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Is there a cure/remedy for sinus infections?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 31, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Sinus infections would include mostly runny nose (lots of blowing nose). Should one keep blowing their nose, or let it run?

Also it includes waking up with a clogged/stuffed nose.

What would help this or cure this?

931d78cfa5c1490abc0a0f2c4a82eede

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on January 26, 2012
at 07:38 PM

Effective, yes. But after reading this they kind of freak me out http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/12/19/143960631/second-neti-pot-death-from-amoeba-prompts-tap-water-warning

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on January 24, 2012
at 04:20 PM

Yeah on that note, the bacteria we catch these days is probably a lot more resistant than the bacteria grok caught. Sinusitis sucks and I'm here looking for paleo cure, but it looks like one of those things that even Paleo can't avoid.

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on November 15, 2011
at 08:53 PM

Oh my goodness, don't feel guilty! If it's bacterial, get help because Grok would have died. If not, something's irritating your system and you need to figure out if it's in the air or in your food. You're not doing anything wrong either way, but life will be more comfortable if you can identify the major suspects and do informal testing.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on November 15, 2011
at 04:13 PM

Re. flying. Some people say the air vents are like a direct injection of whatever's floating around the plane, but it's hard to say. They've got HEPA filters, but you don't know how well they're maintained. Other than that proper biosafety (wash hands well, be careful touching things, avoid obviously sick people, etc). Even then, you're still in close proximity to hundreds of people, it's tough. Subjectively, I've done a lot better after Paleo personally (flying cross country). Could be luck of the draw though.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on November 15, 2011
at 04:01 PM

Experiment with carb levels. Oh, and try sauerkraut or other fermented foods. Eat anti-inflammatory too, while you're at it :).

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on November 01, 2011
at 04:40 AM

I love neti pots, but my honey also has a deviated septum and can't use it...saves me from misery every time though!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 31, 2011
at 09:18 PM

Why not just eat animal fat? No need to replicate anything...

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on October 31, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Not if yo have a deviated septum. They just drain down the back of my throat. Yuck.

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on October 31, 2011
at 08:22 PM

Neti Pots are the bomb diggity.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on November 01, 2011
at 04:40 AM

I love neti pots, but my honey also has a deviated septum and can't use it...saves me from misery every time though!

2d090e680d86e2c768edb40b4b433978

(384)

on October 31, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Not if yo have a deviated septum. They just drain down the back of my throat. Yuck.

931d78cfa5c1490abc0a0f2c4a82eede

(152)

on January 26, 2012
at 07:38 PM

Effective, yes. But after reading this they kind of freak me out http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/12/19/143960631/second-neti-pot-death-from-amoeba-prompts-tap-water-warning

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on October 31, 2011
at 07:12 PM

First, it's important to distinguish a stuffy/runny nose from a sinus infection. They are 2 very different things and if you reach the point of bacterial infection you may need antibiotics. Second, I had lifelong sneezing with stuffy nose and nasal drip and was diagnosed with vasomotor rhinitis. Imagine my surprise when I went primal at age 64 and 2 weeks later had NO SYMPTOMS! Turned out to be wheat, because after a few months I caved and had some treats containing wheat and all my respiratory symptoms came right back, then disappeared when I went back to primal. I still have a few reactions to blooming trees, but that's once or twice per year as opposed to 60 years straight.

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on October 31, 2011
at 07:17 PM

I found I was allergic to dust mites and got the cases for my mattress and pillows. I also vacumed under the bed and dusted real good and now keep everything pretty clean. It really helped me.

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on June 06, 2012
at 06:27 PM

Some people have incorporated xylitol in their nasal irrigation solution to help fight infection.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Why-Use-Xylitol-With-Sinus-Irrigation?&id=2888614

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559a1bf85bfe38a0fbbf56377c7278b4

on November 15, 2011
at 05:31 PM

I feel guilty when I get sinusitis, as though I haven't tried hard enough. But I think the guilt is misplaced, as even people in paleo times seem to have got infections ...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on November 15, 2011
at 08:53 PM

Oh my goodness, don't feel guilty! If it's bacterial, get help because Grok would have died. If not, something's irritating your system and you need to figure out if it's in the air or in your food. You're not doing anything wrong either way, but life will be more comfortable if you can identify the major suspects and do informal testing.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on January 24, 2012
at 04:20 PM

Yeah on that note, the bacteria we catch these days is probably a lot more resistant than the bacteria grok caught. Sinusitis sucks and I'm here looking for paleo cure, but it looks like one of those things that even Paleo can't avoid.

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on October 31, 2011
at 08:08 PM

Oil pulling, which the theory goes replicates our paleo ancestors mastication of animal fats. Works for me (and bees cappings if you know a bee-keeper).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 31, 2011
at 09:18 PM

Why not just eat animal fat? No need to replicate anything...

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2d82d33a2808880bef258d43f64b6cda

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on January 27, 2013
at 01:42 PM

Visit this site. . . Yes, there exists a sinus treatment. And yes, its legit. You can read reviews about 'The Sinus Doctor Sinus Treatment'. . . Legit!

Learn more on the owners site:

bit.ly/sinushelp

All the best!

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E6bb4d8b5c6853dbc88d4c243874dc75

on November 15, 2011
at 03:53 PM

I am just getting over a horrendously nasty bout of a sinus infection myself and suffered for a week before I relented and went on antibiotics. Doing the paleo diet for the past 3 months and being gluten-free, grain & legume free did nothing to help prevent or alleviate any symptoms, so quite a disappointment. I too am looking for answers in the paleo world. The only possible remaining issue might be dairy. I eat butter, some cheese (unpasteurized), and heavy cream in my coffee. But maybe it's unrealistic for paleo-diet to be a cure-all for everything, especially bacterial infections. Or maybe I haven't been on the paleo diet long enough to reap the benefits. (I also fly on a regular basis and it seems that every time I go on a trip, I pick up something.) If anyone out there has an answer or solution, I'd love to hear it.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on November 15, 2011
at 04:13 PM

Re. flying. Some people say the air vents are like a direct injection of whatever's floating around the plane, but it's hard to say. They've got HEPA filters, but you don't know how well they're maintained. Other than that proper biosafety (wash hands well, be careful touching things, avoid obviously sick people, etc). Even then, you're still in close proximity to hundreds of people, it's tough. Subjectively, I've done a lot better after Paleo personally (flying cross country). Could be luck of the draw though.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on November 15, 2011
at 04:01 PM

Experiment with carb levels. Oh, and try sauerkraut or other fermented foods. Eat anti-inflammatory too, while you're at it :).

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2d82d33a2808880bef258d43f64b6cda

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on June 06, 2012
at 05:21 PM

Sinus infections can really be tormenting. First I must insist that antibiotics have been discouraged for sinus infections. (They are actually useless for most sinus infections). But I came across something that actually guarantees to help with your sinuses.

Ever heard of 'The Sinus Doctor Sinus Treatment'? A its a sinus remedy that I can testify to be legit. Though it might cost u a bit, $92 is a small price to pay to beat the suffering of sinus infection. (You can read the reviews about it. . . Its legit!)

Find out more on their website:

www.bit.ly/sinushelp

36 HOURS only and your sinuses will NEVER come back. I hope to here your testimony. (You can share this with anyone else who suffers the same.)

Good luck.

(I shared this earlier in another Question on this site "I have a cold that doesn't go away")

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