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Tea Tree Oil for Nasal Polyps

| Modified on Sep 10, 2022
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Posted by Leung (Botswana, Bobonong) on 03/10/2022
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I really want to thank you for your guidance and discussions on this platform.

I have suffered for more than twenty years from chronic sinuses and nasal polyps with mno sense of smell and having a lot of mucus. Despite blowing out regularly, blockage never cleared: I had an operation in March 2019 but never enjoyed the results as by October 2019, I was back to blockage from polyps. The only treatment that gave two weeks clearance is Madrol/prednisolone which: there was zero response to nasal sprays including nassonex.

I started using tea tree oil 5 drops+ castor oil teaspoon+5 drops iodine(😀)+5 drops extra virgin oil(😀) then thoroughly mixed them in a bottle. I then put two drops of this concoction into each stuffy nose on 08/03/2022 and today 10/03/2022 is my day 3 AND just on day two I could breath a bit on one nose and slept breathing better with it. Today on day 3, 💪💪💪👍👍for the first time without prednisolone/medrol, I can blow out my nostrils with clear thin mucus unlike the "usual" former brownish thick one. I can sense smell though it is not such perfect and the asthma that I was taking seretide twice daily has improved such that I am so far on day 2 without taking it.

I just want to thank everyone who has shared their experiences here for now my life has improved and I hope for perfection.

Please share the alcohol treatment that I came across here on one of the posts as a deterrent for recurrence of polyps: I cannot afford to go back there: my life is better than after operation.


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Posted by Hasan (London) on 02/01/2021

Hi, it's supposed to dry it up (white layer) then eventually fall off.


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Posted by Jungleplant (Lodi) on 10/05/2020

ok finally after 5 years,

with castor oil, by far the best for me, but ya got to get it up there that's the problem, oil crawls slow dip the Qip then go for it, be gentle no pain


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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 09/26/2018

Dear Vina,

I have mixed castor oil and tea tree oil in a small glass bottle with a glass dropper to get an oil that can be used in the nose. I put about 2 T. castor oil plus 5-10 drops of tea tree oil into the bottle. Then I drip a few drops into each nostril. It is helpful to be on your back for this and nice if there is someone that can do it for you. I have done this once or twice a day or as needed.

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Vina (Georgia) on 09/22/2018

Hello Mama To Many, I've had surgery for nasal polyps and now they are returning. I have lost my sense of smell for about 15 years. I would love to be able to smell again. I was wondering how do you do the TTO and the castor oil. I use nasal rinse with saline twice a day. but this is now working. Please help. Thanks


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Posted by Reuven (Israel ) on 09/16/2018

Get ozone therapy, it can do so much for you with the right person giving it.


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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 06/12/2018

Dear Ellie,

Perhaps try the castor oil alone first? Then consider very diluted tea tree if that is not effective.

Vitamin c and Nettle tea internally are two things I would consider for boosting the immune system and perhaps helping reduce the polyps.

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Ellie (Santa Barbara ) on 06/11/2018

Can I use this remedy for my child who is 3 years old?

Is it safe though?


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Posted by Ron P (Wisconsin) on 05/09/2018

I would not use prednisone if they have already shrunk so that you can breathe - it is only for short-term use and has some nasty side effects. I would do a nasal rinse with Tea Tree Oil to reach farther and it should help to finish the polyps. Then I would just continue to use a nasal rinse once a day to keep them away.


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Posted by Dawn K. (Florida) on 02/24/2018

i have samters also and haven't been able to smell anything. Let me know if you find a way to smell again. Also why do you think the salicylate free diet didn't work? I thought that was the main cause of the symptoms?


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Posted by Denise (Usa) on 02/20/2018

I just started this about a week ago; nothing is happening. Are you getting results?

Thanks, Denise


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Posted by Prasanth (Hyderabad India) on 02/18/2018

As far I know, you need to select good castor oil which is hexane free. That will be good. You can also use coconut oil as carrier oil


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Posted by Steve (Devon, Uk) on 01/27/2018

Hi, just reading about the reaction your having and being put off using TTO.

Nobody seems to be using TTO on its own as the nasal passage is very sensitive. You need to mix with something else to make a weak solution. Read the previous comments and they suggest mixing TTO with distilled water for a nasal spray or with castor oil for use with a cotton bud(q tip)


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Posted by Rumyana (Germany) on 01/20/2018
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Hello, I´ve been using tea tree oil on a q-tip for 3 days already to treat my nasal polyps. Since the second day I got a white layer over the bigger polyp. I don´t know if this is good or bad. I searched a lot in Internet but I couldn´t find any report about this effect of the tea tree oil on polyps. Could someone please tell me if you had a similar experience and what was the end result if you had a white layer on the polyps after tea tree oil?

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Posted by Harsharan Singh Datta (India) on 01/07/2018
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I am using Tea Tree Oil for last 20 days. I started using for Polyps reduction and removal through shrinking and eventually dropping off. when I started I diluted using coconut oil. But now I apply TTO directly 10 drops in each nostril three times a day. one day a one inch long destructed probably polyp came out in part. This reinforces that the process is going on. I get yellowish nasal waste every second day indicating something is getting cleared. My smell senses have also increased immediately after the usage which was zero earlier. Now I have also started Ayurvedic Support Medicine which is also very very helpful. This is a proprietory medicine for respiratory and asthamatic disorders.

TTO oil is good for polyps as of now.


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Posted by Anna M. (California) on 01/02/2018

I bought castor oil usp (stimulant laxative). Is this okay to use for nasal polyps?


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Posted by Harsharn (New Delhi, India) on 12/25/2017

Use any pure coconut oil without any additives. First try double drops of coconut oil drops count with tea tree oil. slowly you may change the ratio as per your comfort level. I am following this line.


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Posted by Aryanto (Jakarta) on 12/24/2017

My name is Aryanto. I have been also struggling with thia nasal polyps. Would you please share with me what kind of TTO I have to get? Because there are a lot of TTO in the market for different application. Appreciate your response.


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Posted by Robert (Nottinghamshire, Uk) on 12/23/2017
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I used Neilmed sinus rinse with five or ten drops of tea tree oil. The results were good with polyps dislodging and cleared my breathing. I have now stopped temporarily as the rinse started to reach my ear canal. Although this was very effective, I am going to try an oil droplet mix next after at least a one month break, possibly three months.


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Posted by Anonymous (New Delhi, India) on 12/21/2017
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Nasal Polyps

I tried Tea Tree Oil with carrier Coconut Oil for my nasal problem. I had lost sense and could not smell for long time. I tried TTO 5 drops with COO 10 drops and I regained smell and fragrances recognition within 24 hours onwards. My nasal polyps are very large and have tried TTO & COO for last 3 days.

I have to wait to tell my experience regarding shedding and reduction of my nasal polyps.

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Posted by Grannie Gerti (Louisville, Kentucky) on 10/26/2017

Try some fresh root turmeric, ginger and lemon juice steep in tea cup and drink twice daily...

Good Luck!


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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 09/27/2017

Dear Raj,

Well, a setback is discouraging, but you have made great improvements in the past and I trust you will again.

Since you know castor oil and tea tree oil work, perhaps that would be something to continue.

But obviously you wish to have the polyps gone permanently.

Essiac tea may be an option. It has helped many with all sorts of growths. It is not difficult to prepare or take.

I think I have mentioned serrapeptase, a supplement you take on an empty stomach. It is reported to get rid of growths, polyps, etc.

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 09/26/2017 17 posts

Dear Mama To Many

hope all well, its Raj from Dubai.

Its been a great last 2.5 months up untill Sat. The weather change in Dubai got me under the weather on Thu, friday I had a sore throat and from sat on the same symptoms have returned. Blocked sinuses, green phlegm release, ear pressure, nasal mucosal thickening, anosmia :((((

I must admit I was trying to ween off the castor oil plus TTO mix and was fine as well.

But now since last 2 days ive restarted to administer the mix application in both the nostrils. Also doing steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil to loosen the phlegm in the morning and night. My diet has already been altered hugely since May, no wheat or gluten or extra processed sugars. Fruits, salads, etc form a good part of my diet. Went to the ENT on sunday and he did an endoscopy, the two polyps are still there on each side, but somehow I felt them a little reduced in size from before though.

I am really fed up now, please could you assist with some insights? 'Im really facing trouble with this, plzzzz help Mama to Many


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Posted by Victoria (Malaysia) on 09/14/2017

I think tea tree oil is too strong esp inside a nose . What we should strive for is to administer natural remedies that are effective without causing great discomfort to yourself .
I think.....you should change your strategy to using turmeric powder . Turmeric is known for centuries for its many beneficial uses. Mix with water to make paste and insert it onto the trouble spot!!!! continue every day 3 times...see what happen .
It should dry up and don't peel the scab!!!! let it heal!!.
Stop blowing too hard!!!.
If possible....draw all phlegm to the back of the throat and cough it out!!!!.
Good luck!!!!.


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Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 09/06/2017

Read the apple cider vinegar posts on this page:

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/sinus_polyps.html


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Posted by Frank T (London) on 09/05/2017
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I have been using a castor oil carrier with tea tree oil 10ml to 10 drops twice a day for a month now, I haven't noticed any improvement in fact it seems slightly worse but this may be the progression of the condition. I have also tried adding ACV to the Neil Med nasal rinse without any improvement but did not persevere with this as I found it unpleasant and seemed to irritate the polyps making them worse.

I'm getting a bit desperate now as I have tried the usual steroid nasal sprays etc, a salicylate free diet, Chinese herbs, Enhanced oxygen therapy, Salt caves, TTO, and ACV. I have been diagnosed with Samters Triad which seems to have been brought on by a three week visit to China four years ago where I stayed in a very polluted part of the country.

I think my immune system is still fighting the pollution I experienced in China rather than me having a sinus infection.

I suppose my next course of action will be to try gluten free, dairy free and low/no sugar diets.

Does anyone have any suggestions.

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 08/14/2017

Dear Raj,

Thanks so much for reporting your success with this!

Castor oil should be okay for long term use. I try not to use essential oils longer than needed, so perhaps try just castor oil a couple of times a week as a maintenance dose? If it begins to get worse, you could go back to the 5 drops per tablespoon of castor oil.

I am excited for you and know your experience will be helpful to others!
~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 08/14/2017 17 posts

Dear Heta,

Hope all well, just to post you that I did try ghee for a few days. It did lubricate the sinuses and made breathing better. Thanks again for the advice. Earth clinic has been a fab website, thanks to you and earth clinic again.


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 08/14/2017 17 posts

Dear Mama to Many,

Good evening, I'm very pleased to inform you that with your guidance and Gods Grace I am much better. Breathing has become better and so has the smell. Cant express how it feels to eat food and smell normally. Health is wealth indeed! I am administering the castor oil + TTO mix now only once in the night as im trying to ween off the mix althouh im not fully there yet but I feel that the polyps are shrinking and as you can imagine its an everyday rotuine to maintain

Till when can I use the castor oil + TTO mix in my nasal passages? its no been a month a half of doing this, I started with 10 - 15 drops of TTO initially and twice a day, now its 5 drops of TTO in a table spoon of castor oil and using it only once in the day.

Many Thanks


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 08/01/2017 17 posts

Dear Mama to Many,

Good evening, I'm very pleased to inform you that with your guidance and Gods Grace I am much better. Breathing has become better and so has the smell. Cant express how it feels to eat food and smell normally. Health is wealth indeed! I shall post my entire regimen soon so that it helps other people looking for a cure.i am administering the castor oil + tto mix now only once in the night as im trying to ween off the mix while tto in steam inhalation twice a day.

The mix is in the same proprotion that you suggested : castor oil + 5 drops TTO. I am nearly 1.5 months with doing the steam inhalation and one month since administering the castor oil + tto in the nostrils. Till when do you suggest I do this? I havent tried serrapeptase, although im eating pineapple and my citric content in the form of fresh orange juice or mandarins is on. Also I eat mangoes since the Vit A seems to help too.

Quick qn, can I slowly start eating wheat flour? Thanks

Raj


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Posted by Jordan (Indiana) on 08/01/2017
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I applied tea tree oil directly to the nose polyp via Q-tip and it went away three days later with no hassle. I tried Heavy doses of garlic with no success and antibiotics which worked till it stopped working and this worked the fastest!

I had the polyp for four years.


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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 07/18/2017

Dear Raj,

Good news from you - exciting to hear that you are having progress! I am sure your dietary changes are helping, too.

Usually when its seems like what I am doing is working, even if slowly, I keep at it.

You might cut back some on the tea tree oil. Maybe 5 drops for each Tablespoon castor oil would work? Castor oil alone may work. I just don't like to use an essential oil long term if it isn't needed because they are so strong and can have side effects.

Have you tried the enzyme supplement serrapeptase? Or perhaps you could add pineapple to your diet because of the enzyme bromelain.

Thanks for updating! I am hopeful that your solution here is going to work completely for you!

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 07/18/2017 17 posts

Dear Mama to Many, wanted to update you that im starting to see slight positive effects. Last week was good, started to smell. But now although last two days have been difficult. All said and done I cant thank you enuff, after almost 2 weeks of anosmia I could finally smell my toddler sons body lotion. I used to apply him everyday after bath as I get him ready for school, after 2 full months I could smell it, I had tears in my eyes and only gratitude and blessings for you and God.

Basically I went to the ent a couple of weeks back and learnt that actually there were polyps on both sides of the nose and I could see them in the endoscopy.

I started to administer 3 drops of castor oil + tea tree oil mixture ( 1 tablespoon castor oil + 15 drops of tea tree oil) in each of the nostrils twice a day. That has helped to reduce the polyp size and help in breathing better from the nose. Mornings are better, feel fresher and breathing better, but the ac in office is so strong it causes blockage so I have told them to reduce the blow. Ive been applying your technique for a little over 2 weeks now.

Also I am inhaling steam with tea tree oil drops twice a day. Its been a month now of doing that, steam softens the nasal passages I believe.

Plus one tea spoon of castor oil upon waking up. Diet consists of fruits like oranges, mangoes, pineapples, red grapes and raw onions, cabbages, sweet potatoes. Completely cut out wheat, chocolates, cookies etc for nearly over two months now. Have started to do cardio workouts too in order to improve my breathing and stamina. That is helping a bit too. Hopefully want to start pranayama breathing like anu lomvilom and kapalbhati once the sinuses feel a little more open.

Any other things you think I should be doing?

Also how long should I do the castor oil + tto therapy? Till the polyps completely subside?

Final push will now be needed from what you suggest. I'm really now wanting a normal life Mama to Many.

Please advise.


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Posted by Prasanth (Hyderabad India) on 07/11/2017

Hi Sushma,

Glad to hear that you are too from Hyderabad, Me to from same place :)

I bought it from amazon. Not any particular brand, I went for TTO which has good user comments and rating.

Regarding other question: How long...hmm my personal answer is till polyps disappear. Actually I used to do nasal irrigation for long time. so Just added few drops of TTO into solution as I written. But be careful, dont add too much because it stings. TTO is generally not for internal use they say external use only. You can Qtip method 3 drops of TTO mixed with spoon of olive oil or castor oil(castor oil should be hexane free) and using qtip just massage the solution over polyp if its really visible. If not visible, then saline irrigation would be right choice. Hope this helps.


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Posted by Prasanth (India) on 07/10/2017

approx 225 ml of water


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Posted by Prasanth (Hyderabad India) on 07/10/2017

Hi Sushma,

Glad to hear that you are too from Hyderabad, Me to from same place :)

I bought it from amazon. Not any particular brand, I went for TTO which has good user comments and rating.

Regarding other question: How long...hmm my personal answer is till polyps disappear. Actually I used to do nasal irrigation for long time. so Just added few drops of TTO into solution as I written. But be careful, dont add too much because it stings. TTO is generally not for internal use they say external use only. You can Qtip method 3 drops of TTO mixed with spoon of olive oil or castor oil(castor oil should be hexane free) and using qtip just massage the solution over polyp if its really visible. If not visible, then saline irrigation would be right choice. Hope this helps.


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Posted by Sushma (Hyderabad, India) on 06/20/2017

Hi Prasanth,

We are from India .my husband suffering from nasal polyps for last 3 years .2 yrs after the surgery, it reoccurred once again.after seeing your post we are happy to know that there is a cure for polyps removal naturally.kindly suggest

1. can we buy tea tree oil from online(Amazon)?

2. which brand of tto should be purchased.?

3. after removal of polyps using tto, how long we have to use this procedure so that it is cured permanently

thank you.


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Posted by Heta (New York) on 06/11/2017

Raj, you can put couple of drops warm ghee first thing in the morning when you get or before shower and before you go to sleep. If you don't like the smell of ghee then try putting before shower and you don't feel that smell that much


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 06/09/2017 17 posts

Sure Heta, sounds good. Will def try it out, I do have natutal ghee at home. Thanks very much for the suggestion. How many times in the day should I put the ghee?


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Posted by Heta (New York) on 06/09/2017

Hi Raj, if you put couple of drops of warm Ghee in your nose it helps lot. Try it and let us know


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 06/08/2017 17 posts

Dear ~Mama to Many~

Thank you so much for the quick revert. I did try this for a couple of days sometime back but observed that while putting the oil through the nostrils some of it would get swallowed. Hope that's fine as I already swallow a teaspoon of castor oil upon waking up. But since its tea tree oil hence wanted to check if its safe if it gets ingested.

But it feels really nice to hear from you. Need your guidance and blessings in this tough phase of mine.

Thanks


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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 06/08/2017

Dear Raj,

I would try tea tree essential oil in castor oil. If you add 5 - 10 drops of tea tree oil to 1 tablespoon of castor oil, you can then put a couple of drops into your nostril a couple of times a day. If they are deep into your nose you may need to do this while on your back so the oil can drain to where it needs to be.

Serrapeptase also has helped many dissolve cysts and polyps. It is taken on an empty stomach according to package instructions.

Let me know how it goes!

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 06/08/2017 17 posts

Dear Mama to Many, Plz plz can you share your insights on how to help me with nasal polyps? Im really struggling with them as I write. Been crying for the last few days and searching for all the help possible. God bless you, awaiting to hear from you. 😢😓


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 05/17/2017 17 posts

Hi Prasanth!

Its Raj from Dubai. Hope all well

Saw ur post now, plz can u share the quantity of how.much water you used to make the nasal rinse soln? Thanks


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Posted by Raj (Uae) on 05/16/2017 17 posts

Hii there, good to know your husband sorted it. Please can you share the way he did it, would be really appreciated.


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Posted by Kathy (Nashville, Tn) on 05/06/2017

I was recently advised that tea tree oil in certain quantities and long term is toxic to animals. What that quantity is I don't know. The quality of the oil makes a difference. Did you use it and how did it turn out? Thank you.


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Posted by Amanda (Toronto, Canada) on 03/04/2017
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Tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar treatment for nose polyps

For 6 days now I have been administering tea tree oil mixed with olive oil to my husbands nostrils with ear buds. Twice a day. Two wipes per nostril as high as it is comfortable for him. They have shrunk and have receded much further up his nose. I can barely see them now. More importantly his passages are both clear and he can breathe.

He has also been taking some generic allergy tablets...two in am and two in pm. He has also been drinking apple cider vinegar every evening...a small shot glass.


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Posted by Jungleplant (Lodi, Cal) on 10/16/2016
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Tea Tree oil oh ya

Did the q-tip with 50/50 WATER/Tea Tree Oil - stuck them in all the way so the other end was just popping out of both sides for 30 min. And wow after dealing with this for 3 years it cleared up, now I am gonna do prednisone to open it all up so I can get up to the top so I can smell again an start rinsing the rest out. Great group on here.

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Posted by Ann (Kingston ) on 10/01/2016
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I have been using the castor oil and tea tree recipe for about a month. I was previously at my ear nose and throat Dr. last week and I was worried how it would go, to my surprise and the Doctor's, it went better than I thought. In July my polyps were extensive and now at the end of September my left side he could barely find them! I've been fighting these for years and been on every Nasal spray and now I'm not!



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