Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Cough

Remedy: Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide H2O2. What it is, healing properties, uses, remedies and treatments, how to use it, possible reactions, warnings, and what to buy (and what not to buy).

Comment posted by Reba of Portland, Oregon, USA on 9 December 2012 at 11:49       850

I am just recovering from a nasty virus which caused my asthma and sinus congestion to worsen. A doctor prescribed a steroid inhaler, but I reacted badly to it. I searched for other solutions and finally decided to try 1% hydrogen peroxide solution inhalations. I use a fine mist nasal sprayer, but I inhale it through my mouth instead of my nose. I pump 5 times on a sharp, deep inhale and I do this about 5 times daily. I also am taking an expectorant, extended release Mucinex, with guaifenesin only, to loosen things up. I'm feeling tremendously improved. My coughing is much less than even before I became ill. My sinuses are clearer and so are my thoughts. While I believe there are limits to how long and often one should do this, I absolutely can't argue with its effectiveness. I'm hopeful that this awful 3 year battle with asthma and 25 year battle with sinus congestion may be ending. I've researched endlessly and over the years have tried so many supplements and herbs that just didn't help. My advice to anyone trying this is to ease into it a bit and never start with a 3% solution. I doubt I will ever go stronger than 1% because I don't want to traumatize lung tissue. Many people are afraid of hydrogen peroxide because strong solutions are so dangerous. As with so many compounds, whether something is a poison or a medicine is all about the concentration. I learned this once when I put straight 3% hydrogen peroxide in my ultrasonic humidifier and inhaled the mist deeply and repeatedly. My breathing started shutting down and I was barely able to inhale enough albuterol to stop the attack. People just have to be smart about things and shouldn't go overboard. However, they should try an approach long enough and frequently enough to know what it can do for them. I believe allergies play a part in asthma and sinus problems, with the secretions in sinus and lung tissues forming a material which gradually is populated by microorganisms from the environment and ultimately creates a biofilm. Biofilms can become highly impenetrable to drugs, a problem which is the target of much medical research. My hope is that the 1% hydrogen peroxide inhalations will be the means of breaking up and killing the bugs in these films and the guaifenesin will help my body to move them out.