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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

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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. 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
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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
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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
5 out of 5 stars

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:


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Posted by Joyce (Bloomfield, CT) on 11/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

H2o2 really works!!! it's nothing less than a blessing. Have tried it as a mouth wash and plaque remover, with maximum benefit. Have sprayed it on mold in the basement, and it really, really destroys mold on contact. Am in the process of trying it on cutaneous horns/facial warts and they are drying up slowly, but drying up nonetheless. Use a cup of it in every load of wash and the result is amazing. Soaked a bag of baby wipes with it, carry that bag around with me to wipe grocery cart handles, restroom door handles, public faucets, etc. Just to fight off any of the new and highly publicized viruses. Lastly, I buy 10 small bottles of h2o2 at our local price rite supermarket where it costs only $.46/bottle. Thank god for h2o2!

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Posted by Delia (Vancouver, Canada) on 11/08/2007
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I used hydrogen peroxide for:
* Ear infection
* Colds & Flue very effective than garlic.

I used to have a very bad cold that will turn to bronchitis, since i am using hydrogen I dont get bronchitis.

Used it for my pimples, used to get big pimples I am drinking a drop of hydrogen peroxide with my water after drinking it I dont feel the pain aroung my leg going towards my hip. I used it for my gum & teeth infection. Love hydrogen peroxide its so cheap and I dont know why? those dentist told me that it can cause more damage, i dont see the reason why. Dentist are very expensive.

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Posted by Erik (Erie, Colorado) on 08/16/2007
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I wanted to let everyone out there know i'm 35 yrs old, work on a shipping dock, and have the most energy of all my employees who are at least 10-15 yrs younger than i am. i have been using these techniques for sometime now and it's just amazing h202 also replaces mouth wash and kills mildew in showers, I have stopped using chemically treated house hold cleaners and know use H202 3% grade for now i had a stain on my carpet for yrs i sprayed some H202 on that stain let it set for a few minutes then just wipe it away -- it was amazing. i also use it in my water 4-5 drops per glass and use it to clean my ears of wax and it even helped clean up a very bad infection i had on my foot. i wish people would see it's the effectiveness of the product and not the price and how well it works. Just let everyone know that is so much more than a temporary solution. it is the solution to cure most all viruses and so called diseases. I've had family members die from cancer who could of been saved just from this vital information. so please no matter how much people say it's impossible or you're wrong, keep it up and don't give up telling everyone you know. I will have to try the baking soda technique as well. thank you.

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Posted by Riki (DaLian, China) on 05/13/2007
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I have used H2O2 as a mouth wash and cleaning open wounds for nearly 40 years and it always work. I read about all the other remedies on this site! One idea I haven't seen is: I use shampoo out of a bottle until I can pour 100ml H2O2 into it. I have to shake the bottle when I want to use it. I have stayed blond and have no grey hairs and it keeps my scalp healthy.

Replied by Riki
(DaLian, China)
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I am sorry I was not clear. You can try two methods.

First I take a bottle of shampoo (i work in ml...hahaha 500ml or 600ml and use some until I can fit about 100ml H2O2 in the bottle, about a 1/4 cup of H2O2). I pour it in and shake the bottle. You have to shake the bottle everytime you use it otherwise the H2O2 comes out first (it is floating on the top). Wash you hair as normal and rinse it. If you can keep it on the hair a few minutes do so. If you keep it on very long like 30 minutes every time your hair will start to become lighter so be careful if you don't want the colour to change.

The second method is more direct and I use it when I feel my scalp needs rejuvenation. (I live in China and I think the water here is not clean and sometime my scalp ich from irritation or dryness). I then just wet my hair and comb in some H2O2 and leave it on to dry. It smells a little but when you then wash and rinse your hair it becomes very soft and shiny.

I have been doing this since the '70s and my hair is really in good condition. I am also happy to report that I have no grey hair! a nice side effect. Regards

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Posted by L.A (Beirut, Lebanon) on 05/09/2007
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Hydrogen peroxide cured my daughter's toes fungus, and sore pimples ..thank you earth clinic

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Posted by Katie (Ames, IA) on 05/02/2007
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One of my favorite H2O2 remedies is my homemade toothpaste. I take one part H2O2 and two parts baking soda (the measurements don't really matter, just get a consistency that you like). Stir them into a paste and brush as usual. It's a great fix for bad breath and whitens teeth just as well as those very expensive whitening kits, but with absolutely no pain. Another great recipe is for bad body odor. Take equal parts baking soda, H2O2, and water. Add a bit of dish soap and mix together. Scrub any place that the stink won't wash off. This remedy is great for athletes and sick people. Also works for people who have been skunked (it actually gave me the idea).

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Posted by Pamela (Olympia, WA) on 04/16/2007
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Our family has been using hydrogen peroxide for cleansing wounds; diluted as a medicinal mouthwash; ear wax removal and also used in the ears to help ward off catching a cold (3 drops in ear, wait ten minutes then swab out or let ear drain onto wash cloth. Hydrogen peroxide, inexpensive, non-invasive good stuff.

Replied by Crystal
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Yes, my Grandmother used it and I use it for everything that ails me. 3% Food Grade!!!

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Posted by Jens (North Vancouver, B.C., Canada) on 04/06/2007
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Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) ingestion has been responsible for a turn around in my overall health. I began experimenting with the ingestion of 35% H2O2 in Aug 2001. At that time I had no energy (yuppie fatigue syndrome), allergies, sensitivities, severe bronchitis several times a year. My options were Doctor Drugs or try something else. Having read Ed McCabe's book O2xygen Therapies I tried H2O2. Amazing! Things began to improve in a matter of a couple of weeks. I just got the results of my yearly physical. Excellant! My Doctor is amazed and told me to "keep doing what ever you are doing" but he doesn't want to know what it is. This is even though they are better than the last. The most dramatic improvement was the first year. I use the dilute 35% H2O2 in various ways. The main way is daily in my morning tea, in a bath, ear drops, nasal/throat spray a la Munro, and in various home made cleaning/disinfecting solutions.

The Morning Tea:
1/2 liter mug, Yerba Mate Tea,
three capfuls raw Apple Cider Vinegar,
4 grams Vit. C,
3 tablespoons good quality Unpasteurized Honey, and drops of H2O2.

Bath: 1 pint (500 ml, two cups) 35% H2O2 and 1 cup Epson Salts. Soak for at least 1/2 hour. It is preferable to filter the Chlorine out!

Ear Drops: 1% solution H2O2. Take an eye dropper full (15 - drops) and put in ear while lying down with that ear up. After 10 min. or so repeat with other ear. The bubbling you hear is good!

[Bill] Munro's methods are best to be referred to directly.

Household Cleaning Solutions: just add a little H2O2, drops of Tea Tree Oil and or Cinnamon Oil. Drops of Palmolive Detergent to water (to emulsify the oils). Bakin Soda can be pre-used on stuborn spots and stains. The efficacy of H2O2 can be increased with the addition of a little Colloidal Silver (I make my own). The inverse is also true that the efficasy of Colloidal Silver can also be increased with the addition of a little H2O2. jens ^j^

Replied by Jens
(North Vancouver, B.c.)
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2 Year Update:

I have been consuming and using H2O2 for 8 years now and nothing has fallen off, never get colds or the flu, food poisoning affects me quickly and it is over soon after. I feed it to my pets when they are ill. I am also using colloidal silver.

I consume H2O2 (20-40 drops 35%) daily in my tea with honey, acv and vitamin C (see previous posting). It combines very naturally with honey (unpasturized). One of the best quality tests for raw honey is to dilute it and test for H2O2, the higher the H2O2 the higher the quality.

Recently an old neighbour moved back from Toronto after moving 10 years ago, he couldn't believe that I look younger now than I did then. jens ^j^

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Posted by Trish (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) on 04/04/2007
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Just wanted to send an update from my previous comments...I have actually been drinking the hydrogen peroxide now instead of inhaling and have had great results. The first time I drank it I mixed a full cap with about 20 ounces of water. I developed a terrible headache, like someone had hit me in the head with a Louisville Slugger, and the taste wasn't so great either. I figured my body was immediately going into a deep detox and decided this amount is too much for me all at once. So now I mix about 1/3 to 1/2 capful with water and it works much better. I will do this first thing in the morning and 3-4 more times during the day. This mixture gives me a lot of energy and definitely improves my mood. It works best on an empty stomach. I get the 3% grade from CVS, and it doesn't appear to have any stabalizers added. They aren't listed on the ingredients label, and my water doesn't turn cloudy. I have been doing this for over a week now and haven't died yet, haha. Just don't swallow an entire 'mouthful' at once. ;-) Cheers!

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Posted by Jo Ana (Norwich, CT) on 03/25/2007
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For many years, I would wake up at night, with a rapidly beating heart, gasping for breathe, etc. I have tried many remedies and again, over the years had developed high blood pressure perhaps, as a result of poor respiration at night, kidney and gallstones. Minor surgery for an impacted kidney stone and then major infirmities probably as a result of the surgery, antibiotics, HBP meds, and infections. Found your site, and I have started using food-grade H2O2 again orally and through inhalation, also extra virgin coconut oil, iodine, and cider vinegar. Within 2 weeks, HBP gone, no liver/GB pain or distress, and a major increase in energy and a returning sense of well-being. Sleeping through the night like a baby. Please be aware that I tried EDT suppositories and ionic footbaths for relief from toxicity, with only an increase in distress. I credit my body's healing to the H202, cider vinegar, coconut oil, iodine, and coffee enemas to eliminate the toxins. I truly appreciate this website and my return to health, after all these years of less than optimal functioning. I had had a normal body temp of 96.8 for years and after initiated Lugol's iodine footpainting, within this time period as well, my normal body temp is up to 98 from below 97, which is also a really good thing. Thanks to all of you for all your suggestions, and I wish this level of body optimization for all of you who suffer needlessly. God Bless You All. Jo Ana