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Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt for Sinus Infections

Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
Posted by Shannon (San Diego, CA) on 02/08/2007

The Hydrogen Peroxide and Salt remedy mentioned really helped! As a vegan, I rarely get sick more than once a year (I agree with the feedback on the site that links dairy and preservatives to a number of ailments). I was born asthmatic and never given any help other than rescue inhalers. Which means that I have very weak lungs; and in turn that every sickness I get goes straight to my lungs. This season I had already had two sinus infections which resulted in both massive chest congestion and my first ever eye infection. When I woke up 2 days ago with that familiar sinus pressure and lung congestion I was definitely frustrated. My last sinus infection was so severe that I went to the doctor and got antibiotics (something I haven't done in years). I was determined not to have to do that this time. I stumbled upon your site and found a remedy that I could make from items I already had in my home. After combining the hydrogen peroxide and salt with boiling water and sticking a towel over my head for 15 mins to breathe in the steam, one sinus completely cleared. I repeated the process but didn't get the same result on the other side. However, when I woke up this morning, I could breathe out of both nostrils with a very minimal amount of congestion! I'm very excited! In addition, I'm going to try oil pulling with sesame oil today to see if it helps clear some of the mucous from my lungs. I look forward to further success!

Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
Posted by Mike (Newton, NJ) on 10/25/2006

After suffering for three days with my twice/yr sinus infection and not getting any sleep, I wandered into the computer room @ 2am and did a search for a homemade remedy. I grew up visiting a grandmother who NEVER had a medicine in her house. It was always a 'concoction' that usually tasted horrible, but worked like a charm (ie. fresh cracked pepper in a shot of brandy before bedtime when you had a head cold. Tell that one to child services, but it put you out and you woke up without any symptoms! 100% better than Nyquil) Anyhow.....since it was so early in the morning and I couldn't find a eye dropper without waking the rest of the clan, I improvised with placing 3 TBS of peroxide, 3 TBS of salt in a bowl (don't use stainless steel, trust me!) and added boiling water. With a towel over my head for 15 minute, it work wonders, enough to let me go to sleep....until 6am, when WHAM! I awoke to the cool rush of air that hit my now clear sinuses!!!! I actually felt the pop and the rush it was so intense. I will never suffer through a sinus infection, that usually went into my chest for a few weeks, again!

God bless everyone who posts these remedies and I look forward to seeing if my recent BP reading of 150/102 will decrease with a little apple cider vinegar! Can't go wrong with Mother Nature.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
Posted by Hardy (Inverness, FL) on 08/07/2006

Hi Everybody, my name is Hardy and i was suffering from an off and on sinus infection for about a year now! First i uses Flonase for about 6month, it helped and gave me relief but did not cure anything, and that at the price of about $90.00 a bottle! Then i went to a specialist who gave me a checkup and recommended Neil Med Sinus Rinse, also very good and helped BUT again did not cure anything!He recommended a CAT scan next and since i have to pay for it cash i waited . So far i spend about $1000.00 on my sinus problem and still have it. then i found THIS WEBSITE, and after reading all he recommendations i decided to go to the grocery store and fix my self a solution of the mentioned items. So here is what i did and it had an UNBELIVABLE POSITIVE EFFECT! at the cost of less then $1.00 !!!

1 Cup of boiled (Purified) water,
1-1/2 Tablespoons of Hydrogen Peroxide,
1-1/2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar,
1-1/2 TBS Sea Salt,
1-1/2 TBS Baking soda

i stirred the whole thing until it was dissolved and did as somebody else on this board recommended: Head upside down with a Dripper into my nose so that gravity can do its job and it can flow into the sinus cavities, and BINGO! It stings a little but you can really feel that there is some action going on in the sinuses :) as soon as i stood up i had to all kinds of mucus running out my nose. I repeated it again before i went to bed and when i woke up this morning i was thrilled about how good i felled! Needless to say i did it again and plan on using my solution a few more days to make sure that what ever Bacteria or Fungus is in my sinuses is DEAD. This mixture works miracles and although all the ingredients have cost about $6.00 the amount needed is about $0.25 worth and not $1000.00 like i already spend. beside the financial part, this is the first thing that actually helped to cure my sinus infection. Please try it you will be VERY HAPPY you did! Hardy

Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
Posted by Deirdre (Port Chester, NY) on 04/18/2006

Though not prone to chronic sinus infections like many others posting here, I have had a couple of doozies and know what they feel like and how bad they can get and how long they can drag on, and I know the signs of the beginning of the onslaught. Over the past weekend seasonal allergies seemed to have kicked another one into full swing, I had a headache for three days, so bad that my TEETH had started to really hurt, and the mucus coming out when I blew my nose was dark green to brown; it was NOT headed in a good direction. I sensed a trip to the doctor sometime this week (IF I could even get an appointment), and with no health insurance, that just wasn't in the budget. But I knew this wasn't going to clear up on its own, so I found this site online, decided to try something home-based to see if I could nip it in the bud, as I prefer to avoid antibiotics whenever possible. Wasn't sure about the ratios/portions in some of these listings, so here's what I tried, winging it on my own. It POSITIVELY WORKED!!! Within less than a half hour, my headache was gone, the sinus pressure was gone, I was breathing through my nose, I ended up with a good night's sleep for the first time in almost a week, and my teeth no longer hurt! The discomfort level of the solution was minimal (it is uncomfortable to put liquid up your nose, for sure, and it DOES sting/burn just a little bit), the ease of procuring the ingredients and making it was amazing!

I found I wasn't sure how much of each thing I needed, so I ended up with way too much, but here's the recipe I used, you can figure out how to scale it down:

1 cup boiling filtered water (tap water run through my Brita filter)
3 Tablespoons Natural Sea Salt
3 Tablespoons 3% solution Hydrogen Peroxide

I boiled a kettle of water to make sure I killed off anything in there that might get me a WORSE infection, poured out 1 Cup into a measuring cup, stirred in the sea salt until it dissolved, then added the Peroxide, stirred it up, let it cool down to just warm. I sterilized a child's medicine dropper (holds 1 tablespoon of liquid) with rubbing alcohol, and then used that to suck the solution up from measuring cup. I then leaned over the arm of my couch with a towel under my chin and on the floor (this IS a little messy), so that my head was hanging upside down, and then gently squirted a full dropper into each nostril, one at a time, gently shaking my head to move it around, held it as long as I could, then sat up, let it finish dripping out, and GENTLY blew my nose. My left nostril was the real culprit this time, so I did the procedure on it twice. The whole thing took less than 15 minutes to prepare, cool solution and administer, and I felt almost instant relief. Within a half hour, after GENTLY blowing my nose several times, I felt 100% better! I was still a little skeptical, but when I woke up this morning, I felt great! I don't know what it is that makes this solution work, but it does! It probably didn't hurt that I also made sure to take some vitamins, drank a half a gallon of grape juice and had chicken soup for dinner - liquids and vitamins in your system surely help your body combat something like this. It's also important to note that I was very careful to make sure that everything I used to prepare this remedy and put it into my sinus cavity was STERILIZED. The morning after I still have some slight congestion and have had to blow my nose a few times, but the mucus is almost clear, I can actually GET IT OUT, and there is no headache or toothache - AT ALL. Hope this helps someone else, I feel SO much better, and I had been looking at what I knew was another week to ten days of worse misery.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
Posted by Penny (Fresno)

Clean out a medicine bottle with an eye dropper. Put one eye dropper of 3% hydrogen peroxide, one pinch salt, one pinch baking soda, and purified water. Shake well. More hydrogen peroxide can be added if a little discomfort is not felt (some is normal). Next, get down on knees putting head on floor and put a little in each nostril and keep in there awhile, making faces to move it around, move head, etc. to move it around. This has stopped a severe sinus infection I had dead in its tracks AT ONCE. I learned it online by a man who does a much more severe version of this, so you can make it stronger at will, but start weak like I mention. Just a normal medicine bottle. Never put the straight peroxide into the nose! It must be very diluted, so one eye dropper per bottle. It should sting just a little bit. Some say a TEEEEEENNY bit of cayenne in the formula works wonders too.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
Posted by Dani (Savannah, GA)

I have had a sore throat due to my sinus congestion/drainage for 4 days now. I assume it is due to allergies. I never had this problem until a few years ago, and it happens several times a year. I always end up at the doctor with a sinus infection and bronchitis. I'm tired of taking antibiotics, so I found this website and thought I'd give it a try. I tried 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1 tsp hydrogen peroxide mixed in about a cup of warm water. I layed on the couch and used a bulb syringe to squirt up my nose. I won't lie-when it flushed my sinuses and ran down my throat it did burn. Immediately after, I could breathe from both nostrils. It took a few minutes to quit burning, but it works. My nose began draining lots of mucus that was trapped in my sinuses. I gargled with milk and that soothed it. I also did the gargle recommended on this site for a sore throat-10 oz warm water and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and drank a shot of it also. This also immediately soothed my sore throat. I'm really amazed and relieved after days of feeling terrible. This really works and I'm very grateful to everyone who posted these remedies !

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