Sinus infection!

LotusLoverLotusLover Raw Newbie


Got a sinus infection which I then sealed shut with pot.

Any experience with this, and how to drain? Tried everything. Neti, steam, etc.

I am a Crohn's patient. Also, a good place to blog? Can I take garlic w/probiotics?

Sorry, name is James.

I am new with Raw but have much experience.



  • Pame'laVik'toriaPame'laVik'toria Raw Newbie

    yikes! I too get chronic sinus infections. Every doctor tells me that u can get away without taking antibiotics until they become impacted. After that, it is very dangerous!

  • kandacekandace Raw Newbie

    I've dealt with sinus infections since I was young. I used to end up with antibiotics quite often, but haven't had to take them for about 15 years (although I still get sinus infections). A couple years ago, Seth Godin wrote about a nasal irrigator that he uses ( At $100 or so, it is an investment. But, it has helped me immensely. He also mentions drinking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar every day.

  • LotusLoverLotusLover Raw Newbie

    Yeah, 9 doctors have refused treatment, only one CT scan months ago. Left node is completely blocked!

    I smell ashes, and food is sucking up into my gums which have swollen shut. I am desperate?!

  • LotusLoverLotusLover Raw Newbie

    I do ACV, sinus cleaner is interesting, but unaffordable.

    I am disabled with a weekly payee, so that or food.

  • I don't like to take antibiotics as it is not good for stomach flora. When i feel a sinus infection coming on i use a neti pot to rinse the gunk out of my nose. Seems to help. silver sinus also works real well for me and saves me a trip to the doctor. (Who was going to prescribe me antibiotics anyways!) LOL.

  • Pame'laVik'toriaPame'laVik'toria Raw Newbie

    Ok this sounds crazy especially if you a re a guy. But I get sinus infections, and crying is VERY helpful! I watch sappy movies, and it helps!

  • Surgery for treating sinusitis can be very painful. Primarily because the treatment involves ultra sensitive parts of body. Success rates with sinusitis treatment surgery is not that great so far. Moreover, at present, sinus surgery involves killing infection temporarily that means, even if your surgery is successful once, you have to undergo similar surgery many times in your lifetime that too without any guarantee that the surgery will be successful. Most of the patients who undergo surgery once, try to avoid it again simply because the treatment can be painful.

  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master

    Have you tried mega doses of vitamin C to open your sinuses? 

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