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Using H2O2 in a Nebulizer

Posted by Melissa (Alexandria, Virginia) on 11/28/2007

A woman I have become friends with recently has horrible lung damage from a toxic spray used on a restuarant grill where she worked. She is on oxygen 24 hours a day and now in the hospital with pneumonia. I don't believe she even has the lung strength to get the nasal spray down into her lung area. Could using a nebulizer with Hydrogen Peroxide 3% be a better option for her? If so, should she put it in the nebulizer at full 3% strength (meaning not diluted with water)? Also, how many times a day should she use the nebulizer? She is desperate for help. Please respond ASAP!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

I can use a full strength 3% H2O2 as a nebulizer. The key for me is to use just enough so that the stinging doesn't occur. So I might breathe a 3% H2O2 for a minute or two then stop perhaps 10 minutes, then continue is what I have done in the past.

In my experience, the frequent use of H2O2 may cause drying, which is good since in a pneumonia is filled with fluids and tends to dry up the fluids filled in the lungs. Therefore common sense is needed as to the frequency of use. Certain anti-fungal aromatherapy smelling salts might be helpful such as camphor for example.

One reason why pneumonia is so unresponsive in current medical practice is the fungus that grows in the lungs. A good antifungal remedy that I have used taken internally is to also take 1/4 teaspoon of borax in one liter of drinking water plus 10 drops of 3% H2O2 and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and drink this throughout the day for 4 or 5 days to help me. A combination will be synergistic.

If a frequent H2O2 use results in a headache, I will take 1000 mg of sodium ascorbate vitamin C. Fungus tends to grow whenever the body is acid, and alkalizing is important.

An alternative way if H2O2 is unsuccessful for a couple of days is to use colloidal silver as a nebulizer.

Replied by Melanie
Corozal, Belize

You refer to 3% h202. Is that the 35% food grade diluted down to 3% How do you put it in the nebulizer? # of drops or what? I use a nebulizer as I have emphasyma, COPD, CHF as a result of years of smoking. Would the nebulizer tx be as successful as IV?

Replied by Jose
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

did you ever get a reply? or used the nebulizer for your COPD. My mother smoked for years has the same problem, I got the h2o2 and will buy a mechanical humidifier. It is 38% food grade and I am nosure how to dilute for drinkin purposes and humidifer purposes... Also I have read h2o2 injections or IV i guess is the only way knwon to clean the lungs, anyone have any opinion on this, I've read Ted from Bangkok does not like the idea of an I.V., I appreciate your response, shes not doing very well, thank you for your help!

Replied by Maggie
North Attleborough, Massachusetts
5 posts

3% is much too strong for the nebulizer. It burns tha delicate membranes in your nose and throat. I dilute it to 1% (10-15 drops of 3% H2O2 to 20-30 drops of distilled water). I have been very successful with this method for my COPD. I have even begun a blog to explain my story because finding H2O2 has saved my life! Here is the link to my story:




Replied by A.

Hello to anyone who is reading this. I had been dealing with bronchitis for about 2 weeks and decided to try nebulizing food grade hydrogen peroxide mixed with saline solution in a nebulizer. I did a 1/2 to 1/2 ratio so it was about 1.5% hydrogen peroxide. I did this a few days ago and since have had lots of strange and intense side effects arise- hot flashes, intense acid reflux, pain and tingling in extremities, burning after bowel movements, lung pain. Do you have any suggestions on how I can help soothe these side effects or prevent permanent damage? Thank you

Replied by Jeff
Granite City, IL

What you need: desktop nebulizer, 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide, Modudose Saline Solution for Inhalation 5ml, small amber eye dropper bottle, J.CROW'S® Lugol's Solution of Iodine 2%. You can buy all of this from Amazon. Pour one of the packets of Saline in the medicine cup of the nebulizer. Fill the eye dropper bottle with hydrogen peroxide. Put two or three drops in the medicine cup. Put one or two drops of iodine in the medicine cup. Ready to nebulizer. Store the hp and dropper bottle in your refrigerator. Use this to boost your immune system.

Replied by Tricia
Ventura, CA

The more I read about nebulizing H2O2, the doctor-recommended percentage is about 0.04%. to 0.1% This is much less than 1%, and way less than 3%...nebulizing straight 3% is never recommended and can damage your body. You've got to be pretty good at math to dilute properly and good at measuring, otherwise this can be dangerous DIY. I've only done 0.04% and have had good results.