Hi Bettylacy! I'm still using the Biocidin nasal spray, but I'm afraid I haven't been very consistent about the frequency. Most of the time at least once a day, sometimes twice. I have way too much going on in my life to give it good focus. I was just thinking about it this morning. I need to get more religious about it and use it at least twice a day. The way things are, that will probably mean that something else I'm being consistent about will lose my attention due to the shortage of brain BTUs these days
I think it helps some, but I plan to get another culture late this year. I would call what I have colonizations rather than infections. That may be a distinction without a difference on one level, but I don't get the acute symptoms of what people usually call a sinus infection. I have chronic bacterial colonizations resistent to many antibiotics, including MRSA. MRSA in the sinuses is growing more common among community dwellers.
I also took to using Biocidin on my toothbrush (toothpaste on top of that) morning and night. Interestingly, since starting this, my teeth don't stain as much and as fast, even with a non-abrasive toothpaste. I use a tooth powder every so often to help when it's needed, but I'm surprised how long I go now.
When I think of it, maybe a couple times a week, I throw a couple Hyperbiotics Pro-Dental probiotics in my mouth and chew them up. Supposedly these help colonize the throat and sinuses? Not sure whether I just then go and kill them with the Biocidin. I'm hoping that since studies supposedly show that Biocidin spares the healthy bacteria in the gut, that it also spares them up north. Frankly, I can't see how they can know that it would spare all healthy organisms, but I'm vague about the biology. Isn't there something about gram positive is good and gram negative bad, or the other way around, such that if Biocidin mechanistically targets the bad gram thingy it doesn't do harm to the good gram thingy? By the way, you'll have to accept my terminology on faith since I learned 'thingy' from Stavia long ago.
I'm trying to figure out how you came up with no DNA for bacteria or candida but showed some resistance. They couldn't say resistance to what? A virus maybe but they couldn't identify it? I'm just curious and confused about that. I didn't know the cultures weren't too proficient. I think those of us with symptomatic nasal colonizations/infections are pretty much guinea pigs in the functional medicine world, but for the most part I'm a willing one given the alternative, and I think over time it's helping. What I'm not (yet?) willing to do is go in with a bunch of ozone injections to my face, extractions and surgery for wisdom tooth cavitations to clean out dental infections. Nor have I gone after mercury fillings. Cripes, I won't have a face or a bank account left after all that. So I'm trying to strengthen my microbiota everywhere. Skin too, avoiding products that would kill the good guys etc. But the good guys won't break up biofilms, so I think Biocidin may be an important part of the approach. I also plan to start taking it orally. Just having a hard time focusing on that too.
Sorry, I'm not sure I'm being too helpful, but I'm sure being chatty for how late it is!
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.