Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Checking for Stabilizers in H2O2
- Colds and Flu
- Earth Clinic Report
- Adding Hydrogen Peroxide to Humidifier
- 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 Hydrogen Peroxide Dosage
- Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Warning
- Food Grade Peroxide
- Food Grade Peroxide and Pregnancy
- Food Grade Peroxide Tips
- Food Poisoning
- Foot Care
- Fountain of Youth
- General Feedback
- Genital Herpes
- Gum Sensitivity
- H202 Side Effects
- 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
- Humidifier With Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide Additives
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Stabilizers
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Vitamin E
- Hydrogen Peroxide Baths
- Hydrogen Peroxide in Humidifier
- Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy
- IV 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
Colds and Flu
[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?"
[YEA] 02/05/2007: Susan from Atlanta, GA: "Re: Peroxide & Eucalyptus oil in a cool mist humidifier: My 11 year-old daughter is very resistant to trying home remedies other than the little pellets under the tongue (Boiron's products are awesome). Oscillo works AMAZINGLY well if you can take it within a few hours of the onset of flu symptoms. But, a friend told me to mix about 1 part peroxide to 3 parts water into a cool (not hot) mist humidifier and run it at night for her. It is great for breathing, though it does "highlight" the hair and eyebrows (we think it's great :o). I've used this method for years now for the whole family with great results for everything from sinus trouble to the flu. She's been antibiotic-free for about 6 years now. Very impressive for a child that was on about two to three rounds per year."
[YEA] 10/27/2006: Mark from Malaga, Spain: "I had bad sinus infections on and off for a year; Doctor put me on 4 ot 5 different antibiotics, which helped for a while, but infection always came back after treatment finished. Went to a Natural Health doctor, who cured it with herbs and h2o2 !! Now whenever we feel colds starting we gargle with h202 and 9 out of 10 the cold never develops."
[YEA] 05/27/2006: Brian from Newark, OH: "I heard many years ago that the cold/flu virus enters the body through the ears. As a healthcare professional, it seemed utterly ridiculous that anybody would be so "ignorant" as to believe this -- clearly . . . medical science has shown that viruses are typically transmitted through contact with mucous membranes (touch the door knob, pick your nose -- voila). I wasn't feeling well one day -- actually, for about two or three days, and I decided -- what the heck, I'll pour some peroxide in my ears, and see what happens. I swear, on all that is holy -- I did this twice a day for two days, and when I woke the third morning, I felt SO much better! I don't know if the peroxide CURED me or not, but -- my cold was gone -- so, I don't care."Replies
09/12/2009: Pahlee from Phila, Pa replies: "Good for you, if it really worked, but I would like to pass this on, but I need to know how much of the h202 did you use for your treatment for the ears?"
09/13/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Answer to question re H202 in the ears:
I haven't used H202 for colds, but I do use it for external ear infections. For the amount, it depends on the ear. I just fill the ear canal, which for my ear takes about
1/2 capful (standard 1 pint drugstore bottle cap size).
The only contraindication I have heard of is a ruptured tympanic membrane (ear drum) which I question, in view of the fact that it can be taken internally (oral & inhalation methods according to our EC family members). Personally I find my stomach doesn't like H202, but what little goes to the stomach with Bill's inhalation method, so far, it will tolerate."
11/09/2009: Bill from Clarkston, Mich replies: "Good for you Brian. I also was very worried about what would happen if i used hydrogen peroxide. But, here i am 4 years later and i have not had the flu of a cold."
12/14/2009: Scott from Anaheim, Ca replies: "The TCM theory is the ears contain acupuncture points for all the body parts. When you put h202 into the ears, you are putting it directly into your blood system to cure your ailments. This is why h202 works in the ears and why ear acupuncture works also."
[YEA] 03/26/2006: Devonia from Benld, IL: "I have been using the h2o2 drops in my ears for 2 years now. Since that time I have been cold and flu free. I used to get them 2x a year plus terrible sinus infections. What a relief! I share it with everyone, even total strangers in stores if I see they have a cold."Replies
01/23/2011: Lisa from Stamford, Ct replies: "By accident I put a couple of drops of the 29% H202 in my ear (forgot I had to dilute it down). My ear was fizzing and bubbling. It's been about 40 minutes the fizzing has just stopped but I'm not sure if my ear feels funny. Am I ok? Did I do something seriously wrong? Now, I see on this site they say to dilute it for putting in ears. Thank you for your help! Lisa"
[YEA] Brian from Florida: "I have found that peroxide in the ear can stop a cold even after it starts. I lucked up when doing this method, I didn't know about these home remedies then, I was just off from work because I was sick and decided to clean out my ears because I had extra time. Gargling might help to break up irritation and mucus in the throat. I say this because my ears nose and mouth don't seem to be as closed off from on another as the average person. After adding peroxide in my ears, I immediately tasted it in my mouth (really in the back of my throat). It felt like I needed to belch, and when I did, all the stuff in my throat came up. It was weird for me but it does seem to break up and stop symptoms of colds."
[YEA] Donna from Aspen, CO: "I gargled with a capful of hydrogen peroxide mixed into 1/4 cup of water and also swished it around my mouth and the next morning my cold was gone."
[YEA] Teri from Rapid City, South Dakota: "I used the hydrogen peroxide in the ears at the first sign of a runny nose and sore throat. A half an hour later I felt great and I still feel great today."
[YEA] Deirdre from Los Angeles: "Yes, it works! I felt the usual symptoms of a cold last week - low energy, swollen lymphs, etc. and promptly added hydrogen peroxide to each ear for about a minute. I felt better immediately and never got the cold."
[NAY] Christel : "I tried using hydrogen peroxide in my ear last night to ward off the beginnings of a cold. It worked fabulously in my left ear; bubbled and fizzed, then drained out smoothly. Really quite pleasant. So I went on to my right ear. It will not drain out! My sinus issues are much improved, and I slept fine, but this morning my right ear is still clogged and beginning to ache. I tried the hydrogen peroxide again, hoping it would sort out whatever had gone wrong. But no luck. If it had worked the same in both ears I would be quite pleased with the home-cure, but as it's left me with a whole new pain to deal with ... I don't think I'll try it again."Replies
09/12/2009: Pahlee from Phila, Pa replies: "DID IT OCCUR TO YOU THAT SOMETHING ELSE COULD BE WRONG WITH YOUR OTHER EAR UNKNOWING TO YOU? MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE IT CHECKED OUT BEFORE YOU BLAME IT ON THE H2O2. HOPEFULLY IT IS NOTHING MAJOR, GOOD LUCK"
10/17/2009: Jana from Columbus, In replies: "I was wondering if the ear that ached after using h202 may have been impacted with wax and the h202 made the wax swell."
Ted from Thailand: "I have never ever recommended the use of Hydrogen peroxide in the ears. Yes H2O2 works very well, but not by the ear. It works best when taken internally. Especially when you also add a small amount of vinegar. (It becomes peracetic acid, which is great medicine against SARS - sars don't like acid). For me the most efficient way to get H2O2 into my system without doing dubious things such as IV is to slosh or spray 3% H2O2 on my arms, legs, feet, hands, neck, chest and back. It is much more efficient than putting them in your ears. Of course if you want to get rid of ear wax using H2O2 this is o.k. but not as a cold prevention. A cold prevention or viral outbreak would have been much more effective to use it via mouth wash and putting on skin. Simple reason: your body's skin have the largest areas for H2O2 absorption. H2O2 gets absorbed through the skin quite more efficiently than the intestinal tract, but intestinal tract is also important to take some H2O2 to clear up the pathogens. By the way, viruses also get absorbed through the skin this way to by actions of Langerhan's cells, which unfortunately goes directly to the lymph system and destroys your immune system just the same. To prevent tricky viruses, use H2O2 frequently on the skin. It prevents such from destroying your most prized possession of your body necessary to maintain health your immune system. My favorite way to rid of pathogens, at least no. 1 is to slosh my mouth (after brushing teeth WITHOUT fluoride) using 3% H2O2. I now do this every day. Foams just come shooting out, just to show you how much bacteria I have. I will not recommend anyone doing 3% just start with 0.5-1% H2O2 and once you get use to it you can work yourself up as best as you see fit. A majority of people are much more sensitive than me therefore please lean on the safe side. I am not totally successful in killing of pathogens with a clear rate of success, but H2O2 is the best I have seen so far."Replies
05/12/2008: Dr. C. Miller from Minneapolis, Minnesota replies: "Please do A VERY THOROUGH research for the truth - before posting any untruth, half truth or unguided opinion to influence others either knowingly or un-knowingly. Lets clarify one point here - The body does hydrate, dehydrate and detox thru its largest organ the skin with a tremendous surface area. That does not make the ears any less important to treat with hydrogen peroxide. There is overwhelming evidence that colds, flu & virus do enter the body thru the ears. Some postings are from individuals who are either new to this or are convinced there personal experience or opinion is correct although contrary to most and that is ok. Caution is needed as some who visit this site and read what is posted are willing to try everything and some others are afraid to try anything - and to you I say please do your research as if you were going to treat your own beautiful newborn baby before you type as though your words wont matter to anyone. Please study all of the information for yourself first - you must make educated decisions and it is imperative that you educate yourself first before taking foolhardy advice posted on the web from around the world.
This is a great site with great information readily available and with personal experiences too and those are powerful but when hundreds are saying that the ears are the best way to kill a cold and many have this wonderful result, but two of you have a contrary opinion one because he really felt the pain of the infection he had and the other just thinks the skin is a larger surface area but is also afraid of the iv treatment - we dont need to hear it.... We need facts...what was the problem/symptom, what did you do, what was the dose, what was the before and after. THIS WAS NOT STATED TO MAKE ANYONE FEEL BAD OR ACCUSE ANYONE. THERE ARE DANGERS WITH EVERYTHING AND UNLESS YOU ARE UNDER THE CARE OF A DOCTOR WHO PRACTICES IN THIS AREA YOU CANNOT BE TOO CAREFUL - IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO REGAIN A MEASURE OF HEALTH ONCE YOU DESTROY IT.
Peace and Blessings to all may you find health and happiness and always speak positively and be optimistic about yourself and others."
06/25/2008: William from Fresno, CA replies: "There is a lot of talk here about virus' performing all sorts of acrobats and warfare against humans by mysteriously entering the body from thin air. Lets first get it straight that viruses are genomes, genomes are dead cell matter produced by dying cells. If you want to know what dead cells up to these days, just visit your local cemetary. They don't enter thru your ears or skin. They're DEAD, incapable of launching any tactic, incapable of conceiving the things they are 'reproted' to do. They are the 21st century "demons to be cast out". Get real people, the virus's start inside you and what you really have is too much death when you are sick, H2O2 assists and fortifies your body's natural ability to rid itself of the death (aka virus). WE NEED OXYGEN TO CARRY AWAY THE DEAD CELLS TO THE APPROPRIATE RELIEF PASSAGES TO DETOXIFY WITH MINIMAL TO NO ADVERSE REACTION TO THE PROCESS. Another helpful healer is to stop or reduce the amount of poison you are subjecting yourself to."
12/12/2011: Agnieszka from Springtown, Pa replies: "Ted, I just bought HP-food grade-35% and want to cure my candida with, how should I dilute that, somehow cannot find trustworthy info about it?"
09/29/2012: Ben from Kc, Mo,usa replies: "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 open."
Colds, Sinus Infections
[YEA] 11/03/2011: Gary from Granite Falls, N.c.: "I saw your article and the warning "do not spray in nose". I do. I have been doing so for almost three years and I have only had one very minor cold since. Before that I has sinus infection after sinus infection. I used to use half and half saline nose spray with peroxide, now I just use 3% peroxide. If I feel the slightest cold symptom (congestion, that funny taste, ect) I use it three to six times daily and usually kill the cold before I start feeling bad. The last little cold I got was because I hadn't done my regular one or twice a week regimen for about a month. Everyone who I have told about this and actually tried it has had some positive results with no negative results yet."
11/02/2010: Gail from Green Bay, Wi, United States: "Can I combine Hydrogen Peroxide with Essiac Tea which is also supposed to be taken on an empty stomach? The tea is not strained, so it's about 1/3 sediment."