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12 Home Remedies for Sinus Infections


I am currently treating my sinus infection WITHOUT antibiotics for the very first time, and am pleasantly surprised at how effective and fast the treatment has been. Here's what I've been using: oil of oregano (place drops under tongue for a few seconds, then drink a cup of water -2x/day); grapefruit seed extract (dissolve a few drops in a cup of water - 2x/day); apple cider vinegar (2 Tbs in 8oz of water - 2x/day, plus 1/4 cup in 16oz water in the middle of the day).

I have also used an OTC nasal spray to supplement this. When I started my treatment, I had lots of sinus pain and pressure, congestion and the beginning of a toothache caused by my inflamed sinuses. It's been four days and my symptoms have almost disappeared! Not only did I avoid antibiotics, which are over-prescribed and can harm the body, I also saved $$ by avoiding a doctor visit and prescription costs!

I purchased the oil of oregano, grapefruit seed extract and organic apple cider vinegar at a local health food/nutrional store.


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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