Sinus infections can be nasty and hard to beat, even with antibiotics. They can just go on and on and on while you’re desperately trying to function, but you feel horrible. Who wants to deal with that?
A couple years ago, when I had a particularly bad sinus infection, that I couldn’t seem to kick despite two rounds of antibiotics, my doctor told me about a little tip that she uses herself. Add 1-3 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract to a neti pot saline solution, shake it up, and use as normal. Do this 2-3 times a day for a week to 10 days. The results are amazing.
If you don’t know what a Neti Pot is, it’s not as weird as it sounds. It’s slightly weird but not that out there. Simply put, it washes your nose out with a saline solution and helps to loosen and get rid of congestion and junk. It’s not magic and won’t instantly cure you, but it can make a big difference in how long you’re sick or even help prevent illness. It’s good for all sorts of nasal ailments – allergies, congestion, colds, sinus infections, even pregnancy-induced “stuffiness.” You can buy a Neti Pot from Amazon, Walmart, drugstores, and healthfood stores all over.
Grapefruit Seed Extract is an incredible “natural antibiotic.” It helps fight bacteria naturally without any of the side effects of regular antibiotics. I’ve used this powerful stuff many times and it’s amazing. It’s great for getting rid of urinary tract infections too. (You add 10 drops into water and drink it 3 times a day for 10 days.) You can find Grapefruit Seed Extract online at Amazon, Swanson Vitamin, and health food stores.
For those of you who are familiar with Grapefruit Seed Extract and know how potent it can be: the 1-3 drops mixed in the 8 ounces of saline solution for your Neti Pot will not hurt as long as you follow directions. My sinuses are very sensitive and it has never bothered me the many times I’ve done this.
I was sick a few weeks ago and I just couldn’t kick it. I tried many remedies and nothing was working. I finally got so desperate that I was ready to go ahead with the antibiotics my doctor had offered to prescribe. (I only do antibiotics as a very last resort because they kill my immune system.) Then my doctor suggested I try this Neti Pot/Grapefruit Seed Extract trick for a few days. I didn’t think I actually had a sinus infection (which is why I didn’t do in the first place) but I knew it wouldn’t hurt, so I went ahead. Within 2 days, I was much better. It’s amazing stuff!
So the next time you feel a sinus infection coming on, or if you unfortunately develop one, remember this little home remedy for how to get rid of a sinus infection. It might just be the difference between a long illness or quickly getting over it and moving on.
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— Erika (@Erika105) March 26, 2012