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Hydrogen Peroxide in Ears for the Flu

Hydrogen Peroxide in Ears
Posted by Bee (Florida) on 03/23/2017
3 out of 5 stars

BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS

Yesterday I woke up with early symptoms of the flu. I had chills, body aches, and a headache. I went to work and by mid-day I could no longer stand the feeling so I went home. I read about the hydrogen peroxide cure so I put a few drops in each ear and went to sleep. I woke up about 5 hours later with my headache and chills totally gone and the body ache had reduced about 75%. Wow, I was impressed. So I did a few more drops in each ear hoping to completely kill the virus.

Unfortunately several hours later I experienced the same thing as another reviewer. My right ear began to ache pretty badly. I'm not sure if the peroxide ruptured my ear drum or what but the throbbing was quite bothersome. So I made myself a heat-pack with rice (rice in a sock and microwaved for 25 seconds). I put some cotton in my ear and placed the rice-pack just below my ear lob, as placing it directly onto my ear initially caused pain. After about 30 minutes the heavy throbbing stopped. I fell asleep and the next morning my ear is 95% back to normal. Will try it again tonight. Even though I was impressed with how fast the peroxide significantly subsided my flu symptoms, I will hesitate to use this cure again due to the ear ache it caused. But if this does happen to you, a heat pack will fix the issue.