Well, I see my post was lost, and darn if I lost any replies to whether I should use any carrier oils and Iodine in to put in my ears....
To recap...I put straight Lugols in my ears, suffered from extreme pain for over an hour, release a ton of mucous. It seem encouraging especially since my ears seemed really cleared up the next couple of day. I could smell odors better, I wasn't getting the flaking.
Come day three, my ears filled up with tons of liquid, and there was pain like an ear infection. This has been going on for a few days now. I finally put H202 in them because I thought they were infected.
This is my feeling. Do not put Lugols in your ears, at least full strength for sure. I just wanted you to know that it did not work out well for me.
If someone tries this and has a better experience than I, please let me know!
I wonder if your ears are filling up with fluid because they are a bit raw on the inside from the low-grade infection being violently eliminated. If so, they should subside in a few days to a week as the raw spots heal up.
Actually, you had inspired me. I haven't done it yet, but have been considering diluting the Lugol's and trying it in my ears as my sinuses are horrific and I can't figure out how to get theIodine in to them. If I decide to do it, I will let you know how it goes.
Could be but I really felt like they were infected, you know that fuzzy cotton feeling on the side of your face. Also I could feel them hurting and my eyes would begin to water.
Why don't you wait a week or so and I'll let you know how they are. I'm not planning on going to the doctor for this unless they turn into a full on infection. I don't mess with infections in my head, ever. But I do seem to be quite brave messing around with my ears anyway LOL!!
Bit if you decide to go for it, by all means let me know. I was so hoping this would be a miracle cure....but have to wait this out for a bit.
I would really hesitate before putting Lugols full-strength or diluted directly down the ear. A few nights ago, I made some salve with coconut oil, castor oil and Lugols. I applied it quite thickly on my neck (front and back), way up into my hair line (front and back) and the front and back of my ears. I did not put anything INTO my ears. I did this treatment about 4 hours before going to bed and left it on for 12 hours. I estimate that there was 12 drops of Lugols in the salve I applied.
All I know is that I have the best hearing I have had in many years! I was not bothered with tinnitus, but have had poor hearing since I worked in a factory without using ear protection (young & stupid).
My ears feel like they have unclogged and my hearing has cleared. Does that make sense?
Molly, I hope you are soon healed and can report you have had help with your tinnitus... Please keep us updated.
A few months ago, while I was drinking lots of Kombucha, I was using it as a face toner, and was making sure I used a Kombucha-soaked cotton ball around my ears, though I didn't put any inside my ear canal.
My hearing improved slightly, though the ringing didn't change. I wonder if for ears it'll work just by getting the healing agent in the vicinity, not necessarily down the ear canal.
I can't wait to try this experiment myself as soon as I get some Lugol's and some oils.
Please do report your results. I find it very interesting how the body reacts to iodine. We lost a lot of great testimonials in the 'crash'. I hope people will do more posting of testimonials both past (lost) and present.
I am giving my body an 'iodine & oil' treatment tonight. I used coconut & castor oils for the base, added 20 drops of Lugols and about 20 drops of assorted essential oils (thyme, clove, lemon, and an essential oil blend called Purification). After my evening shower I spent 20 minutes massaging it all in from head to toe. I must say I am feeling all warm and relaxed. I don't know what if any reaction my body will have, but I love to do a massage with coconut oil and essential oils after showering, so I thought... why not add some Iodine and castor oil.
Adding Iodine and castor oil should be a worthwhile combo. Castor oil is used in castor oil packs on the body in particular because it draws blood (therefore creating increased circulation) to the underlying area. So mixing iodine with the castor oil should promote the absorption of the iodine.
Hi, I would strongly suggest using a milder form of Iodine than Lugol's for this application. I use electrodine. I only use 2 drops daily so far internally. The owner of the company I buy from tells me he uses a diluted solution of distilled plus a few drops of the electrodine directly in his eyes, and he gets no irritation whatsoever. I'd feel a lot more confident putting that in my ears, knowing it's safe enought to put into the eyes.
I agree with you. It sounds like the Lugols is working to get rid of infection in the head. I would add a tiny bit to some ear drops, and try it again, after everything clears up. Also getting it into the sinuses. How about mixing up some salt water with a few drops of lugols and using a netty pot to snort it down?
At the time this article was written, Phil Thomas' Iodine was also called "atomidine". I can only assume that he was forced to change the name. Phil's product is the detoxified iodine that I take, and am very happy with.