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My chronic sinus infections are cured forever! 5 years 10 months ago #1

  • Machaon
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  • Sinus flooding with Peroxide has cured my Sinus infection problems
  • What I have learned about this natural treatment to prevent Sinus infections.
  • How did I decide to do a Sinus Flooding treatment?
  • How I prepare a Sinus flooding to prevent re-infection.
  • How I Protect My Eustachian Tubes And Middle Ear From Damage
  • Once My Nasal passages are Blocked by the Flooding, I Try Not To Breath In Through My Nose
  • What I Experienced During My Sinus Flooding Treatments
  • What Does The Foaming Mean?
  • Additional Sinus Flooding Comments.

Sinus flooding with Peroxide has cured my Sinus infection problems

Important! The Sinus flooding seems safe and effective for me, but I don’t know if it would make someone else’s health better or worse. I am not a doctor. Those who want to try this procedure should check with their doctor first, and ONLY do sinus floodings under a doctor's supervision!

My chronic Sinus infection ( sinusitis ) problems were cured by flooding my nasal passages with peroxide, baking soda and kosher salt after first using antibiotics to get rid of my Sinus infection. I don't believe that flooding is effective against established infection, but it is effective against the germs that cause infections.

After the antibiotics got rid of my Sinus infection, it took seven months of infrequent Sinus floodings to prevent damaging germs from re-infecting the damaged areas. This allowed my injured Nasal membranes the time to heal. When nasal membranes are healthy and no longer injured they resist infection. My years of suffering with frequent Sinus infections was over.

I am Sinus infection free and have not had a Sinus infection since about 2002.

I have found a simple, inexpensive way to flood and irrigate my Nasal passages with germ killing, antiseptics. It accomplishes the following goals:
  • It can kill germs, that it can reach, within my nasal passages.
  • It protects damaged nasal membranes from re-infecting, and helps to limit the areas into which germs can spread.

Note: Once the nasal membranes have healed and are healthy, they are resistant to re-infection!


  • It irrigates infected mucus out of my nasal areas, including around turbinates and polyps.




  • My decades of sinus infections, were probably located in my nasal passages and turbinates, but not within my ‘harder to reach Ethmoid, Frontal or Maxillary sinus cavities. Even if my infections had been within my sinus cavities, Sinus floodings with peroxide would still be a powerful tool to keep bacteria from spreading.

    What I have learned about this natural treatment to prevent Sinus infections.

    I started posting about ‘Sinus’ flooding, on the Internet, in the 4th quarter of 2003, after two years of using Sinus floodings. Since then, as a result of feedback, and my own study, I have learned quite a bit about the effectiveness of Sinus flooding.

    I feel that the flooding is most effective against germs throughout the easier to reach nasal passages, including turbinates and polyps, but least effective against germs in the difficult to reach sinus cavities.

    I am not a doctor, so I can only post about my own personal experiences and interactions. I don’t know if a Sinus flooding with peroxide will help others as well as it helped me, or if it will make someone else's health worse. No one should try a Sinus flooding without first checking with their doctor.

    From feedback and personal experience, the following symptoms improved due to Sinus flooding.
    • Dark circles under the eyes.
    • Pain above or between the eyes
    • Headache pain
    • Swollen neck lymph nodes
    • Problems breathing through nose
    • Achy sinuses
    • Fatigue
    • Film on teeth
    • Brain Fog
    • Discolored, thick mucus
    Note:Discolored, nasty, thick mucus is usually due to the buildup of bacteria in stagnant, pooling mucus, caused by swelling membranes, and polyps, as a result of allergic reactions or colds. If the Nasal Membranes are healthy and undamaged, they will resist infection from the increased bacteria.





    I have read that antibiotics may kill a sinus infection, but they don't kill the germs that are within the infected mucus and debris. So, after a round of antibiotics, sinuses might be free from an active infection, but they are raw and damaged, AND surrounded by infected mucus and debris. As soon as the antibiotics are stopped, the nasty old germs, or new germs, are free to attack the exposed, injured sinus membranes, and the unfortunate sinus sufferer is headed for another miserable infection. In order to stop constant re-infections, the nasal or sinus membranes must be healthy and undamaged, so that they will resist bacterial, viral and fungal attacks.

    How did I decide to do a Sinus Flooding treatment?

    If any of the following symptoms:
    • My nasal passages got stuffy, making it hard to breath through my nose
    • I felt like I was getting a cold
    • I became VERY sensitive to smoke and other allergens
    • My asthma got worse
    • I felt Sinus pressure and pain in one or both sides
    • Over a few days my nasal passages continued to get more congested
    • I continued to get more congested and uncomfortable Nasal Passages
    • I got a thicker yellow discharge
    I have had thick, nasty, discolored mucus as a result of allergy problems, or colds, without having a Sinus infection. The longer my mucus remained thick and discolored, the more chances that I could get an infection. But, since my nasal membranes are healthy and undamaged, the buildup of bacteria in the thick mucus has not resulted in an infection.

  • My sinus discharge contained some blood.
  • An almost sure sign of damaged membranes, at risk for re-infection, is blood in the Sinus discharge.





    These symptoms had either led to an infection, or continued to give me misery for long periods of time, so I would do a series of ‘Sinus floodings with Peroxide’.

    I've flooded my Nasal Passages about 70 times over the past five years. The result
    I have not had to use antibiotics in the past five years. Every time I feel like my Nasal Passages might be infecting, I flood them with peroxide. The flooding, including prep, takes 15 to 20 minutes.


    How I prepare a Sinus flooding to prevent re-infection


    I buy a plastic 3 oz saline nasal spray for about $3. To empty, and fill again, I take the top of the sprayer between my thumb and my forefinger and firmly bend the top to the side. This lifts an edge a little bit so I can get my thumb’s fingernail underneath the lip, and twist the top off, and empty it.

    I then fill up the empty saline nasal sprayer with a pinch of baking soda, a pinch of salt, and one part ‘common store bought’ 3% hydrogen peroxide and ten parts filtered water. I never exceed one part peroxide, to ten parts water! Peroxide is VERY irritating to nasal membranes. VERY! I then jam the head back down on the nasal sprayer, and make sure it fits well.

    Mixture:
    • 3% Hydrogen peroxide : One part.
    • Baking soda : One or two pinches.
    • Kosher salt or sea salt : One pinch.

    I buy a cheap, salt and pepper set. I use a drill to widen the holes in the tops, and I use them to add the baking soda and kosher salt to the mixture.

  • Filtered water : Ten to forty times as much water as peroxide.
  • Hydrogen peroxide is VERY IRRITATING to the Nasal Passages , so I am VERY CAREFUL with how much peroxide I use. When I first started experimenting with the Nasal flooding, I used more than one part 3% peroxide, to ten parts water, and it really stung my Nasal Passages and made my Nasal Passages close up for several days. So I never use more than one part of peroxide to ten parts of water. NEVER!



    The stinging of the peroxide seems to be worse for women. For those with sensitive Nasal areas, or those who want to start out with a milder solution, you might consider one part 3% peroxide to 40 parts water, and then increase the amount of peroxide, on subsequent floodings, as tolerated. Most of the feedback I've received from women said that one part peroxide to twenty parts water is much too strong and painful.

    The Sinus Flooding process:

    • I place a towel and a tissue nearby.
    • I stand over my sink and point my forehead down into my sink.
    • I forcefully spray the mixture into each nostril to force the antiseptic mixture around any swollen turbinates or polyps.
    • After my Nasal Passages fill up, additional spraying may cause the mixture to come out the other nostril.
    • I make sure that the container tip is firmly implanted in my nose so that it's difficult for the liquid to come back out of that nostril.
    • If it stings, I wait for the stinging to subside and then repeat the forceful spraying, into each nostril, until the sprayer is empty.
    • I keep my head down for a few minutes to let the mixture seep into all areas.
    A lot of the mixture can foam out of my nostrils, down my forehead, and into the sink. A little messy. I keep my eyes closed so that it doesn't drain into my eyes.

  • I lift and tilt my head upwards, while it's over the sink, and let my nose drain.
  • The discharge can look pretty bloody, foamy and nasty. Since my nasal membranes have healed, there is much less foam and NO blood.

  • I then stand up and use the tissue to clean my forehead of foam and discharge.
  • I don't blow my nose for a few minutes.
  • This allows the mixture a little longer to do its job with my head in an upright position.





    How I Protect My Eustachian Tubes And Middle Ear From Damage

    This type of Sinus irrigation seems to be safe for me. In over 70 Sinus floodings with Peroxide, I have not gotten any of the mixture in my Eustachian Tubes or Middle Ears. If I would try it in any other position, like on my back, I would be nervous about the mixture getting into my Eustachian Tubes. Here's why:


    The Eustachian Tubes are on both sides of the throat, near the back of the throat.
    They are somewhat across from the nostrils.
    The Eustachian Tubes lead directly to the middle ear.
    If I do a flooding incorrectly , by lying on my back, and then flood my nasal passages with peroxide, there would be a possibility that the opening to the Eustachian Tubes would be covered by the peroxide.
    Any cough, swallowing, yawn or chewing action could open the Eustachian Tube and allow liquid to flow in, not only clogging up the tubes but possibly allowing liquid to flow into the middle ear, either which would cause all kinds of problems!



    Someone responded to me that he tried the Sinus flooding on his back, in order to get the mixture deeper into other areas of his sinuses, and now has to deal with liquid in his Eustachian Tubes and middle ears. I wish him a full and speedy recovery.

    Once My Nasal Passages are Blocked by the Flooding, I Try Not To Breath In Through My Nose.

    This is to avoid sucking the mixture into the Eustachian tubes of my ears. It increases the risk of plugging one or both Eustachian tubes, or having the liquid go all the way into my middle ear! During a flooding, when my nasal passages are open and not clogged by fluid, I have been able to safely breathe through my nose.

    What I Experienced During My Sinus Flooding Treatments

    Even diluted to one part peroxide to twenty parts water it can sting quite a bit, especially if my Nasal Passages are raw or damaged. I just grit my teeth and tolerate the stinging, and after a little while the stinging starts going away.

    Sometimes the flooding causes me to sneeze. When I have to sneeze, I lift my head up, so that I will be in a more comfortable position to sneeze. Then, I continue with the flooding.

    The flooding used to produce a lot of foam. Sometimes there was a mix of blood with the foam. Sometimes the floodings produced very little foam and a lot of bloodish water, indicating a possible infection. Currently I get small amounts of foam and NO blood, which indicates that my nasal areas are healthy.

    There was usually no additional discomfort, after a flooding, unless I used too much peroxide. Others, though, have said that they have experienced long bouts of sneezing, or feelings like they were catching a cold for up to three days after a flooding. They, like myself, also said that it was worth it, just to be protected from Sinus infections. Now that my sinuses are doing so well, one part peroxide to ten parts water hardly irritates my Nasal Passages.

    What Does The Foaming Mean?


    Hydrogen Peroxide will kill many types of bacterial, viral and fungal germs, all WITHOUT foaming. Peroxide DOES NOT foam when it is killing germs. Foaming mostly happens when Hydrogen Peroxide comes into contact with injuries, saliva or blood.

    Injured human cells or blood cells, protect themselves, from the harsh peroxide, by producing an enzyme called catalase. Catalase converts the peroxide into pure, safe oxygen bubbles (the foam you see) and water, which can also kill germs.

    Healthful, unbroken skin has little catalase, and usually doesn’t convert hydrogen peroxide into oxygen foam and water. That’s why you won’t see much foam if you pour peroxide on your unbroken skin.

    Foaming means to me that the peroxide encountered injured areas in the Nasal Passages, indicating the possibility of infection or damaged membranes. . The foaming of the pure oxygen, plus the antiseptic mixture, could then kill many germs to heal and prevent further damage from re-infection.

    There are actually some germs which are resistant to hydrogen peroxide. So, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda, might not always kill all of the harmful germs within the Nasal Passages. Also, depending on your doctor's advice, it might be a good idea to use a suitable antibiotic along with the Sinus flooding with Peroxide.

    If a flooding does not produce much foam, then it might not have been able to reach areas damaged by infection.

    Additional Sinus Flooding Comments.

    After seven months of infrequent floodings, I was able to go months without doing a flooding, probably because my nasal areas were healed and healthy and no longer prone to infection. What a great relief to not have to use antibiotics several times a year!

    Until my Nasal Areas were totally healed the discharge continued to be somewhat thick and yellow, with some occasional blood. Now that my Nasal Areas are healthy the discharge is relatively clear. The exception is that, when I have an allergic reaction, or cold, my sinuses will still swell, and the discharge will be thick, nasty and discolored. But, it hasn't led to another infection.

    The Sinus flooding seems safe and effective for me, but I don’t know if it would make someone else’s health better or worse. I am not a doctor. Those who want to try this procedure should check with their doctor first.
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    Re: My chronic sinus infections are cured forever! 5 years 10 months ago #2

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    I use something similar but simpler - boiled water (tepid) + sea salt (no additives) in a neti-pot - bend over bath pour up nose, goes in one side out the other. Very unglamourous but very easy once you get the knack (there's videos on YouTube which will show you how). Google neti-pot if you don't know what they are folks, they're easy to find....go for a ceramic or metal one (not plastic they can harbour bugs). Works a dream on sinus infections & no nasty antibiotics!
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    Hi Jodie! Thanks for the feedback about using a neti-pot to cure chronic sinus infection problems, as an alternative to what worked for me, which ended my decades of sinus infection misery.

    It is soooooo nice to never have nasty swollen, uncomfortable sinuses; and never having to go back to an ENT; and never having to do a sinus irrigation, or any other uncomfortable sinus treatments; and never having to ever take antibiotics to treat a sinus infection!

    Sadly, I cured my sinus infection problems one infection too late! The last infection that I suffered, about 12 years ago, caused me to become extremely sensitive to chemicals and allergens and irritants and pollutants. I have been banging my head against a wall, trying to get rid of these stupid, debilitating sensitivities, but I have only had limited success. :(

    At least the sinus infections are gone........
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    Do you think it was the infection that kicked off your sensitivities, or the meds you were taking for the infection...? Another thing I've noticed is that chems can irritate your sinuses and THEN kick off an infection...I didn't think this was possible til a few ppl who have worse sinus probs than me said that this is what happens to them, tho they're not affected by chems in any other way, and I've noticed the same thing can happen to me. So maybe there were environmental chems that triggered your sinus infections AND triggered your sensitivities ..
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    Jodie wrote:
    Do you think it was the infection that kicked off your sensitivities, or the meds you were taking for the infection...?

    My extreme sensitivities were definitely, 100% caused by the sinus/nasal infection. I always knew that I had another damn sinus infection, and not just allergic sinus swelling and congestion, because when my sinuses were infected, I would become ultra-sensitive, and that ultra-sensitivity would go away during and after treatment with Amoxicillin.

    Stupidly, the last time I had a sinus infection, I let it go for a long time without seeking treatment. After I finally gave in and killed the infection with Amoxicillin, the ultra-sensitivity remained a problem, and continues to today! :angry: Letting the infection remain, and covering it up for a long time through Flonase nasal spray, was a very stupid decision.
    Jodie wrote:
    Another thing I've noticed is that chems can irritate your sinuses and THEN kick off an infection...I didn't think this was possible til a few ppl who have worse sinus probs than me said that this is what happens to them, tho they're not affected by chems in any other way, and I've noticed the same thing can happen to me.

    So maybe there were environmental chems that triggered your sinus infections AND triggered your sensitivities ..

    When my sinuses would swell up, get nasty and clog, whether from something I ate, or from drinking too much beer, it would frequently lead to a sinus infection, but not all the time.

    My theory is, once nasal or sinus membranes get an infection, it leaves moist, open wounds in the nasal/sinus areas. Opportunistic bacteria can then re-infect those open wounds given the appropriate circumstances, like during a time of swelling and clogging and ineffective drainage.

    The beauty of sinus flooding with peroxide is that it protects the damaged/wounded areas within the nasal passages or sinuses, until the wounds can heal and no longer be prone to re-infection.

    Thanks for your comments!
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    Hi Mach, I should also mention MCS America, since you are American mcs-america.org/.  A lot of excellent info on there.   I have actually just emailed them hoping to get a campaign together via AVAAZ www.avaaz.org/en/ - its a worldwide campaigning organisation.  I had not even heard of it til recently but they seem to be having a lot of success in getting global support for individual campaigns .. we need to get MCS recognised by WHO so that every country would then have to have a process to deal with those affected.. Watch this space!
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