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


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Posted by Ben (Portland, OR) on 01/25/2007
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Great site here. It reminded me of the "accidental" cure I gave myself using H202. I had warts on the bottom of my right foot for months. The doctor would freeze them off and I was given cream. They would always come back. One day in the bathroom I was looking at them and said, "what the heck!". I poured H202 (the 3% drug store variety) over my foot. I didn't wash the peroxide off - I left it dry on. The next morning they were gone and never returned. That was 6 years ago


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Posted by Carrie (Tucson, Arizona) on 07/20/2011
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Please do not advise hydrogen peroxide for wound care. I am a wound care registered nurse and highly advise against using it for this reason. It is drying to the wound and delays wound healing. Wounds need a balance of moisture to heal.

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Austalia)
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Hi Carrie, I assume that you are not referring to an acute wound but are referring to a chronic wound or a sutured wound. As you know there is a difference between an acute wound and a chronic wound, whilst this may be the case with chronic wounds due to the fact that 3% H2O2 (whilst good in the initial treatment) does not kill the serious bacterial infection. It is also not advisable on sutured wounds due to its ability to dissolve or weaken some sutures. On acute wounds I have had great success. Have a look at these results.



I saw an article last year about a silver dressing where nano silver particles were in the dressing that would be put on the wound, have you seen this used

Replied by Allyson
(Colorado Springs)
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I was told by a doctor md to spray hydrogen peroxide after I cleaned an incision I had. Have had a few surgeries in my life but after learning about hydro. per., I use it any time I have a cut or surgery, makes healing a breeze!

Replied by Zo
(Pattaya, Chonburi)
5 out of 5 stars

My 89 year old father had bedsores that he had contracted while at hospital. They were really deep wounds, about 1 cm deep. My sister treated the wounds with hydrogen-peroxide. Unlike many elderly people, my father made a full recovery. I believe what I see, not what I am told of the dangers oh HP. However qualified the person might be.

Posted by Dawn (r. N.) (Allen, Texas) on 02/15/2008
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Hydrogen peroxide was once used for cleaning wounds but research has shown it is too harsh for wound care. It kills healthy tissue, is cytotoxic, and actually delays wound healing. Unfortunately, some health professionals have not kept current on changes in wound care and still recommend H2O2. I cannot comment on the other clains on your page, but H2O2 for wound care is definitely inappropriate.

Replied by Nickie
(Ruislip, Middlesex Uk)
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I noticed a cautionary message in the section on H2O2 which reported it is no longer safe as a cleansing protocol for wounds. When I worked on a geriatric ward many years ago we routinely used it for open bedsores and ulcers. After daily syringing with 3% HP to thoroughly clear necrotic material wounds were packed with gauze soaked in cod liver oil. (Matron's own remedy! ) In patients where health was not too severely compromised, within a few weeks this resulted healthy new pink tissue even in very deep cavities brought on by pressure sores. And the lady whose ulcerated leg had become gangrenous was delighted when the regeneration saved her from an amputation. The oil is rather smelly, of course, but how bad if it works?

Bon sante. Nickie

Replied by Lisa
(Wichita Falls, Tx)

I don't get this because I always use peroxide for all kinds of things,even on my pets for all kinds of things also. Never had any problems. What kind of problems did it talk about?

Replied by Boubou
(Coral Gables, Florida)
5 out of 5 stars

As a wind instrument musician, I had frequent damge to the lips and mouth resulting in sores etc.. It is a common problem. Rinsing mouthpieces, reeds etc in H2O2 completely eliminated the problem for me and I have had zero occurences for years.

In the tropics minor wounds when working or hiking, for example have a tendency to persist and not heal. H2O2 solved this problem for me and my hands and legs are free from wound sites. From my experience I cannot confirm these warnings.

Replied by Zo
(Pattaya, Chonburi)
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I don't believe in changing guidelines. Thank God old remedies that have been proved to be successful are still in use. Family history tells me HP is a potent tool in healthcare. I don't trust any industry driven decisions.

Posted by Dr. John McDonald, DDS (Cleveland, Ohio) on 07/18/2007
1 out of 5 stars


There is a problem using Hydrogen Peroxide on fresh wounds and cuts. The foaming action that you have been told is the 'dirt' being bubbled out is actually the destruction of the 'first responding cells'. the good guys. Destroying those cells is why it takes 30% longer for the wound to heal. The longer the wound takes to heal means more scaring will result. Remember your mom saying not to pick your scabs??? That it would cause a scar. She was right. The older you are, the slower you heal, and this results in more scaring. ALL recent wounds take up more solar radiation and this stimulates the 'tanning' cells. This results in an area that tans quicker than the area around the healed wounds. it takes 6 months for the skin to mature to normal thickness. If you doubt this take a look at the shin area of your leg. In the early exposure to sun will cause your old scars to tan faster. eventually the rest of the shin catches up in the level of tan. On you leg this is no big deal but on your cheek or chin it is. it will show every spring. So if you use a 50 sun block for 6 months you can avoid this livelong problem.

Posted by Pauline (Cairns, Australia) on 06/08/2007
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Some years ago I lived in the Torres Strait Islands where the air is very salty and filled with microorganisms. Getting a nick or cut, particularly a coral cut, can lead to severe tropical ulcers on the skin. These ulcers can grow to the size of a dinner plate if left untreated. I used 3% hydrogen peroxide on some small ulcers on my leg and they cleared up in no time.

Posted by Fayaz (Kupwara) on 03/01/2006
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I used H2O2 on a foot wound. After three days it was ok. Before using H2O2 i have visisted 10 doctors to treat my wound, but they failed to heal that. Then i used H2O2 on that wound and it was cured. Wound was on my Foot Finger. It was like a winter disease (cold disease). Thanks.

Yeast Infections

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Posted by Cricket (Spokane, Wa, 99204) on 03/26/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

H202 Help Please

I have had a kruse yeast level three (only seen in aids patients I dont have aids thank god,candida galbrata level three, and candida albicons level three. I had a yeast infection every day for four years although I, rotated foods, probiotic at 200 billion, spent thousands of dollars on supplements, h202 infusions,several meds, diets I can not longer stay on after doing them for so many years.

I started internal h202 a month and a half ago, broke out in hives and ringworm, then all of a sudden stopped getting yeast infections. I am feeling weaker and weaker each day thrush possibly from die off and am at 21 drops 30% . I know you say this too much but whats a girl to do when she is running out of money for vitamins and treatment and cant digest even veggies? Ph is great! I take h202 wait an hour and a half take l-glutimine to repair intestines, then a-lipoic acid, probiotics, b 12 , and trace minerals, calcium with my d and cod liver oil, then my perscription antifungul (I rotate monthly now). I am so tired.....

and can I take p.carbinate over baking soda? Whats a girl to do? Much love and gratitude for all you are doing and helping. Thank You

Cricket from Spokane Washington

Replied by Shaun
(York, Uk)

Hi Cricket,

I sent the following to 'Jamgirl' recently. Why don't you also give it a go. Keep upping the dose until you are happy/comfortable. It seems to work for me. Shaun

03/18/2010: Shaun from Old York, Uk replies: "Hi Jamgirl, I have had a similar issue in the past on my chest (and behind and in my ears). I tried just about everything for years to clear this up, but it wasn't until I soaked in Sodium Carbonate (washing soda) in the bath that it stopped it stone-cold dead in its tracks (I must point out that I had some success with Milk of Magnesia prior to this. Both have a high pH). I would suggest two cup full's of washing soda in a medium bath. You may have to do this a few times over a few days/weks 'cos Candida (and malassezia sp.) are bloody tough yeast's/fungus's to deal with. You may also want to apply a strong mix directly to the effected area. Washing soda is something of an irritant and you will likely get a reaction the first time you use it. This is normal. After bathing rinse down in apple cider vinegar to neutralise the skin. This also has the effect of a double whammy. Also, rinse the hair with both WS and ACV 'cos the yeasts are found/hiding there also.

Yeast Infections
Posted by Megan (VA) on 06/13/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I tried this product for yeast infection, I used the plastic tube that the vaginal creme comes with and filled it with hydrogen peroxide and put inside the vaginal areas for a couple of days. It worked like a charm. Also used it for a severe vaginal itch, (careful!! it may burn !! but not for long) all I know is the itching was gone.

Replied by Silviu1
(Timisoara, Timis, Romania)

I want to now if tuberculosis is a anaerob or aerob bacteria. TB is cured with peroxide?

Replied by Kurt
(Knoxville, Tn)

Where can I find the info about how much to take and how often and when? I have come to understand about getting the 35% h202.

thanks, Kurt

Replied by Danielle
(St Louis, Mo)

Kurt, Another member posted this: H2O2 amounts taken: Begin first day with ONE DROP H2O2 in 8 oz. PURE WATER. Second day: two drops H2O2. Third day: three drops H2O2... And so on until you reach 10 drops per day. Now, if the taste is too bad, split the HP drops into 5 in the morning, and 5 in the evening--near bed time. Work back taking 10 drops twice a day, THEN split it into THIRDS, AND begin taking 7 drops THREE times a day, or whatever you can handle. Slowly work back up to taking 10 drops THREE times a day. Don't go much higher than that, or you might want to stay at 7 drops, three times a day. Let your body determine your amount.

ALSO, do NOT drink any H2O2 water 45 minutes BEFORE OR AFTER EATING A MEAL OR TAKING SUPPLIMENTS! You may throw up (vomit.)

** They also went on to explain that supplements may be needed to counteract any affects this method could have, being taken internally. It suggests Vitamin C - I would research what others should be taken, as I read it breaks down the iron in your body. Also, it states that they purchased their 35% Food Safe HP at their local natural grocer. Check your health food, whole food, and vitamin retailers and they may also sell it in your area.