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    Old 03-15-2005, 03:59 AM   #1
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    Question re: upside down method sinus flooding

    Hello everyone, this is my first post in this forum. I like to say it is fabulous that there are caring people out there helping each other. I have question regarding the flooding technique posted in this forum. I am wondering what is the long term effects of the technique on the sinus mucosa. If the Beerzoid (person who invented the technique) can reply to this would be very much appreciated. I am wondering since you have been doing it for 3 years now, have you done a CT scan to assess your sinus condition just to be sure that everything is OK?

     
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    Old 03-15-2005, 05:08 AM   #2
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    Re: Question re: upside down method sinus flooding

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    Hello everyone, this is my first post in this forum. I like to say it is fabulous that there are caring people out there helping each other. I have question regarding the flooding technique posted in this forum. I am wondering what is the long term effects of the technique on the sinus mucosa. If the Beerzoid (person who invented the technique) can reply to this would be very much appreciated. I am wondering since you have been doing it for 3 years now, have you done a CT scan to assess your sinus condition just to be sure that everything is OK?
    I have not been to an ENT since I started the sinus flooding, and have not had the condition of my sinuses checked at all.

    My sinuses still feel great, although I occasionally have mild stuffiness. I do not feel that my sinuses have sustained any damage at all because of the flooding. The mucus is seldom discolored, or thick, which indicates to me an absense of damage or significant irritation. To me, I was more worried about the damage to my sinuses by chronic, constant sinus infections.

    The most significant complaint that I have received is about the peroxide stinging. I use a dilution of one part 3% peroxide to ten (10) parts water, and occasionally one part 3% peroxide to twenty (20) parts water.

    I now believe that, to be safer and less painful, one part 3% peroxide to forty (40) parts water might be better (including the pinch of baking soda and pinch of kosher salt), and then the peroxide could be increased as tolerated during subsequent floodings.

    One should always check with their doctor prior to doing a peroxide sinus flooding.

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    Old 03-15-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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    Re: Question re: upside down method sinus flooding

    If you are unsure about it, you could always just use peroxide when you think you have an infection and irrigate with regular saline the rest of the time.

    Also, I found a great product called NetiWash plus that I use to irrigate with. It is made by a company called Varcho Veda. It contains Zinc, Goldenseal, Phellodendron bark, barberry root bark, coptis Root, Grapefruit seed extract, glycerine, and distilled water. Zinc stregthens the immune system and the rest of ingredients are antibacterial/ antifungal and/or mucus thinners. It really helped me get over my latest sinus infection where a doc-in-a-box prescribed a weak antibiotic.

    One warning, though, pregnant women should never use goldenseal as it can cause uterine contractions. So be careful.

     
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