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 Taylor of Columbus, OH, USA on 10 March 2014 at 11:52 2383
I have had mild rosacea for several years, and very, very itchy ears. I've had a lot of life stress over the past few years, and right now am in one of the most stressful jobs I've ever had. I have developed Adrenal Fatigue from the stress and my immune system is much lower than it has been before. The rosacea has been spreading over my cheeks and leaving pustules and broken veins behind. I also have had a lot of cysts in my inner thighs which I now believe are related to this disease, tiny bumps on my thighs and bottom. Itchy scalp. I tried Finecea and Azaelic Acid with some success, but eventually it seemed to lose effectiveness. I was researching 'Natural cures for rosacea' and came across information about using peroxide mixed with a tiny bit of borax, also honey and vinegar 'cures' I started using the vinegar and saw a slight improvement, but I saw an even more dramatic improvement with the peroxide and borax. I made a solution and have been using it as a toner on my face. I also have been using it twice a day on a cotton swab in my ears and eyebrows. It is the first time my ears have been itch free in years. Interestingly, the first night I swabbed my ears I was siting at my computer later and felt a sharp 'bite' on the edge of my ear. I believe one of the mites had crawled out looking for a more hospitable place. My scalp has gotten itchier as well. I think they are migrating from my face to other areas. I noticed cylindrical dandruff. I started using the peroxide / borax on other areas of my body, too. Then I ran across this forum and read about the tea tree oil therapy. I immediately ordered some tea tree oil and castile liquid soap. I am mixing a few drops of the tea tree oil into the soap and scrubbing my body. My itchy areas, and redness around my groin and thighs has almost completely vanished in just a few days. I have been putting it also into my shampoo and conditioner and letting the shampoo sit on my head for awhile. I made an almond oil, lavender oil, vitamin E and tea tree oil for my face. I plan to mix a greater quantity and begin using this as a moisturizer on my body. I still feel 'itchies' but I think it's just the mites looking for more hospitable territory. Eventually, after about 6 weeks, I plan to use vinegar more on my skin and continue the tea tree oil, but I will still hit it with hydrogen peroxide and borax every few days. I'm not sure you can ever completely be free of these mites, but I believe controlling them is very possible. Thank God I have found these forums. I am so blessed to have found a natural cure.
Comment posted by Sfrodrigues of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal on 26 November 2013 at 19:44 1571
Applied for 3 consecutive days, 2/3 times a day on a small cyst on my face, and on the end of the third day, it popped out. The skin around was a bit damaged, but nothing a good moisturizer can't fix
Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 23 June 2013 at 13:3 1218
In reply to Ana of Perth, Australia. The Hydrogen Peroxide link at the top of this page has details on its application. In the comments above one visitor used 3% H2O2 directly. I would suggest using 1% or 3% and monitoring how you go.
Question posted by Ana of Perth, WA, Australia on 23 June 2013 at 1:24 1217
Hi there, I just found this site, i am from perth also which makes me really exictied about finding this site based in w.a. I'm going to spend the nest couple of weeks studying this site! In the meantime I just had a question about using hydrogen peroxide for removing cysts. I was just wondering when you apply it topically to the cyst, how diluted should it be? I have a sebaceous cyst on my forehead that I would really like to remove without surgery. I'm hoping this will work for me. Any advice would be great, thank you so much.
Comment posted by Dan of Perth, WA, Australia on 28 March 2013 at 0:46 1058
I got "35%" from nightingale pharmacy in south lake, after using it or a few weeks and having no improvements, I put 1 drop on my skin, knowing it should oxidize, nothing at all. So I ordered H2O2 test strips, and after testing a diluted solution I've determined I was sold 3% I'll be heading back to nightingales and demanding they refund my money. Will be trying a supplier on eBay.
Comment posted by David of Perth, WA, Australia on 2 December 2011 at 20:33 538
Hello Zim, in Perth, West Australia you can get 50% food grade h2o2 at several chemists, including some but not all Friendlies Chemists. Be careful, it is potent and dangerous. Double check that you dilute it correctly, it is 50% not 35%.
Question posted by Zim of Perth, WA, Australia on 1 December 2011 at 18:14 537
Hi, I'm from Perth Western Australia. Where can I get 35% Food Grade H2O2?
Comment posted by Axel Pantelmann of Ashmont, Alberta, Canada on 8 May 2011 at 12:39 460
I had a cyst below my right eye and it bothered when I slept. I could feel it and it would not go away. I went to six skin specialists including university doctors but no luck. All of them recommend surgery! I use hydrogen peroxide to clean fruits and veggies. One day I thought I would try some on my cyst since h2o2 is good for the skin too. Within a week you could barely see it. And now, a year later, my skin is smooth and scar free!
Remedy (new) posted by Marilyn of Portsea, VIC, Australia on 17 June 2010 at 18:59 294
For many years I had cysts on my scalp. The doctor cut them out, but usually another grew in the same spot. Cutting them out is not a cure. I had a cyst that grew to be quite large. One day I noticed that it was a bit sore and tender, so it was infected. It developed a pustule on the top, that eventually broke and started oozing. I applied 3% hydrogen peroxide with a cotton tip, several times per day and for several minutes before bed. I could feel a piece of skin protruding from the edge of the cyst and gently pulled at it. This took several days, till finally a white sac popped out when I pulled. Days later, another smaller sac emerged the same way. The cyst is now gone, with no hair loss, scarring or incisions. All this in less than two weeks, and at a cost of less than a dollar! The hair and skin around the cyst got bleached a little when I was applying the h2o2, but the skin was back to normal a couple of days after I stopped. This was a couple of years ago, and the cysts have not come back.