I expect because of my allergies, I’m prone to sinus infections. My body clears them in a reasonable time, so I don’t take antibiotics, but they’re a major reason I take painkillers since I find them very painful. I have a prescription for nasal steroids, which can help with the pain, but I don’t take them often. Really, I’m supposed to use my neti pot more regularly to prevent them and help clear them. (Even my doctor is keen on them!)
This article provides a pretty interesting perspective. I can’t picture putting kimchi juice in my nose. (Wouldn’t sauerkraut be a better place to start since it wouldn’t burn?) But I’m glad it works for some people….