Hydrogen Peroxide
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Hydrogen Peroxide as a Natural Remedy: Benefits and Precautions


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Posted by Victoria (San Diego, CA) on 07/17/2009

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

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

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

Hydrogen Peroxide cures gingivitis and prevents plaque formation.


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Posted by Calgary1979 (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 03/06/2012

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

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)

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

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?

H202 Warnings

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Posted by Mike (La., US) on 04/02/2015


This article is inhumanly stupid. Does NO ONE here understand that oxidation doesn't refer to oxygen? It refers to an atom's / molecule's tendency to donate electrons to make bonds.

When it says that peroxide is oxidative, that means that it is reactive, aka it goes into your body and reacts with whatever is near it. It doesn't specifically target cancer or parasites or germs or anything else that is implied in this article. It works like free radicals and participates in reactions that shouldn't happen in a biological system.

in short, don't ingest hydrogen peroxide since it causes cancer

Replied by Andrew

Hi, yes, h202 is a strong oxidant, but if you have read William Campbell's book reviewing over 6000 scientific studies, you would have known this:

(1) Our human cells have lots of catalase, and this enzyme decomposes h202 right away when the chemical enters the body, releasing oxygen and water.

(2) Also, the h202 stimulates the enzymatic system in the body to produce many more times oxygen than that released by the intake of h202 alone.

(3) Read more brother on the scientific studies behind h202 in the body, and do not just use logic and frighten the masses with your chemistry knowledge of h202 being a powerful corrosive oxidant.

(4) But you are right in your logic for some animals though. Some domestic animals have low catalase in their bodies and will die quickly if they drink even a bit of 3 percent h202.

Read the book and find out which animals. Do your homework.


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.

H2O2 and Medications

Posted by Marie Rough (Johannesburg, Rep Of South Africa) on 01/27/2013

I am on the following medication: Warfarin, Vasomil (Heart Arithmia) Prexim (blood pressure-High)water tablets and the Oxygen Machine (Emphasemia) will I be able to use the oxygen cure?

Replied by Henry

Taking hydrogen peroxide orally. Also taking blood thinners. Wonder if that is O.K.

H2O2 and Medications
Posted by Nay (Sacramento, Ca, Usa) on 05/18/2011

I am thinking about starting H2O2 therapy. I do not have any major health issues; however, I do have high cholesterol. I have to take Lipitor 10mg. I tried to change my diet and still my cholesterol goes up if I stop taking Lipitor. I do not want to stay on medication for whole life (at least that is the motivation for me to go through H2O2 therapy)

I purchased 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, and also downloaded some instruction on dosage and process for the therapy.

My questions:

1) Do I still continue to take Lipitor while I am on cleansing process of therapy?

2) Do I continue to take other supplements like Slow release Niacin, multi vitamins, Omega-3 etc, while I am on cleansing process of therapy and after?

3) What is the effect on heart? Do I continue with regular workout? And if yes, do I have to wait for any time before or after drinking water with H2O2?


Replied by WYNN

Cholesterol is not a bad thing, the cholesterol panic was designed to sell statins. Your own body produces cholesterol so don't freak out. Eating eggs does not increase your levels, junk science at its best.

H2O2 and Medications
Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 05/03/2011

i had a hip replment (titainium) 6 weeks ago. I also have neuropathic pain, fybromyalgia, arthritis(osteo) I am also on oxycodoene slow release(which give me terrible calf pains,) and oynorm instantainious release. I am also taking alpha lipolic acid, 300 mg's 2 times a day b1(belmofontaine) 2 times a day, organic cracked wall chorella, 5 tabs 2 times a day, and a organic vit and mineral with food and subtilingual b12. I drink distilled water, eat organic produce, was also taking b100 complex, but stopped as the amount of methyl colbamaine(vit b 12) would have been too high. The pain meds give me constipation and annal fissures, haemeroids, and splits up my butt crack. The doc gave me latoloose for the constipation and cream and suppositories for fissures and piles but the pain when I open my bowels and bleeding is agony! I also have asthma and want to try nebulising the food grade h202 in distilled water, but am freaked out that the meds, and supplements may be too much, and the h202 may effect my hip replacement! I also have thrush, but don't want to use a fungicide on top of every thing else! I'M also worried that I may be doing more harm than good taking all the other stuff. Please can Ted or anyone help me out? thanks x x x

Replied by Scorpioempress
(Ridgecrest, Ca)

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Replied by Andrea C
(Cardiff, Wales)

Thanks Scorpioempress for your reply x will certainly check out the info you suggessted love Andrea C X X X

H2O2 and Medications
Posted by Roberta (Gouldsboro, Pa) on 04/21/2011

I wonder if you or any of your readers know if food grain hydrogen peroxide will interfere with any medications for diabetics. My husband is diabetic and takes metformin and actos and now recently started taking food grain hydrogen peroxide. Will that affect his diabetic medication?

Replied by Ali
(Swansea, Wales, Uk)

Although this is quite a bit out of date, I will respond for the benefit of others.

It seems that HP can help regulate blood sugar levels, so for those on oral medication it may help to make the medication more effective, reduce the level of the dose or even remove the need for it completely.

Just keep monitoring the blood sugar levels, eat generally low-carb for good health anyway, and you might over time just find that you are no longer classed as diabetic!