Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hydrogen Peroxide in the Ear

Knock on wood we have had our healthiest winter yet. It's such a good feeling to have healthy kids. I am an analyzer and a prevent-er so there are lots of things to which I personally attribute to having a healthy season. This is one of them.
Hydogen Peroxide in the ear
Back in October when Gage was born Emmett seemed as if he was coming down with a cold. I asked my midwife, also a Pediatric Naturopath, her advice and she told me to bathe him and then put hydrogen peroxide in his ear. So knowing me, of course I did. It immediately started to bubble which told me something good was happening. Emmett didn't mind it at all, in fact he thought it was fun. Since then I have each of the kids do it weekly.
After the tub I lay them on my bed on one side, drop a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide in their ears, then after about 5-10 minutes I flip them over on a towel to drain the one and fill the other.
It's magical. I don't know exactly what it does but some times they bubble, sometimes they don't. I feel like it is an easy thing for us that is helping them stay healthy. Why not?
Also Jeff and I have been doing it when we start to feel slightly under the weather and I had my sister in law, Jess, do it when she got a cold while visiting after Christmas and she said it helped.
If you don't want to take my word you can read the following article. I attached the link and the part of the article that is relevant.
Email from Wendy Fyfe, Subscriber
Brush, Colorado
Thanks to one of your articles in your newsletter about using peroxide in the ears for flu or colds, my family and I have had a relatively flu/cold free winter! We have been exposed to a serious flu in our area, but have managed to dodge it. Here are some specifics:
My 6-year-old son had kept me up during one night with coughing and sneezing. By noon the next day he had a fever. I then remembered recently reading in your newsletter about using three drops of peroxide in each ear for 10 minutes. You should have seen his face when I told him I was going to put peroxide in his ears! He was nervous, but soon settled down. It bubbled a lot in both ears. I did only one treatment in each ear, and from then on, his fever went away and his symptoms were reduced to the sniffles. That night he slept well, as did mom. The cold did not return!
Next came myself. About a week later I felt like my head was in a "fog", a familiar fog that is a sure sign I am going to get sick with a bad cold or flu. I used the peroxide treatment in each ear and went to bed about an hour early. The next morning I felt fantastic! Not a trace of illness.
Again about a week after I had felt something coming on, my husband started feeling "ugh". I told him about the peroxide and he looked at me skeptically. But he tried it. And it worked! He works for the school district in the bus shop and is around the drivers (who are around all those kids passing germs about) frequently.
At the same time my 10-year-old son who is rarely sick said he didn’t feel well. I wasn’t sure if he was saying that because he felt left out (the peroxide treatment aroused his interest), or if he really was coming down with something. So, I gave him a treatment, not seeing that any harm would come of it. He had strong bubbling on one side. He soon felt better and did not become ill.
The peroxide has been used a few other times on all of us with almost amazing results. There was a different result in one case, which had to do with myself. It had been a couple of weeks from my first use of the peroxide on myself.
I came home from our local library book sale, which was held in the basement. I quickly became ill, as if allergic to something in the basement, of which this was my first time down there. By the next morning I had a full-fledged cold and felt awful. I tried the peroxide.
Although I had to repeat the peroxide treatment about every 4 hours, the peroxide alone relieved my symptoms! I was a bit tired, but other than that, no sneezing, coughing, fever, etc. After about 4 hours I would feel pressure building in my head (especially the ears) and I would begin to get quite cranky. Then I would use the peroxide again and be much better.
The peroxide allowed me to maintain my schedule of homeschooling the boys and doing my chores. It worked better than anything I have tried over the years and had no side affects!
A few notes: the peroxide feels like ice when it is dropped into the ear! It usually did not sting. The hardest thing for me to get used to was the tickling of the bubbles!
Thank you again for the information on peroxide for flus and colds. This wife and mom has had many peaceful nights thanks to you! Thank you also for ALL the fantastic information that you pass along in your newsletter. If it weren't for you, how would we know of these things?!?
Last fall I started using EFT and am very pleased with the results and that I have such a useful tool for others and myself. I learned of it through you. You have made a difference in many lives.

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