From my readings, considerable research was done in the 50's and
early 60's on Vitamin A (Retinol) and the proper functioning of the mucous
membranes. Then with the advent of antibiotics, which were quicker acting
and more profitable to pharmaceutical companies, this research was shelved
or discarded. With the significant rise in resistant bacteria, perhaps
this avenue should be reinvestigated. It also has the advantage in killing
viruses as well as bacteria. I know of one anecdotal case in which a boy's
middle ear infection was not responding to antibiotics and the pediatrician
wanted to insert a tube. The mother tried therapeutic doses of Vitamin A
and achieved a complete cure in about two weeks. Proper functioning of the
mucous membranes of the nasal passages might block respiratory infections.
Has anyone heard of any recent research or investigation of this?
Regards, Ralph L. Samson