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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

Cracked Skin

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Posted by Doug (Baton Rouge) on 05/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

3% Hydrogen Peroxide cured very dry cracking skin on top of big toe, which I had for years.


Dechlorinating Water

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Posted by Marla (Atlanta, Georgia, Usa) on 02/25/2011
5 out of 5 stars

We all know that chlorine is in most tap water, and that it's not good for us. Furthermore, when chlorine meets water or H2O2, it generates chlorine gas, which is deadly and was used as a chemical weapon by the Germans in World War I (this is the awful smell you get when cleaning with bleach water and why you should use it in well-ventilated areas emedicine.medscape.com/article/820779-overview). Because of this, it is not safe to add hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to chlorinated tap water and drink it right down for your oxygen therapy.

However, if your water ph is 7.0 or higher, H2O2 can be used to dechlorinate the water first, allow the chlorine gas to escape (www.h2o2.com/industrial/applications.aspx?pid=107&name=Dechlorination), and then the water will be safe to use for oxygen/hydrogen peroxide therapy.

Further, it only takes a single drop per gallon to dechlorinate most drinking water. (See below for math ) I have not been able to discover the time necessary for the chlorine to be fully liberated, so to be safe, I would agitate the water periodically and not use it for 24 hours or so.

How I calculated 1 drop per gallon:

1.8mg/l Cl common post-treatment level (check with your water provider for specifics)

100000 gal H2Orequires 0.2 gal 50% H202 to dechlorinate (www.h2o2.com/Calculator.aspx)

There are 90840 drops in a gallon

0.2 gal = 18168 drops 50% H2O2 to treat 100000 gal H2O with Cl

Moving the decimal gets us 1.8168 drops for 10.0000 gal

3% H2O2 is 16.666% strength of 50% H2O2, so 3% hydrogen peroxide requires 6x amount of 50%

10.9008 drops for 10 gal = 1 drop per gallon

Simple and cheap to dechlorinate your tap water at home!

Replied by Vince
(Tacoma Wa)
07/08/2017
1 out of 5 stars

One drop did not dechlorinate a gallon after 24 hours. I used a electronic sensor


Dental Care

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Posted by Mable C (Osceola, Arkansas) on 11/26/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I recently bought a bottle of 3% HP because my tooth was in pain every day and night for about 2wks. And my dental appt. was exactly 1 month away, I would either have to find another dentist or fix the pain myself, since the pain killers I was taking wasn't effective enough to help. I started using the HP and the pain eased significantly, by the next day I really wasn't in any pain just uncomfortable feeling that the swelling left behind. After a couple of more days of swoshing it around in my mouth a few times a day, there wasn't anymore pain and know I have been pain free of this toothache now for the second wk. And I still have 11 more days until my dental appt. on Dec. 4th. Thanks for HP. It saved my toothache from aching.


Dental Care
Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, USA) on 06/17/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I use HP in my water flooser (Water pik). I fill it almost up to the top with water, and put a splash of HP in the water pik cistern - that is the receptacle wtih the water in it. I do this about 2-3 times a week. Also keep the pressure setting at 50% or below. Don't focus too much on one tooth, move around quickly, and don't do this much more often, because eventually it will erode your gums if you use it to excess. I use my orthodontic tip to splay the pressure out more so the stream is less pointed. Doing this a few times a week keeps my teeth in great shape. Great before upcoming interviews, big social events etc. It is like the water jet in the dentist except better! You can add your own stuff to it, and change the pressure. I use non-alcoholic mouthwash in my W. P. On the off days. This is also brilliant if you have braces or other orthodontics and can't floss normally.


Dental Care
Posted by Corpoverde (Malate, Manila, Philippines) on 08/09/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Just started with 3% solution mouthwash, Initially, there was a lot of foam and bubbles coming out from my gums and tongue. Must be the bacteria being killed by the H2O2. Subsequently after three days of rinsing twice a day, my swollen gums have receeded and the sore on the side of my tongue has turned white and the pain diasappeared. Even my toothache was gone. Except for the tingling sensation on the tongue, the only other unpreferred sensation was the taste. So I mixed it with a few drops of astringosol to have that minty taste. Is this OK? Has anyone out there tried this?

Replied by Bubbasmum
(Levin, New Zealand)
08/10/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi good to hear someone is using hydrogen peroxide. I use it for brushing my teeth with baking soda. It's the main ingredient in tooth whitening products so its all good. I only use it a few times a week. I also have it in a spray bottle in a 3% diluted mixture and use it for a number of remedies. Great for killing nasty bacteria. I also spray it down my ear when I get a sore ear and throat and it bubbles and lie down for 10 minutes then tip it out and it heals the ear. Sorry I went off track a bit. Get excited when good products help people. :o)


Dental Care
Posted by Sara (Mumbai, India) on 09/07/2010

Someone help me with this. I'm not able to find hp 3% anywhere so would using 5% to 7% as a mouthwash be harmful? pls rply at its earliest

Replied by Amd
(V Ville, Ca)
09/08/2010

You will need to dilute it down to 3% minimum. So at 6%, just add the same amount of water, at 7% add more than that. Even start out diluting it a bit more.


Dental Care
Posted by Tim (Berkeley, Ca) on 10/16/2009

Hydrogen Peroxide for dental care

I have been using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash after I brush and floss my teeth for the past 8 years. I just use the 3% solution that you can buy at any pharmacy. I take a swig of hydrogen peroxide straight from the bottle and keep it in my mouth for about 30-60 seconds before spitting it out. It bubbles up and sometimes tingles. If you are not used to it, it will feel weird but it won't hurt unless you have an exposed nerve. Make sure not to swallow it. I don't think that it will cause any huge problems but it will probably give you a stomach ache. This use of hydrogen peroxide is great because it not only kills bacteria and keeps by breath fresh but also makes my teeth sparkling white. One time my dentist commented on how white my teeth are and I told him about the hydrogen peroxide and he jokingly told me not to tell anyone about it or he would lose business.


Dental Care
Posted by Mel (Garner, NC) on 08/01/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have been brushing my teeth with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda for years, especially since new information is out about the harmful effects of flouride.

For those who have been warning that hydrogen peroxide should not be taken orally, why is it that so many over-the-counter toothpastes now advertise hydrogen peroxide as a beneficial ingredient?

Keep up the good work EC!


Dental Care
Posted by Roxy (Kingston TN) on 01/06/2006
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I use Hydrogen Peroxide when flossing my teeth. Mix the HP 50:50 with warm water and close your mouth tightly while you are flossing. I used the reach flossing thing and it worked really good. Just try it. HP is as good if not better and cheaper than name brand mouth wash. It helps with gum disease.


Dental Care
Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO) on 10/07/2005
5 out of 5 stars

Plaque removal: use 1/2 capful hydrogen peroxide in a little bit of water and swish around in your mouth after brushing.


Diabetes

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Posted by Lynn (Anywhere, Oh) on 01/30/2011

Question: Please help, have multiple ailments and would like to see some feedback on H202 therapy from diabetics that have already used it. God Bless!


Diabetes
Posted by PAM (Kansas Ctiy, MO) on 08/24/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I love this website. the thought of losing so many loved ones recently makes me very sad. had i known about earth clinic, perhaps they would still be here. i have been using several different remedies. i tried the hydrogen peroxide method first. i use it in my water mostly, but sometimes i use the spray pump. i smoke heavily and my breathing has changed so much for the better. i have much more energy and overall feel good. i am diabetic and have very dry peeling feet. i soak my feet in enough water to cover the top of my feet and add about 1/2 c. peroxide to the water and soak about 30 minutes or longer if i have the time. after 2 times, i could see my feet start to heal. also, i found 3% peroxide without stabalizers at the family dollar. i can taste the difference. thank you so much.

Replied by Whisperingsage
(N Ca)
07/25/2018
49 posts

Stop smoking then! It's not magic, you have to put some effort into it. (says my hubby next to me, I concur). Cinnamon capsules are available everywhere now, even walmart. 1 gram (1 of the fat caps or two of the smaller). It anchors into the nicotine receptors and reduces craving. I saw this and used it on my first hubby that was a 2.5 pack a day smoker- he went to smoking 1 pack without knowing I had added something in his vitamins.


Dilution

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Posted by Alan (Hebden Bridge ) on 10/25/2017
5 out of 5 stars

H2O2 safety :

It has to be food grade H2O2. The bottle I bought is 12%, this has to be diluted down to a maximum of 3% . I am starting with 6 drops of the 12%, 3 times daily in half a pint of water, this is way under 3%, 3% is for mouthwash and external use .. I hope no one ever puts 12% H2O2 in their ear undiluted.


Dilution
Posted by John (Uk) on 10/24/2014

Please, if you recommend hydrogen peroxide for any personal use, STATE THE % DILUTION !!

It is not good enough to simply say Hydrogen Peroxide, as this is available in a various concentrations up to as high as 30%.


Dilution
Posted by Joe (Wirral) on 06/24/2014
1 out of 5 stars

Is using distilled water essential to the effectiveness of the treatment? I noticed my 3% hydrogen peroxide is mixed with distilled water but couldn't manage to find any so have been using de-ionised water instead but after 6 dips have seen no real improvement.

Am I rendering it pointless by using the de-ionised water?



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