Hydrogen Peroxide for Cpap Machines

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Mike34
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Hydrogen Peroxide for Cpap Machines

Post by Mike34 » Sat May 20, 2023 9:18 am

I have been using about one teaspoon of Food Grade 3% Hydrogen Peroxide in my Resmed Cpap machine reservoir for two years now and never had to clean it. The distilled water stays fresh as ever...oddly, I haven't had a cold or any other respiratory infection for two years either......a coincidence? The only cautions I can stress is that you use Food Grade H2O2 at 3% and one teaspoon per full reservoir...if less than half, use less H2O2 accordingly. FYI: H2O2 breaks down to water and oxygen.

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Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cpap Machines

Post by chunkyfrog » Sat May 20, 2023 11:01 am

Some have done likewise--it seems to be harmless.
I use a teaspoon of bottom shelf vodka when the fungus creature invades.
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Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cpap Machines

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sat May 20, 2023 4:23 pm

Mike34 wrote:
Sat May 20, 2023 9:18 am
I haven't had a cold or any other respiratory infection for two years either......a coincidence
Probably a coincidence.

Many people report the number of colds and respiratory infections they contract drops dramatically after starting to use CPAP. And they are not using H2O2.

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Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Cpap Machines

Post by colomom » Sat May 20, 2023 6:21 pm

Mike34 wrote:
Sat May 20, 2023 9:18 am
I have been using about one teaspoon of Food Grade 3% Hydrogen Peroxide in my Resmed Cpap machine reservoir for two years now and never had to clean it. The distilled water stays fresh as ever...oddly, I haven't had a cold or any other respiratory infection for two years either......a coincidence? The only cautions I can stress is that you use Food Grade H2O2 at 3% and one teaspoon per full reservoir...if less than half, use less H2O2 accordingly. FYI: H2O2 breaks down to water and oxygen.
Call me crazy, but I’ve never felt a need to add chemicals to my distilled water to make it fresh or clean.

I’m more into following the science. Your evidence (one random person who hasn’t been sick for 2 years while huffing hydrogen peroxide) isn’t to me at all compelling.

I prefer to follow the data, which also is common sense to me.
Inhaling hydrogen peroxide can result in:
-nose and throat irritation
-lung irritation
-pulmonary edema, a buildup of fluid in the lungs, which is a medical emergency and can be fatal
https://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1015.

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