How to stop your winter cold dead in its tracks

Cold season is now in full force and this silent sickness seems to be lurking around every corner.

During the holiday season when all your friends and family get together from around the country, who knows what germs they’re bringing with them?

While prevention is the most important factor in determining whether or not you come down with a cold, sometimes it just can’t be avoided.

The next most important measure to take is to stop the cold as soon possible.

The moment you start to see symptoms, runny nose, cough, sore throat etc. … there’s one simple action you can take to combat this invader and potentially cut down a weeks-long cold into just a day.

Here’s what to do:

As soon as you feel yourself coming down with a cold, grab a bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).

Available at almost every drugstore in its iconic brown bottle, hydrogen peroxide costs less than a dollar but can save you weeks’ worth of misery and sickness.

All you need to do is dump a capful of hydrogen peroxide into each ear, one at a time, and let it sit there for 5-10 minutes.

If you feel and hear a fizzing noise, don’t be alarmed; this means its working!

Hydrogen peroxide kills microorganisms by oxidizing them, which can be best described as a controlled burning process, and ultimately taking out the infection.

This little-known remedy has actually been around for a long time.

In 1928, Richard Simmons, M.D. found that some colds and flu viruses enter your body through your ear canal, instead of your nose or throat.

Then in 1938, German researchers saw incredible results as well using hydrogen peroxide for treating colds and the flu.

But their data has been ignored in the mainstream since hydrogen peroxide isn’t the money maker for doctors and pharmaceutical companies that prescription medications are.

However, the results people claim to have from using hydrogen peroxide to combat colds are nothing short of remarkable.

Remember, you need to use this remedy as soon as you see cold symptoms starting for this to be effective.

Have you ever used hydrogen peroxide to stop a cold before?

If you have or if you are thinking of using this the next time you feel yourself getting sick, please leave a comment in the comment section below.

All the best,

Brad Hoppmann
Uncommon Wisdom Daily

Your thoughts on “How to stop your winter cold dead in its tracks”

  1. Peroxide gargle daily will likely prevent the onset of congestion from most cold viruses. Gargle works best if you can extend your tongue slightly to afford access of the peroxide under your tongue.

  2. From what I’ve been able to glean from years of research and testing on my own body, Ascorbic acid, like peroxide kills anaerobic bacteria (the bad stuff) by oxygenating it but does not harm the health promoting aerobic bacteria (digestive flora) in our bodies, whether it be the gut or the nasal passages. As far as IBS or other stomach symptoms, I regularly consume 4-6 grams of Vitamin-C for extended periods without experiencing any digestive irritation. I have found that supplementing with zinc does seem to help resolve the symptoms of sinus congestion better than Vitamin-C alone.

    As for the ear canals, I have used a q-tip dipped into 90% rubbing alcohol for more than 50-years to remove ear wax; it’s far more effective than peroxide and just as inexpensive.

    Those interested in the safety and potential of Ascorbic acid should research Vitamin-IV, liposomal Vitamin-C and the work of two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling.

  3. You must be very careful of hydrogen peroxide. As far as I’ve been told. It can be very dangerous. Also only medical hydrogen peroxide should be used. Best to check with a legitimate health professional!?

  4. check out UV aid for an UV light solution which leverages this same hydrogen peroxide theory. The UV aid, however, will let you hit your nose and throat as well. We still do the hears with this stuff when something major hits us and I believe it works. The UV Aid is great for me to clear “junk” when I get off an airplane or have been around other sick people.

  5. I am 70 years young and been using H2O2 for years. It has it’s limits. I have found with my experience that if It does not fizzle when put into the ear channel you most likely are having an allergic reaction to something in your life style not a cold. Could be something in the air or something you have eaten.

  6. Thank you for spreading the word! My doctor, who is a naturopath, shared this with me several years ago. It really works! Plus, I gargle some also.

  7. Yes I have used peroxide in my ears many times, especially if I feel ‘something’ is happening in the middle of the night, but by morning the WHATEVER is long gone. I also
    use liquid silver one solution in the ears, works the same. Works good as a gargle too.

  8. You really should stay with investing because your medical recommendation makes absolutely no sense. The tympanic membrane stops hydrogen peroxide from helping anything systemic. It it “bubbles” and doesn’t dry out you have just killed off the normal flora of the canal and can end up with super bug infection of the ear canal. Good luck to anyone that tried this!

  9. H202 drops in the ear don’t reach your nose or throat because they can’t pass the eardrum.
    As Annabelle is telling it makes much more sense to gargle. Zinc and high doses of vitamine C are usefull as well.
    ENT-doc told you

  10. Wow! I have been doing this for years and it really works. I use food grade hydrogen peroxide that I order on the internet. For those who have never tried it, I have to tell you that this is an amazing cure for most colds and many of the different strains of flu. I have never had a flu shot, and I have only been really sick one time in at least the last three years. I credit this process with the reason why.

  11. I quit using ascorbic acid a long time ago, after discovering that it kills beneficial gut bacteria essential for optimum health. Ascorbic acid is a synthetic chemical made to mimic vitamin C, however, there’s night and day difference between “mimic” and “real.” Instead, I use real vitamin C from real food. The pulp of oranges, for example, has ten times more vitamin C than first thought. Potatoes have vitamin C. Just about anything that grows in soil synthesizes vitamin C. Dogs have gut bacteria that synthesize vitamin C, but if you give a dog ascorbic acid, it gets scurvey. If people would just quit taking ascorbic acid, a lot of ailments like IBS and constipation would very rapidly bankrupt the makers of digestive medicines and laxatives. All of this is in the literature, all over the internet, but you have to be aware because most of the gurus are in huge denial about the evils of ascorbic acid. In other words, it’s our own fault if we’re still getting a cold, which can’t even happen at all when we have healthy gut bacteria. Our bodies are miraculous machines, performing flawlessly so long as we don’t contaminate our food supply with concoctions from the evil establishment corporations that profit at the expense of our health.

  12. How do I know if my symptoms are due to a cold virus and not an allergy? Is it safe to do the hydrogen peroxide even if it is an allergy?

    Dee Dee

  13. I use massive doses of vitamin C myself. Vitamin C can be combined with caslcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide in water to give you calcium a n magnesium ascorbate (use the powdered ascorbic acid form of C . The calcium and magnesium will be more absorbable while the remaining c oxides and is more powerful then its precursor, though the effects are shorter in duration.

  14. Hi Brad, You can also gargle with hydrogen peroxide. I’ve found that gargling 2 or 3 times within a few hours knocks out sore throat. Just don’t swallow!

  15. Hi Brad,
    I’ve been using it for years, about an ounce in a bottle of Tom’s mouthwash. It’s a great maintenance mouthwash and it kills my symptoms just as you describe. I wouldn’t use it straight, as it’s not great for your teeth (unless you’re bleaching them). Excellent germ killing alternative to alcohol-based mouthwash.

  16. My remedy is zinc cough drops. At the moment you start feeling a cold coming on…start sucking on zinc cough drops. It will either a) stop the cold or b) make it much less severe. You need to do this for at least the duration of 5-6 cough drops (assuming you start at the very first symptoms). If you wait too long after the cold starts…probably many more cough drops will be required just to lessen what is already coming on.

    The mechanism of how zinc works on the virus is kinda interesting…google it if of interest.
    One should note that there are several types of zinc cough drops…some taste terrible….some are good.

  17. Have used it for ear wax control for last 12 years. One eye dropper full in each ear, every other day.. But on occasion, I do have a head cold from time to time.

  18. I believe that the hydrogen peroxide should be the kind sold for medical use. It must be refrigerated and costs quite a bit more.

  19. Instead of putting drops in your ear. i find it better to wet a Qtip,and
    Wipe your ears with it . It really works

  20. I haven’t used H2O2 but have used Nixall ((HCLO) with good results. Nixall works on ears, eyes, nose, throat, skin, cuts, sunburn, mosquito and insect bites, poison ivy, burns, chiggers,ticks, rashes, lip sores, dry skin and on and on. Nixall also has oxygenated H2O in it which promotes wound healing by providing Oxygen to the wound site.

  21. Thanks for sharing. Had not heard that one before. Will try it out but don’t catch a cold too often as I use another early intervention upon first sensing one coming on. Taking a supplement of zinc, chelated form 50mg. you can also eat Brazil nuts which are loaded with zinc.

  22. I haven’t heard about stopping a cold. But my doctor did tell me to use it for cleaning wax out.

  23. Peroxide won’t help if a virus and most times is what you have. Peroxide great after you floss to foam out between teeth and clean breath

  24. I have used food grade 35% Hydrogen Peroxide internally almost everyday by using two to three drops in my coffee each morning. (Do not use the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide you purchase in a drugstore it is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY) It has single-handedly removed the pre-cancerous spots on my face. I had not heard of the Peroxide ear wash, but I will try it today since I can feel a cold trying to take hold in my body. Hydrogen Peroxide is a liquid oxidizer whereas ozone has the same oxidizing effect in the air. Lightning produces ozone in the atmosphere which produces that great clean fragrance you smell after a thunderstorm. That same cleaning effect can be had in your home by using air purifiers in your home that produces ions and small amounts of ozone that will collect and oxidize contaminants in your home.

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