Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Checking for Stabilizers in H2O2
- Colds and Flu
- Earth Clinic Report
- Antibiotics and H2O2
- Apple Cider Vinegar and H2O2
- Artificial Joints
- Back Pain
- Bad Breath
- Breathing Issues
- Canker Sores
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cold Sores
- Colds and Flu
- Colds, Sinus Infections
- Cracked Skin
- Dechlorinating Water
- Dental Care
- Drug Store Peroxide
- Ear and Sinus Issues
- Food Grade Peroxide
- Food Grade Peroxide Tips
- Food Poisoning
- Foot Care
- Fountain of Youth
- General Feedback
- Genital Herpes
- Gum Sensitivity
- H2O2 and Antibiotics
- H2O2 and Crowns
- H2O2 and Medications
- H2O2 and Mercury Fillings
- H2O2 and Sperm
- H2O2 Side Effects
- Hair Lightener
- Heart Issues
- Hepatitis C
- High Blood Pressure
- Hot Tubs
- Hydrogen Peroxide Additives
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Vitamin E
- Hydrogen Peroxide Baths
- Hydrogen Peroxide in Humidifier
- Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy
- Jock Itch
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Lung Issues
- Metal Reaction
- Milk Lasts Longer
- Mold and Mildew
- Multiple Cures
- Probiotics and H2O2
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Razor Bumps
- Reader Feedback
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Salt for Hydrogen Peroxide Burns
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Sinus Issues
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Issues
- Sore Throats
- Spider Bites
- Spider Veins
- Stained Teeth
- Stomach Ailments
- Strep Throat
- Sun Spots
- Tongue Ulcers
- Toothache and Tooth Abcess
- Yeast Infections
09/29/2012: Ben from Kc, Mo,usa: "Ted , I read a lot of your stuff. This post is the first thing I've disagreed with. HP in the ear does work. Still a fan, but think you should be more ..."
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|Multiple Cures||57 YEAS|
|Colds and Flu||18 YEAS|
|Ear and Sinus Issues||12 YEAS|
|General Feedback||11 YEAS|
|Food Grade Peroxide||10 YEAS|
|Dental Care||5 YEAS|
|Bad Breath||5 YEAS|
[YEA] 06/06/2006: Amanda from Chilliwack, BC - Canada: "When I tried swishing the peroxide around in my mouth with a bit of water it took down some of the swelling in a wound on the inside of my cheek. It also helped the pain I had with my teeth and gums."Replies
09/23/2009: Azg from Toronto, On replies: "Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a detergent used in 99% of toothpastes. Its on the EPA's list of "Possible Carcinogens" and has been linked to CANKER SORES. Change your toothpaste to a natural one that is FREE of Fluoride and FREE of SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE. While you're at it, check the label of your body wash and shampoo too... SLS's are very dangerous.
They're bad for you and they're bad for the environment (after they do down the drain, they've been linked to infertility in whales).
Please switch from any product that has SLS in it."
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] Alan from Sydney, Australia: "Hydrogen Peroxide major turn around then not. I have been rebuilding my health following CFS for many years but in June 07 I had "Influenza A" which really knocked me around. I thought I was recovering ok but the old CFS symptoms re emerged ie headaches, brain fog, unrefreshing sleep, fibromyalgia, blurred vision, sleeping all the time. In November 07 I found EC and tried H2O2 food grade. At first I tried the inhalation method for a couple of weeks but progress was not really fast enough so I took it internally. Due to my low energy and fogginess I managed to take the upper end dose on the first day (normally people build up to this over a few weeks) ie. 150ml of .50% ¼ tsp baking soda three times in one day. This is equivalent to 25 drops in 150ml of water three times in a day.
Results: first intake nothing Second intake my vision improved markedly over a ten minute period. It was as though a veil had been lifted from my eyes. Everything was sharper colors were brighter. I also began to feel more energy. (Since the flu my eyes have detiorated, I had to get a new prescription for my specs. And they had to make them 3 times because my vision varied so much from day to day. ) Third intake nothing noticeable.
The following day I woke with a headache and fogginess and figured I was in for a detox reaction. This lasted until around 2pm and from then on I felt fantastic. I mean I felt exceptionally good. I felt like hugging strangers in the shopping mall. Giving money away, imagine no possessions and so on. It was exuberance, lightness, abundant energy. It lasted about 3-4 weeks. During this time I did some maintenance doses on a lower scale.
Results not: Anyway I have since had a garden variety bug and many of the symptoms have returned but to a lesser degree except for one debilitating condition that is worsening. When I eat anything I get a hangover and overwhelming fatigue for about 90mins. I have to sleep it off. I have tried various alternatives ie ACV & BS but to no avail. Does any one have any ideas what might cause this? I can't go out or for very long because if I have to eat I have to sleep.
I do not have any apparent digestive problems but it is probably connected in some way."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 02/06/2008: FranSix from Toronto, Canada replies: "Thanks to the writer from Australia who described peroxide "hang over effect." If after eating you notice a higher heart rate, strong fatigue, sweating and sleepiness, this is probably due to peroxide hang over. Like coffee or alcohol, peroxide will build up in daily use.
I had noticed these effects with daily footbaths/baths/shower use after 5 weeks, and into my sixth week, I was into peroxide hang over. I stopped using peroxide for the time being and its been about 5 days of after effect.
So anyone with chronic fatigue or post viral fatigue will see a return of symptoms after several weeks of peroxide use. Don't worry about losing ground, the hang over effect goes away after a few days, and the peroxide being worked through the system will continue to work. If you wish to continue, make certain to give it a bit of a rest and not try a miracle cure in the shortest time possible. It will be disappointing for chronic fatigue sufferers to hear this, but having serious peroxide hang over effect will almost certainly not help.
Its best to determine a maintenance dose once a buildup of peroxide occurs, and remember to drink lots of herbal tea or water afterwards. It would be interesting for the medical community to study peroxide hang over as it is exactly similar to chronic fatigue."
08/05/2010: Tina from Utrecht, Netherlands replies: "To Fransix from Toronto. Thanks to your comment, I finally think I know why I feel so bad using the hydrogen peroxide therapy. (you can read my question if you scroll up to the candida section. ) But I feel alot better now knowing that there is a reason to why I am starting to feel bad. Have any more info on the peroxide hangover? I'd like to read more on how to procede with the therapy. Thank you, Tina"
[YEA] David from Springfield, Mo: "Alright, so I read about H2O2 therapy and decided to get some 35% food grade HP for general detox. My wife agreed to try it as well. Not one for small starts, I gave her and myself the full 25 drops diluted in water on an empty stomach. Very unpleasant for me, but much worse for her. She threw up after about 20 minutes and said it was the worst vomiting episode she had ever experienced. She then when back to bed and slept the rest of morning and was wiped out most of the day. Next day, I get her to take 5 drops in water and that proves stable for her. Again 5 drops 2x more that day. Day three, while we are out for breakfast she tells me that her feet are so hot they are tingling and are purple. Now I must explain why this is significant. My wife has suffered from very poor circulation since early teen years. This has presented in ice cold hand and feet at rest, even in summer. Winter nights will find her under many layers of bedding, with sweats, space heater running and sometimes a sock cap. Near the point of comedy, if it were not so miserable for her. I have tried her on cayenne and L-Arginine, which helped some, but was not a cure.
So three days after taking H2O2 for the first time, she found herself with hands and feet that were burning up and purplish red from some new found circulation. This condition proved painful and she started holding her hands under cold water occasionally and only wearing flip-flops as shoes were unbearable. This overheated condtion lasted around three weeks and then subsided. Now another three weeks have passed and her circulation appears to be very normal. She is now wearing light bed clothing and will kick the covers off in the night, which is very different. She says that her circulation problems appear to be over. She is no longer taking the peroxide as it was just too upsetting on her stomach overall.
A sidenote, she has had significant constipation issues her whole life, and the weeks she was taking the HP, she became very regular, sometime having a BM 3x per day. Now that she has stopped the HP, she has started to become irregular again. Time will tell if the HP has cured her circulation issues, especially this winter. Will try to follow up this winter regarding. For me, it has been good. I have no major health issues, just overweight, which has a cure, but it is not HP unfortunately. (smile) I was extremely tired after taking HP the first few day and slept a lot. Now I am taking 25 drops once every other day. It is quite an energy booster and my allergies have been down significantly. Very impressed, and will continue to use it. Ted's comment that lecithin caps will ease the nausea has worked well for me, and I may get some benefit from the lecithin on weight loss as well."
[YEA] 12/09/2008: Wendy from Small Town, NC: "Hydrogen Peroxide has worked great for my acne and periodic cold sores. Once or twice a day I swab my face with it after washing. I also rinse with it after brushing. I have not had a blemish or cold sore since!"
[YEA] 06/23/2008: Carol from Greenville, USA: "I too have had cold sores all my life and am 50 yrs old now. I had a sore in the inside of my nose for 3 days , first I dapped peroxide.3% on the outside and the inside where I felt it sore and there was no change into the 3rd day. On the 3rd day I inhaled 3 or 4 puffs of a mix of half water and half .3% peroxide cheap kind, from a 2 oz spray bottle that you can buy for .50 in the toothpaste aisle where they have travel size items, and 2 hours later all the nose pain was GONE and no longer had a sore in my nose , it vanished. I also used Apple cider Vinegar. I take the pinch or 1/4th tsp of Baking Soda and 2 TBLS of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR in 4 oz of COLD WATER and it has lowered my heart rate from 117 to 72.This has also lowered my BLOOD PRESSURE from to 112/60 I feel full of energy and I do this before I eat first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I sometimes take it at NOON for a pick me up. I no longer have acid reflux/ GERD. I sleep and breathe better as I have sleep apnea."
[YEA] 07/17/2007: Joy from Denver, Colorado: "... I have tried plenty of the remedies on this site and they have all worked. H202 on a cold sore healed within 48 hours just dipped a q tip in 3%h2o2 and held on for 5 min 4 times a day. Baking Soda and water to gargle for extremely sore throat with swollen glands gone in 1 day. I gargled for about 10 minutes with my head tilted back 3 times thru out the day. Wow is all I can say about this one. thank you all so much this site is a blessing."
[YEA] 05/28/2007: Renee from El Dorado, Kansas: "My vanity for white teeth found me reaching for the peroxide 16 years ago. A side affect was that I was no longer experiencing cold sores (approx 6 a year). My regime was brushing teeth, gums, and tongue with peroxide a couple times a week. When I forgot to do this, the tingling sensation of an outbreak reminded me to do the peroxide treatment and no cold sore surfaced. There have been a few times that I was out of peroxide and got the cold sore but it was gone within 2 days of getting peroxide and the sore was very mild. Apply directly in addition to brushing the entire mouth. I've had two cold sores in the last 15 years. The one during my divorce and the other after getting unjustly fired from my job. Both were mild attacks."
Colds and Flu
[YEA] 07/01/2012: Kylie from Whitianga, New Zealand: "I read about putting 3 drops of hydrogen peroxide in your ears to stop colds & flu on Dr Mercolas website and thought it was quite interesting. They claimed it was successful in 80% of cases if administered within 12-16 hours of the first symptoms appearing. It's midwinter here and everyone in the office came down with a cold, and shortly after I woke with a headache and a sore throat. I checked on earthclinic that others had tried this first, which they had, so that night after work I syringed warmed hydrogen peroxide into my ear canal, (probably more than 3 drops as a pretty much filled the ear canal) lay down with a timer for 10 mins on each side, drank down a large dose of vitamin c, and the next day no symptoms of a cold what-so-ever. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it myself. It's a fantastic remedy and over 3 weeks later I still haven't had a cold. I've tried putting the drops in since but they didn't bubble like the first time which I assume means no infection was present. I would recommend trying this if you're in the first stages of cold symptoms as you have nothing to lose."Replies
09/10/2012: Johnsdaughter replies: "so far so good! 3% FG H2O2, 3 drops in each ear for 3 minutes! Diluted 35% into 3% by 1:11 H2O2 to distilled water (pure home distilled)
Used for months as toothpaste 3% 1:2 H2O2 to bicarbonate of soda - fresh, smooth and white teeth!
Use as occasional mouthwash/ gargle yuck but effective
Never knew I had any issues with hearing until I used H2O2 when I felt a cold - boy was tv loud!
Son is convert and loves H2O2 as fizz shows soldiers are battling nasty bugs! He has been a fan since the soldiers fought and vanquished his large and painful :( verruca
Cure was 3% - easy applied with sport cap from drinking bottle isolating verruca and 'solidiers' poured from above. No pain, no worry with spills ....easy!!"
[YEA] 11/11/2009: Alexandra from Toronto, On: "Thank you to everyone who has contributed to all of the wisdom on this site. I have been using all of the information for a couple of years but haven't written in till now. Two of my kids (14 and 18) came down with colds this week and then started running fevers. My daughter has also been vomitting so has not been able to do the lysine/Vit C remedy for flu. She also threw up the capful of HP in 1 litre of water remedy so I tried the HP in a cool mist humidifier... I added 2 capfuls to the resevoir of water and after 12 hours of sleep she woke up - no fever, no sore throat!"Replies
01/10/2010: Mac from Keaau, Hi replies: "I had a couple questions: first can i do the hydrogen peroxideÂ therapy if i am breastfeeding? furthermore can i do it in order to pass down the hp treatment to my sick baby? and the second question is it alright to give to my sick 3 year old? any information would help, thank you."
09/08/2012: Mark from Philadelphia, Pa, Usa replies: "I don't beleive that there is enough data to support H2O2 intake while breastfeeding. Doing so seems excessively risky to me. Does it not to you? Common sense and risk assessment must rule the day in the absence of data, in my opinion."
04/24/2013: Emelia from Wifi Town , , Usa replies: "I have a question about using H202 as a cold/flu relief. Recently I used 3% grade in my ears as instructed. No problems at all, until I emptied out my right ear after the bubbling subsided. I noticed that the cartilige on the outside of my ear around the opening for the ear canal was red, was that just an irritation from the bubbling or does it usually do that with an infected ear? Thanks."
[YEA] 09/24/2009: Anne from Chicago, Il: "H2O2 in ear for colds: I get sick almost every month, usually with a bad cold during, or right after, my period. I tried H2O2 in my ears right when I was getting that familiar tingle in the back of my throat and tired feeling I always get before a cold. I used about a half a capful of 3% hydrogen peroxide poured into my ears, one at a time, lying on my side and let it sit and fizz for about 10 minutes each before dumping it out. The itchy feeling started disappearing right away and the next day I wasn't sick as I was sure I would be. I normally get sick for a good week or two when I do, so I was really glad it worked!"
[YEA] 12/17/2008: Carol from Wellston, MI: "I have used hp as a gargle for many years. My weak spot for a bug to come into my body is my throat, so when I get a sore throat or infected tonsils, I gargle with a capful of 3% hp so that it reaches the tonsils, (gag a little) and then spit it out. Repeat after 2 or 3 hours, and perhaps one more time later in the day. 90% of the time, my oncoming cold is nipped in the bud!
I also use a homemade paste of 3% hp and baking soda, with a drop of peppermint oil for toothpaste. I keep it in a closed jar to prevent drying out."
EC: hp = hydrogen peroxide
[YEA] 08/14/2008: Jennifer from Henderson, NV: "In 2006 I worked in an office where a few women would literally be sick with colds, flu, etc. like every other week. No Joke! Well, they had small children at home and I'm sure this is where they were continuing to pick up viruses from. But they would keep coming to work -they wouldn't call in sick, so they would be coughing, sneezing using the phones, touching fax/copy machines, spreading their germs around continuously on the equipment that we ALL used. SICK of catching their viruses, my friend looked up remedies for the common cold. She found something about peroxide in your ears could stop a cold before it could develop. Well I tried it, and I have been doing it for the past year and a half every time I feel one coming on. If I feel a sore throat, runny nose, etc coming on I just use a small eye dropper and put about 4-5 drops of 3% peroxide (bought at any drug store) in one ear, (tilt head over the sink) and wait about 2-3 mins until you feel the peroxide stop bubbling and get thru the ear wax. Repeat in other ear. This has saved me so much time, money and kept me side-effect free, that I can't be grateful enough for finding out about it. This past winter I worked in another office where mostly women worked, and once again kept getting and bringing to work all the winter time viruses for colds and flu. If I felt anything coming on, I just did the peroxide remedy and am happy to say I remained healthy all winter long while surrounded by repeatedly sick co-workers. I told them all about the peroxide in the ear remedy, but they were skeptical and I don't think any of them tried it. Even when I challenged them to the fact that I was the only one in the office who had not been sick at all and had missed no work~
There should be a LAW :)"
12/01/2008: Melissa from New York, NY replies: "Wow! the way you made that story is so convincing. You inspire me to try that now. I am germophobic. When im with all my friends that cough,sneze and pollute the air...i always like either hold my breath or cover my nose and mouth and they take it as rude sometimes...but i just dont want to get sick. Thankyou for writing what you wrote! :)"
[YEA] 01/02/2009: Theresa from Auburn, Indiana replies: "Hydrogen Peroxide kept me from getting the cold/flu I felt coming on. The first time I tried using Hydrogen Peroxide in my both of my ears was when I was visiting my sister in Illinois, about 5 years ago. I had just arrived from the 5 hour drive and could feel that I was getting a cold or flu. My sister suggested placing a few (6 to 7) drops of hydrogen peroxide in my ear, letting it fizz, then let it drain and repeat the process in the other ear. I went to bed that evening after using the hydrogen peroxide and woke up feeling great! I never did get that cold... I've repeated this process each time I felt as though I was coming down with the cold or flu. It has worked 90% of the time. The key is to catch it early! The longer you wait to use the hydrogen peroxide once you have the first symptoms, the less likely it will work. I've shared this with others, but most are hesitant to try it. I haven't had any bad experiences with this method."
[YEA] 11/24/2007: Sandy from In the sticks, Nevada: "We have been using hydrogen peroxide for years to fight off earaches and colds. My kids and I used to go to the dr. all the time for earaches and end up with a big dr. bill and antibiotics. Then we heard about peroxide. I keep the peroxide in a small glass bottle with an eyedropper. The moment anyone starts to get a sore throat or their ears hurt even a tiny bit, we put one eyedropper full in each ear. Hold the bottle in your hand to warm the peroxide a bit (otherwise it feels like ice water going in) and have the person lie flat on their side. I like to leave the peroxide in until it stops bubbling, but even a few minutes may be enough to help. Drain the peroxide out when you are done and dry the ear thoroughly. A nurse told me that the peroxide would burn a hole through the lining of the ear(Has anyone ever heard of this before?), but we have done this for almost 10 years with no problems."Replies
09/11/2009: Pahlee from Phila, Pa replies: "NO!! I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT H2O2 WILL BURN HOLES IN THE EAR, MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN USING THIS SOLUTION FOR YEARS, AS SHE HAS REARED 3 GIRLS AND HASN'T HEARD OF IT EITHER, SHOULD I COME ACROSS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THIS, I WILL FORWARD IT TO THIS SITE"
[YEA] 10/07/2007: Rodica from Mableton, Georgia: "12 yrs. ago I've read a book from _____ about H2O2. I was hooked. I found 35%H2O2 through mail order. I started to drink it diluted about 10 drops in a glass of 10-12 oz. I usually drink it if I had flu or bad colds. In every case the cold cleared in one day. What a blessing was that book for me. I told it to many people about my experience but they were skeptical. Make sure you follow the right amount and it should not be a problem."Replies
09/11/2009: Pahlee from Phila, Pa replies: "ABOUT DRINKING H202, ON THE 3%H202, IT STATES FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY, WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE 35% THAT IS INTERNAL? AND WHERE DO YOU PURCHASE THIS AND DOES IT STATE ON THE BOTTLE THAT IT IS FOR INTERNAL USE? IS THERE A WEBSITE FOR THIS H202 35%"
EC: 3% H202 is the type sold in drugstores and 35% H202 is considered "food grade" and is sold in some health few stores, but mostly online. Read EC's Where to Buy Food Grade page for more information.
09/12/2009: Pahlee from Philadelpia, Pa replies: "Why is 35% called food grade, would it be because it can be ingested? Please enlighten me."
09/13/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hello Pahlee,
I think food grade is supposed to be pure H202 and therefore does not contain any stabilizers which the standard drugstore shelf variety does contain. However if you have perused Bill's inhalation method on EC, I think Bill says he uses the drug store shelf H202 for inhalation."
12/02/2009: Mark from Eureka, Ca replies: "I recently learned about h202 and found out that "Food Grade" means it is diluted with distilled water. Regular 3% stuff uses tap water. If you are ingesting or inhaling it you should use food grade. You can dilute your own to 3% with distilled water."
01/13/2010: Rob from Newark, De replies: "Food grade means that it is strong enough to wash fruits and vegetables to kill off anything left on the surface. Food Grade does NOT mean "ingestible". If you use Food Grade HP, make sure to follow carefully all precautions laid out for you on this site. It can be dangerous undiluted."
07/24/2012: Scarycat from La, Ca replies: "You can drink 10 small drops in 16 oz of FOOD GRADE Hydrogen Peroxide. DO NOT ever drink 3% hydrogen peroxide you buy at the drug store that is the kind you put in your ears. Do your reseach."
[YEA] 04/21/2007: Grant Greene from Lafayette, Colorado: "I have been using the following method to treat all colds for the past 15 years, and since first trying it, use nothing else to treat colds. I use the cap from the peroxide bottle and put 1/4 cap of peroxide the rest of the cap is filled with water dripped from the faucet. I put a finger over one nostril and sniff the mixture up the other nostril. I repeat this with the other nostril. One cap full (1/4 peroxide 3/4 water) usually will treat both nostrils. When the solution drain down the nostril passage to the throat I spit it out and blow my nose. Guess what? Instant relief then and there not ten minutes later but then and there. When you blow your nose you will be amazed at what come out. This is especially great for head colds,but also sore throat and stops coughing colds as well. I usually only have to do this twice at about 8 hour intervals. After that or by the next morning were talking, what cold? I have not tried using the inhaling through the mouth method since I have discovered that the cold always appears to be in the nostril passage. Even the sore throat symptom is in the nasal passage between the nose and throat and you will feel where it is when the mixture drains down the nostril passage. If you find that a 1/4 peroxide to 3/4 water too strong, i.e., stings too much, use slightly less peroxide and more water. I sniff rather than spray the mixture as I found that spraying does not atomize and coat the entire nostril passage as well as when the mixture is sniffed. Try it and you will also be amazed."Replies
[YEA] 03/22/2010: Ben from Cartwright, M.b Canada replies: "Hi we had very good result from 35% hydrogen peroxide with our children, we diluted to 3% we use a spray bottle to spray in their mouth, when they had a sore throat. and also when they have chest pain, like hard breathing, we use a humidifier to mist hydrogen peroxide in to the bed room at night, i put 1/2 gallon of water and 15 oz of 3% hydrogen and turn it on for all night, the first night we use it caleb was about 1 1/2 years, he was very sick, but we were surprised to see how he was doing in the morning, we were very thankful to see him well again, i also use it to brush my teeth, i just spray in my mouth and brush, it works great,i also use it for my ears,i will give the result later.."
09/17/2010: Zara from Toronto, Canada replies: "Does the method of using HP in a cool mist humidifier cause lightening of the hair?"