Hydrogen Peroxide
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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

Ear and Sinus Issues

Posted by Ryan (Stockton, CW) on 10/09/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I was recently very sick with a bad cough and phlegm in my chest area, and over night i had somehow gained an ear infection in both ears. It hurt more in my right ear than my left. I refused to try antibiotics. I put peroxide in one ear and let it stay in my ear for about 5 minutes. Then i switched, and put it in my other ear. I did this three times within 4 hours apart from each other. In the morning my ear ache was gone.

Posted by Laura (New Baltimore, MI) on 10/04/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Squirting warm Hydrogen Peroxide in my ears keep them clear and free of infection. i was trying 4 different antibiotics and 2 rounds of steroids to clear a bad ear infection because i quit using hp because of bad advise from husband, when i gave up hope, (nothing was working) i went back to it, doctors had no problem with it and low and behold, CLEAR EARS!

Posted by Daniel (Spokane, WA) on 09/21/2006
5 out of 5 stars

First, thank you for the great website--I've been searching for this type of confirmation for several days now. My story is that I use earplugs when I sleep, as I awake easily. About a week ago, I had taken a shower right before bed and dried ears with a towel (no q-tip). The earplug didn't seem to go in as usual (perhaps the wrong angle). The day after, about mid-day, I noticed that my ear was hurting. Two days later I was in a full-blown ear infection. I stopped working a few months ago to do some studies, as such, no money to go to the doctor. I prayed and the Lord said to read a book about hydrogen peroxide that was sitting on my shelf and decided that it wouldn't hurt. So, I put one cap of H2O2 into my ear and let it sit for about 5 minutes. I couldn't hear anything happening, at first. Then the bubbling started. Rather cool. I kept doing this every two to three hours. By the end of the night, the pain (so strong that I really couldn't touch the ear without feeling like I was going to throw up) was 90% gone. After two treatments the following day, there is no longer ANY pain whatsoever. Praise the Lord! Now, I must say that I don't know for certain if my immune system had typed the virus/bacteria by this point, as I had been sick for a few days by the time I started... Regardless, the pain appeared to decrease with each treatment--I thought I was imagining it until the 4th treatment--I then KNEW that there was a difference. By the way, I should mention that I also dried my ear out with q-tips, and then used a warm blow dryer for about 10 minutes after each treatment. Perhaps I had come down with swimmer's ear from using the earplugs on wet ears--drying is important. Anyway, thank God for hydrogen peroxide and a cured ear infection. I am now using 3% in a humidifier, breathing it in for multiple 5 minute sessions throughout the day, and have seen a big difference in my energy levels--very cool. I might add that I have to inhale with my eyes closed...else the stuff irritates my eyes. Pretty cool stuff! :o) :o) :o)

Replied by Joann
Hartford, AL

Swimmers ear can be avoided by putting alcohol in each ear after being in the water. I have to do that after a shower. The hair dryer might harm the ear drum by making them to dry. Alcohol will cause the water to evaporate with it.

EC: Hi, Joann. We presume you mean rubbing alcohol?

Replied by Daniel
Spokane, Wa
5 out of 5 stars

Daniel from Spokane, Wa writes: "Just a simple update on my post from three years ago:

I have not had an ear infection or cold for three and a half years now. The H2O2 gets used in each ear twice a week, and I simply tissue and Q-tip my ears dry each time I shower. That's it! Hydrogen peroxide is the most effective and CHEAPEST supplement I've ever tried. Thanks again for this website--three years free! :) :) :)

Replied by Joann
Hartford, Al

Well, it was good to see a post that I made a long time ago. Yes, I do mean rubbing alcohol. I'm going to using the PH for an ear infection that just doesn't seem to want to clear up. Good luck all. I'm glad to see the site is re-visited by others who have used it and they leave new feedback.

Posted by Linda (Miramichi N.B. Canada) on 05/21/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I had a severe chest infection and plugged left ear. After 2 rounds of antibiotics I got better but was left with dizziness and deafness and a ticking noise in left ear. I had lost 50% hearing. That was 2 years ago. I started using h202 in both ears about 1 year ago and noticed right away it cured the ticking and in time no more dizziness. I noticed about 2 months ago. I can hear perfectly in both ears. I am a great beleiver in hydrogen peroxide.Also my husband and I don't get sick much anymore.Thanks for the great site. linda c. canada


Posted by Jaime (Aurora, Il, Usa) on 12/08/2010

I'm looking for a recipe on how to drink h2o2 for my dad who suffers from emphysema I know it needs to be mixed with distilled water I'm just not sure how much of either and how many times a day. I was on this site and read how it helped many people, can someone plz answer if you have a recipe. Thank you!

Replied by Nicole

I had to do a research on this as well. Since I am doing a case study on a test subject of mine. It's about 4 drops of 35% food graded H2O2. Do this every day.

Replied by Darcy

I do not know the protocol for emphysema but when taking 35% food grade H2O2, it should be taken on an empty stomach. Take it and then set timer for 1 hour and then one can eat. After eating, set timer for 3 hour and then one can take a dose of H2O2. Basic protocol says to start with 3 drops in 8 oz of distilled water, 3 times a day. Add one drop every day and work you way up to 25 drops per dose. If it becomes too much to handle (I don't know what they mean by that but I think upset stomach) then take the highest dosage you can handle. Be sure to supplement with pre or pro bitoics to replenish what the H2O2 destroys. I drink homemade kefir. I don't like kefir so I use frozen strawberries with it to make a smoothie to make it more palatable.

Best of luck to you.

Posted by S (Los Angeles, CA) on 11/28/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen peroxide diluted with water and also the inhaling method cured my emphysema; wow what a difference in an hour and half or so... very chronic for about week, could hardly breath.

Replied by Illyusha
Marshall, Michigan

I've had Emphysema for 20 years so you can imagine the shape I am in. This is my reason for checking out Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy. Can someone tell me the right steps to take to treat my emphysema using Hydrogen Peroxide? Thanks, illyusha

Replied by Statix
Sydney, New South Wales

Hi, You guys have probably found the answer by now. Whilst the strength of your dosage is dependent on your condition and its severity, you could do 5 drops of 35% Food grade hydrogen peroxide with 6 - 8 ounces of water. You can take this every day. There are other regiments you can go on for this and other conditions. Here is one I found http://www.foodgrade-hydrogenperoxide.com/ there is a free ebook you can download.

Good luck


Posted by Allison (Houston, Texas) on 05/12/2009
1 out of 5 stars


When I came upon your section of hydrogen peroxide, I find the information very interesting and plan on trying out the oral and nasal inhaling method of HP. But Please caution your readers on the possible danger of using hydrogen peroxide in ENEMAS as suggested by someone on the section of different uses of hydrogen peroxide. Our colons are full of different kinds of bacterias. Wouldn't the oxygenating or bubbling effect be SO TREMENDOUS once the enema is administered that one could get an exploding intestine from the amount of gases created upon contact of HP with all the bacterias?

Replied by J
Bedford, Pennsylvania

I have used H2O2 enemas. As long as they are administered CORRECTLY, there is nothing to worry about. Be sure to use ONLY 3% H2O2 and no more than 3 tbs per each enema (no less than 1 quart of water). There will be slight fizzing, but it is just expelled when the enema is released; if done correctly, you certainly will not explode, but H2O2 can be very dangerous so for anyone considering H2O2 enemas, please carefully learn how to do them or you could cause damage.


Posted by Ciarán (Dublin) on 02/20/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Hi people.

I have been using food grade h2o2 for about 2 weeks and am absolutely amazed at how energised I have become since using it. Initially I did have flu like symptoms for 3-4 days but that has now ceased. I am buying h20s from an online co. in the UK through ebay. I recommend it its use in accordance with appropriate guidance. Good luck to all.

Posted by Jordan (Sacramento, CA) on 05/04/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Hey everyone, I tried to use 3% food grade h2o2 for a mouthwash 2 times a day and on the second day my mouth became really dry and I got a canker sore under my tongue, but I felt really energetic. I was wondering if I should dilute it more or maybe Just try the drops instead because that's much less potent, but I'm also afraid to take it internally. Do any of you have a suggestion. I would much appriciate your feedback. I suffer from candida and would really like to put an end to it. Thanks!

Replied by Alain
Ottawa, Canada

You can dilute it to 1.5% solution for mouthwash (preferably with distilled water) and you could also add to it some baking soda. Search EC. There is so many ways to use h2o2 for health. You can put some h2o2 in your bath. Search web for h2o2+bath ... You will also find many articles about h2o2 there http://educate-yourself.org/hp/index.shtml

Good Luck

Replied by Linda
Canterbury, Kent/United Kingdom

Hi, we had the same issue with our hot tub - not wanting to use Bromine. We now use a product call "Clear choice" (for the past two years) which comes from the US, and uses bioremediation. It is very effective, very economical, not harmful and a lot cheaper than all the other chemicals.

Posted by Ben (Cape Town, South Africa) on 03/16/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I am taking 7 drops x 3 daily after coming down from 17 x 4 daily (25 X 3 times were just too much H202 at a time) At the same time I am taking a bath in H202 daily. Sometimes I feel a little queesy. Tell me, am I overdoing the h202 intake because besides pulling my face whenever I think of H2O2 I feel just wonderfully alive. Anyone out there who knows?

Replied by SAM


Replied by Glenys
Wellington, New Zealand

Ben (and any others who have done the HP drops in water therapy}. What's your feedback now? I have been looking into this for some time now, have ordered some food grade HP, but I am still scared to try it! I don't seem to be able to find much feedback from people who have completed it successfully and still recommend it. There seems to be a lot of feedback where people get to a certain stage, then either give up or you don't hear anything from them ever again. So - feedback from people where it's worked, pleeease. Thankyou.

Replied by Tina
Vancouver, Canada
5 out of 5 stars

Glenys, I have been using 3% H2O2 Orally for just over a month working my way up to 25 Drops/3 times a day for 2 weeks now, and I feel great. I have been recently diagnosed with Rheumatiod Arthritis, and living with it for 1.5 yrs. It was sudden onset, and extreamly painful, to the point where I was suddenly using a cane to walk short distance's. I started feeling the positive effects right off the bat, and would definatly recomend it as worth a try. I have gone from taking a handful of pills every morning just to walk to stopping all med's including my allergy medication. The only side effects I have experienced are extreme thirst, high energy and weight loss. Also recently my muscles have become sore, because after a year and a half, I am actually using them again. I say Yeah to H2O2. Deffinatly give it a try, just remember to take on an empty stomach, and follow the drop schedule.

Replied by Glenys
Wellington, New Zealand


I have started. I am going very slowly - I am increasing by one drop of 35% each day, and only once a day. Chicken eh? lol. I'm up to 14 drops in a huge glass of fildered water, which I take first thing in the morning. I feel ok. So far, I have some very smelly diarrhea, which I'm assuming is good - getting rid of toxins etc, but nothing that freaks me out yet. I'm intending to keep increasing by about one drop per day until I'm taking the 20 drops three times a day. I will keep posting. lotslove. Glenys

Replied by Glenys
Wellington, New Zealand

Ok, I got up to 15 drops three times a day, but only for a few days. I take my hat off to those brave souls who get this far and keep going - I couldn't - Disgusting LOL! I was feeling nauseous, not from the effects, but from the taste - just couldn't handle even the thought of it. So now I've backed down to 15 drops in 750 mls water once a day, and am trying the inhalation method for the rest of the day. Not into the habit of remembering yet, but will get there. I wasn't sick to start off with, but I came across this site when I had a week off work with sinusitis, and I'll give this therapy my best shot for a while - see if I can fix my nose. I am sqirting 2% up my nose too, when my nose gets blocked. At first I couldn't even tolerate the smallest amount of HP in my nose, but now I almost welcome the sting. So far, I DO feel good, and I think my sinuses are improving. I will post again. Good luck everyone.

Replied by Tina
Vancouver, Canda

Hi Glenys, bin a bit busy lately, more energy and the sun is shining. I have stuck with the HP oral drops now for 4 months, and am almost pain free. I only suffer from tendon pain and muscle pain latelty, which my chiropractor believes might be from the rapid weight loss I experienced, I dropped 20 lbs in the first 3 months. I have posted another entry dated April 14, 2009 which is page one of the peroxide page at the moment which has more details of what I have been experienceing lately. I am glad that you gave it a try.

Replied by Max
San Jose, Costa Rica

Hi Gleny, try the fresh coconut water if you have the HP taste as a problem. Its cheap and easy. Its like sterilized water made by nature, only better. Once you come to the maintenance level, try 5 to 10 drops (food Grade HP 35%) per nut every day. I am sure you will not feel the HP taste and receive some added benefits from the coconut water. I dont know if finding coconuts is a problem for you, if so, try with fresh apple juice. Rgs, Max

Replied by Bruce
New Westminster, British Columbia

This is in response to " Tina's" post from Vanvouver. I was wondering where in this city of Vancouver she was able to find Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide ?

Replied by Bessie
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hi Bruce - I'm not Tina but, when I lived in Vancouver, I bought my 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide from Choices Market on 16th Avenue (Vancouver). You may want to give them a call to see if they still stock it. Good luck!

Replied by Jutta
South Surrey, B.C.

to Bruce from New Westminster. Choices carries 35% Hydrogen Peroxide. The bottle says 35% and they have put a sticker on the front changing it to 29% , probably for some legal reason to keep it on the market. 4 litres for approx $60.00..smaller amts are cheaper of course.

Replied by Catherine
Wellington, New Zealand

Hi Glynes, Can you tell me please where in NZ can you buy 35% food grade h202?

EC: Hi Catherine,

Check out the South Pacific section here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide_where_to_buy2.html#SOUTHPACIFIC

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Dosage

Posted by Dcgirl (Topsham, Me Usa) on 06/03/2013

I bought the cure off of a site and the method of administration; use ONLY food grade 35% H202 diluted for all steps to only 8 oz (1 cup) of Distilled water, DO NOT use tap water (the metals in tap water do not mix well! ) First day: 3 drops, 3 times a day
second day: 4 drops, 3 times a day
Third day: 5 drops, 3 times a day
Fourth day: 6 drops, 3 times a day
Fifth day: 7 drops, 3 times a day
Sixth day: 8 drops, 3 times a day
Seventh day: 9 drops, 3 times a day
Eighth day: 10 drops, 3 times a day
Ninth day: 12 drops, 3 times a day
Tenth day: 14 drops, 3 times a day
Eleventh day: 16 drops, 3 times a day
Twelfth day: 18 drops, 3 times a day
Thirteenth day: 20 drops, 3 times a day
Fourteenth day: 22 drops, 3 times a day
Fifteenth day: 24 drops, 3 times a day
Sixteenth day: 25 drops, 3 times a day

After day sisteen you need to begin slowly decreasing your dosage by 1 drop a day, 3 times a day (for example count down from 25 drops a day all the way too 3 drops a day 3 times a day) Keep the water amount the same (1 cup for all dosages) stay at the maintenance level of 3 drops, 3 times a day for 30 more days. ALSO eliminate everything that contains white flour from your diet. And Yes, I have tried it and I have had no more herpes outbreaks and I was just diagnosed with it!!!!

Replied by Helpyourself
Houston, Texas

Where and what site can we buy the fg h2o2? Thanks in advance!

EC: You can check out our page on Earth Clinic: http://earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen-peroxide-where-to-buy.html

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Warning

Posted by Scott (Denver, Co) on 08/24/2013
1 out of 5 stars


A few months ago, after much research and hesitation on my part, I decided to begin hydrogen peroxide treatment. I began with inhaling 3% food grade H2O2, as it seemed the least likely to induce any harm. And indeed, I noticed that I was able to breathe more deeply, and had more energy, particularly when ascending stairs or doing cardiovascular exercise. I increased the dose, and saw more pronounced results. (On the negative side, I noticed that my tongue began getting a thick brown coating, which concerned me... but apparently not enough.)

Because I had seen such positive results, I decided to begin ingesting diluted 35% hydrogen peroxide, starting with one drop in a cup of distilled water, 3 times a day. I increased the dose by one drop each time (i.e., 2 drops 3 times a day on the second day, and so forth.)

On the second day, I felt great. But as the days proceeded and I increased the dose, I became more irritable. I simultaneously felt more tired, yet my body felt as though it could not handle the energy I seemed to have. By the sixth day, I was dragging horribly.

Not five minutes after I had my second dose of 6 drops diluted in about 6 oz of distilled water that day, I suffered a grand mal seizure... The eighth one I've ever had, and the first one in eight years. It was very traumatic for me (and my partner, who witnessed it for the first time ever). I am now not driving for 3 months, and my medication has been increased as a precaution.

I spoke with my homeopath about it. Every epileptic patient she has worked with suffered at least one more seizure as a healing crisis before they were healed. (Naturally, we are addressing this. ) My parents believe it is due to the fact that I have gained about 60 pounds since I began this medication. I believe that this seizure was because of the hydrogen peroxide, mainly because stress and exhaustion tend to precede my seizures, and there was too much correlation for the incident to be a coincidence. Still, I honestly believe that all three scenarios are possible, and my hope is that this was indeed a healing crisis.

In retrospect, I should have listened to my body, and kept the dose at a minimum until I felt well enough to increase it. Still, I write this post as a strong warning for anyone who has suffered seizures in the past that they may have another seizure if they take hydrogen peroxide internally. I had great hope for hydrogen peroxide therapy, but despite what many people have said, this is not an entirely safe therapy, and it must be approached with a great deal of caution. If nothing else, I strongly recommend that anyone who takes hydrogen peroxide internally should listen to their body; if you feel worse, at least stay on the same dose until you feel better. Don't hesitate to decrease a dose or discontinue this therapy altogether if you don't feel so good.

Replied by Johnboy
Arkansas, US
0 out of 5 stars

Let my comments be a side-effect caution: I began the ramp up treatment of 3 drops of 35% peroxide and adding a drop a day doing this only one time a day. I got up 13 drops, stayed on it a few days, and decided to go back down a drop a day. When I got down to a low dose, I started having sudden anxiety attacks and depression which I thought were due to losing my office due to sickness and not being able to work and my wife working now all the time to make up the difference and a separation anxiety from that. For two weeks it has been a problem and it hit me hardest last night. I had bad anxiety, but realized also that I had lightheadedness. I thought that perhaps I was hyperventilating so I breathed in a plastic bag (could not find paper) for several minutes and then again, and the overwhelming anxiety lifted completely. I was surprised that worked so well that I would recommend it to any sudden anxiety that appears to see if it would help despite not recognizing it as hyperventilation.

Replied by Mark Garner
Currently Davao City, Philippines

Food grade Hydrogen Peroxide is 100% safe, if used correctly. A person may have "healing crises." This certainly is not the peroxide's fault. It may be that we did not administer is correctly or had a healing crisis.

I am currently doing research to see if H2O2 will help youths who suffer from Epilepsy. So if anyone has information that it has helped them, please inform me. Thanks

Replied by Sharon K
Pittsburgh, Pa

My son has epilepsy. Would be interested in updates about your research.

Replied by Sharon Anita
Las Vegas, Nv

Are you still doing your study on H202 and seizures. We just started using is Dec. 27, 2017 on a daily basis. We, is my son, husband and myself. Please let me know. thanks, Sharon

Replied by Whisperingsage
Northern Ca
48 posts

Have you tried the keto diet? It has been pretty successful with a lot of epileptics. There are a LOT of great recipes now, it's a very different way to cook, but I needed to go on this for health reasons, and sure enough things are starting to clear up. for their flours they use coconut and almond. But most of their recipes are high fat and moderate protein. This is what the brain needs.

Food Grade Peroxide and Pregnancy

Posted by Conscious Cafe (Red Winds Reservation) on 11/17/2013

Can you take food grade hydrogen peroxide while pregnant, even as early as 5 weeks?

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa

Dear Concious Cafe,

Personally, I am not sure I would use Hydrogen Peroxide internally during pregnancy. I have used many natural remedies during pregnancy and generally find them to be very safe and supportive of pregnancy. Usually they are much safer for mom and baby than medical alternatives. However, there are herbs and natural remedies that are contra-indicated during pregnancy. I just don't know about hydrogen peroxide, so I would feel safest not using it.

Is there a specific condition you are trying to treat? Perhaps there is something that is known to be safe that you could use instead.

~Mama to Many~

Food Grade Peroxide and Supplements

Posted by Chris (Las Vegas) on 01/08/2014

Hi. I am really confused as to when I should be taking supplements with 35% FG H202. I have read that it is good to take L-Lysine, Olive Leaf Extract, and Copper, which is said to increase the effectiveness of the oxygen in the body up to 3000 times, with it. But I have also read it is not safe to take copper with this from various websites. There is conflicting information. Thank you!

Replied by Whisperingsage
N Ca
48 posts

Ted says it will oxidize supplements, so best to take on empty stomach and let it soak in for an hour.

Food Grade Peroxide Tips

Posted by Michael_deeduck (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) on 01/17/2013

It may be that many people are forgetting to take hydrogen peroxide on an EMPTY STOMACH. You must take your dilute hydrogen peroxide (drops in water regimen) at least 1 hour BEFORE meals or 3 or more hours AFTER meals. Otherwise the peroxide will react chemically with the food to produce unwanted substances than can cause nausea.

It is also recommended to use a high strength, multi-strain probiotic (as high as 14 strains) at the rate stated on the bottle. Also hydrogen peroxide apparently reacts with iron in the blood and so reduces its oxygen carrying ability. So long term users of H2O2 would do well to eat foods higher in iron, such as spinach, swiss chard, dark raisons, black currents, etc. , to avoid becoming anemic.

Persons who want to stay healthy longer in life should learn proper FOOD COMBINING. AND, eat smaller meals. Here are some approximate food digestion times:

Sugars, fruit and melons......... 2 to 3 hours

Green vegetables & starchy foods... 4. 5 to 5 hours

Beans, peas, soy products, milk, cream, meats, fish eggs, fats and oils............. Up to 12 hours!

Clearly it would be better while treating one's self with hydrogen peroxide to go on a vegetarian diet. Most people could not wait 12 hours between meals plus another hour following the 8oz glass of water with H2O2 drops in it. I hope this helps those people who have been getting sick following the taking of peroxide drops. And it may also hold true for the other methods of infusing the body with peroxide.

I am almost totally vegetarian and I'm up to 17 drops in 8oz of water 3 times a day. I have not thus far become nauseous. And, I had stomach/gut issues before I started. I believe I was/am carbohydrate and gluten intolerant.

My groin/bladder-area pain and irritation is feeling smooth. Fibromyalgia is reduced enough so I can sleep thru the night. I have more restful sleep with more pleasant dreams. When I wake up I am ready to get with it. I am 76 years old. I plan to keep hydrogen peroxide in my health arsenal for the rest of my days.

I believe that everyone who uses hydrogen peroxide intelligently, carefully and precisely can benefit from using it. But do your research first. Follow only sound, carefully written, trusted advice. Increase dosages slowly and hold at a level or go back a bit for a few days before increasing again if you experience nausea. Always play it safe. Don't trust to luck or magic. Get it right the first time; avoid mistakes and disappointment.

I like to remember what some naturopath wrote many years ago: "disease cannot live in a well oxygenated body"! Caring doctors are still saying the same thing today.

The best of health to you, Michael

Replied by Jewel
Pennsylvania, Usa


Thanks for such an informative, intelligent posting. The voice of wisdom prevails. I want to feel the way you do upon waking up in the morning, and I've got a little ways to go before hitting 76! Thanks for sharing.