I was doing the Iodine
protocol for a few months before I got an ear infection. I consulted a few sites as well a health practitioner, they all pretty much said the same thing: as the Iodine
builds up, your body will both detox from things, as well start to 'function properly'. As the body Finally! starts to get the iodine its long needed, it will readjust around it, not just detoxing, but readjust its 'hold' on things.
Meaning: oftentimes the body won't actually completely kill off infections, it will just kill them back to levels that otherwise 'don't cause problems', or are so small they go unnoticed... it's at this point that the body will maintain a grip on these problems vs fighting them back permanently and risk them flaring back up.
One of the larger reasons behind this is, quite simply, most people don't have adequate quantities of iodine. Among these is old infections, some going back years, decades even. In my case, I hadn't had a single ear infection in probably 20+ years. Can remember a single one. ...but, when I was a child, I went through a period after my dental insurance required that I take antibiotics before even a cleaning, let alone filling any cavities. Note: I had never had cavities before this was implemented, and I essentially never was sick. Within two years of this requirement being put into effect, I got multiple cavities, as well started getting sick... including ear infections. I went through a period of two or three years where I had excruciatingly painful ear infections. So bad that the doctors worried I'd go deaf. Of course they fought them with antibiotics.
About 6 months into my iodine build up, my ear started draining more (increased ear drainage is typical for iodine as its a major detox pathway for the body). All of a sudden I got an ear infection... of the type I hadn't had, again, in decades. The research I did, forums I found, and places I asked all pretty much said the same thing: my body (esp my ears) was finally getting the iodine it needed in order to start clearing out old infections... once and for all. During this period, that included my ears.
It was excruciating, and only getting worse. Not wanting to take antibiotics (knowing how bad they are for people), I tried Lugol's. I was using J.Crow's 2% from Amazon (cheapest place I can find it). I put a single solitary drop of iodine in my ear. Wow! Not a good idea!!! Did it work? after a feeling that I had done something horribly! wrong and fearing that I'd go deaf from this stupid decision... i eventually passed out. Partially from the pain, and partially from my body fighting the infection (apparently... which makes sense because I'd had similar results from other things).
I'd had other 'repressed' infections flare up then die back. Very very weird feeling... but, they happen really really fast! It's crazy! in this case, the ear infection was way way way better the next morning when I woke up. Like, a reduction in symptoms by more than a half what it had been. As well, the gummy feeling had gone away.
But, the infection had moved to my outer ear. (Much! better than an inner ear infection!) It still hurt, but, totally differently, almost like someone had punched me in the ear Fight Club-style. Remembering how the Lugol's
felt the way that it did the night before, I opted to go a different route. I took an older empty bottle of lugols, filled it with a dropperful of Lugol's
2% and then diluted it with 10 droppers of distilled water. I then began adding this much more diluted solution to my outer ear... slowly. letting the dropper sort of press against the tender spots and let out a drop or two at a time. Even when a few drops made it into my ear canal, it didn't have that from the single drop of full strength 2% Lugol's at all.
I added a few drops and let it 'soak in'. as well added a few more drops to the outer ear. Within ~50 hours of the very very beginning of the pain, the feeling of an ear infection had completely gone away. And, with the diluted Lugol's (0.2% I presume given the 'recipe' I went with), never had the feeling of 'having done something horribly wrong'. In the end? I ended up with a zit in my outer ear... not in the ear canal, but just behind it. I guess the infection had come to a head (both pun & seriousness intended). I popped it and put a few more drops of Lugol's on it.
Within another day, the spot where the zit was had completely healed.
The rationale behind this was that my ears were finally getting the iodine they needed to get a grip on the suppressed bacteria? fungi? virus? whatever that I had from decades ago... in such that it wasn't just readjusting its grip, but it was (finally) fighting it off entirely.
I haven't had an ear infection since, and, oddly enough, my ears have felt much much 'clearer' ever since. Like, clearer than they have in years! I liken it to my normal life being how ears get while on a plane, and my life now being something like after your ears (REALLY) pop that last and final time after a long flight and you finally feel like things have returned to 'normal'. Though, 'normal' in my case, as 'normal' had been for the past decade? longer? became the 'unpopped ears' feeling... and how I hear now is... like I just woke up. ...and I've always felt like I've had pretty good hearing.. still do, but not it isn't 'pretty good' it's freakin' great!
I guess my point is: I wouldn't put 2% Lugol's in my ear again if you paid me. It didn't exactly hurt... no, it did, but not a 'stinging' hurt, a very very 'real' blunt pain kind of hurt. But, again, it gave this feeling that I'd done something horribly wrong.
I would put a larger quantity of diluted Lugol's in my ear again, most definitely. Not a single drop, but maybe 5 drops.. then wait a bit, then do 5 more drops. ..or, better, put 1 drop of 1/10th diluted 2% (ie, 0.2%) and see how that feels, then add more over a period of time as I felt like it.
I've had other similar 'clear ups' while taking iodine, that oftentimes get worse before getting better... but that one was by far the worst.
The whole process definitely made me even a stronger advocate for taking daily iodine. I most definitely wouldn't try this with iodine-tincture. I'm not sure how Nascent Iodine would handle it, but I imagine it, too, would react even more noticeably than Lugol's does, as it's *just* iodine, and not an iodine+iodide mixture... with more Iodide
than iodine. ...as the Iodide
is having-reacted iodine.
but, at the same time, nascent iodine is usually 400-650mcg iodine vs Lugol's 2% is like ~1mg of iodine. (I forget the recipe for Lugol's to properly remember the iodine & iodide concentrations).
That was for my ear infection. As for a candida or other infection? I would recommend the same. Multiple diluted doses over a period of time rather than a single dose all at once. This way you'll be applying the same amount of iodine but continually... even though it would be a smaller amount, fungi tend to die back 'in waves'. The dead from a current wave of attack (with iodine) acting as a sort of 'shield' protecting the fungal cells hiding behind it. Your body needs to clear those out before the iodine will reach the next wave (as effectively).
Example: Dr Simocini, the Italian 'cancer is a fungus' doctor recommends using iodine tincture to kill back the fungi that kills psoriasis.. but, with that, he recommends applying it 25-30x a day (for multiple days in the case of psoriasis). ...specifically for this purpose. The previous dead fungal cells need to be removed to allow the iodine to more easily reach the next cells. As well, the 'next cells' will be in both 'recover mode' as well as 'grow mode' and thus will be more susceptible to the iodine as their defenses will be down (predominately biofilm, but as well, less developed cell walls as they're not the 'outer' fungal cells, the previous 'outer cells' having been killing in your previous treatment.
Serrapeptase is also excellent for removing dead cells / materials from your body. Dr Sircus has an excellent article covering this, just search his site (www.drsircus.com) for 'serrapeptase', as well search google for it. Dr's Best brand serrapeptase is by far the best (bang for buck) on the market I've found for serrapeptase. But, if you use it, you need to be sure to buy only products of serrapeptase that are delivered in enterically coated tablets. If the capsules breakdown in the stomach or higher up in the small intestines, the higher concentration of acids will destroy them before they're useful. The enteric coated tablets are designed to break down farther down in the small intestine, where foods and other 'things' are absorbed. The higher up of the small intestines are designed more to break things down, and the tissues there are thicker and less absorbant, as well are sort of a 'line of defense' against any pathogens that haven't died yet from the digestion.
I've never nebulized serrapeptase, but I've read where people have to great results, and I'd imagine the same logic could apply to a capsule broken open, mixed with diluted water, and dropped into the ear could result in much the same effect... for the ears. The idea being that the enzyme would remove the dead cells so that the new layer of (fungal) cells would be more quickly exposed to the iodine, and, thus, have less time between waves to mature to truer 'outer layer' cells (thicker more developed cell walls, higher production rates of thicker quantities of protective biofilm, etc).
though I'd imagine if trying this you'd want to give yourself some time as, again, I'd imagine that the iodine and serrapeptase would cancel one another out. I'd say 30m to 1h should be sufficient. But, again, Dr's Best 240'000 IUs of Serrapeptase is the best bang-for-buck on the market, and they have an enteric coating, of course... again, as anything else (concerning most things, including serrapeptase) function better, are in higher concentration, and are better absorbed when they make it farther into the intestines before the capsule dissolves.
this is long. I apologize, and hope that the information helps you out.