September 6, 2010

A Thrifty Home Remedy for Sinus Infections

October 2013:  I have been using this remedy for about six years and have had great results.

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It never fails.  Each year I get one or two sinus infections.  They usually come with the onset of allergies from the season changes.

About three years ago I decided to do some research for a natural remedy for sinus infections.  It just seemed ridiculous to me to see the doctor for each infection and to take overly prescribed antibiotics.  Through my online reading, I found out about apple cider vinegar from Earth Clinic.

At the time of the article, there were about 80 people who said the apple cider vinegar worked and only about two people that said it did not work for them.  With such positive feedback, I decided to give the vinegar a try.  If it didn’t work, then I would just be seeing the doctor anyway.

Thankfully, I was able to find apple cider vinegar tablets at the health food store.  At the time, I could not bear the thought of drinking the vinegar.  I took a high dosage of the vinegar tablets and within hours my sinuses were opened and everything was loosened.  (Sorry to be so graphic but I think it’s necessary to tell you how the product worked.)

Since this time, my husband and I have been using apple cider vinegar during each cold and during bad allergy upsets.  As a matter of fact, I have been taking it this past week while I have been sick.

Although I have not read of apple cider vinegar being used for this purpose, I use the liquid form whenever I have been exposed to strep throat.  I gargle with it.  It is believed that apple cider vinegar kills bacteria so I have found it to be effective for that as well.

There is a bunch of information out there on the many health uses for apple cider vinegar.  Perhaps some day we can discuss its uses.

Are there any home remedies that you find effective?

Disclaimer:  I am not a doctor and these tips should not in any way be a substitute for a doctor’s care and advice. Use apple cider vinegar at your own risk.


Karen

Comments

5 Responses to “A Thrifty Home Remedy for Sinus Infections”
  1. 1
    Hillary says:

    I’ve used Cat’s Claw for my sinuses, recommended by the woman who works at the health food store. Worked wonders!

  2. 2
    The Thrifty Mommy
    Twitter: thriftymommy
    says:

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to look into that. 🙂

  3. 3
    Demetria says:

    Thank you for this info! I have been suffering from sinus infections for years and the only way to rid them that I knew of was by antibiotics. I have another one right now and have been drinking 2 Tbsp ACV + 1 Tbsp honey + 8 oz. warm water for the past couple of days. It helps to ease the congestion for a few hours at a time. I also took advantage of the sale with Puritan’s Pride Vitamins (Buy 1, get 2 free). I ordered 2 bottles of ACV tablets, with the 4 free bottles + free shipping = $14.38 for 6 bottles of ACV tablets. I plan on sharing some of them with fellow sinus sufferers! Thank you for introducing me to this info. I recently had a horrible infection, and I want to do all I can to steer clear of antibiotics with this infection. THANK YOU!!!

  4. 4
    The Thrifty Mommy
    Twitter: thriftymommy
    says:

    Demetria: You’re welcome! I hope it works well for you! 🙂

  5. 5
    Tabia Kubos says:

    I have a couple. Plain yogurt applied to vaginal area for yeast infections. Have done this several times and it works great. Also, onion juice for ear aches. Drop several drops into ear for pain. Have also used this for my daughter and her swimmer ear.

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