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This method helps to keep a cold from turning into a sinus infection. It also helps a bit with congestion.

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon distilled vinegar
1 cup boiling water

Dissolve/dilute the salt and vinegar in the boiling water. This solution can then be used either with an atomizer (a recycled Afrin nose spray bottle is what I used) or put up in a dropper bottle.

Obviously you let it cool!

I've used this as a nose spray to help with colds and to help prevent sinus infections. I've also used it as a prophylactic method before going on outings with crowds during cold season. I've still gotten the occasional cold but don't seem to get them as easily.

The saline is easy on the sinuses and the vinegar creates a slightly acidic pH. My guess is that sinus bugs don't like the pH shift.

Give it a try. I've had good luck with it and used to get sinus infections as a result of having a cold nearly every time. I also used to get sinus infections from swimming. Those are also history.

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I put this remedy here several years ago and see it's been read a few times. I'd like the amend the recipe slightly....
I find that un-iodized salt is a bit kinder on the sinuses. Sea salt and/or Kosher salt is usually un-iodized and works well.

Other than that I'm still using this spray nearly daily during the winter and rarely get colds and never get sinus infections any more.


I strongly suggest not to use Apple Cider Vinegar in neti pot (or spray).
I had a terrible experience because of this ie. continuous coughing.
Just use saline water.


I have to say I was very impressed with this home remedy. After having a sinus infection for almost a week strait, I used this and it cleared out my nose and relieved the pressure from my head within 45 min to an hour. I'd had a sore throat all week as well from sinus drainage when I'd go to bed. After I cleared my sinuses up with this remedy, within 24 hours my sore throat had went away. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get over a sinus infection, or just has a minor congestion problem. I wont be buying nasal spray anymore!


hi Tom how can i get distilled vinger


It's the 'white' or clear vinegar, sold about everywhere groceries are sold.

From Wikipedia -

The term 'distilled vinegar' is something of a misnomer, because it is not produced by distillation but by fermentation of distilled alcohol. The fermentate is diluted to produce a colorless solution of 5% to 8% acetic acid in water, with a pH of about 2.4. This is variously known as distilled spirit, 'virgin' vinegar,[7] or white vinegar, and is used in cooking, baking, meat preservation, and pickling, as well as medicinal, laboratory, and cleaning purposes.[8] The most common starting material in some regions, because of its low cost, is malt; in the United States, corn (maize), such as the Heinz brand.[9] It is sometimes derived from petroleum.
[Petroleum!Say What!]

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