Friday, March 27, 2020
The take home is that this problem is external to our body although in the form of cavities. Flushing it is similar to cleansing an open wound.
Once you realise that is do it yourself time then it is an exercise in available agents. Here a known gentle soap did it all. I have used very dilute hydrogen peroxide as well once with real success. The soap is a better choice for initial experiments.
The purpose is to shed the junk. These are known to work.
This particular post is from my daughter Kimberlee Klein.
I just wanted to share my personal story that might be of service to anyone you know dealing w symptoms:
I have had a bacterial infection that impacted my lungs and blocked my nose for about a year.
I took multiple medicines and finally went to a specialist that gave me more meds. I was diagnosed w sinusitis. There were no polyps or any allergies to speak of.
The ENT specialist was also a surgeon for clearing out the sinuses. After about a year of antibiotics, I was booked for surgery for January 20th, 2020. I went w my friend to see the doctor one last time and came w the intention of understanding the procedure. We finally got after pressing a bit that he was going to remove bones from my nose.
This is not what I agreed to when we had our first conversations. He went on to say that he has yet to see the antibiotics work for anyone.
I was a bit pissed off at the time by this new info.
I spent 800$ to get a naturopath to do lab samples to find out that I had something called “biofilm” which is essentially glorified mucus that has created a barrier of resistance to all sorts of medicines. We discovered through the test what the specific bacteria up my nose was not resistant to (antibiotic wise). I asked for that prescription from the specialist.
Here’s the twist: My good friend who was with me that day looked into medical journals and found one crazy sounding article that worked for those who had the surgery for sinusitis and their sinusitis came back. They had a huge success rate!
The study used baby shampoo with water for nasal irrigation. I have been trying to irrigate for months w salt and baking soda but the stuff never broke down. To my surprise, one little drop of baby shampoo in the water flushed up my nose and all the stuff the doctor was aiming to clean out via taking my nose apart came out immediately with BUBBLES! Ewwww.. and 🥳🥳🥳
I did add salt and baking soda and baby shampoo and water to future mixes as I continued to do the nasal rinse over about a week.
Further I did take the meds prescribed and eventually realized it was more effective to dilute the antibiotic w water and squirt it up my nose too. (Vs going through my stomach- I consulted a pharmacist on this)
Within 2-3 weeks my nose cleared up completely and I could smell again! I was also taking something called Biofilmx which was recommended by the naturopath. That helps your body stop the production of the bacteria being produced (ex mucus production)
Then you can properly cleanse out the biofilm that is currently built up.
The other side of this is the sore throat or symptoms of sore throat that many may start to have.
My mother figured out and we both have done this now .. gargle w 1 teaspoon of vinegar for 30 seconds (if you can 🤪) and then swallow it so it goes down your throat. No dilution. It burns and after 3 days your sore throat is gone completely. It also helps to unstuff the nose.
I feel like I literally spent a year trying everything possible (no stone left unturned) to solve this. And it was solved officially on Feb 13th 2020.
Sorry for taking a month to share! Wasn’t sure if it was going to last!
If it starts coming back.. just start again.. that vinegar does keep it at bay though!
Baby Shampoo Nasal Irrigations for the Symptomatic Post-Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Patient
Alexander G Chiu 1, James N Palmer, Bradford A Woodworth, Laurel Doghramji, Michael B Cohen, Anthony Prince, Noam A Cohen
Background: Symptoms of postnasal drainage and thickened mucus are commonly seen in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) recalcitrant to sinus surgery and conventional medical therapies. Chemical surfactants can act as a mucolytic by reducing water surface tension and have the potential to serve as an antimicrobial agent. Baby shampoo is an inexpensive, commercially available solution containing multiple chemical surfactants. This is an in vitro study of its antimicrobial effects on Pseudomonas biofilms with translation to a clinical study for use as an adjuvant nasal wash in patients with CRS who remain symptomatic despite adequate sinus surgery and conventional medical therapies.
Methods: In vitro testing was performed to determine the optimal concentration of baby shampoo that disrupted preformed bacterial biofilms and inhibited biofilm formation. This concentration was then used in a prospective study of symptomatic post-functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) patients who irrigated twice a day for 4 weeks. Validated outcome forms and objective smell testing was performed before and after therapy.
Results: One percent baby shampoo in normal saline was the optimal concentration for inhibition of Pseudomonas biofilm formation. Baby shampoo had no effect on the eradication of preformed Pseudomonas biofilms. Eighteen patients with CRS with an average of 2.8 surgeries were studied after irrigating with 1% baby shampoo solution. Two patients discontinued use because of minor nasal and skin irritations; 46.6% of patients experienced an overall improvement in their subjective symptoms, and 60% of patients noted improvement in specific symptoms of thickened mucus and postnasal drainage.
Conclusion: Baby shampoo nasal irrigation has promise as an inexpensive, tolerable adjuvant to conventional medical therapies for symptomatic patients after FESS. Its greatest benefit may be in improving symptoms of thickened nasal discharge and postnasal drainage.