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Hydrogen Peroxide for Sinus Infections

| Modified on Jul 31, 2021
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If you have ever experienced a sinus infection, you likely have felt true pain. The bones surrounding the nose and eyes and in the cheeks are lined with membranes that function to produce mucus and filter germs. However, when congested, these membranes are unable to drain properly, causing inflammation, congestion and pain. While a variety of treatment options are available for the condition, hydrogen peroxide is one of the safest and most effective.

The Problem with Common Treatments

Typical mainstream treatments include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, steroids and even surgery in some cases. The main problem with many of these treatments is their abrasive nature. Rather than working at the root of the issue to relieve the condition, they affect the body by eliminating fluid production and altering the natural fluid balance of the body. This generally causes more adverse effects in the future. People also develop an immunity to these treatments, making them less viable options for future treatment.

A Better Alternative

Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, is a safe, natural alternative. Its natural composition makes it an effective remedy for sinus infection without extensive treatment. These five reasons illustrate why it is such an effective treatment option.

1. Relieves Congestion

One of the most important reasons to use this option is that it safely and effectively relieves congestion. Used as a rinse, it cleanses the sinuses and alleviates the condition.

2. Eliminates Infection

Hydrogen peroxide has the added benefit of eliminating infection. It is a natural antibacterial agent.

3. Controlled Concentration

While the appropriate concentration to use in this treatment is 3%, the concentration can be controlled even further by adding additional water to the solution. This control prevents adverse effects.

4. Cost Effective

One bottle of hydrogen peroxide is more than enough to treat multiple sinus infections and is available at a very low cost, especially when compared to other treatments.

5. Non-Habit Forming

Many traditional remedies create a reliance effect in the body during which the body requires more and more of the treatment to get the same effect. Hydrogen peroxide does not have this habit forming effect on the body.

Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment for Sinus Infections

To use hydrogen peroxide, mix four parts filtered water with one part 3% hydrogen peroxide. Irrigate the nose using a spray bottle or neti pot.

While a variety of different sinus infection treatments are available, hydrogen peroxide is one of the most effective options. It safely relieves congestion and eliminates infection without forming dependence.

Continue reading below for tips from our readers who have cured their sinus issues using hydrogen peroxide!

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Posted by Rachel (Saskatchewan) on 05/31/2021
0 out of 5 stars

I sprayed 3 sprays of about 1.5% FGHP into my mouth and inhaled it. That was about 20 min ago. I feel kind of woozy and pressure in the left side of my head, and some heaviness throughout my body, and my left eye was watering, but not much in my nose and mouth except a bit of fizzing in my mouth. Bit of heaviness in my lungs from the bubbles (had that before and not concerned), and my digestive system is starting to bubble, which it did the other night - that leads

I'm concerned about the pressure. It won't fizz inside your brain will it?

I have had a concussion, and sometimes get acephalgic migraines on the left side, and I have a chronic sinus infection.

So, is it just from the sinus infection?

Thanks!

Rachel


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Posted by Kenneth (Scotland) on 06/16/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I leave it in for at least 10 mins each ear, pretty much until it stops fizzing. I use 50/50 6% HP and warm water in a small dish, dip a cotton ball or pad in it, lie down my side and drip the liquid into my ear(s), have a towel and paper towels handy. Watch Earth Clinic videos on Youtube while lying down to pass the time . ;)


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Posted by Heather H (Ind) on 10/18/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I had a terrible sinus infection in the left side of my face. No mucus but pain up into my nose, down into my jawbone, teeth and neck. Couldn't sleep on that side or the pain would flare up for hours. I use hydrogen peroxide for a lot so I put it in water in the neti pot tonight ( couple of tablespoons?) Pain gone. Slept on that side all night with. No problems. Hardly any tenderness in face. Plan on doing this concoction for the next few days, few times a day. Eureka! Magic cure. Put some down in ears on qtip after reading this... mucus I didn't even know I had back of throat loosened up ( allergies).


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Posted by Heather H (Ind) on 10/18/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I had a terrible sinus infection in the left side of my face. No mucus but pain up into my nose, down into my jawbone, teeth and neck. Couldn't sleep on that side or the pain would flare up for hours. I use hydrogen peroxide for a lot so I put it in water in the neti pot tonight ( couple of tablespoons?) Pain gone. Slept on that side all night with. No problems. Hardly any tenderness in face. Plan on doing this concoction for the next few days, few times a day. Eureka! Magic cure. Put some down in ears on qtip after reading this... mucus I didn't even know I had back of throat loosened up ( allergies).


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Posted by Kristina (United States) on 10/14/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I heard that adding some salt to this hydrogen peroxide solution for sinus infections relieves the stinging. And it does.


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Posted by Miriam (TN) on 07/27/2019
0 out of 5 stars

So today is my fifth day, I have felt no relief from congestion, and today when I blew my nose (before using the neti pot), I saw blood. I am using the neti pot, the included solution, and one teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide, three times a day. should I stop or am I on the right track?

Replied by Rich
(California)
03/25/2020

You're on the right track! Continue flushing! until the blood film is gone and ultimately it clears out in few days..


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Posted by Connie (United States) on 07/02/2019
5 out of 5 stars

My hubs had a constant severe sinus infection for 3 months. He had a very bad headache. He went to 3 different doctors and 2 runs of antbx. with only 1-2 days of relief. Also a chiropractor, without results. Used flonase, and claritan daily, took 3 tumeric and fishmox daily. No relief. We began to wonder if he had a tumor.

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.


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Posted by Tulov (United States) on 02/19/2019
4 out of 5 stars

I just did the hydrogen peroxide for sinus infections remedy -- it stings like hell. However, it did relieve my congestion. It remains to be seen whether it killed the infection. I'll do it 3-4 times daily over the next several days.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
02/19/2019

Tulov, dilute the h2o2. It should work just as well but without the sting.


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Posted by Tulov (United States) on 02/19/2019
4 out of 5 stars

I just did the hydrogen peroxide for sinus infections remedy -- it stings like hell. However, it did relieve my congestion. It remains to be seen whether it killed the infection. I'll do it 3-4 times daily over the next several days.


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Posted by Julie (Oh) on 07/10/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Hi- just wanted to comment about a sinus infection I had for over a year and had tried everything...literally. I put a few drops of 35% food grade HP & distilled water in one of those humidifiers that make the mist, and would breathe in through nasal and mouth- and within 3 days I was finally cured after suffering for a year.


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Posted by Kristin (Houston, Tx) on 02/16/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I am highly allergic to cedar and elm pollen and living in Houston, does me no favors! For the past three weeks, the two pollen's have wreaked havoc on my sinuses, which in turn, turned into a nasty sinus infection. I have been getting chills on and off, waking up every morning about 12:30 blowing my nose and hacking. I could smell and taste infection and was hacking up and blowing thick green stuff. I wouldn't be able to fall back to sleep until about 4ish. I have to get up at 5:30 for work. I have been feeling sick, tired and cranky. All of these years that I thought that it was my lungs giving me problems, but I think it has been chronic sinus infections! I don't have insurance, so going to the doctor to get antibiotics is out of the question as I am on a super tight budget.

I decided to come here and saw the Hydrogen peroxide cure and decided to take a shot in the dark.

I have a plastic neti pot. I know that table salt is a no-no, but it's what I had available, so that is what I used.

I used 1/4 teaspoon of salt and two teaspoons of hydrogen Peroxide in warm distilled water and cleaned out each nostril.

I did that when I got home from work and did it again before I went to bed. I also did it this morning before work.

The "sick infected" feeling that I had along with the chills; GONE! I slept all night! I could taste my food again and could smell again which told me that my husband had lied to me about smoking in the house, because I smelled it! He got an earful! LOL!

I will do this again when I get home from work. I am in awe of this inexpensive and highly effective treatment! For about $1.00, I am almost 100%, where a visit to the doctor along with scripts, would have cost me about $400 or more.


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Posted by Johnny S. (Lauderhill, Florida) on 02/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

After reading posts about peroxide for sinus infections, I decided to give peroxide a try. After putting a couple of drops of 3% in each nostril I felt immediate relief from the throbbing pain in my face. The peroxide though had a burning sensation for about a few seconds it nevertheless did the job.


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Posted by Stevesurgn (Hinsdale, Il) on 02/03/2017
0 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen peroxide should be diluted at least 10-20 times its normal (3%) strength. A 4:1 dilution as stated here will burn your nasal mucosa severely and delay healing from the sinus infection. There is no good medical evidence for its use in the nasal sinuses. I am a doctor who has tried hydrogen peroxide and suffered mucosal damage with a 4:1 dilution with water.

Replied by Erica
(Louisiana)
06/30/2017

I used hydrogen peroxide to clean my nose but I didnt dilute it and now I can't smell is this normal. I did it before reading this website I didnt know you had to dilute it.

Replied by Alex
(Walnut, Ca)
02/25/2018

VERY true: 4:1 will be too strong and burn. It'll leave your sinuses irritated, and you with a lot of discomfort. You may very likely get nose bleeds. Dilute at a higher ratio... the 10:1 sounds okay... I'd go higher.

Replied by Jim
(Canada)
04/20/2018

but we are talking about 3% not 35%, the product is already @3%, so why the ratio 4:1 could be too concentrate?

Replied by Debby
(Oak Ridge)
08/09/2018

What about using a Q-Tip dipping in Peroxide?


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Posted by Karen (Virginia) on 01/24/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Try putting 1/2 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide in a neti pot of warm filtered water with some sea salt (try a small amount if your irritated) and melted coconut oil (maybe 1/2 ts not finding the amount to add anywhere). All three are excellent at killing the virus effectively!


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Posted by Ayn (Kansas City) on 01/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I developed a sinus infection after battling pneumonia and the flu for a month. It started, of course, on a weekend. My face could barely be touched and my teeth ached so badly--- down to the jawbone. I was using hydrogen peroxide to rinse my mouth and throat and wondered if I could use it in a Neti pot. Thank you Earth Clinic for the confirmation of how to use it! I have used 3% hydrogen peroxide and distilled water, 1/2 and 1/2 in the Neti pot three times today. (10am-1pm-4pm.). Second and third time got better each time, face quit hurting, tmj joint pain almost gone and teeth feel like the fever they had in them is dissipating. Got a ways to go, it was bad! I'm on my way--thank you again!



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