Excerpt from Dr. Lauren's, Natural Baby and Childcare
Hydrogen peroxide known for its germicidal and antiseptic properties is considered a safe and natural cleanser. It is made of water and oxygen (H202) and kills organisms through oxidation. In addition to having a multitude of household uses, hydrogen peroxide has been shown to be effective in aiding the prevention and treatment of colds, flu, and ear infections. Many people have experienced excellent results when placing several drops of hydrogen peroxide in the ear at the onset of the common cold or flu, Hydrogen peroxide is useful for:
- Onset of cold and flu symptoms
- Wounds, cuts and sores.
- Ear wax removal. Hydrogen peroxide first, followed by olive oil (place each solution in affected ear for a few minutes each side)
- Household cleanser
How to Use: At the onset of cold or flu symptoms, place four drops of hydrogen peroxide (3%) into both ears. The solution will bubble and there may be a little stinging. Within a couple minutes, the liquid will drain out. This treatment is considered safe for infants. Avoid the eyes (if so, flush immediately with water). Avoid any ear drops if there is fluid coming out of the ear (rupture of the eardrum). It is best to use hydrogen peroxide within the first 12-24 hours of illness.