Iodine for Sinus Infections

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Rob (Kentucky) on 07/05/2020:
5 out of 5 stars

Povidone-iodine Nasal Spray:

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).

Material needed:

  • 30 ml empty nasal spray bottle
  • Distilled water
  • Sea salt
  • Baking soda
  • Povidone-iodine 10%
  • Eye dropper
  • Empty clean water bottle
  • Peppermint oil (optional)


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.

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Daniel K. (Freeport, Ny) on 04/18/2018:
5 out of 5 stars

Sinusitis: Russians snort liquid iodine into their nasal cavities when they are sick, and also Germans put 10 drops of liquid iodine into their coffee or tea as a cure-all.

I tried it in my coffee and swear it cut my cold in half, I just don’t have the guts to snort 7% iodine!!


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Health Nut (Spring Texas) on 03/06/2017:
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I had read that providone iodine is the go to product for before surgery clean up and clean out of the sinus passages. Well, go from there... why not use it to get rid of a sinus infection.. Just use a neti pot and put 4-5 drops of the iodine in the bottle with a salt saline packet. Use it 3-4 times a day. U will not need antibiotics. It works. I had thought of LUGOL's iodine but was not sure that was supposed to be used internally. Providone can. Buy it at the grocer or drug store. If you do not use the neti pot with saline solution... I doubt this will be effective.
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Bev (Long Beach, CA) on 04/26/2009:
5 out of 5 stars

Iodine for Sinus Pain:

Wonderful information on this site.

In Nov 08, I caught a cold and had terrible sinus. The cold cleared up but periodically my right sinus cavity would close and cause horrible pain. This area was on the right side of my nose about an inch down from my eye. I started using nasal irrigation and peroxide and water spray directly in my nose. This helped but I never seemed to be completely cured. The pain would start on the side of my nose, go around my eye, down my cheek to my teeth then into my neck and around the back of my neck. It rendered me useless. The addition of my favorite beverage, Chardonnay, would bring it on until I stopped having any. In searching this site, I read about Iodine (clear from Rite Aid) and painting it on certain areas of the body so I tried it on the side of my nose. I started doing this several times a day and last night was the test. I had my wine without any pain. I will continue to use Iodine until I'm sure it has cleared up. Who would have thought this would cure me. Thank you very much to everyone for your additions to this wonderful site.

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