tried so far, and believe me I've tried a few on here - cider vinegar, tea tree oil, etc. I am still on my nasal spray which is prescribed, but it's actually able to spray up my nose at last, instead of hitting the polyps and dripping back out. I would say that the salt inhaler is having the same effect as when I've used steroids in the past, but the massive difference here is that the salt is 100% safe and natural. I read how it works and it's something like the crystals are totally untreated in the natural form, and when inhaled into the lungs particles coat the lungs and airways to fight bacteria and dry up mucus. Only need to use for 30 minutes a day, and breathe out through nose (this was hard at first due to the obstructions, but I persevered and it has got easier each day). The feeling I get after using the inhaler is it feels cold on my chest, like I've been up in the mountains on a really crisp clear day, or been by the sea breathing in the windy air.
Nasal Polyps - I've suffered from nasal polyps for seven years now and the last three I have lost my sense of smell. I've tried every possible remedy and two sinus operations and nothing works. The tea tree oil remedy some of you mention is, I believe, only effective for polyps caused by fungus, or perhaps those in sinuses you can get to with a Q tip. Mine are too far inside for that and although the diluted tea tree oil feels good and opens up the airways it did not cure them.
I've tried everything else, including fresh water ray oil, acupunture, Sinus Wars homeopathic remedy, various natural cold remedies, antihisthamies, all kinds of antibiotics -- you name it. There are only two things that work, and both temporarily: corticosteroids and a draconian alkaline diet. I think you all know about steroids; in high doses they work like a dream, but the polyps come back after a few weeks and, at least for me, the sprays don't work.
However, the diet I did was near miraculous. I was actually not even thinking about the polyps, but just wanted to do a near fasting diet for a week or so. I eliminated coffee, alcohol, dairy products, meat and anything else that causes mucus, and lived basicically on a few nuts, water and raw vegetables for a week. Suddenly everything cleared up and I felt like new and could smell and taste again. Even my ears, which I hadn't realized were partially blocked because of the sinusitis caused by the polyps, were suddenly free. Unfortunately after I started adding back some cooked foods (although still totall vegan) the polyps returned and I lost my sense of smell again. At least I lost 7 kilos in less that a month.
So if you are really frustrated and have some self control, try a fast or near fast and eliminate all acidic foods.
Oliver from Paris, this is what I do:
1. I Eat a few leaves of fresh basil before breakfast and before dinner
2. I Do the nasal rinse (cup of warm distilled water, 1 tsp seasalt, 12 drops of bloodroot (herbal), and 12 drops of h2o2 (hydrogen peroxide).
3. I Do the vapor (boil a cup of distilled water and a few or 3 drops of tea tree oil)--inhale vapor for about 1-2 minutes. I close my eyes when I do this. I can feel a burning sensation in my nasal but that's for the polyps so it's good for me.
4. I drink black tea with ginger powder and green tea with natural honey.
5. I increase alkalinity in my body and drink a half cup of warm water with 1/4 tsp citric acid and 1/4 tsp of baking soda (citric acid that I find in herbal section of the market, where I find the ginger powder). Even if I eat acidic food, I'm ok.
6. I drink half cup of fresh coconut milk (or almond milk)--warm and then add half tsp of turmeric powder.
7. I make smoothie everyday that covers most of the foods that are effective for my polyps (dandelion, broccoli, spinach, berries, apple and brazil nuts). If I don't find brazil nuts, I take selenium.
8. I take zinc which I get from a vitamin shop or healthfood market
9. I started taking Pulsatilla pellets 200c (herbal-windflower) which I get from a healthfood market and take 3 pellets 3 times a day. I will do this for about 10-15 days and see if it's effective. This is good for my nasal discharge. I may continue to use it if needed.
10. I take Vitamin C if I don't have enough citrus for the day. I also take Vitamin E. My smoothie covers most of my Vitamin A so I don't take this anymore.
I feel good now, can breath and just have a little nasal discharge. I also feel healthy and more energetic.
RR from Northridge
I've been struggling with chronic sinusitic and nasal polyps for 4 years. Within a few months of my first bout with chronic sinusitis I also deveoped asthma, an allergy to aspirin and ibuprofen, and have since developed all kinds of food sensitivities. I believe what's at the root at all of this is simple: immune defunction. But treating that can be quite complicated and take a long time. It's taken me years of experimentation and emotional upheaval to find a natural regimine that shows results, and I've finally found a combination of things that is working. I have wanted to avoid surgery and over-medicating, so the results I am having so far are great. Actually, what brought me to this in the first place was this: I had been controlling my sinus issues with a nasal steroid for a year, and then suddenly got a bad infection on which the steroid and anything OTC had no effect on whatsoever. After 4 weeks of suffering, I got aggressive about the following...
First there is the diet. After being gluten free for several years and more recently elliminating processed sugars and dairy, I have adopted a Paleo diet that is beginning to take in principles of the Specific Carb Diet and even GAPS. Please Google especially the last two to find out more information about these things. Going grain-free and adopting a strict whole-foods diet (no 'organic' frozen pre-packaged foods) began to make a huge difference in how I felt overall. It has not cured my sinus issues, but it has supplied me with energy and vitality I otherwise lacked. It has elliminated most of the brain-fog I had for years with chronic sinusitis, and I have the energy to keep up with regular exercise, work, and school. It has also balanced out the bloating and wieght gain I've experienced being on low-dose nasal and lung steroids. Recent emphasis on rebuilding the gut using L-glutamine, therepeutic strength pro-biotics, home-made bone broths, and fermented vegetables has also increased this overall vitality. According to GAPS dieters, there is strong hope for being able to eventually tolerate the foods I developed sudden allergies and intolerances to (dairy, alcohol, almonds, grains) but for now I strictly avoid all of those things.
Next, there is the direct attack to the polyps and sinus infections. Twice a day to a half-filled neti pot, I put in 1/4 tsp salt, a few drops of tea tree oil, a few drops of concentrated Grape Seed Extract, and a few drops of Goldenseal. Since one nostril is completely blocked by visible nasal polyps, I simply soak what I can for a few minutes instead of passing the water from one sice to the other, as that's pretty impossible for me at the moment. In the other nostril, I can get the water far enough back that it runs into my throat. I let that happen a little bit, but otherwise, try to hold it in as it can be a bit intense with all the oils and instead just soak the area. When I'm done with the neti pot, I apply a few drops of Neem Oil into each nostril and suck back what I can. Neem oil is not only an anti-fungal/anti-bacterial, but it is also a strong tonifyer to the mucous membranes, like Goldenseal as well. I aim to balance the bacterial-fighting properties of waht I use with some tonifying properties to help rebuild damaged tissues. Every once and a while, I dab a qtip into coconut oil and tea tree oil and pply it directly to the visible polyps and surrounding tissues.
In the two weeks I've been doing that particular regimine, I've experienced visible shrinking of the polyps and of the surrounding facial swelling. I've reduced my usage of my prescription nasal steroid to once a day and might aim to slowly elliminate it to allow my immune system to properly function in my nose for further assistance. My stuffiness has come in and out- I believe that as the polyps shrink, a TON of trapped mucous is being released. Every once and a while, I almost literally scrape out (with a qtip) thick chunks of bright colored mucous, which I could see easily getting trapped with the polyps and feeding their inflammation. Also, as larger polyps shrink, I imagine they leave room for the medicine to finally start reaching other hidden polyps for healing, so I am not expecting overnight results.
I have some days where I can nearly smell in one nostril, and where the airflow is so clear that I forget my struggles. Congestion and inflammation always returns, but it comes in and out. On stuffier days, my neti pot regimine almost always brings instant relief, de-inflammation, and sinus draining.
FWIW, I've also been committed to weekly acupuncture treatments and taking Bi Yan Pian, a chinese medicine complex you can find on amazon at great prices. For chronic conditions, this sort of treatment can take a long time to start showing their effects, but I believe in their support. I have a community acupuncture place that I attend with sliding scale fees.
Most days, I also have a cup of ACV 'tea' sweetened with stevia and occasionally spiced with cayenne pepper. I regularly drink dandelion tea, tulsi tea, nettle tea, and also take spirulina and chlorella supplements, all for their blood-cleansing immune supporting properties.
After reading things here, I'm going to experiment with adding Castor oil to my regimine, directly into my sinus and as a pack on my liver. But so far I feel really good about what I have going and think it'll take some time to measure my results drastically. The relief I've received so far is incredible.
Another update after using [the fiber, probiotic, enzyme supplement] for 6 months now. Polyps completely shrunk and sense of smell has returned for 1st time in decades. Still eating every food that I want. Best wishes all who have long suffered with these polyps.
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.
I am putting castor oil in my nose for last 10 days and I have seen visible improvent in my breathing. I dont think that polyps have shrunk drastically but for sure improvement is visible.
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I recently had a problem with a nasal infection and polyps blocking one side of my nose. I discovered your site and tried ACV and by next day my nose was clear. Meanwhile my husband had a sinus problem and I wanted him to try ACV as well. He didnt like the taste... So I am better and he still has sinus... go figure! Your site is excellent - thanks so much.
Nasal polyps ..asthma .. Possibly related to toxic mold. Common symptoms for black mold in the environment. You may want to look into it to prevent more problems. Or more surgeries. I use a nasal pump washed out I add 2 drops of iodine and fill remaining with mineral water. Spray each nostril 2 x. 4 hours away I use Bill Munro's hydrogen peroxide spray to control the lung issues. Just a thought that might give you another avenue. Janet
I am just beginning to help my husband with his newly diagnosed nasal polyps. His right side is completely blocked, so he is having ear trouble too. My approach includes diet, cleansing, herbs, and homeopathy. Diet plan: I let him have one food at a time, fruit, oatmeal, chicken soup, plain yogurt.. (no junk! All organic! ) and would ask for reports of more or less stuffiness. Grapefruit made him stuffy.. Poor guy, he's been eating grapefruit every day for 10 months. Then I had an idea: why not use the simple test used for homeopathic remedies for food too? So: first I had him hold his left hand out, with his thumb and middle finger pressed together. I say, hold strong, and then I try to pull them apart using my two index fingers. His test was weak, I could pull them apart with little resistance. I had him hold a package of oatmeal over his belly button for a count of 8 seconds. Tried the test again while he still held it there. Strong like bull! I couldn't pull them apart. Ok, oatmeal he can eat. Tried the grapefruit. His hold came apart like wet spaghetti. No more grapefruit until he tests strong for it. The I went bananas, testing him on all sorts of things. No more coffee, beer, cashews, etc. He did fine with organic pinot noire wine, but weak on another red wine. Unfortunately, he wanted to test ME on my gluten free cookies... Sob... But I tested strong for coffee.. Yea! I could test him for anything, really, I had him hug me and he tested super strong! (thank goodness) The theory is if a substance makes your test strong, it is good for you, if it makes your test weak, then its not. Allergies can be tested this way. For free. Let me know how it goes!
Fungal Sinus Ball Remedies
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
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'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.
Tea Tree Oil, Omega 3
For Nasal Polyps, Tea Tree oil with the carrier Castor Oil works quite well.
If you want immediate relief try Omega 3 Fatty Acids. My nasal passages were completely closed by polyps to the point that I could only breath thru my mouth. I did some research and read about Omega-3's so I gave it a try. I took about 600 mg of Omega-3 in Fish Oil form and within minutes the swelling shrank enough that I could actually get some air thru my nostrils. Wow I was amazed.
Hi Mikes & Catriona
I've found your info very helpful as my condition has worsened over the last 12 weeks. Just started with serrapeptase 5 weeks ago but am curious as to how long it takes before you begin to feel a positive change with the polyps and improved breathing? ( I've had chronic sinus issues/polyps for almost 20 years)
I also take symbicort for asthma which began 12 months before any sinus issues. Not sure now whether to change my prescription.
I've researched and tried so many natural products. At the moment working with serrapeptase, curcumin, quercetin/bromelain/vitamin c and ACV. Also now have the grapefruit seed extract by not really sure how to use this for maximum benefit.
I have also started the ball rolling with ENT and further sinus surgery but am hoping this will not be necessary as in Mikes and Catrionas testimonials.
I am/will be extremely grateful for any feedback.
Lets hope this chronic sinus condition which so many suffer with can be improved or even cured without the need for prescriptive drugs or surgery.
Serrapeptase, Grapefruit Seed Extract
First thing I do get off symbircort, I'm on new one called revlar also known as breo it's great you only take it once a day and it a lifesaver.
As for serrapeptase took about 2 months for it to start working for me, uptake victim c as for grape fruit extract I I got empty spray bottle added just 3 drops and put sterilised water into bottle and spray it once in morning and once at night.
It might sting but keep at it you will see results and keep taking apple cider vinegar.
Hope this helps you and you start to feel better, If I can do it so can you.
Mikes from Ireland
Iodine Saline Rinse
Thanks a lot for digging into this and sharing info about BKC - Benzalkonium Chloride. What you wrote is actually true.
Effects of nasal saline spray on human neutrophils- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12810473/
Benzalkonium chloride as a preservative in nasal solutions - https://www.resmedjournal.com/article/S0954-6111(01)91127-8/pdf
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.
Nasal Polyp Remedies
So glad I've found this amazing site! I'm really fed up with no sense of smell, blocked nose runny nose! And the pain in my sinus and head! I've read through all your feedback and advice in the statements you have all posted here but my polyps are from back of my nostrils to inside my sinus in face and forehead - any ideas of what remedies I could try as I can't reach them with cotton buds etc!!! Help! Really trying to avoid another op! I'm also asthmatic. Please help thanks :-)
@Mel: The systemic enzymes (Nattokinase or Serrapeptase) which Faith recommends can also be used as oral caps (which is the standard method); maybe easier than topical admin but either way will work. Then you could use the exact same method F. Proposed w/ natural antibiotics; additions from her list would include Grapefruitseed Extract, Oregeno Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide, Aloe Vera (inner leaf) gel.
I had my first ever Nasal Polyps a few moths ago and Nebulized Colloidal Silver for a quick end to the problem (Can't recall exactly if I was or was not taking systemic enzymes during that period). Mine were only a few days old as a side effect of detoxification (bad stuff entering the bloodstream); the "few days old" may have been an advantage as the fibrin coat would not have had time to develop.
Cod Liver Oil applied directly over the entire nose will certainly help; you may smell fish for a few hrs but it's worth it, lol.
Do report your results.
I know why water fasting and other fasting can help sinus conditions and polyps and many other conditions and that is because it clears the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is important for our immunity and helps in dealing with stress and allergy. If the lymphtic system is clogged with the over consumption of foods and some very challenging foods then your nose and sinus receive more inflammation from the garbage build up. The lymphatic system is like the garbage man that takes away the garbage. Garbage may just turn into polyps. Instead of polluting and causing a worse diseased situation little sacks of garbage called polyps form to protect us.
How do we heal this?
1. Drink your 8 glasses of water per day. Enjoy herbal teas. Maybe goats or almond milk if you must add something. No sugar.
2. Avoid lots of fats. Just a little fat to cook in and satisfy your stomach as this will help stop sugar cravings.
3. Avoid dairy and wheat as much as you can.
4. Thinks about eating lots of greens instead of grains.
5 Get a good night sleep and let your lymph system work when it prefers. It works better as you lay down and rest.
6. Exercise regularly as your lymph needs that help it to do its work. You need to be active for it to circulate.
7. Get good lymphatic massage and remove tension from your lymph restricting chronic tight muscles. Especially those ones cleaning your head and sinuses.
8. Take lymph herbs like fenugreek, bayberry and redroot(not bloodroot), take vitamin c 5000mg spread throughout the day and 2000mg of bioflavanoids. Take quircetin and bromelain. There is a bloodroot nasal drops you can make up as a spray from godshear herbalist UK this will dissolve polyps.
9. Also smaller meals spread throughout the day can be easier on our body. Try taking meals with a good digestive enzyme supplement. You can try taking this supplement between meals also and last thing at night and let it help clear your lymph.
10. This information is like gold. I am sure it will help. It's your time now. Wishing you the best of health.
Hi, I have been reading up from this amazing site for quite some time and now will sit and explain my experience. Yes, nasal polyps are the worst. Nuff said on them. On April 13th my girlfriend switched our diet. We have been eating meals from this site, http://www.healwithfood.org/nasalpolyps/. The difference has been unbelievable. The weight loss is incredible to. The polyps in my right nostril have decreased in size by at least 75%. Don't know whats farther up there. But no more bulging sinus on the right side. I now have some air flow thru that side and each day it gets a bit better. Sometimes better than other, but some. Patience being the key as it will take some time, We are trying this diet for 1 month. I have also been putting some castor oil on the bridge of my nose on the outside for the last 3 days. ACV has been a regular in my diet for a long time. What works for 1, might not work for another. Will update along the way. Keep the faith!!!
I am strongly leaning on the diet solution, though I can't wait for it to take effect. I will be getting the operation and then change my diet life style. I watched Dr. Berg's video on youtube on "what causes tumors, polyps, and moles and pimples." Check him out.
I believe I can provide some help to those who are suffering with polyps and the associated nasal inflamation, runny nose, postnasal drip that comes with polyps.
First, there is an underlying congestion problem caused by any number of factors ranging from environment to diet. One nurse once told me that she had observed a correspondence between those who had chronic congestion and those who had a particular blood type and she believed the blood type produced a thicker mucus.
Second, those who suffer with such congestion will correspondingly be most likely to find an infection developing in the sinus cavity... because it is inflamed and as such an infection can more readily grow there.
Third, the infections in such people tend to be cronic and hence the cronic infection will produce the polyps that is housing either, virus, fungus or bacteria or a combination of the three. The variability of such a mix is the reason why polyps are of a variety and "behave" differently, some spreading.
Fourth, a partial solution: As to the underlying congestion issue (see the item "First" above) I have no suggestion but as to the consequential result of infection (see item "Second" above) we can aleviate the infection easily. By using on a regular basis "collodial silver" to knock out the "oft occuring" infections we can keep the sinus cleared of the congestion, postnasal drip and running nose because those three are the by- products of the infection. The polyps will not grow or will die off with constant irrigation of a silver solution.
I use silver in my sinus cavity when ever I feel any sign of post nasal drip or runny nose; sign of a cold; congestion like a stuffy nose. I use an ear syringe to squirt the colloidal silver (gently) into my sinus cavity and there will be a stinging on the dominately infected side.
The reason some people get results from Tea Tree Oil is that TTO is an anti viral and anti biotic and anti fungal. I do not think it is nearly as effective as colloidal silver and TTO can have some side effects as enumerated in preceeding posts.
I make my own colloidal silver, a very simple process.
So in conclusion: An underlying congestive sinus is caused by any number of reasons but the real problem is the consequential infection of the cronically thick mucus passages. If the infections linger, polyps will develop. Thus, one must irrigate the sinus passages with colloidal silver to eliminate the secondary effect... cronic infection which is causative of the polyps.
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.
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!
Fiber Supplement, Probiotics, Enzymes
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!
Manuka Honey Sinus Rinse
After reading numerous posts on these forums, I tried using manuka honey in my sinus rinse. I noticed a difference almost right away. Within a couple weeks, my polyps actually DID shrink and saved me a trip to the ENT guy. It is not cheap, but it is cheaper than going to the doctor. The effect is rather pleasant. I am hoping that longer term use will help me recover some semblance of smell and taste senses. James
It may be helpful to alternate days of colloidal silver(CS) nasal application with days of Xlear Nasal Spray(XNS) at maximum dose on label. This can increase the antimicrobial activity and both have antibiofilm activities which can be helpful in long standing infections.
So one day of CS treatment followed by one day of XNS treatment at max dose and continued in that fashion to better fight the infection('s). The oral CS can remain at everyday as you are already doing. How many ppm is your CS?
The XNS contains Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) along with Xylitol. Both Xylitol and GSE have antibiofilm effects as does CS and the GSE is a potent antimicrobial as is CS.
hhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/11222000_The_Effectiveness_of_Processed_Grapefruit-Seed_Extract_as_An_Antibacterial_Agent_II_Mechanism_of_Action_and_In_Vitro_Toxicity#:~:text=GSE showed antibacterial effects against, in the microdilution MIC test.ttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/11222000_The_Effectiveness_of_Processed_Grapefruit-Seed_Extract_as_An_Antibacterial_Agent_II_Mechanism_of_Action_and_In_Vitro_Toxicity#:~:text=GSE showed antibacterial effects against, in the microdilution MIC test.
Silver Nanoparticles have also shown anti inflammatory effects in animal models of chronic sinusitis :
And GSE also has also shown anti inflammatory properties :
Well, it has been months now that I have been reading EC and investigating on the internet how to cure my polyps. First of all let me tell you, I have allergic rinhitis, asthma ( take a cortizone inhaler every day), and polyps. The first time the polyps attacked me was ten years ago. I had partial blockage and complete anosmia. The Nose throat, etc specialist gave me a corticoid that did NOTHING at all. That really made me angry because I was breast feeding at the time and was not aware of what was inside the spray. Amyhow, the specialist said I needed SURGERY! Alarmed, I turned to my Homeopath who gave me a treatment that gave me back my sense of smell. I was very happy and forgot about the whole thing...
Last Febuary, after a severe nose cold, the polyps attacked again. This time completly blocked on both sides. It was horrible! I couldn't sleep because everytime I relaxed, I choked for my toungue was sucked my the vacum effect of breathing only through my mouth, for there was absolutly NO air coming in through my nose at all. I suffered enormously, my state of mind deteriorated for not being able to sleep and I became sort of depresed. The GP gave me cortizone spray wich I refused to take. I started to attack with megadoses of vitamin c, ascorbic acid and went o an homepath. The blockage went away after about 10 days.
After that I was breathing again, but still I had the appointment with another spcialist in the uk. I thought the problem was gone, but the moment he saw into may nose he said I had an "enormous" polyp on my left nostril and surgery was needed. Needles to say, I was very disappointed and sad with the news, but still, I was breathing through both my nostrils... A couple of months after that, the polyps came back stronger, bigger more resistant, the day of my birthday and for no apparent reason. Complete blockage again, no sleep, fast deterioration!
Then I started a regime of many things that I investigated and have been working great! First urgent thing was to get rid of the infection and clean the sinuses. How to do that especially if nothing was coming in or out of my nose?
I started taking MEGA doses of ascorbic acid powder, up to "bowel tolerance" (please check http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/).I went up to 40 grams a day! Also, there is a breathing system developed by profesor Buteyko. With one of his exercise I could unblock my nose long enough to risne with salt water four to five times a day. This specific Buteyko exercise consist in blowing the air out of your lungs and gently moving your head until you cant take it anymore, then start breathing takeing short breath, provoking a slight sense of suffocation, to create CO2 wich will open the nose pasagges for a short time, enough to do the salt water rinse. This sounds brutal and it feel even more so, considering that with this illnes we are already suffering from suffocation, but it works! After four days of doing this, the polyps ceased and I could start getting air in through my nose again. This was end of june, scince then I have still batteled with this polyps, even with an homephatic remedy sold on the internet that "declares a battle of sinuses" but that di not work for me. But, following the Buteyko technique, the ascrbic acid protocol and four other important practices that I will describe, I have been able to CONTINUALLY breathe ONLY through my nose since... Breathing ONLY through the nose is one of the BUTEYKO pricipals to avoid overbreathing or hyperventilation.
A recomendation I can give right away and something that I have been practicing since july is, taping the mouth during the night to avoid at all cost snoring and mouth breathing. I know when you have polyps this is torture, but it is an essential practice to start getting better! The more you breathe through the nose, the less blockage you get and the inverse is also true.
I have bought two books of this technique and I have paid an expensive course to learn how to breathe correctly to reverse and STOP my asthma and my rinhitis and to reduce my polyps. I have also started "Autohemotherapy" and oil pulling. "AHT" is a thecnique where you take blood from your own vein and imediatly reinject it intra muscularly, in the arm, leg or buttock. There is a lot on the internet about this, look up DR. Louiz Moura from Brasil on youtube. After I started the breathing exercises and tje autohemotherapy six weeks ago, I have reduced my inhalers to more than half, have had no need for releiver, my postnasal dripping is gone and I dont need to blow my nose but once or twice a day if any. I continue to take 20 grams of ascobic acid daily and also take a b suplement, iron, selenium, zinc, iodine for my thyroid. Chloruro de magnesio salts, 20 grams diluted in 1 liter of water, take a 3 oz. daily. I also do a "Castor oil pack" some days a week. I am feeling great today!
My plans are to reduce my polyps considerably by the end of this year, but so far I have acheived complete unblockage, and I feel that I am actually healling myself. I do Tracendetal Meditation 2 times a day and a 30 minute brisk walk in the park. I haven't taken at any moment ANY allopatic medicaments. I give thanks to God to put this challenge in my life, for I am dedicated to heal myself in a Holistic way and be in better condition than before.
I have found instant relief for nasal polyps ( and inflammation of sinuses ) in the form of taking 2 fish oil capsules. I was listening to a documentry on the radio about the importance of OMEGA 3 and realised that I hadn't taken one for a while. I popped 2 and I the reaction was astoundingly fast. I felt less itchy and less blocked up in my nose. The reason the polyps had reappeard was because I had drunk some cows milk the day before. The best treatment is diet. Cutting out refined sugar has done me wonders. Cut out sugar ( this means honey and syrups and everything sweet except some fruit and stevia), as well as to cut out wheat and dairy and it could help you too. BTW they are not Polyps as such, they are actually swelling of the membrane. So when people say they have have "Blown a polyp out in to a tissue" I kind of wonder. I have had 2 operations to remove them and both times they have grown back. But the diet and suppliments have helped amazingly. The swelling is inflammation and omega 3 has a calming effect on the bodies inflammitory response. This is why I guess it works. I believe SUGAR is the culprit for much of the western worlds ailments.
Thanks for the opportunity in the form of this amazing website.
Castor Oil does penetrate the skin well but for polyps I would probably put the oil in a bottle with an eyedropper and drop a few drops into each nostril once or twice a day.
~Mama to Many~