Unfortunately for the past few days I have been experiencing horrible sinus pressure and pain. I could just feel the sinus infection coming along. Fortunately, through the miracle of the internet, I found a home remedy at Earthclinic.com. I could call this the miracle cure because of how wonderfully it worked!
The directions for this home remedy included mixing “six ounces of warm filtered water with 1/2 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Allow the salt to dissolve into the solution, and insert the solution into a nasal sprayer or neti pot. Leaning over the sink, spray the solution into the nose and allow it to drain through the mouth.” – Earthclinic.com
I followed these directions and used it in my Neti pot. I used it in the method that this instrument is normally used: pouring half of the solution into one nostril, leaning over the sink, and breathing through my mouth so that the solution flowed out my other nostril.
Now I will make a note that it felt a little odd. I could describe it as a tiny stinging, but compared to the agony of my sinuses for four days, it was nothing I couldn’t handle. My eyes also watered a little. After I finished pouring the rest of the solution through my other nostril, I already could feel my sinuses clearing out. I blew my nose several times and it started to stuff up a little.
I laid down for a couple hours while the little guy was napping (Daddy was also home). When I awoke, I felt much better! My nose was still a little stuffy, but virtually no pain! This was quite the relief given I was suffering for days.
Being that this remedy can fend off even a persistent sinus infection, I definitely recommend it. Before you do anything, please please please ask your doctor. I also would not use this on a little one, especially a baby being that they could accidentally swallow some of the mixture and that would not be good. This worked for me, but please take precautions for any side effects that could occur. I hope this information can help you and your loved ones during this cold and flu season!