In 1928 Richard Simmons M.D. Hypothesized that the virus enters the body through the ear
canal. German researchers had great success using hydrogen peroxide for the treatment of colds and flus in 1938. They found that once the germ enters the inner ear they start multiplying and spread to the rest of the body. It’s a good “rule of thumb” to keep your fingers out of your ears to reduce the odds of exposure. Unfortunately the virus is airborne and can still enter the ear.
The treatment entails using a dropper to put a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide into the top ear with the head tilted to one side. After two or three minutes drain the ear with a tissue, and repeat on the other side. This should be done as soon as possible when symptoms arise and will be effective 80% of the time. It’s normal for the hydrogen peroxide to bubble and sometime cause some mild stinging.
The 3% hydrogen peroxide solution is readily available at most drugstores and is perfectly safe for infants and children.