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Grapefruit Seed Extract for Sinus Infections

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Elizabeth (Oceanside, Ca) on 01/31/2012
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I agree with Emersmask from Media, Pa, Usa. I had the same reaction when I used the GSE in the neti pot as well as ACV in the neti pot (different occasions). Severe symptoms: pain, sneezing, increased inflammation. This went on for hours.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Emersmask (Media, Pa, Usa) on 12/20/2011
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I have had a very strong and rather unfortunate reaction to the GSE. I have used it before with some success, and after a chronic season of sinusitis, I attempted another go today. While it is not the most comfortable, soothing remedy in the world, I was not prepared for the extent of the irritation and pain I experienced this time around. Pain--awful--burning that persists four hours later, and the chronic inflammation has gotten much worse.

6 hours later--the problems persist.

The worst part is that I have absolutely NO sense of smell. I'm praying that this in particular resolves very soon.

Either I used too much, or developed a sensitivity. I followed the instructions very closely, diluting a few drops in 8 oz of water, but it is possible I mis-counted.

In any event, this can be effective but I highly suggest you start with a very small dose--2 drops or less--and work your way up to where it does not burn.

And if anyone has this same experience or any insight as to if/when my smell sense will return, please share!

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Mike (Belgrade, Serbia) on 05/24/2010
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When I made my grapefruit seed extract rinse with water and salt I got a severe headache and sinus pressure, there was a lot of mucus and my sinuses congested even more. Should I continue to do this?