Oregano Oil for Sinus Infections
UnDoctor (South Carolina) on 06/18/2022
I had been googling the topic and stumbled across people inhaling or using the neti pot to solve the problem. Since I wasn?t interested in using a neti pot, it seemed logical to me to somehow get the OOB vapors into my nose and throat. The good news is that it was VERY EASY, and quick. All I had to do was microwave half a cup of water in a mug for 2 min and put 2 drops of OOB in it. Once it was ready, I would take 20 to 30 deep breaths (working my way up to it, since the first few inhalations sting) over the next couple of minutes (with eyes closed, otherwise it will sting your eyes). The great thing about OOB is that it has multiple traits. It?s anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant. But the thing that really surprised me is that it?s also an anesthetic/analgesic.
So, while the first 10 sniffs stung, after a while the stinging went away and OOB?s analgesic property kicked in. Any pain or discomfort in my sinuses or throat was pretty much eliminated, and that lasted many hours. If the pain lingered I would do another round. That alone (the pain relief) would be enough to recommend the regimen, but it also hits the viruses and bacteria causing the problem. Wow! And to cap it all off, each ?treatment? costs about 3 cents.
To be clear, if your pain is in your sinuses, inhale via your nose. If it?s in the throat, inhale through your mouth. With throat pain, I would also do the water/peroxide gargle to hit it from both sides.
Without any doubt, this is the MOST powerful thing in my arsenal to fight colds and viruses. It?s truly amazing. And I?m shocked that there?s not been more written on the Internet about this. Most people recommend putting a few drops of OOB under the tongue, but I?ve tried that, and it doesn?t compare to the immediate benefits of inhaling it. I hope you try this out and reap the benefits. God Bless you all!
Iodine Nasal Rinse for Sinus Infections Caused by Candida and Polyps
Rob (Kentucky) on 07/05/2020
I suffer from regular sinus issues caused by candida and polyps. This recipe has worked the best for me so far. It?s portable so you can carry it with you in your pocket. It does not burn at all so it?s pleasant to use.
Regularly use 2 ? 5 times a daily with a Nasal Spray Irrigator and home-made saline. Povidone iodine is a powerful antiseptic and disinfectant. In contact with skin and mucous membranes povidone iodine works quickly and has a microbicidal effect (causing the death of a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa).
1. Add 1 teaspoon sea salt and 1 teaspoon baking soda to empty ?clean? water bottle.
2. Add distilled water to bottle, cap and shake til salt and baking soda have completely dissolved. This is your saline solution.
3. Add 2 full eyedropper of Povidone-iodine (roughly 50 drops) to the empty nasal spray bottle. 2 drops peppermint oil. Top bottle off with your saline solution.
4. Use this spray twice in each nostril 2-5 times daily for a few weeks to resolve sinus infections, congestion and polyps.
Connie (United States) on 07/02/2019
He was desperate, so he tried 4 parts distilled water to 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide, flushed sinus with neti pot and then let it bubble in nose for 5-10 minutes, (burns a little). Suddenly a profuse amount of mucous began to bubble out, flushed several times, and let it set afterwards each time, at which each time large amounts of thick mucous bubbled out of his sinus. All through the day, it would continue to pour profuse amounts of thick mucous.
This was finally the answer, Praise God some relief.
Ayurvedic Method with Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil for Sinus Infections
Kiara (Los Angeles) on 06/10/2018
I did my 7 doctor rounds for my sinus infections no luck... So, I did research and cured my sinus infection naturally and so fast. I was amazed by it! I think the magic is in the tea tree and oregano oil.
Get 1 clean sterilized glass quart jar fill it with four cups ( 4 cups makes one quart) of distilled or filtered water. I boil the water for ten minutes to sterilize then you MUST let if cool down to room temperature.
Pour the cooled solution into neti pot. I used this solution a couple times during the day and then again right before bed.
Here is the key:
When I pour this solution into my sinuses using my neti pot, I stand over the sink and I tilt my head slightly downward in the sink and then I take a deep breath in using my nose while pouring the solution into my sinuses. Then I hung my head upside down for 15 minutes and moved my head side to side and back to get the solution deep into my sinuses. Keep a towel handy in case it begins spilling out.
After 15 minutes I release the solution into the sink and spray the sink with disinfectant. I truly hope this helps someone as much as it has me.
Hydrogen Peroxide in Ears Cured Chronic Sinus Issues
Love Detox (Us) on 08/30/2017
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!
Hydrogen Peroxide and Salt for a Sinus Infection
Tomlin (Frisco, Tx) on 07/01/2017
After getting a cold, this time in the middle of summer, I decided to give HP sinus rinse a try. Based on the everyone's input, here are some tips that help cleared up my sinus infection in about two days.
* Always have these supplies on hand so you don't have to run to the market when you feel a cold coming on.
(1) Unopened one gallon of distilled water which is only fresh for about one week after it's opened. (Do not use filtered drinking water, RO or tap water.)
(2) Premixed sinus (salt) packets (they come in 100 packet boxes) from the drug store near the neti pot section. (Do not use cooking salt.)
(3) 3% HP
(4) Baking Soda
(5) Clean disinfected dispenser: neti pot, sinus rinsing bubble or use your nostrils to suck up the liquid mixture from the edge of a cup's edge (a short cut that may require some skills).
* Don't vary too much from 1 teaspoon of 3% HP for 6 oz of distilled water or you risk an ineffective solution or getting your sinus burned. If you are afraid of getting burned, use 1/2 teaspoon of 3% HP and work your way up to 1 teaspoon. Don't be tempted to add more HP thinking it will be more effective. When I tried to add more HP, it stings badly and swelled up my sinus for a couple of hours. Add a pinch of baking soda if you have it in your kitchen and stir to dissolve the solids.
* Get in front of a sink, upon flooding your sinus tilt your forehead down towards the sink drain (watch out for the tap, lol), then turn you right ear towards the drain for a few seconds then your left ear. These positions enable the solution to flood different parts of your sinus. Lift your head and allow the solution to drain drain from your nostrils. Wipe what ever that comes out so you don't contaminate the area near your nostrils with tap water. If you want to blow your nose do not blow hard and do not block one nostril to blow out the other since too much pressure may cause the solution to seep into unintended tubes connected to your sinus. To rinse the area between the sinus and the throat, you should keep an upright position throughout the flooding and keep your mouth open. The draining will gravitate towards your throat so it can be redirect to your month to be spit out into the sink. Do not swallow the solution.
* You might want to do this rinse upon waking up, just before bedtime and optionally an additional rinse in between. You should see the mucus clear up within a day. I hope it works for you as well it did for me :-)
Apple Cider Vinegar Steam Healed Chronic Sinus Infection
Brenda (Maryland) on 01/20/2017
After a lifetime of sinus misery, stumbled on this idea. Sinus infection for past 6 mos. Began steaming with plain water 1 week ago. Helped a bit. Tried the vinegar and water steam and it is amazing. Clearing up my sinuses, can breathe almost normally for the first time in years. So impressed, have begun drinking a small shot of vinegar once a day. Very happy with the results.
Oregano Oil for Sinus Infection
Kim (Belleville Illinois ) on 01/14/2017
Hydrogen Peroxide Q-Tip Method for Sinus Infections
Geewhizz (Las Vegas, Nv) on 11/30/2016
Here's what I do: dip a couple of cotton swabs in h2o2. Insert the swabs into the nostrils...one nostril at a time (I do both at the same time.) Ease the swabs back until only an inch is sticking out...and leave them for a minute or so. (Often it makes me sneeze.)
After you remove the swabs give your nose a good blow. Voila! I do this two or three times a day if I'm sick. It's definitely great before bed if you're congested. And it keeps a sinus infection from grabbing hold.
Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Water in Neti Pot for Sinus Infection
Thetruthworks (Clinton, Md) on 10/30/2016
The problem was not the vinegar/Neti pot process. I had used way too much vinegar. I just did it again, using only 4-6 DROPS of vinegar. The thick nasal mucus immediately started to drain; and it went from thick white/slightly yellow tint to clear. And my breathing is clear and my sense of smell is working again.
FYI, when blowing your nose, pinch/press close one side and blow the other. Then do the same on the other side. Do not blow hard, it will force infectious agent into the ear canal, and create another problem. Instead inhale through an open mouth and huff blow in a 1,2,3 pattern until the 1 nasal side is cleared and do the same on the other side.
Oregano Oil Works for Chronic Sinus Infections!
Elizabeth (Phoenix, Az) on 06/06/2016
Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse for Sinus Infections
Sam (Melbourne, Australia) on 05/01/2016
Then mix in a teaspoon of Baby Shampoo and give it a shake to make it sudsy. The baby shampoo will help to dissolve the bio films that protect the bacteria from both the salt solution and antibiotics.
Use this to rinse your sinus, but especially hold some of the mixture in, tip you head upside-down and really let the mixture get into the upper sinus. Breath in through your nose at the some time to bubble and wash the mixture. Tilt your head one side for 20 seconds, then the other. Let the mixture out, then squeeze some more up there, but this time hold your head parallel to the floor then tip one side for 20 seconds, then the other. This will address the sinus cavities under your eye sockets. Use up remaining mixture to flush.
Then you need to mix another neti pot mixture adding some peroxide.
Start with 1/4 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and go up from there depending on tolerance. Repeat whole procedure to target upper and middle sinus cavities.
People have posted about the pain of the sinus wash. I can tell you that when your sinus is infected the wash does hurt. Just washing an open wound would hurt or sting. But...if your sinus is healthy, it does not hurt. You can feel the peroxide bubbling and oxygenating, but it's not at all painful. So with your sinus infection, start with a small amount of Baby Shampoo and Peroxide and work up to larger amounts. As your sinus begins to heal, you will find you can tolerate more of the peroxide.
I would like to add, when you use peroxide, it doesn't just wash out the bad bacteria, it washes out ALL bacteria, good and bad. So it's a good idea to use some probiotics. Some people put the probiotic powder into a saline solution and flush the sinus to in the hope that some of the probiotics will stay put and re-colonise the sinus with good bacteria. I personally put the powder on the back of the tongue at night when I'm going to sleep and let it naturally migrate its way up into the sinus.
- Hope this helps. xx
Hydrogen Peroxide for Sinus Infection
Sparkly619 (San Diego, Ca) on 12/02/2015
So, last year, after speaking with a friend who had much success boosting her own immune system by using probiotics, I decided to also give probiotics a try and vowed to commit to using natural therapies whenever possible to try to boost my immune system back to health. And then, just as things seemed to be going so well, I caught an aggressive upper respiratory bug that was going around my office. As was typical for me, the virus itself ran its course in about 7 or 8 days, but I was left with a horrible sinus infection that just seemed to keep hanging on and was getting worse. It was making life miserable an just about knocked me out.
Since it was the height of cold and flu season, I was unable to get an appointment with my doctor, who would have just prescribed antibiotics for the sinus infection anyway, something I had worked the whole year to avoid. Then, I stumbled across an article about adding 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to your regular neti pot solution and thought what the heck, I would give it a try.
The formula is this: I empty one dry saline mix packet (I get the over-the-counter packets, they're pre-mixed, easy to use and buffered right so they don't sting) into a clean, sterile neti pot first, add 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide (no more than that or it will be uncomfortable and could irritate the lining at the back of the nasal passages), then fill the rest of the pot to the inside rim with distilled water, put the lid on and give it a few shakes to mix it well. Then use the rinse as usual. I do half the solution on one side of my nose, then switch and use the remaining half of the solution on the other side, for a full sinus rinse.
I did this 3 times a day for 5 days - Once when I got up in the morning, once when I got home from work, and once right before bedtime. I could immediately feel (and see) the difference when adding the hydrogen peroxide to the neti pot rinse.
Within 3 days the sinus infection was gone and within 5 days the swelling in my nasal passages had abated and my nasal muscus was back to clear. After that, my cough cleared right up as well because I had no more infection seeping down into my lungs from the sinus infection.
I have not had a sinus, ear or lung infection since. I continue to add a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to my regular neti pot solution in this way whenever my sinuses feel a little "iffy." It could be allergies, or it could be a virus. Either way, adding in the hydrogen peroxide has worked wonders for me.
In addition to this sinus rinse, I also use several drops of straight hydrogen peroxide in each of my ears for about 10 minutes each side to ward off cold and flu whenever I have been exposed to sick people. It works great to keep the ear canal clean and free of wax buildup, too.
I am a firm believer in hydrogen peroxide and its healing properties and I will also be adding Bill Munroe's inhalation technique to my repertoire of holistic remedies in the future.
Re: Grapefruit Seed Extract for Sinus Infections
New Natural Believer (Idaho) on 02/11/2014
I'm a convert, can't believe how great the grapefruit seed extract worked! Thanks again for everyone's testimonials, otherwise I would have never tried it. Paying it forward.
To clarify, for natural remedy rookies like myself that may read this:
- grapefruit seed extract (gse), 4 drops added to your nasal irrigation salt water...make sure not too much salt or it will irritate your nose. I use about 8 oz. water, enough salt to taste it but not strong, 4 drops gse. Stir and squirt into each nostril three times each day until symptoms gone.
- apple cidar vinegar taken orally with 8 oz water, 1 table spoon acv.
-echinacea taken orally mixed in water, 2 droppers of .5 ml, twice a day
Hope this helps other sinusitis / sinus infection sufferers as much as it did me!
Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt for Sinus Infections
Joe (New York, Ny) on 06/05/2013
Apple Cider Vinegar for Sinus Infections
Susie (Salem, Or) on 01/29/2013
Acv for Sinus Infection!!
Katielady (Charlotte, Nc) on 01/05/2013
I started researchin natiral cures and remedies and came upon this site. THANK MY LUCKY STARS!!!!!! I started ACV 2 tsp in 8 oz of warm water with honey. After the first dose, my I noticed drastic improvements. I was able to blow my nose and feel my sinus open, snot actually came out! After 2 days, my ears opened. Every time I took the ACV the condition improved!!!!!!!! After a week I could sleep through the night comfortably, breathe easily through out my day, and then I started oil pulling with sesame oil. Things got even better. Even though I felt fine, and the stuff still coming out of my nose was clear, the first time I did the oil pulling LARGE amounts of super icky green and yellow snot came out of my nose.
Also as a result of the OP I have noticed my skin improving, I no longer need moisturizer and it's cold outside! To top it off i've recently started with kelp and BSM. The kelp is for the iodine that can be lost while taking Apple Cider Vinegar and the molasses for iron. Now thanks to the great information i've found on this site ACV has become a staple in my home. ALSO I've lost 5 pounds. Super!!! Thanks for the help!
Stallischelle (West Allis, Wi) on 09/07/2012
Apple Cider Vinegar Cleared Up Sinus Infection
George (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 04/27/2012
I used 1 tbsp (or more) of raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar with "mother" in a small glass of water every couple of hours. Found this at the health food store. I don't even know what "mother" is!
It is now 15 hours in - the headache is gone, I can breathe and my cold symptoms are disappearing. Note: I am also using chewable vitamin C tablets to supplement. I had to share this with someone. I have suffered with this problem off and on for years. Deviated septum sometimes clogs up 1 side of my nose. George
Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt for a Sinus Infection
Katie (Westport, Ct) on 12/24/2011
This remedy is fantastic and gave me immediate relief! Thank you to all who posted their sinus infection remedies. After trying out a bunch of remedies without much luck, this one cured my sinus infection very quickly. I also took grapefruit seed extract as well and I think that helped as well.
A neti pot (or the plastic kind you find in the pharmacy, which is what I used) filled with:
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide (3%)
and warm water
cured my sinus infection in a few hours. I did this twice a day and continue to do it at least once a day for my remaining sinus congestion.
I am grateful I didn't have to resort to antibiotics!!!