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Sinus infection

Posted by on May. 22, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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Does anyone know of any natural ways to get rid of a sinus infection? I feel one coming on (that damn post-nasal drip) and really don't want to take antibiotics. Thanks in advance for any help!
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e-doolittle
by Kelly on May. 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Saline water via neti pot or other sprayer. Apple cider vinegar can help too. Lots of steam. Have to catch it early though.
mmmonkey
by on May. 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Thanks! I thought about doing a sinus rinse. What do you do with the apple cider vinegar?

Quoting e-doolittle:

Saline water via neti pot or other sprayer. Apple cider vinegar can help too. Lots of steam. Have to catch it early though.
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balagan_imma
by Member on May. 23, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I use a product called Xylitol. It's a nasal spray. I used some this morning as I woke up with "the headache" this morning, as well as pain when I put on my glasses. It's helped quite a bit.

mmmonkey
by on May. 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Thanks! I'll look into it.

Quoting balagan_imma:

I use a product called Xylitol. It's a nasal spray. I used some this morning as I woke up with "the headache" this morning, as well as pain when I put on my glasses. It's helped quite a bit.

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godsgirl26
by Member on May. 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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AromaDrops33
by Member on May. 23, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Essential oils can help......I'm actually getting one as well and have been usin Doterrra's Breathe blend, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus. Works wonders :)

meitaljames
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Here's my blog post about it, I've shared how I got rid of my sinus infection in 2 days, hope it helps:

http://www.natural-alternative-therapies.com/home-remedies-for-sinus-infections/



CorpCityGrl
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Neti pot!

Alyson121
by Alyson on Jun. 26, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Natural Remedies Help Recurring Sinus Infections


(NaturalNews) When the basic function of life - the ability to take breathe properly - is compromised, it can make you feel quite desperate. Recurrent sinus infections or allergic rhinitis are very common. It is estimated that at least 37 million Americans are affected by this every year. Sometimes allergic sinusitis can last 3 months or more and keep on coming back. For centuries, people have effectively used herbs and natural remedies to help heal sinus infections. Along with keeping well rested, here are a few helpful therapies that will boost the immune system and make symptoms of sinusitis more bearable:


  • Vitamin C is an excellent immune booster. Take up to 3000 mg of a non-acidic form of vitamin C in divided doses each day.

  • Trapped or stagnant mucus provides a breeding ground for bacteria so keep it fluid by drinking plenty of liquids, preferably purified water .

  • Some people swear by apple cider vinegar. Mix two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of water with a spoon of honey to improve the taste. This can be taken 3 times a day.

  • Avoiding environmental allergens may be difficult, but try to keep away from substances you know will trigger an allergic response such as house dust, animals, foods, pollens etc. Stay away from tobacco smoke and chemical irritants as these will cause further swelling of the mucus membranes.

  • Do a nasal wash if you can bear it. Although not pleasant, it's an excellent antiseptic. Mix a cup of warm water, half a teaspoonful of sea salt and a pinch of bicarbonate of soda. Draw the fluid up through your nostrils and spit it out through your mouth.

  • Aromatherapy oils such as eucalyptus, tea tree and rosemary help to clear congestion and ease inflamed nasal passages. To use as an inhalant, drape a towel over your head and lean over a pot of steaming water with a few drops of the oil in. You can also buy vapour rubs made with combinations of oils that will help open up airways and assist breathing especially at night.

  • Use a warm compress to help open the nasal passages.

  • Craniosacral therapy focuses on the cranial bones and has decompression techniques that assist draining of the sinuses.

  • Garlic is well known for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. You can take it in a form of a supplement or if you don't mind the smell just eat it raw.

  • Try immune boosting herbal combinations of Echinacea, Golden seal and Cat's claw. These are well known for their anti-viral properties.

  • Consult your homeopath for remedies for sinusitis such as Kali bich, Hepar sulph, Pulsatilla, Merc sol, Nat mur, Silica and Sulphur, among many others. These promote drainage, fight infection and alleviate allergies. Homeopathic treatment should address the body as a whole, bringing the immune system back into balance. Homeopathic treatments can be used safely during pregnancy, for snuffles in newborn babies and for snotty-nosed children.



Your health care practitioner should be consulted if your sinus infection is showing no sign of improvement.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/028254_sinus_infections_natural_remedies.html#ixzz2XMdNvV00

preacherskid
by Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 7:58 AM

I drink a lot of water.  It really works.  The NP at the college I went to years ago told me to stay very hydrated as an alternative to more meds (I was on several for allergies and didn't really want more), I was skeptical but have made that my first thingto do when I start to feel the infection setting in- increase water intake.  I haven't taken meds in years for an infection, and I get them at least once a year.  The increased fluids keep the mucous super moist and easy to clear from your sinuses (this gets kind of gross because if the infection is stubborn you may end up blowing the infection out all at once at some point which is pretty disgusting lol)  You can also prevent infections to an extent by staying fully hydrated.

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