for biofilm sinusitis.
Also go to the national Science
foundation site for biofilm engineering, where you will find many articals about just how pervasive biofilms are.
You will find that sinus sufferers have a multispecies bacterial bilfilms in their sinuses, and their sinuses have been denuded of cili and goblet cells which would normally furnish the human mucus that moistens the sinuses.
I believe that the root species is the beta amyloid making varient of e-coli. This is a super sticky bug, and without it pretty much no other bug can stick to the epithieal cell walls long enough to erode away the cili and goblet cells. Beta amyloid, in addition to being super sticky goo, is in it's soluible form gets stuck in human mitochondria and slowly shuts down the cells power plants. This is great for the bacteria, which don't have mitochondria, because it impairs host defenses. it is not so great if you are the host.I know a lot of people with sinus problems are cronicly tired, and I suspect that this is why.
I have been wondering if Provigil (modafinil) would help in clearing sinuses by fighting off the sporific effects of the goo on immune cells in the epitheliam.
Bacteria and other compatible bilfilm forming organisms communicate through quorem sensing chemicals. These are betahydrolactones. Some seaweeds are free of bacterial slimes, (biofilms) and these are those that produce furons. Peppermint has a furon.
Peppermint oil burns, and may cause swelling of the sinus tissue on it's own. However is you apply it externally on the forehead, and behind the years, you may find that enough is absorbed through the skin to help to break loose the goo.
Mustard is also a naturl antifungal, and fungus is there along with actinomycetes and the rest of the gang. Do a little research on the garlic mustard plant and you will find that it invades woodlands by poisoning the symboitic fungus that many tree species depend on.. That is a little harsh for the trees, but should suggest a use to you, since poltices of mustard leaves in cloth are called mustard plasters.
Also the goo is a mixture of alginate, beta amyloid, blood plasma, and DNA. Try using some of the enzyme blends as lozenges to disolve it, they do help. Potassium and Proton pump inhibitors such as zantac and pepcid also seem to help break it loose.
Read my posts below for more detailed info, and remember, to clear sinuses, you will have to be prepared to sniff back and spit out an incredible amount of goo. 2% Alginate in water is enough to block the diffusion of amoxcillin. If one has dried goo in one's sinuses, the first step in getting it out is to hydrate and lyse and decrease it's viscosity, but it swells up first. Don't be supprised if you wind up spitting out a quart
of sticky goo.