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Old 10-05-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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Baby shampoo rinsing

Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone has tried the technique where you add a few drops of johnsons baby shampoo to a nasal/sinus rinse bottle. It is supposed to act as a surfactant, prevent biofilm and kill plankotonic (free) bacteria. I have tried it a couple times and I find that it helps, but it almost causes a herxheimer reaction? Maybe it is the toxins the bacteria give off when they die but I get really flushed and a sore throat about 3 hours after I do the rinsing. Every day I progressively have less and less green/yellow discharge and less post nasal drip and I can smell so much better - so I do feel like it must be helping, its just I feel so sick for about 8 hours after doing it.

How long did you continue with the baby shampoo? and did you have any sort of similar reaction?

I have tried hydrogen peroxide a few months ago but I did not find it as helpful even though I was doing it in combination with antibiotics and I found that it made me have a white coating on my tongue and it made me feel even more congested and my nose bled. The baby shampoo seems much gentler, I am not as worried that I may be doing permanent damage as with the H2O2.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Baby shampoo rinsing

really, so im very curious now about that baby shampoo. Is it ok any Johnson's baby shampoo? i have it already the calming lavender cuz it smells so good. I will try that too. I am planning for tonsillectome but i have to try this first maybe this will works good. thank you Carzy!
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Re: Baby shampoo rinsing

I am not sure about the lavender one - I just use the original formula as that what was in the scientific journal I read studying it.

I stopped for the weekend and feel quite sick now, so I am hoping that I can start back up again. I find that it makes me have better breath! Hopefully it helps for your tonsils. I am sick systemically so I was planning on sinus surgery but I have had to put it on hold.

 
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Re: Baby shampoo rinsing

Is anyone going to try this or has anyone ever tried and found it successful?

 
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Re: Baby shampoo rinsing

I tried the 1% Johnsons baby shampoo mixed with the usual 240 ml sinus rinse on the advice of my ENT. I used it for almost a month. I didn't get sick the way you describe, but ever since using it, and even after having stopped for several weeks now, I get periods of "swelling" and/or extreme dryness (I think that's what I'm feeling) deep in my sinsuses on both sides that I can't do anything to correct and that seem to come and go for no reason. Before using the baby shampoo, I was only having problems on the left side of a completely different nature. I don't know if/how the baby shampoo plays any role in this, but things actually have been much WORSE since using it. It's now a different kind of problem (the swelling/allergy like feeling deep in my sinuses) and it's now on BOTH sides.

Personally, I wouldn't touch it again because it's too much of a coincidence that this happened after using the baby shampoo. I didn't like the feeling it gave me in the first place, and it now seems to come on whenever it wants to, even weeks after having discontinued it.

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Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone has tried the technique where you add a few drops of johnsons baby shampoo to a nasal/sinus rinse bottle. It is supposed to act as a surfactant, prevent biofilm and kill plankotonic (free) bacteria. I have tried it a couple times and I find that it helps, but it almost causes a herxheimer reaction? Maybe it is the toxins the bacteria give off when they die but I get really flushed and a sore throat about 3 hours after I do the rinsing. Every day I progressively have less and less green/yellow discharge and less post nasal drip and I can smell so much better - so I do feel like it must be helping, its just I feel so sick for about 8 hours after doing it.

How long did you continue with the baby shampoo? and did you have any sort of similar reaction?

 
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