Friday, November 20, 2009

Procter & Gamble recalls Vicks nasal spray over bacteria fears

As the news article below demonstrates, chemical-laden over-the-counter products like commercial nasal sprays always carry the risk of bacterial contamination, not to mention the hidden dangers from the potentially toxic chemicals you're sniffing up your nose and into your sinuses and lungs.

Using colloidal silver with a simple device called a neti pot
, is a far more effective way to deal with sinus problems.

Another simple way to fight sinus infections with colloidal silver is to purchase one of those tiny, plastic nasal spray squeeze bottles full of saline solution, which you can get at any pharmacy. Empty the tiny bottle of the saline solution and wash and rinse it well. Then re-fill it (about half full) with colloidal silver and sniff it up the nose three or four times a day. Sinus problems disappear like magic!

Another safe, natural supplement for sinus problems is NAC, also known as n-acetyl-cysteine. We have recommended it in the pages of this blog several times, in relation to its ability to de-toxify the body of mercury and other toxic byproducts of vaccines. But one of its many other proven uses is for sinus relief.

-- Spencer

Procter & Gamble recalls Vicks nasal spray over bacteria fears

Francesca Steele

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has recalled 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after finding traces of bacteria in the product.

No illnesses have been reported yet but the bacteria, known as B. cepacia, could cause serious infections for an individual with a compromised immune system or a chronic lung condition such as cystic fibrosis, P&G said.

The affected product was sold only in the US, Germany and the UK.

P&G detected the problem in a routine quality control at its German plant in Gross Gerau, it said.

It found the bacteria in a small number of bottles from a lot sold in the US and is testing the UK and German lots that were produced from the same batch of raw material mixture.

Shares in P&G fell marginally in the US yesterday, down one per cent to 62.15 cents.

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  1. I don't use over-the-counter products any more, for just this reason. Plus, all of the store-bought sinus products always left me with a nasty rebound effect, i.e., once the product wore off, my sinuses would become even more inflamed and clogged than they were before. I like your suggestion of colloidal silver and the neti pot, and am going to try it.


  2. Yes, the rebound effect from over-the-counter sinus products is awful. I've experienced that, myself.

    I've been using colloidal silver for sinus problems for years now, and it almost never fails to work.

    Sometimes I use the neti pot, but for minor sinus problems I just put some colloidal silver into a tiny nasal spray squeeze bottle, like the kind you get at the pharmacy full of saline solution. I remove the saline solution, clean and rinse the bottle out thoroughly, fill it about half full with colloidal silver, and then spray that up into my sinuses. It works like a charm!

  3. Just because this product was possibly contaminated doesn't mean Vicks doesn't have a bacteriocidal and virocidal effects. Having had chronic sinusitis for 27 years, the mere introduction of Vicks ointment in each nostril completely eliminated this condition for the last 12 years and makes colds bearable again without getting a raging sinus infection. I'm an emergency physician and while I can't prove anything, I'm a believer in Vicks for this condition.

  4. I'm not against the Vicks product. And I'm glad you've found it effective for your sinus condition. All I'm saying is that there are other, more natural means of dealing with sinus infections, and they are very effective. This blog is about natural remedies.