Home remedies for sinus infection

United States
December 18, 2006 5:41pm CST
I went to the doctor and they gave me medicine and I took it all but I still have the same thing wrong with me, is there any home remedies to help with sinus infections? I really can't afford to keep going to the doctor, any advice would be wonderful. Thanks.
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@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
18 Dec 06
A doctor told my husband this remedy years ago. He still uses to day. Put half teaspoon salt in a glass, add half a teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, half fill the glass with quite warm water. Stir it so that it all dissolves. If you have an eyedropper use the eyedropper and squeeze the liquid into each nostril. Snif when you are doing this. If you dont have an eyedropper just use a spoon. Do this about 3 to 4 times a day. Our local clinic uses this method for babies with blocked noses, so it is quite safe. All the best.
• United States
21 Dec 06
Thank you so much, I have been suffering so bad with this sinus problem.
• United States
17 Jan 07
1. shiitake(mushroom) 2. oregon graperoot 3. garlic 4. unsea 5. peppermint 6. horseradish 7. willow bark 8. ginger These are what i found ina book i have
@anonvenu (401)
• India
4 Jan 07
The home remedies suggested here are very new to me, I might try them myself, I often get bad sinus infections. The remedy I use with fairly good results is to steaming with a menthol balm like Tiger Balm or Vicks VapoRub. Here is how you do it: * Use any common facial steamer. * Drop a peanut sized lump of Vicks or Tiger balm in it and start the steamer. * Put your face close to the steamer and cover your face and the steamer together with a big towel. * Inhale deeply for as long as you are comfortable * Blow you nose and repeat steaming 2-3 times more. Do the above procedure twice daily.
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
4 Jan 07
The saline solution the first resonder is talking about is a very good idea. However, rather than sniffing it in, which causes the saline solution to settle in your nasal cavity, buy a Neti Pot (www.bytheplanet.com/products/yoga/neti/netipot.htm). This way, the saline solution flushes all of the excess mucus and irritants from the air out of your sinus cavity through the other nostril. There is a video on that site to show you how it works.