Question by Mike on 11/28/2007
Replied by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand)
A simple small pinch of xylitol or a xylitol powder 10% used as a nasal spray, or xylitol taken in the mouth will reduce some infection. Someone at the moment is already marketing xylitol used against ear infection of the child.
It should be noted that getting the body alkalized is an important one to get the body to recover. A small child on basis of weight may need only 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/4 glass of water to alkalize the body. Or a more tasty remedy of 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice plus 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/4 glass of water taken two or three times a day. Once the body is alkalized, the body's immune system should be sufficiently lifted and respond better to the other essential oil remedies.
Some zinc gluconate might be needed but for a child about 12 mg of it or 1/4 dose of human adult of 50 mg zinc gluconate should be sufficient for a couple of days and then stop.
Sinus congestion for children I found most helpful is the N Acetyl Cysteine, about 25-50 mg. and this will cause the mucus to be quite watery, but will help restore liver function too.
Vitamin C sodium ascorbate can also be helpful but perhaps just 50 mg should be sufficient.