Originally Posted by 2talll
I read in one of the other posts about putting hydrogen peroxide in a vaporizer possibly helping to clear sinuses. How much hydrogen peroxide should be put into the water?
Before I experimented with flooding my sinuses with peroxide, I tried putting one part 3% hydrogen peroxide and eight parts filtered water into a cold-mist vaporizer. That would be one cup peroxide to eight cups water, or two cups peroxide to 16 cups water, etc.
I got the idea from a post that I had read on the Internet from someone who had chronic throat infections. She said that, using the 3% peroxide in a cold mist vaporizer stopped her from having to take antibiotics for her throat infections.
While she said that it helped her, it didn't work for me. She also posted about using a hot-mist mini-vaporizer, but didn't mention dilution. I've tried 3% peroxide, diluted equally with water, and also not diluted, in a hot mini-vaporizer, but that didn't work for me either.
Should I still put the inhalant stuff in the cup when I try this?
In the cup? Are you referring to the hot-steam, mini-vaporizer? Personally, I would not mix peroxide with other chemicals because I would not know how they would react together. You don't want to be breathing in mixtures of chemicals, unless by a doctor's instructions.
I want to try hydrogen peroxide but am not sure about the upsidedown floooding route. I tried doing the salin flush this morning and just bending over for a couple minutes to do that gave me the worst migraine/sinus heaache I've had in a while so I know I won't be able to stay upside down for 5+ minutes to the peroxide flush. I figured I'd try the vaporizer first. |
Thanks for the help.
I know what you mean about the upside down flooding. My right sinus is slightly stuffy. It isn't closing up, or getting worse, but I want to do an upside down sinus flooding with peroxide, baking soda and kosher salt, as insurance against anything happening in my sinuses. I keep putting it off, even though it doesn't sting my sinuses anymore. It's just a pain in the rear to do one, and kinda messy.
Sorry to hear about your nasty headache.
Do you feel that the headache came from the bending, or due to the saline coming into contact with a sore spot in your sinuses? If there is a sore, infected area within your sinuses, then the saline will not kill the infection, it will only irritate the area and might be the cause of the headache.
I hope that your headache went away quickly!