Hydrogen Peroxide as a Natural Remedy: Benefits and Precautions - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by Leesa (Dhaka, Bangladesh) on 03/08/2007

This is not a cure that I had but rather a question about the use of Hydrogen Peroxide for my 10 month old baby. She was born by Cesarean, at eight months at a weight of 4Ibs and 8oz. Since birth she is always ill with colds, flu, congestion. She has had constant ear infections as soon as she gets a cold which is nearly all the time. I believe it is probably allergic because she never took to breast milk and has been on formula. She has been on antibiotic treatment all her small baby life and doctors predict she may get asthma later on. I have been trying some sort of treatment with Hydrogen Peroxide as I have read Ed McCabes magnificent book on Oxygen therapies. I have sprayed it in her nose which temporarily bubbles out all the gunk. I have 3% HP at home and have used it by putting drops in her ear recently. But the infection, who's symptoms are continuous mucuosy discharge, continues to come back. I have been told that so much HP in the babies ear will dry it out too much but I am desperate and anything is better than yet another dose of antibiotics which I believe is worse. Please do note that HP 3% solution in a child's ear helps take away earache immediately!! Believe me nothing is worse than seeing your baby cry in agony with the pain of earache knowing there is nothing that medicine can do to relieve it. I just need a protocol that is definitely going to cure my baby of her problem. Bill Munro mentions that inhaling greatly helps with breathing. I can't get baby to inhale obviously so how else can I use the HP so it can go directly in her lungs. Her lungs are permanently congested and her nose is always stuffy. Please someone advise this desperate mother Thank you

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
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Please do note that HP 3% solution in a child's ear helps take away earache immediately!!

Yes, it does. But in the long run the immune system needs to be raised also. Getting the baby on mother's milk will raise the immune system, if it is all possible to do that. However, a mother should supplement with at least 2000 i.u. of vitamin D so that the baby can have sufficient amount of vitamin D through breast milk. If it is all possible the baby can raise the immune system if there is some sun exposure to the baby's skin at least 15-30 minutes 3 times a day at being a reasonable exposure. 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda per liter of milk formula or 1/16 teaspoon of baking soda per 1/2 liter milk formula might help increase some alkalinity to increase the immune system. Eucalyptus oil applied to the cloth so that the baby can breathe can help clear the breathing passages. Since hydrogen peroxide is hard to apply for inhalation, ozonating the room is for 15 minutes where the baby sleeps is one alternative. The ozone is easier to manage than the use of hydrogen peroxide.

I hope this helps.