Originally Posted by CJCJ
However, one night, before I could get all the ingredients and the proper container together, I tried the upside down method using Xlear (just a product that I happened to have on hand). After suffering day and night for over 4 years from severe and constant sinus irritation, with no relief
whatsoever from the several different prescription sprays the ENT had
prescribed over this 4 year period and the NAISDs I had been prescribed, the
upside down method has cleared up my sinuses for over 2 months now!!!!!!!!
And, amazingly, I've only had to use the upside down method 3x in this
entire timeframe. I had bought the Xlear some time ago and it had little
impact on helping my sinus condition until I tried it by using the upside
down method.......my belief would be that it was able to reach further into
the sinus area. It may be worth giving this a try for those who are
concerned about using peroxide.
Great feedback! Congratulations on your success in treating your sinus infection. You now have another tool, in your sinus toolbox, to help you avoid, or treat, future sinus infections. Your ENT has probably, already and angrilly, ripped your name out of his patient book.
Xlear contains xylitol, which works by not allowing certain strains of bacteria to adhere to the sinus walls, and also prevents their growth. It sounds like a reasonable alternative for those who don't want to use peroxide.
I was once treated for a hospital resistant staph infection in my nose. I had to use a triple antibiotic salve every day for a few years. My ENT had the same thing, and also had to treat his with the salve.
I tried other antibacteria solutions, and finally found a homeopathic antibacterial liquid that killed my staph infection. I thought, perhaps, that I could tell my ENT, so that he could possibly also cure his staph infection.
I called the ENT's office, told the nurse that I had gotten rid of my staph infection, and thought that the ENT would call me back to find out what I had used. I called twice. He never called me back.
The bottom line: We both can no longer call our ENT our friend.