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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

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Posted by Otosan_04 (Diamond Bar, Ca) on 06/04/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Four months ago I went to visit my friend and out of blue he mention about this hydrogen peroxide first I was sceptic and I start checking it online and when I visit him again he gave me small bottle that he pre-mixed from a food grade that he bought online, I went home and still scare to use it... Before I went to bed I took a small part and gargle and inhaling the bubbles and still scare to ingest but the next morning no bad breath and no body ache... Mmm from then I start spraying it to my mouth just every morning and night. I never felt this good and strenght when I was in the 20's I'm 47 now and I feel wonderful , no more stuffy nose in morning and no body ache...... PS before I was to afraid to make love w/ my wife because every time we do it the next day I'm too sore and cannot even move but now the young man is back

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Posted by Peter (Slate Hill, Ny) on 07/21/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Had been using h202 after showers, would pat dry then spray on h202 and air dry then from my hand pat some on my face.

My allergies were annoying: scratchy throat, itchy ears, nose and eyes throughout the summer.

One day I sprayed h202 liberally on my face with my eyes closed but not squeezed tight, in my ears (not too close), up my nose (not too close), behind the ears, in my throat, on top of my head (will dye hair) and neck. Then I rubbed it all over my head and face so the beaded h202 droplets would blend and cover my entire head/neck area.

Within minutes the itching stopped and not returned. I am retired so I do this several times a day because it feels good on a hot summer day, keeps me squeaky clean and my skin is looking better and tighter than younger men, especially around the eyes which were puffy and old looking, especially in summer.

Lately I've taken to spraying even more liberally around the eyes and allowing some of the h202 to seep into the eyes and my eyes feel stronger than they have in years. It burns somewhat like Visine does but I am not recommending shooting it directly into your eye, but merely some excess. The first spray in the a.m. I follow up ten minutes later with eye/saline solution cleansing to rinse any mucous out that h202 may have dislodged. It could be my imagination but those black dots and squiggly things on the eye surface seem to be lightening or disappearing, and I'll know for sure in time.

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Posted by Mike (Hendersonville, Nc) on 03/06/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen peroxide, 35% food grade - three drops in 8ozs water cured many ailments by oxygenizing my blood more. Stopped all joint pain, stomach and back pain gone, healed!

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Posted by Dragoncloud 888 (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom) on 01/26/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Due to the fact that store bought Hydrogen Peroxide has stabilisers in it I decided to use food grade 35%.

The first thing I noticed is that it seems to be stronger than store bought 3% even when diluted to 3%. So I now only use it from 1%-1.5% (22:1)only.

I am an ex-smoker of 1 month, and would not recommend that smokers use the inhalation method in the back of the throat as smokers have usually done quite a lot of damage to their lungs, not to mention oxidising the 4000 odd chemicals lodged in their lungs, whereas people who have never smoked have a better chance of benefiting by using this method.

I tried this method for three days and found that I had all the benefits of clearness of mind and more energy, but the downside was odd pains in my chest. I then tried using saline solution that you can buy from a chemist (I.V.drip clear bottle) and made up my 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide with this.

This felt a lot better and seemed to buffer the Hydrogen Peroxide, but I still had a slight uncomfortable feeling in my lungs so decided to use a nebuliser (1 drop to 90 drops water). I loaded my nasal inhaler with just pure saline solution before I nebulised, sprayed directly into my lungs (8 squirts) so as to coat them with some kind of buffer and to hydrate them.

Then I Nebulised for 5 minutes and felt absolutely amazing afterward. I have done this twice a day for three days and feel very comfortable with this method. I have had a very strong flu like virus that gave me a very bad cough for 6 weeks with yellow then green mucus but the Hydrogen Peroxide has cleared it all away.

I also had been snoring heavily for the last two years and this has completely stopped, and only after two days!

Thank you Earth clinic and everybody for planting the seeds to better health for everyone.

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Posted by R. A. (Olympia, Wa) on 11/15/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I am careful about what I put into my body. However, I purchased a food grade Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) and diluted it to a 3% solution. I put one to four drops into my gentle sea-salt water solution with my neti pot to wash my nasal passages. (I have read that others might use 7 or 8 drops.) Because this is a very mild dosage, there are no side effects--only a pleasant clarity and relaxation as I breathe throughout the day.

I also use 3% hydrogen peroxide in a saltwater/soda solution to gargle and wash my mouth after brushing my teeth. I do not get sick with flus or viruses.

I will not purchase a nasal spray container and "dump the contents." However, I WILL purchase a small "spray bottle/mister to keep with me throughout the day, and to use as Bill recommends: for alertness, to combat viruses, and a pleasant side effect that no one has mentioned --to help breath odor. I will let you know how it goes.

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Posted by Terry (Aloha, Oregon/ Usa) on 09/05/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have had some bad breath and chronic fatigue for quite a few years. I was just trying everything I could think of . The doctors were of no use. I used a cap full of drug store hydrogen peroxide to brush my tongue. I was pleasantly surprised to find my chronic fatigue was greatly reduced in just days. I have only been using it for about three weeks. I recently got some food grade which I reduced to 3%. I am going to start taking it by spray since I have asthma. The asthma seems a bit better just from the little bit I have used to brush my tongue. Oh yeah , the first night It was hard to go to sleep. I didn't know that this is a common effect.

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Posted by Carol (Fullerton, CA) on 06/11/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking H202 about two weeks ago because of a number of health problems: sinus infection, chronic earache, frequent headaches and bronchitis, yeast infection and weird, unexplained nerve pains in various parts of my legs. I figured it couldn't hurt as I had so many problems that kept reoccurring for so long, I was willing to try anything.

I've been using the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (without stabilizers) from Wal-Mart and CVS and have been trying various different methods over the last two weeks which include:

3 drops H202 in full glass of distilled water 2-3 times daily; inhalation; sinus flush; gargling; couple drops H202 in each ear; douching and baths with one pint of H202. Of course, I didn't do all in the same day, but would try one method one day and another method another day, however always had at least two glasses of distilled water with 3 drops H202 at least twice daily.

At first, I noticed that whenever I would drink the water/H202 solution, my temperature would go up to a low-grade fever which made me suspect it was activating my immune system to fight my health problems. After two weeks, I'm thrilled to report that my sinus infection appears to be gone as is the chronic ear pain in my right ear, no more bronchitis or headaches and the mysterious nerve pain in my legs is gone as well as the yeast infection symptoms. Yea!!! I'm sooo happy! In addition to that, I have lots more energy and can think a lot clearer than before which is another blessing for me.

I plan on continuing with the 3 drops per glass of water on a daily basis to maintain my new-found good health.

- Carol

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Posted by Patricia (Jersey City, NJ) on 05/04/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My husband and I have been using Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide for about 3 weeks according to the per day instructions on the bottle: 1st week, 1/4 tsp in 32 oz water; 2nd week 1/2 tsp/32 oz water; 3rd week 3/4 tsp/32 oz water; 4th week 1 tsp/32 oz water, etc. and drink 8 oz water 4x a day. We have a water ionizer and so mix the solution in anti-oxidant water. We're aso taking virgin coconut oil 1 tblsp per day I've experienced nail and hair growth, and decreased blood pressure. Also my grey hair is turning dark again. My question is this: is the ionized water ok for mixing the peroxide? So far, so good, but we don't want to have any adverse effects. Ionized water is good in itself, but are we overdoing it?

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Posted by Wayne (Santa Clara, CA) on 04/11/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I've been using 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide for some time now. I bought a quart and it came with the dropper bottle. I simply used a small funnel and filled the bottle with about 1 ounce of the 35% liquid and followed the protocol as outlined by Dr. Williams (his articles are posted on the internet). I started with 6 drops in a 16 oz. bottle of water (he recommends distilled water which is much cheaper). Then I added two drops a day as recommended.

The H2O2 far exceeded expectations! I recovered much faster from my running and tennis and my endurance and stamina are way higher than before. The morning stuffiness, runny nose, etc. are gone-no allergies. This is amazing stuff and I'm telling all my friends!


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Posted by Nicole (Woodstock, IL) on 10/29/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Suffering from sinus infections, colds and headaches chronically lead me to try drinking 35% hydrogen peroxide mixed with juice three times daily. I started by adding 1 drop of 35% peroxide to an 8oz drink and have increased by one drop each day. Thus far I have only made it to 13 drops per drink and have noticed that my headaches have lessened and I am coughing up nasty mucous.

Then I found the information about Bill's inhalation remedy which intrigued me. Rather than use the readily available 3% hydrogen peroxide found in stores I found a website that lists the proper dilution for 35% hydrogen peroxide. It says to use 1 part 35% hydrogen peroxide to 11 parts distilled water. So I've made my own solution using the above dilution chart and have begun inhaling it using Bill's method. (Side note: I tried inhaling my solution via my nose and it was very uncomfortable! It did seem to clear my nasal passage, but I don't think I'll be trying that again!) I'm excited to see where this goes! I'm feeling slightly better each day, but I can't wait to be free of these viruses!

Here's the web address of the other website I mentioned. The dilution chart is listed here and they also have advice on other uses for 35% hydrogen peroxide. Healthy Healing Everyone! http://www.using-hydrogen-peroxide.com/peroxide-dilution-chart.html

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Posted by Angela (Tonasket, WA.) on 08/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

For health I love soaking in a 1/2 cup of food grade hydrogen peroxide 35% in my big tub of water, I find it effective with lots of stuff to do with immunity since it's a detox for the body. I also read it has many other uses which are mentioned in this website some I see. some I didn't notice were:

as a soak for veggies to keep them fresh. (20 minutes then take out, or just leave in. I find a bunch of cut up salad mix stays nice and fresh within an ice cream bucket of water with 1/4 c. of 3% hydrogen peroxide in it.)

For replacing the acid mantle that soap removes when bathing, spray it at 3% after a bath or shower.(Vinigar also works well, but who wants to smell like that!)

It's a good mouth rinse when you have an infection or sore throat, or just feel a cold coming on.

It's the best thing for ear infections too. Pour it in when you're on your side until you can see it, and then wait until it stops bubbling and empty it out. then do the same on the other side. It's worked every time for everybody I know. (Including a woman who was told by a doctor that he was amazed that she hadn't needed tubes in her ears long before then because of the shape of her ear canal.)

When concerned about salmonella it is a great insurance rinse on meat or veggies, like I mentioned before.

It's used on all animals and in all animals, but just be careful to use very little when feeding it to human or animal. I made the mistake once of forgetting that fish injest their water and put 1/4 c. of 3% in a 1 gal. tank. That was too much and I had a bubbling and floating fish soon. (Dead too) It's supposed to be 1 drop of 35% per gal. of water I found out later.

It's great for plants as a foliar feed, 1 ozHP. to 1 qt. water) an insecticide (mix 8 oz. of molasses with 8 oz. HP, to 1 gal. of water and spray) seed germination aid (1-5 oz. HP. to 1 pint of water, soak for 8 hours)or a fruit tree rejuvinator. (8oz. of HP. to 1 gal of water.) Also as a bleach replacement use 8 oz. of 3% Lots more specifics to but over all it's great stuff!

Replied by Yamil
(El Paso, Texas)

On the suggested use as a foliar feed, are you referring to using the 3% or 35% solution?

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Posted by Jack (Mosier, OR) on 05/21/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using H2O2 for ear infections, to prevent colds and flu from taking hold, tooth whitening and healing wounds for over 4 years. It has never failed. I use 3 drops in each ear when I feel any symptoms of a cold or flu. I rinse my toothbrush in it prior to brushing. I also use it directly on wounds to prevent infection. It is truly wonderful.

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Posted by Kimberly (Scottsdale, AZ) on 02/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

re: chronic systemic candidiasis/numbness/agression/depression/acne/bedwetting. My whole family has been overrun by candida. Our ph has been off for years. As a result, many, many health problems. Found a website with info on 35% grade h202.

Gradually building up from 1 drop in 6-8 oz of water 3x's daily of h202 until you reach 25 drops 3x's daily over a course of 2 weeks(for those who can stomache this, please note this is only for CHRONIC ailments and 35% FOOD GRADE h202 ONLY, purchased online or at health food stores). After 2 weeks, once you are up to the full doasge, continue for a week (may need to keep going for weeks, even up to 4 months, depending how bad your case is) and then slowly taper off, decreasing each dosage by 1-2 drops until you reach a maintaining level of 1-3 drops daily, or every other day, depending on what is best FOR YOU. Note: 35% food grade h202 needs to be handled with kid gloves. It is very strong and MUST NOT be abused or taken in large quantities. Death can occur if taken at full strength. Keep in refigerator and if contact with skin, rinse area immediately.

Ok, here is the list of ailments we had that have been greatly helped by, if not completely cured by doing the 35% food grade h202 drops, ACV/baking soda and the oil pulling:

-CHRONIC systemic candidiasis
-CHRONIC vaginal itching (would get pap smears and tested for yeast infections which would all come up negative, found out from another Dr that lab results for the testing of candida have a 55% inaccuracy)
-MRSA (kept re-occuring and Dr's could not find the reason for it, have spent weeks in the hospital for this)
-numbness in whole body (was running 20 miles a week, had to cut down to zero because of this, Dr prescribed anti anxiety medication for this and of course it didn't work)
-heart palpitations
-fungus (Dr's could not cure for years and years)
-allergies (we have taken EVERY known allergy med out there, none worked)
-bloody nose (2-3 x's a week)
-night time bed wetting (one son did not have a dry night since he was born and now is on his way to never having to wear "pull-ups" ever again--we got all types of conflicting medical advice from different Dr's over this one and not one of them worked to "cure" this)
-acne (Dr put him on 3 month course of tetrycycline to no avail)
-insatiable appetite
-weight gain (we have all lost 3-4 inches around waist)
-chronic mucous in lungs (one son was diagnosed with asthma and put on meds, only to aggravate the stuation, my son was going nuts,to the point of a mental melt down; he would also wake up in the middle of the night gagging on this mucous-phlegm like substance, eventually leading to him throwing up...not fun)
-low energy (I would need 14 hours of sleep some days)
-aggression/irritability(my temper was so bad that my family was becoming scared of me!)
-acid reflux
-stomache ailments (husbands stomache was terribly distended)
-sore joints/muscles (to the point where I needed my sons and husband to literally POUND on my back as hard as they could in order to alleviate the achiness)
-headaches (800 mg of ibuprofen was no longer working)

...basically being a part of the dead, rather than the living!

I think if I had to do it all over again, I would have gotten our ph levels balanced BEFORE starting course of h202 therapy, but as it was, I was already in the middle of it when I stumbled upon this site for using ACV in hopes of curing other ailments we all had. For the ACV therapy I used the standard 2 Tbl ACV (organic unpasteurized is best, NOT white vinegar!) mixed with 1/4 tsp baking soda.

Finding the right dosage for your younger children will have to use some smart thinking and regulating. Only you know your child best. Always start with smaller amounts when in doubt and gradually build up. My 16 year old could not stomache more than 20 drops of 35% h202 3x's a day. For my 11 year old I did a max of 14 drops 3x daily and my 6 year old, 8 drops 3xs daily. I have heard lecitin can be used to help lessen the nausea that is often associated with taking h202 orally, though I have not personally tried it.

As for the ACV, my teen was ok with the adult dosage and my younger two by cutting it in half.

Ted has stated on this site that h202 and ACV should not be mixed, so either do one or the other, however, I found for my husband as well as myself, alternating days has been working out so far. In other words, one day doing h202 and then the next day only using ACV.

Oil pulling has also proved beneficial for us, 1 Tbl EVOO (extra virg. olive oil) swishing and pulling through teeth until it turns white and liquid like. Twice weekly.

Thanks to all who have passed on info in order to improve the quality of life for others. You guys rock Earth Clinic, (and a shout out to Dr. David G. Williams for h202 therapy as well)!

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Posted by June (KC, KS) on 01/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I thought I would share my H2O2 experience. I've been using both store-bought and food grade H2O2 for the past few months for a variety of remedies.

I had trouble finding food grade H2O2 locally, but was able to order 12% food grade H2O2 from amazon.com. for about $12 a bottle. I did mention H2O2 to my local health food store and noticed recently that they are now carrying the same brand I purchased online. I'm happy to see them offering this product to their customers.

A few months ago I began working at a hospital. Of course I was concerned about exposure to illnesses, especially the varieties of flu that seem to be so contagious and hard to rid the body of. One particular strain of respiratory flu keeps people ill for months.

I can tell I'm being exposed to respiratory illness because I feel it in my chest first in the form of congestion and pressure. (One of my co-workers had the same symptoms after we worked together one day and did contract the illness!)

Quite often I take a pint of diluted food grade H2O2 with me to work and drink it periodically throughout my shift. By the end of my workday I can tell it has cleared my lungs of any congestion I might have felt earlier. So far I have made it through winter without suffering flu symptoms.

The bottle has instructions for diluting the H2O2 and gradually builds the ratio of H2O2 to water. However, I have stuck with the 3/4-1 teaspoon H2O2 per quart of distilled water, as it seems to work well for me.

(I also give it to my cats as their drinking water and they love it! They also love ACV water...animals are so smart!)

I have also read, I think here at earthclinic, that it's important to use distilled water with H2O2 because H2O2 can bind with heavy metals in tap water and create toxins.

This autumn, before purchasing the H2O2, I did fall victim to the respiratory crud, but managed to recover from it within a couple of weeks, unlike many people I've seen at the hospital who say they have suffered symptoms for months without any relief. I take a lot of herbal supplements and home remedies, including a product called Swedish Bitters which has helped my immune system tremendously, so I'm sure this helped me recover.

I also use store-bought H2O2 for use in my ears. I did have trouble with it leaving behind liquid and causing earache. And a couple times after using H2O2 I had sharp pains in my ears. I remedied this by putting a small amount of coconut oil in each ear after draining the H2O2 and it helped pretty quickly.

Now if I use H2O2 in my ears I add a drop of alcohol and only use a drop or two of H2O2 (full strength). This seems to be enough to ward off any virus-related earaches.

I also use H2O2 mixed with distilled water as a nasal wash and this is very effective in immediately ridding me of sore throat issues and any kind of infection I might feel at the back of my palate and upper portion of my throat where sinus drainage occurs. It burns a little, even with using distilled water, but I've come to recognize it as a good burn because I know it's killing the infection.

At times I also gargle with H2O2, usually diluted food grade, and then swallow. Very effective in clearing a sore throat.

Because of my work at the hospital I've also begun spritzing myself with a store-bought H2O2/distilled water mix (probably a 1% solution) after work. Ted recommends this somewhere as a preventive method after he visits hospitals, although I think he might mix his with baking soda and use it as a scrub. I've only just started using this remedy, but it makes sense that it would help rid my body of anything I might have carried away from the hospital.

I also use H2O2 for one of my cats who has been plagued with earmites since I found him abandoned as a kitten. I've never been able to completely rid him of the problem, probably because I have not been diligent enough, but the H2O2 definitely helps. As you know, it dissolves ear wax and earmites thrive in those waxy conditions.

Thank you earthclinic.com for all your wonderful remedies. I have learned so much from this site and continue to do so. Thank you Ted for your contributions!

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Posted by FranSix (Toronto, Canada) on 01/04/2008
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I had been attempting to see a specialist who treats patients with blood chelation therapy and hydrogen peroxide injection. In the meantime, I engaged in some of the therapies written about here. I will eventually obtain peroxide treatments with the specialist here to follow up.

I chose footbaths, since I have no tub in my apartment. I really took to the footbaths and do it now as a matter of course. I also tried inhaling when I came down with the flu, a hazard at my workplace. The inhaling method I found to be very harsh, so I limited it to only enough to get over having the flu, which was in a matter of 48-60 hours. I do keep a nasal spray bottle on hand in case there is no other source available and inhale just prior to taking a shower.

This was the most challenging virus I had picked up in a long time. I was aiming overall at defeating post viral fatigue syndrome and the effects of periodontal work.

The fatigue didn't come back as strongly, so I believe the effect of the footbaths is according to remedy. The night sweats that accompany chronic fatigue are not as prominent. I have enough energy now to take care of basic chores without putting them off. I also attempted to drink some tea with peroxide according to recommendation, but will not repeat that, since I found it harsh.

Needless to say taking baths and footbaths and occasional baths on the road with 3% peroxide produced a lot of phlegm initially, and one day black phlegm came out. Footbaths I started out with 500ml and now use 1l. in hot water with epsom salts and tea tree oil. Its a pleasant way to start the day prior to taking a shower. In a bath when on the road I usually buy 6 bottles of 500ml. in a nearby pharmacy and use it as part of the routine.

Other improvements are better complexion and improved varicose veins in my feet. I also have some improvement in cardiovascular function and seem to breathe easier.

I am very concerned that the medical profession has no clue about peroxide and its possible use in properly treating fatigue syndrome, since the alternative is to have you assessed incorrectly as depressed or subjected to treatments which have no effect.

I am hoping that peroxide therapy will help me return to working out and enjoying life a little more.

Here is a story recently recounted in the NY Times. I am certain that peroxide therapy will help this condition: