Ailment: Sinus problems
Remedy: Hydrogen peroxide
Visitors personal experiences with Hydrogen peroxide
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 22 June 2010 at 20:10 302
A 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide is an excellent remedy for sinus problems. It helps greatly with allergic sinus as well as bacterial infections. Get a small bottle with a mist-spray. Bend over so that your face is looking at the floor - this is a good way to get any liquid into the sinuses. Spray a couple of times into each nostril, and gently breathe it in through the nostrils. After a couple of tries you will get the hang of getting it up and into the sinuses. If your nose is totally blocked, or it is too painful, then drinking the H2O2 is very effective. Drink it, gargle with it, and get it into your nose and sinus cavity when you are able to.
Question posted by Zim of Perth, WA, Australia on 1 December 2011 at 18:14 537
Hi, I'm from Perth Western Australia. Where can I get 35% Food Grade H2O2?
Comment posted by David of Perth, WA, Australia on 2 December 2011 at 20:33 538
Hello Zim, in Perth, West Australia you can get 50% food grade h2o2 at several chemists, including some but not all Friendlies Chemists. Be careful, it is potent and dangerous. Double check that you dilute it correctly, it is 50% not 35%.
Comment posted by Reba of Portland, Oregon, USA on 9 December 2012 at 11:49 850
I am just recovering from a nasty virus which caused my asthma and sinus congestion to worsen. A doctor prescribed a steroid inhaler, but I reacted badly to it. I searched for other solutions and finally decided to try 1% hydrogen peroxide solution inhalations. I use a fine mist nasal sprayer, but I inhale it through my mouth instead of my nose. I pump 5 times on a sharp, deep inhale and I do this about 5 times daily. I also am taking an expectorant, extended release Mucinex, with guaifenesin only, to loosen things up. I'm feeling tremendously improved. My coughing is much less than even before I became ill. My sinuses are clearer and so are my thoughts. While I believe there are limits to how long and often one should do this, I absolutely can't argue with its effectiveness. I'm hopeful that this awful 3 year battle with asthma and 25 year battle with sinus congestion may be ending. I've researched endlessly and over the years have tried so many supplements and herbs that just didn't help. My advice to anyone trying this is to ease into it a bit and never start with a 3% solution. I doubt I will ever go stronger than 1% because I don't want to traumatize lung tissue. Many people are afraid of hydrogen peroxide because strong solutions are so dangerous. As with so many compounds, whether something is a poison or a medicine is all about the concentration. I learned this once when I put straight 3% hydrogen peroxide in my ultrasonic humidifier and inhaled the mist deeply and repeatedly. My breathing started shutting down and I was barely able to inhale enough albuterol to stop the attack. People just have to be smart about things and shouldn't go overboard. However, they should try an approach long enough and frequently enough to know what it can do for them. I believe allergies play a part in asthma and sinus problems, with the secretions in sinus and lung tissues forming a material which gradually is populated by microorganisms from the environment and ultimately creates a biofilm. Biofilms can become highly impenetrable to drugs, a problem which is the target of much medical research. My hope is that the 1% hydrogen peroxide inhalations will be the means of breaking up and killing the bugs in these films and the guaifenesin will help my body to move them out.
Question posted by kenneth fitzpatrick of dublin, dublin, Ireland on 19 March 2013 at 3:52 1047
I have been using 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide for sinusitis and an ear infection, and within hours I got great relief and days later my sinusitis and ear infection have gone. The peroxide I bought was already diluted with distilled water and had no stabilizers, metals or any other materials.
Comment posted by Dan of Perth, WA, Australia on 28 March 2013 at 0:46 1058
I got "35%" from nightingale pharmacy in south lake, after using it or a few weeks and having no improvements, I put 1 drop on my skin, knowing it should oxidize, nothing at all. So I ordered H2O2 test strips, and after testing a diluted solution I've determined I was sold 3% I'll be heading back to nightingales and demanding they refund my money. Will be trying a supplier on eBay.
Comment posted by Lola of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA on 4 June 2013 at 5:10 1180
First treatment with 35% Hydrogen Peroxide diluted to 1:40. I used a Sinus Nebulizer. It burned severely so I diluted it further with saline 10ml. It only burned slightly after about a minute so I took it about 30 seconds at a time 'till gone. I immediately got some clear glue like postnasal drip. I know it got up in there, I felt it all over inside my face. I truly hope and pray this works, I have been suffering almost continuously for 3 years (this decade), so much so that I am unable to work full time. Steroids, antibiotics,and narcotics, all do not make me well. I am resistant to 4 antibiotics that I know of and have 14 non/immunities to most staph and Pneumonococci (spellcheck?). I am amazed to see I am not alone, and that others have been sick for long periods of time. This past Jan, Feb, March, was so bad I thought I might actually die from this infection. A massive dose of prednisone after 2 months of Nebulized Vancomyicin, mupiricin, and another liquid steroid got me on my feet for Easter Sunday 3/31/13.
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