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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

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Posted by Solunas (Western, MA)

This article indicates that hydrogen peroxide increases in the early stages of disease which would seem to verify that H2O2 is a major if not THE major defense system in the body. Hydrogen peroxide may be disease indicator ATLANTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have, for the first time, imaged hydrogen peroxide in animals as an early indicator of disease. http://www.sciencedaily.com...

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
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People would really get confused in some cases on various articles saying whether H2O2 is good or bad, or acidity is good or bad.

It the same thing with apple cider vinegar thing where the alkalinity increases before the body gets sick. However, some people interpret this to mean that the body "likes acidity" not alkalinity. The truth actually unfolds that bacteria, viruses, and fungus persists whenever pH are more acid than healthy cells where the pH is below 7 while the healthy cells persists in 7.3 - 7.5.

It is the same with the story of Hydrogen peroxide, bacteria, fungus and viruses that is bubbled or stored in milk box containers, where THEY DON'T SPOIL and can be kept almost indefinitely whenever a low concentration of H2O2 is stored in foods. White blood cells uses H2O2 as a defense system, and I have time and time again managed to avoid fever by taking either H2O2 drops or aspirin. Few would really know that aspirin dissolved in a glass of water or 1/2 glass of water, where a low concentration of acetyl salicylic acid (chemical name of aspirin) actually dissolves the virus, pneumonia virus, viral cancer, tiny mycoplasma, infinitely many more easily than LARGER HEALTHY cells. The reason I know this was during my free time in laboratory class in microbiology that I get a chance to play with all those ideas when I was a college students - which obviously wasn't helpful in getting good grades, but it did help save my own health several times on that account alone. It would seem that acetyl salicylic acid works best in a buffered alkaline solution which would discourage such microbial growth, while the antioxidant activities of vitamin C for example were found to be helpful biochemically against such viral growth in itself.

For me the basis of microbiology principles are simple and straightforward but they make it unnecessarily complicated by also implying that an increase in white blood cells accompanies a major diseases. When in fact white blood cells are the body's major defense system and such defense system were not strong enough in a person whose immune system are already weakened. The same might also be said about alkalinity and peroxide.

It is my personal feelings that some of academic institutions are putting out misinformation so the public can be overdependent on the conventional medicine dogma.

Genital Herpes

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Posted by Nicole (New York) on 02/13/2014

Hello dear Ted, I would like to ask your help about the Hydrogen peroxide. I was diagnosed with HSV2 last year, I read about the internal use of HP. I have been drinking it, 3% food grade HP almost for three months, with half dl distilled water 3times a day, 10 drops each time. Is this the best way to use it? I still always have outbreaks, more than I used to.. Could this be the healing crisis? or it just doesn't work for me? :( I need your advice what is the best way to use it to kill this disgusting virus. Thank you very much.

Genital Herpes
Posted by Ali (Jacksonville, Fl) on 09/13/2009
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Adding diluted Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide to a pitcher of ice tea has been a God Send. I was devasted when I tested positive about 7 yrs. ago. I never had a severe case and outbreaks were pretty infrequent but it was more the embarrassment than the discomfort that lead me to find a solution. The lysine did not work at all for me. But to my utter amazement and relief the FGHP did! It has been about 3 years since I started adding it and I have not had an "occurrence" since...not one full blown outbreak!!! Although I have felt like it was going to happen due to fatigue or sore legs or a pain in my stomach but then I would make an effort to ingest more of the FDHP than normal which seemed to stop the potential onset in its tracks. Please try this and be careful...read the directions and dilute properly. All I can say is it REALLY worked. I think I might get tested during my next wellness visit to see if it's gone....fingers crossed!

Replied by Sam
(Dubai, Uae)

To Ali from Jacksonville, FL

can you please tell us, what are the directions for use and how do we delute properly ? is there a link where I can read more about how to use the FGHP? can we use it internaly and externaly ? would really appreciate your help .


Replied by Kimmi
(Park City-wichita, Ks)

How on EARTH can you tolerate the taste of even 8 drops of h202 in 8 oz. of water?? I just tried it & thought I was gonna hurl everything I've eaten since 1972! That has to be the worst tasting substance ever! Is there some way I can disguise the taste?? I really would like to try this. I was diagnosed way back in 1997 with HS2, but never having had a "real" outbreak, I truly wondered if I had been misdiagnosed.. And since I've always had cold sores, I wondered if I would have tested positive, anyway. Not sure on that...

So now I've had my first full-blown OB.. And I am NOT amused. I actually thought I had a yeast infection, because at first all it was was intense itching. Got some Monostat 2, used it once, and OMG had the WORST reaction ever.. It felt like someone had poured kerosene inside me (along with itching powder! ) and lit a match to my vajayjay. I thought I was going to have to go to the ER. Worst $15. I ever begged my husband to spend on me! Threw that junk away. Wasn't til today I realized what that itching was, and only because I also got that familiar tingling sensation... (hadn't had any sort of "incident" since 2004, and that was just a pinprick-sized bump that tingled but that never amounted to anything worse).
At any rate, would love to know how some of you disguise that God-awful taste, so I could try this therapy, too... thanks so much, and you guys rock!

P.S.-- Can I also use H202 on the vaginal opening, as well as the labia, as long as I don't get it IN me? I don't want to hurt my tender bits. :P Thanks!

Replied by ella

Any updates? Problem the virus sheds all the time. Do you think it cured you?

Genital Herpes
Posted by Joe (Albuquerque, NM) on 09/05/2008
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Soaking in a bath up to your waist with a cup of peroxide has helped in stopping genital herpes outbreaks for me, when you feel the onset of an outbreak.

Genital Herpes
Posted by Joanne (Taos, New Mexico) on 07/19/2008
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I suffered greatly from genital herpes on a regular basis until I tried hydrogen peroxide. I was in the painful blister stage when I first tried it, and applied H2O2 with a cotton ball to the area, almost "scubbing" the blisters down because they were so painful and the area was so itchy. Miracle of miracles--it relieved the pain and itch almost immediately, and the next day the problem was reduced by 95%.

Now if I have an outbreak I usually ignore it until it gets uncomfortable, then apply the H202. It seems to be most effective when blisters have formed or are at least beginning, but I have also found I could prevent it from reaching that point by applying earlier.

Knowing that it is easy to fix once it gets worse, I usually can't be bothered to get out the hydrogen peroxide until it gets annoying. I don't pass on the chocolate or other foods that cause breakouts either anymore. I hope you will try it and that it will be a miracle for you as it has been for me.


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Posted by Victoria (San Diego, CA) on 07/17/2009
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H202 cured my Periodontal Disease

After finding this site I started using the remedies on some of my health issues. I started rinsing and swishing with hydrogen peroxide daily. At first I wasn't used to the froth and the after-smell (for lack of a better term) so I took a capful. After I got used to it, and perhaps some of the resident bacteria was diminished, I started taking a full swig. I found this to be better because it didn't foam up as fast and got more parts of my mouth.

Well, my teeth began turning white and when I went to the dentist recently he was shocked to see my condition of periodontal diseased gums completely reversed. He asked what I had been doing and if I had been flossing more and I told him I wasn't flossing at all but was rinsing with H202. He said he knew about it but didn't recommend it to patients as it kills the friendly bacteria. However, he seemed very pleased with my results and said I was 100% improved and though the tiny loss of gums I had suffered wouldn't grow back, everything else was reversed. I'm definately not worried about losing some friendly bacteria in my mouth for its far worse to have enemy bacteria eating your teeth, gums and causing havoc. Besides, I've been drinking Kombucha 3 x daily which is supposed to supply loads of probiotics.

This turnaround in my mouth is truly amazing because I have struggled with this problem for 15 years and I was able to get it in a mild state, but never get rid of it. I am very happy to report my success with h2o2 and the awesome additional benefit of whitening my teeth without expensive whitening systems.

Replied by Holly
(Los Angeles, Usa)

WARNING!!! I'm sure this works great, but you MUST dilute the HP before you put it in your mouth. Stupid here read this post and decided to take a swig of 3% HP. It felt like my teeth were cracking apart and being pulled out. Excruciating. Told myself I was an idiot, tried it again (after rinsing mouth with water and checking that my teeth were still in place) with a capful in 8oz. That was fine.

Posted by Lucy (Racine, WI) on 01/14/2007
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Thanks so much for the suggestions. Me and my husband use 3% h2o2in the ear whenever we feel the onset of a cold or flu. We have not had a cold in two years since using this method. Before my husband would get a flu that would keep him from work for 2-3 days in a week but no more. I had intestinal issues (loose stools). Went to Dr. diagnosed with IBS. Next went to homeopath. took saliva test, had sensitivity to wheat change eating habits improved but still loose stools frequently. This transpired over a year. After finding this site and reading about h2o2 had the courage to try h20s internally. I started with 5 drops in distilled water, the goal was three times a day I usually hit twice a day. By the tenth day my stools were consistently solid and well formed. It has now been over a month since the big improvement for me. Even when I eat wheat I do not get bloated or have the loose stools hardly ever. I still try to stay away from a lot of wheat but I now am the proud producer of solid log like stools!

Replied by Tom
(Kansas City, Missouri)

I'm wondering if the hydrogen peroxide used for IBS was the 3% or the food grade?

Posted by Samuel (Florissant, MO) on 11/27/2006
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I have used hydrogen peroxide for more than 40 years. My first encounter was from my dentist. I had the trench mouth and he told me to gargle with hydrogen peroxide. I have been using ever since. I would really like more information on hydrogen peroxide uses.

EC: Trench mouth is a painful form of gingivitis. The term "trench mouth" comes from WWI, when painful bacterial infection and ulceration of the gums was common among soldiers.

Posted by Teresa (Elk River, MN) on 06/27/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen Peroxide cures gingivitis and prevents plaque formation.


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Posted by Calgary1979 (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 03/06/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Long story short... Add 5 or 6 drops of H2O2 to one glass of water everyday. Long story starts here.

I am generally a healthy person, but I've had gout since my High School days. It comes and it goes. My dad has also had gout for a number of years. It is the same for both of us. It comes, we stop drinking beer, cut out red meat and take some of the prescribed pills from a doctor and then it comes back in 4 - 6 months when we start drinking beer and eating red meat. I was diagnosed with Cancer a few years ago (long story, gone now, all's good) but a friend of mine recommeded I start taking H2O2. He said it will help get rid of the cancer and help with general health. I didn't really look into it until after I was given a clean bill of health, and came back to work and started talking to this friend again. He had this H2O2 at work and would add 4 or 5 drops of it to his morning glass of water. I got on board and starting doing the same, but not all the time. I'd go months with out taking it, and then I'd remember oh I should take it. So off and on for a year I was taking H2O2. On one of my "off" cycles I had a brutal case of gout. I just wanted to cut my foot off to make the pain go away. I was mad, the pills took too long to kick in(days), so I decided to try the H2O2. Took it every morning 3 days in a row. After the first day the pain was still there but not as bad, by the third day the pain was gone.

Gum Sensitivity

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Posted by Karen (Iselin, NJ) on 03/04/2007
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I started rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide 3% and noticed a difference within a couple of days!! I don't know if it stopped the gums from receding but it sure took the sensitivity away. I would definitely recommend trying. I rinse a small amount twice then rinse with water once a day. I don't even do it everyday and I haven't had any pain

Replied by Sylvia
(Ozark, Missouri, USA)
5 out of 5 stars

I just found this site and read this reply and wanted to add that I use the peroxide to brush my teeth. First I wash out my mouth with the peroxide, then spit the peroxide on my brush and then brush away. I make sure I don't swallow any. Sometime I will do the same thing with the mouthwash that is supposed to stop plaque build up and then use the peroxide again.

Gum Sensitivity
Posted by Liz (Killeen, Texas) on 04/26/2006
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For years, when I get sensitive gums, bleeding or otherwise inflamed, I rinse my mouth with HP. After the rinse I also brush my tongue while the HP is still bubbling in my mouth. Mouth sores disappear in about a couple of days.

H202 and Lugol's Iodine

Posted by Sandra (South Africa) on 05/23/2014

I am taking 3% hydrogen peroxide for my throat. I read that it cancels out lugol's iodine. Can I still take iodine separately so that it is not cancelled out by the peroxide treatment ie. take it a few hours later in the day?

H2O2 and Antibiotics

Posted by Danielle (Abbotsford , B.C. Canada) on 03/19/2013

Looking for an answer to the hydrogen peroxide and antibiotics question... My boyfriend and I recently started taking H2O2 six days ago... His doctor prescribed him antibiotics for the symptoms he has (Chronic fatigue, cracking joints, arthritis, weak muscles). They haven't diagnosed him with anything yet (he's gone to several doctors, none have known what is wrong). Anyways, just want to know if it is safe to take both at the same time. Not for three hours before or one hour after taking h202 of course. Thanks so much!

H2O2 and Crowns

Posted by Susan In San Francisco (San Francisco, Ca, Usa) on 12/12/2010

Hi Ted - I haven't seen any reference to drinking Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) and having a mouth full of crowns (I have gold and porcelain). I saw your response regarding braces, tho. Can I drink H202 with crowns? If not, would using a glass straw be ok (keeping the water/H202 at the back of my mouth)? Thank you so very much.

Replied by Self

If diluted enough, H2O2 should not be too much of an issue (e.g. 0.5 to 1% or less). If you want to be safe, you can use a glass straw. I enjoy mine. Also if you are regularly taking chelating agents (e.g. Apple cider vinegar, green tea, cilantro, EDTA) and taking magnesium (which helps prevent against heavy metal toxicity) this should further help.