I've been researching the possibility of gargling with hydrogen peroxide for my sore throat and found your site. I'm confused as to whether it's a good idea or not because of another site I found from a doctor and this is what he said: "Avoid gargling with hydrogen peroxide and/or tea tree oil, as these potent substances can actually injure the hypersensitive throat membranes." I did try it this morning but I diluted it. It did not foam in my mouth like I read so I'm not sure how effective it was. I used one cap full to 2 caps of water. Any thoughts on what the doctor said?
I had a horrible sore throat...worst ever! I tried salt water, aspirin, lozenges, etc. Nothing worked. I was in bed that night when I remembered rinsing my mouth with peroxide for a tooth infection. I thought that may work. I got up and gargled with the full strength peroxide (3%). In the morning, it was better but not gone. I repeated the process and by afternoon it was completely gone. So happy to see your post, advocating hydrogen peroxide. I am here to say it is great!
Hydrogen peroxide in the ears will quickly stop a sore throat. Just put a few drops in one ear at a time and leave in for 10 or 15 minutes, or until it stops bubbling. Repeat in other ear. Have tried multiple times and recommended to others and it works great!
I use 3% hydrogen peroxide per instructions on the bottle. Mix half and half with water. Gargle allowing the peroxide mix to hit all infected area's. (I usually always gag) Spit out the mix.....I wait a couple minutes before rinsing with water. (just to make sure its doing the job) Instant relief!!! I would not use on a regular basis.....because tho it kills all the bad germs, it also kills all the good. Please use in moderation.
Just tried my first throat cleansing using the 3% hydrogen peroxide gargle remedy and I'm already feeling the ease of my pain and irritation. Thank you so very much!
I have tried just about everything you can imagine for a sore throat with nothing having any immdeiate results. The only thing I have found to work and work well is 3% hydrogen peroxide. Thank you everyone for this useful and very much painless and no longer existing sore throat. :)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Trust these posts... This really works! Just go to the drugstore and buy the brown bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide and gargle with it full strength... DO NOT SWALLOW. Rinse several times with plain tap water. NOT FOR CHILDREN since they could possibly swallow the peroxide. Note: The directions on the Hydrogen Peroxide bottle says it may be used as an oral rinse.
I woke up 3 mornings gargling 3% hydrogen peroxide fo a sore throat. It was majorly sore, but I didn't want it to get any sorer. It was only sore on the right side. So, I came to my faithful and trusted site. I couldn't wait to try the 3% hydrogen peroxide in my ears. I poured a couple drops in the cap and drop it in my ear and went to bed. It did feel a little weird, but not painful at all. The next morning I got up and my throat wasn't sore AT ALL. It's been over a week now and I never got a cold. I shared this remedy with a cousin who was getting over a cold, but it was still lingering. She emailed me today and said "it worked like a charm"!!!! Thanks to EC and all of you for sharing and keeping us healthy!!
I have had a sore throat for a week now. I put the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (no mix)onto some Qtips and then rubbed it onto my tonsils. It completely got rid of the white pus sacs on my tonsils and was foaming. The Qtips actually had pus all over them..Kinda gross but it worked!! I IMMEDIATELY felt better and am able to swallow now without pain..What a miracle that stuff is! I would rate the pain before using the peroxide, a 10, after using it a 1. Slight discomfort but not really noticeable. I also did it until I saw no more pus on my tonsil or on the qtips. Use a clean qtip each time. Also, this can cause you to gag..so be careful with that. Thanks so much for this website!
I have been in terrible sore throat pain for 4 days now. Been to the the Doctors 2xs and was negative to strep. The size of my tonsils measure to golf balls and the are now covered with white pus! This afternoon my mother suggested that I try her old wives tale of gargling with 3% hydrogen peroxide! I poured a small amount into a cup, approx the amount that would be used to gargle with and instantly It foamed, i began to gag as huge amounts of mucus and began to pour out! I then rinsed with water a few times. As the afternoon has passes I still continue to have to spit out mucus but it seems to be doing the trick.
The Half 3% Hydrogen Peroxide And Mouthwash work for me. Sure it took action over night but my throat does not hurt anymore. :)
Hydrogen Peroxide: My throat has hurt for 2 days now and it feels like it's getting worse. I am on an antibiotic for sinus infection, but I have NEVER had such a sore throat. My DR. recommended throat spray which works for about 2 mins... ibubrofen, nope, cough drops, nope. I just found this 3% hydrogen peroxide gargle remedy and actually have it in the house. I felt instantly better, still hurts but I will continue to gargle with it. It even says it on the bottle for oral rinse.
Hydrogen Peroxide worked great for my sore throat. I gargled a mixture of half mouthwash, half 3% hydrogen peroxide. This definitely cut the icky taste of the peroxide. It didn't give immediate relief, but my sore throat was cured overnight. I will definitely be using this again!
Moore, South Carolina
The best way to completely heal a sore throat quick is with Hydrogen Peroxide. The regular brand from any store in the brown bottle. Just brush teeth and mouth and as far back throat as comfortably possible, then gargle about a capful or one tablespoon or even dilute it with a bit of water.
Beware of the fizz as your throat, tongue and gums are stripped of all the bad stuff! It will most likely make you gag from all the funk! Rinse and do it again! You will be amazed at the almost immediate releif! Since it is a natural remedy, you can do several times a day as needed but honestly one or two applications should do the trick! It's amazing that something so common and cheap can do such an amazing job! Best and cheapest cure out there!
3% Hydrogen Peroxide: I have tried many of these remedies that are supposed to work and they didn't. This one really worked. Just gargle it a few times and it will instantly stop the burning and scratching in your throat. Hope this works for you as much as it worked for me:)
Vancouver, Bc Canada