Remedies for a Three Year Old

Posted by Christa (North Seattle, Washington) on 05/07/2008

My question is for Ted, my daughter got the oral herpes virus from me. I had never had an outbreak before until now. I have had it for almost two weeks. Whenever the sores seem to start to heal, they reinfect because both sores are on the corners of my mouth. I don't know if you know of anything to combat that. But more importantly, I am concerned about my daughter. She is only three years old. So I don't know if you know of any remedies that are safe for her to take. And lastly, you had mentioned how H202 was effective against the herpes virus, I was just wondering if you were talking about the food grade kind and what percentage of that would you suggest using? Thank you for all of your imput, your advice has been so effective and helpful.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Dear Christa:

I would prefer to use a food grade H2O2 1% 1.5% applied to the mouth area every hour. It should not exceed 1.5% as it causes drying and burning if it is used beyond 1.5%. So in a 3% solution I would dilute it with water. So in a 5 cc of 3% H2O2, I will add another 5 cc of water, to get a 1.5% H2O2 to apply to the problem area. If I cannot obtain the 3% H2O2 at all I might use the ones they sold in drug store. My experience has been that most drugs stores uses the ones they added the stabilizers, and when a small quantities is added to a glass of water, especially when viewed in the sunlight, it creates a yellow tinge. A good H2O2 should not have the yellow tinge, which is a stabilizers, which are generally not good for internal purposes, but might be used for external purposes such as topical application. H2O2 1.5% I can add a to a 10 cc solution for example, 5% baking soda. Alkalizing H2O2 with baking soda are generally more effective, but in my opinion, adding a 5% sodium carbonate (washing soda) is generally more effective). An iodine lugol's solution 5 drops added to 1/2 glass of water can be used as a mouthwash to reduce the ability of the virus to expand and limit it's growth.

In the long run, I prefer to use a more effective 2% - 5% zinc chloride solution plus 5% magnesium chloride solution and apply them topically every hour, should more than sufficiently kill the virus.

For a child I think L-lysine, baking soda, olive leaf extract, zinc gluconate, magnesium gluconate would help. While an adult would need an addition of potassium bicarbonate (or potassium citrate) and vitamin B complex needed to kill the herpes. The dose of a child will be calculated on basis of weight of a small frame 100 pound adult so if a child is 1/4 the weight then it is divided by 1/4 of the dose of everything.

Therefore an adult dose for l-lysine is 500 mg x 3, zinc gluconate is 50 mg, but taken only 5-6 days out of a week. The zinc gluconate should generally be taken for only 5-6 days and not continued on the second or the third week. However in event that the herpes is not yet gone and there is no reduction in appetite and skin drying, than I think it can be extended well into the second week. Still the zinc I think can be taken only 5 days out of a week being the maximum needed to stop the herpes. But if it stopped before that, I will discontinue the zinc after a day or two. Magnesium gluconate are easier to handle, and can be taken for adult dose at 500 mg a day and if given to a child will have a calming effect. But this also applies to baking soda too, but it is somewhat more effective if some potassium bicarbonate is added.

Alkalizing remedy will generally reduce the herpes, so what I would do is 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/8 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate or potassium citrate in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day, at the very least.

The olive leaf extract I would open a capsule and allow to dissolve in the mouth for several minutes plus some mixture with small amount of water applied to the mouth area. Those can be taken twice or three times a day.

The use of table salt is very acid forming and sea salt should be used instead in cooking, and fruit juice, yogurt, sour food, potatoes, aspartame, fluoridated products, and chlorinated water generally should be avoided they reduces the body's immune system, especially aspartame should be permanently avoided and fruit juices.