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Sinus Congestion
Started by Man_Nuka15
Posted: June 14, 2018 at 01:29
I've been experiencing sinus congestion each morning since around the same time of my first MRSA outbreak four months ago. The congestion may be due to allergies but I've never had allergies/congestion issues before and I've lived in the same town since birth. I am 51 years old now so to add may play a part as it could be my immune system is not as strong as it once was. Acquiring MRSA in the first place I would assume my immune system was temporarily or is currently not as healthy as it once was. I intend to get allergy tested within the next month.
After I wake up and move around it seems the congestion isn't noticeable until the next morning each day.

Has anyone else experienced this? My feeling is that it may be my immune system is working hard to deal with the staph related issues and may no be able to protect as well against a particular (sinus related) allergy.
Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #1 by Bob Anderson
Posted: June 14, 2018 at 15:24
Have you tried breathing in the aroma of your Manuka honey or daubbing a little Manuka honey around your nares? A little trick one can use with hot-tasting garlic is to breathe in the fumes of freshly crushed garlic through the nose as the fumes, by themselves, kill bacteria and it helps clear out and open up things and feels refreshing and invigorating. There's no chance of a burn because there is no skin contact with the allicin.

One study in 1936, Walton, et al - Food Science Journal, showed a single clove of freshly crushed garlic killed all bacteria out to eight inches away from the clove in a still room over four hours.

Breathing in the fumes do wonders for the sinuses and nasal passages. Perhaps your Manuka honey has similar properties?
Just a thought. I, too, am in favor of using whatever works for you. No one thing seems to have the same effects on all people so they have to use whatever they find that works for them if they want to regain their natural state of health.

Good luck to you.

Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #2 by Man_Nuka15
Posted: June 14, 2018 at 21:53
Thanks for replying Mr. Anderson.

In an effort to treat my nares (not tested to this point)for the possibility of MRSA I inhaled RCG (a previous thread of mine you replied to) everyday for a week for about an hour each time. As my nares weren't tested prior to or after that week of inhaling RCG I can't say whether or not it was effective for MRSA or not but the garlic was very calming and smells great. In a side note it didn't seem to make my congestion better or worse but that may be due to factors such as: strength of allicin, the duration and number of consecutive days of inhalation therapy.

I haven't tried manuka honey in my nostrils yet but thanks for the suggestion. I did read a few posts (other sites) about people treating sinusitus by swabbing their nostrils with tea tree oil mixed with a carrier oil using a q-tip. Some just used 100% tea tree oil only.

Yesterday morning I (perhaps foolishly)applied 100% tree tea oil without dilution to both nostrils. When first applied it felt a bit strange (didn't burn) for about twenty seconds and the congestion mucous started flowing out after about five minutes causing me to blow my nose often over the next few hours.I applied a second treatment around 8 pm and then during work (night shift once a week)I blew my nose often throughout my ten hour shift. When I wasn't blowing my nose I noticed my nasal passage felt very clear (more than I can recall in long time). After I slept until now my sinuses and nasal breathing feels great. I don't know if this temporary or not so it's a wait and see situation. I also used the tea tree oil with the hope that it may help if there's any MRSA in my nares.

I don't intend to apply the tea tree oil directly to my nares again but will use it in a diffuser. One thing I did read concerning tea tree oil is it may cause gynecomastia but, it seems to be related to prepubertal male youths and not so much adults.

I am aware that decolonization of nasal hairs can be temporary but I just want to experiment (within reason) with a natural therapy. I have never used muprocin or other antibiotic in my nostrils and don't intend to. I think I may try RCG water in my diffuser. Do you know if RCG water be mixed with essential oils without it losing it's allicn potency?

A few weeks ago I though I was developing an early skin infection just above my right elbow (turns out it an ingrown hair) so I applied a product with benzoyl peroxide on it and it subsided within a few days. A few days later it rose again and I got nervous (thinking It was MRSA) and tried RCG + lavender oil directly on it overnight. It didn't alter the ingrown hair but it did burn my skin (will heal fine). From that incident it has me thinking that it could be a very effective combination for a boil or furuncle. I noticed that the RCG turned an amber color overnight when mixed with the lavender oil.
Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #3 by Bob Anderson
Posted: June 15, 2018 at 14:24
Yes, various things affect the half-life if allicin. When garlic is first crushed and allicin forms, the highly active allicin will interact with itself and eventually all the allicin will convert itself into polysulfides that are also very active and will breakdown into lesser polysulfides over time until the remaining diallyl tetrasulfide breaks down into diallyl Trisulfide (DATS), which is still somewhat unstable and will eventually break down into diallyl disulfide (DADS. DADS is much more stable and less active than DATS, which is a very powerful fat-soluble compound.

The half-life of allicin in air is around 16 hours before it breaks down into the polysulfides. Interestingly, when added to water, Allicin's half-life becomes 30 to 45 days so water preserves Allicin's active life greatly. On the other hand, recent research shows Allicin's half life in oil is about 48 minutes so the allicin is completely gone in 96 minutes. So, to answer your question, the allicin is still available for about an hour and a half but after that, its antimicrobial powers are not lost as DATS has very potent antimicrobial properties and is very effective but being fat-soluble, it cannot enter the blood vessels as it is too large to fit through the pores in the capillaries and so it winds up in the lymphatic system where it can continue its antimicrobial activities.

The half-life of allicin in human blood is less than one minutes as any allicin detected is set upon by T-cells, etc. as they are not port of the body. That is why garlic baths are necessary because the flood the system with transdermal allicin and overwhelm it long enough to allow the allicin to work.

Once one understands more about the chemistry of garlic and human physiology, the more ways one can discover how to use garlic and get the various chemical compounds to go where one wants them to go in the body to have the desired effects. Once one understands exactly how and why this unique plant works, it opens up whole new realms of possibilities of herbal applications. Truth be known, Mother Nature takes care of her own in many different ways of which garlic is but one. Manuka honey, curcumin, ginger, ginseng, turmeric, various fermented things, etc. They just won't make Big Pharma or Big Med in any form much money so no one ever hears about them.

The reality is that each of us is responsible for the results and consequences of all our decisions as they relate to our health so informed decisions can be in our best interest but we must act on what we know and have learned for only we can become cured and healthy or sick and unhealthy, based on our choices.

No one thing is a magic bullet but must be combined with clean air, water and environment and healthy food, exercise to keep us fit and meditation or prayer so we can communicate with ourselves and be happy and laugh a lot. Life can be good once we remove the barriers to enjoyment and relax and gain an enhanced sense of well-being.
Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #4 by Man_Nuka15
Posted: June 16, 2018 at 05:49
Thank you for the reply Mr.Anderson.
You truly are a Garlicmeister and hopefully your willingness to share your knowledge continues to benefit others.

Hypothetically (because hospitals won't comply), would rcg + water baths pre and post invasive surgery, catheter placement and wound care possibly prevent MRSA related complications with those procedures?
Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #5 by Bob Anderson
Posted: June 17, 2018 at 02:11
You're right, the hospitals would not comply as they teach water will spread infections and thy are right if it is ordinary water but allicin water will kill all bacteria on contact. If you use, say, organic Romanian Red, a Porcelain variety of garlic, it would work better than Phisohex or Betadine at disinfecting an area of totally resistant bacteria as resistance will prevent all antibiotics from working. But garlic reeks of herbal folk remedies and I believe it would meet with great resistance from doctors, administrators and other executives in the so-called health care industry who might be more concerned about their social image suffering for having to depend on lowly garlic.

It's not about curing people anymore, it's about maximizing corporate profits.

Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #6 by Man_Nuka15
Posted: June 18, 2018 at 12:28
Thank you Mr. Anderson.

I am considering including garlic baths or garlic sponge baths in my Advanced Directives: in the event I may need to be hospitalized and need surgery and/or wound care. I intend to print out your garlic bath directions for my wife in case I can't make my own decisions while in the hospital.

Of course getting a hospital and physician to comply will most likely be an issue due to their need to protect themselves from liability. I know patients can refuse treatment at any time but I don't know if hospitals will accept a patient's request for alternative treatment while in their facility. A physician may have to comply under their code of ethics?:

At minimum, on my own or wife's help, I could take a 450mg (high grade)enteric coated allicin pill without the faciity's knowledge to hopefully help.
Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #7 by Bob Anderson
Posted: June 18, 2018 at 14:59
Man_Nuka15 -

I like you and your wife looking out for each other when the other one is in the hospital. It's all too necessary these days.

Generally, hospitals will do nothing or allow nothing that is not in complete compliance with FDA standard of care due to loss of liability protection; after all, it IS all about money not patient care - that's for PR only, not actual practice.

Taking even the most powerful allicin pill in the world would do nothing to stop a raging resistant infection, one would be better off just putting the pills in a tub of water and climbing in as it would be more effective, if you could even find a bathtub in a hospital.

That goes back to Allicin's half-life in blood of less than a minute before the immune system attacks and destroys the invader. It is only by overwhelming the immune system through transdermal transport that makes the garlic baths work and it absolutely must be natural garlic that has not been irradiated - that stuff doesn't work because it cannot make allicin upon crushing because the enzyme, alliinase, is no longer alive and cannot form allicin.

In all honesty, I would rather spend my time educating doctors about the intricacies of garlic and its chemistry and how it interacts with the human body but their extreme bigotry against anything non-pharmaceutical will not allow them to listen. In fact, they see this as a backwards, unsophisticated herbal folk remedy, which it clearly is but if it works, why not use it? Is their pride worth your life?

Nature has many things that can be used with success to treat certain conditions but the present structure, motivation and methodology of the mainstream health care system is the problem, not the solution to improved health, which makes the medical community no money ; only illness and injury do that. Where is the motivation to cure? The primary motivation would seem to be to treat more and cure less so as to keep the stream of money coming in. I wish things were different but they are not.

I think I need to write a book.

Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #8 by Man_Nuka15
Posted: June 22, 2018 at 22:01
Mr.Anderson, sorry for the late reply.

You should write a book. I imagine it would sell well as the spread of MRSA will most likely gets worse before it gets better. Big Pharma will probably try to buy you, stop further sales and then put out their their own info debunking crush raw garlic

Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #9 by Man_Nuka15
Posted: June 23, 2018 at 17:51
Edit: Big Pharma will probably try to buy your book rights, stop further book sales and then put out their their own info debunking crush raw garlic
Re: Sinus Congestion
Reply #10 by Bob Anderson
Posted: June 23, 2018 at 23:07
Yeah, probably.
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