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Rosey55 D asked in HealthAlternative Medicine · 1 decade ago

I was wondering what can I do to cure a sinus infection naturally?

i'm currently taking organic apple cider vinager and using hydroden perioxide. Is there anything else that will work? Thank you!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Hi Rosey

    Here are some remedies.

    Sinusitis can also be caused or exacerbated by food allergies and sensitivities, dental and gum disease, stress, lowered immunity, structural problems within the nasal cavities (such as a deviated septum), nasal cysts and/or polyps, and unresolved emotions, especially anger. Candiasis (systemic yeast overgrowth) and the overuse of pharmaceutical drugs, especially antibiotics, are two other common causes of sinusitis.

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    Natural Cures

    Aromatherapy: Inhaling the steamed vapors of the essential oils camphor, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, pine, or tea tree can help improve breathing and aid in fighting infection.

    Diet:If you suffer from sinusitis, you need to be screened for food allergies and sensitivities, and then avoid eating those foods that you are allergic or sensitive to. In addition, avoid all sugar and sugar products, wheat and wheat byproducts, soy products, soft drinks, commercially processed foods, and all foods containing artificial ingredients, such as additives, colorings, flavorings, and preservatives (such as BHA, BHT, sodium nitrite, sulfites, saccharin, aspartame, and cyclamates). Also minimize your intake of milk and dairy products, and coffee and other caffeine products, as well as red meat, salt, refined carbohydrates (white breads, pastries, commercial pastas), corn, chocolate, and unhealthy fats (hydrogenated or trans fats).

    Drink plenty of pure, filtered water (at least eight ounces every two hours; or for best results, add fresh squeezed lemon juice and a dash of cayenne pepper) and fresh squeezed, organic vegetable juices throughout the day, as well as hot broths and soups. Diluted organic pear juice can also be helpful, in order to loosen up lung congestion. Also emphasize organic, whole foods, especially plenty of fresh, raw organic fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, organic, free-range meats and poultry, and wild-caught fish. Garlic, cayenne pepper, chili peppers, horseradish, and onions should be eaten regularly, due to their powerful health benefits for the lungs and respiratory system. Organic, extra virgin olive oil should also be used liberally.

    According to leading naturopathic physician and researcher Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D., President Emeritus of Bastyr University, a vegan diet can significantly improve symptoms of most respiratory conditions, including pneumonia. Such a diet involves eliminating all animal products, as well as fish, eggs, milk, and all other dairy products. Grains should also be avoided, or eaten in minimal amounts. Dr. Pizzorno advises limiting your fluid intake to pure, filtered water (avoid chlorinated, fluoridated tap water), and emphasize plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, especially romaine lettuce, carrots, beets, onions, celery, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber, radishes, Jerusalem artichokes, beans (except soy and green peas), blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cloudberries, black currants, gooseberries, plums, and pears. Apples and citrus fruits (except lemon) are not recommended, however.

    Herbs: Useful herbs for treating and preventing sinusitis include Echinacea, elder flowers, ephedra, eyebright, garlic, goldenrod, goldenseal, horseradish, Oregon grape, pokeroots, purple cornflower, stinging nettle, wild indigo, and yarrow.

    Homeopathy:

    Arsenicum album – for nasal discharge that is burning, thin, and watery, which becomes worse following exposure to open air, and/or is accompanied by chills, anxiety, and a desire for warm drinks

    Kalium bichromium – to relieve nasal congestion and postnasal drip when accompanied by feeling of pressure in the nose and impaired smell

    Mercurius iodatus – for sinusitis accompanied by raw or ulcerated nostrils and symptoms that are made worse at night, exacerbated by perspiration, and/or include yellowish-green nasal discharge with flecks of blood

    Nux vomica – for sinusitis accompanied by frontal headaches, increased nasal congestion at night, and sensitivities to cold, light, and noise

    Silicea – for sinusitis accompanied by dry, hard, easily bleeding crusts in the nose, loss of smell, pain when the bones of the nose are touched

    Euphorbium compositum – used as a nasal spray, can also be effective for sinusitis, especially chronic sinusitis

    Best of health to you

    Cheers

    Source(s): naturalcures.com
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  • 1 decade ago

    Sinus infection home remedy #1

    Squirt a mixture of warm water and salt up your nose (an empty nasal spray bottle works great), followed by a mixture of warm water and baking soda. Do this 3 or 4 times a day, it will clear up a mild sinus infection.

    Sinus infection home remedy #2

    Stand in a hot shower twice a day and inhale.

    Do a nose wash, drink teas, eat spicy foods, massage your sinuses 15-30 sec, repeat on both sides of the nose.

    Use a hot wash cloth over your eyes and cheekbones.

    Get an aromatic microwaveable eye/face pillow.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here's a formula from my ayurvedic practitioner that I've used.

    You'll need to find a place that carries (East) Indian herbs in powdered form, 1 oz. each

    -mahasudharshan

    -turmeric

    -sitopladi

    -vacha

    Mix together.

    Take a 1/2 tsp. hourly 'til symptoms abate.

    It tastes like hell, so have some hot water or ginger tea at the ready for a chaser. I suggest plugging your nose.

    Do it though--it works!!

    This site has some stuff too, if you can't find the herbs.

    http://www.mapi.com/en/1-800-255-8332/natural_immu...

    Hope you're feeling better.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    try lots of fresh raw garlic -- its hard to eat but helps a lot. if you mash it up with avocado it helps some. do you have sinus problems regualarly? i did until i stopped using over the counter decongestants -- they acutally make your sinuses a breeding ground for all kinds of molds and infections. drinking substantial amounts of orange juice usually helps -- it is good at breaking up sinus goo.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can visit the sites below. They will have answers to most of your questions:

    http://www.jalanetipot.com/

    http://www.jalanetipot.com/about.html - This page says:

    As a person who has benefited in a big way from the practice of jala neti for sinus infections when all regular treatments failed, I decided to research this subject.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jala_neti

    Jai Gurudev!!!

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  • 3 years ago

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    Source(s): Nasal Polyps Cure http://NasalPolypsRemedy.latis.info/?uylN
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Actually, even the stuff you are taking now won't work if the infection is really bad. The ONLY thing that works is Antibiotics. If you have pain in your teeth and feel like you need to bite down on something, it's already too far gone.

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  • 1 decade ago

    keep your nasal cavity as dry as possible and sleep face down. Also try garlic and oregano pills. hope you're feeling better soon.

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  • 4 years ago

    Couldn't have said it better than JLI did. You won't hear from them, because they are dead.

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  • Suck ice water through your nose and keep it there as long as you can.. That`s according to my intern.

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