I need to try this tonight... I have a neilmed rinse bottle... Will try with half a tsp of ACV and half a tsp of manuka honey and one of the sodium sachets that came with the neilmed bottle... I hope this works because I have been suffering for such a long time, I was born with a bad deviated septum and had sinusitis all my life, until I recently got it corrected. I had a full rhinoplasty, septoplasty and turbanate reduction...the surgeon messed up and while cosmetically it looks great, the procedure itself and the "recovery" was traumatizing, This was nearly 8 years ago and I never recovered, only got so much worse, lost all sense of smell and taste, have constant pain, pressure and PND. I also suffer from bad reflux which makes it 10x worse... I will try the rinse with ACV and Honey and also drink some too in hope that it might help with the reflux.
I went through 3 operations for severe nasal polyps that were so bad, I started developing rings under my eyes. Very hard to focus and concentrate and feeling very tired like I had a bowling ball in my head! After a year or 2 they kept coming back and you have to imagine your worst congestion 100 X magnified.
I had my last operation 3 years ago and about this past early February it started coming back with a vengeance. I started taking 1 teaspoon of apple cider mixed in a hot glass of water. On top of that I bought New Zealand Manuka honey (400g) Cup of hot water with a heaping teaspoon of this and a teaspoon of organic cinnamon. Once in the morning and once at night.
Finally took Hydrogen peroxide 3% dipped in a q tip till very saturated and for 1 minute on each side of the nose, slowly worked it through each nasal passage all the way back. I'm a new person and my sense of smell is returning. Feel like I did right after my operation. I do this consistently every day. It works! Good health to everyone! Len