Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Remedies

Last Modified on Aug 22, 2014

What Is Coccidioidomycosis?

Somewhat of an epidemic in southwestern locations including Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and northwestern Mexico, coccidioidomycosis, is a fungal disease initiated by infection-causing coccidioides. More commonly known as valley fever, the infection also goes by several other names – California disease, desert rheumatism, and Joaquin valley fever. As is suggested by the various names, the infection is typically associated with dry, arid areas that are subject to high soil use and disruption.

The first signs of the disease often include fever, chest pain, and coughing; however, several other symptoms can also develop. Additional symptoms include chills, night sweats, headache, fatigue, achy joints, and a red skin rash. The rash associated with valley fever begins as a red, spotted, bumpy development that then turns brown. Minus the rash, the other symptoms identified with valley fever mimic flu like symptoms and may range from minor to severe.

Valley fever is caused by fungi– Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii – that are particularly prevalent in the southwest. These fungi thrive in arid desert soils and remain dormant through especially dry spells, forming mold with long filaments. The filaments break off and become airborne spores as the rains come and soil is disrupted. Infection is caused by inhaling the particles only; it cannot be spread from person to person. Once inside the lungs, the spores reproduce, extending the cycle of the disease.

Valley Fever/Coccidioidomycosis Remedies

As coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection, treatment must be focused on eradicating the fungus in the body. Several natural treatments are especially effective for removing fungus and any other toxins from the body. A regimen of hydrogen peroxide taken orally for an extended period of time cleanses the body and remedies valley fever. Additional options include herbs, such as mullein leaf tea and turmeric, and anti-fungal oils, including extra virgin coconut oil and oil of oregano. Detoxing the body is the most important factor for treating valley fever and can be achieved using any of these natural options.

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Hydrogen Peroxide   1  0   

Posted by Roxanne (Las Vegas, Nv) on 12/26/2007

re: valley fever/coccidiomycosis -- I heard that a food grade peroxide will cure one from Valley Fever.

Replied by Jessica
Tulare, CA

Please tell me how you used the Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide to cure the Valley Fever! Thank You!
Replied by Estherfaith
Los Angeles, Ca

There is a book on Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide that we use. It gives the doses. My husband drank it to FINALLY get rid of his psoriasis. I used drank it so I could FINALLY get rid of my anemia. My body was then able to see the iron and restore my immune system. I am now even able to donate blood.
Replied by Dgoddess
Phoenix, Az

[YEA]   Use food grade hydrogen peroxide. Start with less if you feel fragile or very sick with candida, cancer etc start with 1 drop!!! Also reduce if feeling effects too strongly. Please ask your Dr. if this is right for you, suggest a Naturpath or Homeopath.

Always use with 8oz distilled water.

1st day, use 9 drops (3 drops 3x a day)

all 3x a day in 3rds so for 12 drops 4drops@ at time

2nd day 12

3rd day 15

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for more serious complaints stay at 25 drops 3x a day for 1-3 weeks until resolved. May take 1-6 mos.

when free of complaints taper off by 25 drops once every other day 4x

25 drops every 3rd day for 2 weeks

25 drops once every fourth day for 3 weeks

Valley Fever Facts   0  0   

Posted by Melinda (Tucson, Arizona) on 09/10/2013

Hello everyone, I just wanted to add a post to the Valley Fever section, and remind people to PLEASE research valley fever BEFORE posting misinformation. Firstly, VF has NOTHING to do with people's diets! Here are some facts from

..."Coccidioidomycosis was first discovered in the early 1890's in Domingo Ezcurra, an Argentinean soldier. Some pathologists believed his skin conditions were the result of cancer. After tissue biopsies his illness was thought to resemble the protozoan coccidia, often found in chickens. To this day the name of coccidioidomycosis still represents this early misdiagnosis. The Ezcurra case was followed for eleven years and he ultimately died of his illness.

By 1900 coccidioidomycosis was established as a fungal disease. After an outbreak in the 1930's in the San Joaquin Valley of California, this disease was given its nickname “San Joaquin Valley Fever, ” often shortened further to “Valley Fever. ” The disease threatened national security during World War II when thousands of American soldiers became sickened while training in the Southwest. It even affects our military today -- as seen during a 2002 Navy Seal training exercise in California when 45% of the squad fell ill. There is still no cure for coccidioidomycosis and no vaccine.

Once a person or animal has contracted Valley Fever, the infection remains for life. Even if you were infected but lucky enough for your infection to become dormant, there is a risk that the disease can activate or reactivate at any time in your life to require surgeries, cause chronic illness, and possibly result in death.

If your doctor refuses to listen to you or to look at new information, we suggest you may wish to find another physician. A doctor's ego is not as important as your health.

Read much more here:

I have not been able to get diagnosed yet, but I believe both my husband (a disabled veteran) and I have VF, I respond well to vitamin C and Protease, as well as heavy baking soda/hot water baths to help rash/skin issues-but the BC does NOT always help, and I have to use ALOT. Experienced some relief from Bronners tea tree soap previously for skin issues, may try this again.

I cannot believe how many people are really in the dark about VF, I hope if you post this it will open alot more eyes to it's seriousness, as I quite possibly feel the worst I have in my life from VF. Best wishes to all== Ty. Melinda

Replied by Tom
Fort Worth, Texas

Hello Melinda: I've come upon what I thought was a mold infection before but not positively diagnosed as such. Used Colloidal Silver and saw improvement.

I went to your suggested site, Valley Fever Survivor, and that site said there was no cure to the mold infection. I read all the posts here under "Valley Fever" and no one suggested CS, so that's why I suggest it; just to let folks know CS is renown as not only an anti viral, anti bacterial but also an ANTI FUNGAL.

To kill something throughout the whole body the CS would have to be taken for months if not the better part of a year to wipe it out.

Also a popular TV host named Doug Kaughman, I believe is his name, has a show on nutrition but mainly focuses on fungal issues; the show is called "Know the Cause" and he says lots of health issues are fungal related. The show discusses cures to fungal infections and a lot of it is on his diet that apparently is effective.

Valley Fever Remedies   0  0   

Posted by David (Mesa, Az) on 03/05/2014

I am a winter visitor to the area and appear to have valley fever. I am waiting on the confirmation of blood tests. What homeopathic treatments could benefit?

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa

Dear David,

I would try high doses of vitamin C. You really would want to take it to bowel tolerance. Liposomal Vitamin C might be easier to get lots in your system.

4 capsules of turmeric three times a day would be good.

3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Coconut oil would be good, also. Taken at the same time as the turmeric will increase the effectiveness of the turmeric.

If you are coughing, colloidal silver in a nebulizer would be excellent. Try 3 ml of 10ppm 4 times a day. More often would be fine if you find it helpful.

Mullein Leaf tea, 3 mugs a day would also be helpful.

I hope you feel better soon!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Katy

How much C for Valley Fever? I have 1000 mg of sustained release. Also have 370 mg of turmeric. How many of those per day?
Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Katy,

Vitamin C needs can vary from person to person. When you are sick you need lots more. You can take it to bowel tolerance, which just means take it until you begin to get diarrhea and then cut back a bit. When I am fighting something, I take as much as 5, 000mg at a time several times a day. You could try 1, 000mg every hour or two and see how you do.

When using Turmeric for sickness, one teaspoon three times a day is great. If you have capsules, that is usually 4-5 capsules. So, yes, you end up taking up to 15 a day.

Turmeric works best taken with some fat and a little bit of black pepper. Sounds odd. But you could take your capsules with some milk and add a bit of pepper to it. If you end up getting some turmeric spice from an international market or health food store (good places to get it in bulk.) you can put a teaspoon of the turmeric and some pepper into some whole milk. I don't care for it that way. I do find that taking it mixed with veggies (mostly cucumber) in the blender masks the taste quite nicely.

I hope you feel better soon!

~Mama to Many~


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