Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by LoBattery » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:53 pm

I'll try it. You can brush your teeth with it. Hospitals use a mist of it to sanitize operating rooms. Ought to make a good hose cleaner. My mother got me to sleep with a bar of Irish Spring soap!
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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by Okie bipap » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:05 pm

LoBattery wrote:My mother got me to sleep with a bar of Irish Spring soap!
Did she put it in a sock and knock you out with it? Sorry, but I just couldn't resist.

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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by LoBattery » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:21 am

Contrary to popular belief, you can put lipstick on it and it does look better.
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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by nicholasjh1 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:59 pm

Evolution13 wrote:I have a step uncle who's an entrepreneur/inventor. He has a mind like NIkola Telsa or Tony Stark, (I'm showing my Geek, sorry ) and is always coming up with brillant, sometimes slightly crazy ideas. He's also a millionaire so I tend to pay attention to what he has to say. He claims that by putting a few drops of food grade H2O2 in his CPAP, it not only helps keep it clean, but also helps increase your oxygen level at night, and prevent colds and flu to some extent. I don't know much more than this as I got this idea from him last night at a wedding reception while trying to hold a conversation over very loud music.

Food Grade H2O2 is not the stuff you use for sterilizing cuts. the stuff you get at the pharmacy has heavy metals and other icky stuff in it that's not good to drink or breath. It's pure water with H2O2 in it, which will naturally break down into water and oxygen over time. I knew this before I talked to my uncle, which is why his claim makes sense to me. You can usually order it online or if your lucky get it at health food stores.

So, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of it or tried it? Do you think it's safe? My biggest concern is I seem to remember too much oxygen can be harmful. I'd appreciate any advice anyone can offer.

Thanks!
Could totally be confirmation bias... I consistently had colds every 1-3 months before cpap... after cpap, no sickness, but I don't use h2o2
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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by Tiger2 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:33 pm

nicholasjh1 wrote:I consistently had colds every 1-3 months before cpap... after cpap, no sickness, but I don't use h2o2
Me thinks its the O2

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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by Goofproof » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:56 pm

Me thinks putting anything but fresh distilled water in your HH, is Stupid! Jim
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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by palerider » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:10 pm

Tiger2 wrote:
nicholasjh1 wrote:I consistently had colds every 1-3 months before cpap... after cpap, no sickness, but I don't use h2o2
Me thinks its the O2
More likely the filtration.

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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by Mike34 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:15 am

Interesting subject....I am a chemist and very wary of breathing anything, however, knowing the composition of H2O2 and it's properties and simple breakdown components, low concentrations of this material was of little concern. I was curious as to what degree of sanitizing it would contribute to my Cpap reservoir. Using 3% food grade H2O2, I began making a 1 to 20 dilution (.15%) about a 2 years ago and discovered the slime that always seemed to appear after a week or so in the reservoir...never came! I have to assume the peroxide, even at this low concentration, is working to keep the tubes sanitized too...I was elated that I had found a great time saver, since cleaning the tubes and slimy reservoir was always a chore. Having said this, I still wash out the tubes a couple times a year....out of habit. However, that is not the end of my story, the really big news is that I had not caught a cold or had any respiratory illness (including Covid, which I had been exposed) during that entire time...very unusual, because historically, I could never get through the change of seasons every year without getting some respiratory illness.

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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by Julie » Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:45 am

Do you not use distilled water in the tank (as is recommended to keep it clean)?
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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by chunkyfrog » Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:37 am

Hardly any colds, or whatever, since 2010, when I started cpap.
I only cleaned obsessively for the first couple of months.
Now, I use hot water and Dawn to wash my tank when it gets gross--
Maybe once every other month.
Baby wipes for my mask when I see visible schmutz.
Not often.
Peroxide gets used only on cuts--self, family, the cat.
Then Neosporin, of course!

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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by LaurieAltra » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:57 am

I can't speak to the safety of putting hydrogen peroxide in your water. However, I do know that if you put vinegar in the water chamber, the top of the heater plate inside the water chamber will degrade. My father-in-law did this to clean his water chamber and it looked like a burn on the top plate after just a couple of months. Only use dish soap in your water chamber to clean it.

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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by ChicagoGranny » Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:07 pm

Mike34 wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:15 am
However, that is not the end of my story, the really big news is that I had not caught a cold or had any respiratory illness (including Covid, which I had been exposed) during that entire time...very unusual, because historically, I could never get through the change of seasons every year without getting some respiratory illness.
Lots of people, Gramps and myself included, report a big reduction in the frequency, severity and duration of colds with the commencement of CPAP therapy. This is without hydrogen peroxide use.

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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by palerider » Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:42 pm

LaurieAltra wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:57 am
I can't speak to the safety of putting hydrogen peroxide in your water. However, I do know that if you put vinegar in the water chamber, the top of the heater plate inside the water chamber will degrade. My father-in-law did this to clean his water chamber and it looked like a burn on the top plate after just a couple of months. Only use dish soap in your water chamber to clean it.
No, vinegar had nothing at all to do with that.

People *routinely* clean their tanks with vinegar or citric acid, in fact that's *recommended* by the manufacturer.

Please don't spread misinformation.

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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by stevenal » Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:36 pm

I recall a recent thread getting pulled that promoted this excrement.
If Mike is really a chemist, he should realize that peroxide sterilizes by oxidation. It kills by destroying cell walls. Do you really want this stuff working on your pulmonary cell walls all night long? It is true that dosage matters, but if you have a high enough concentration to sterilize CPAP components, you have enough to work on those cell walls. How many of those cells can we spare?
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Use it to clean CPAP parts if you like, but don't leave it in the tank during CPAP use.
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Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your CPAP?

Post by palerider » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:51 pm

stevenal wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:36 pm
I recall a recent thread getting pulled that promoted this excrement.
If Mike is really a chemist, he should realize that peroxide sterilizes by oxidation. It kills by destroying cell walls. Do you really want this stuff working on your pulmonary cell walls all night long?
*facepalm*.
Nobody is breathing h2o2 all night long. For one thing the OO bond is incredibly weak and unstable, and you know what happens when that decomposes? it turns into WATER and OXYGEN. Do I want to have that in my lungs all night long? why yes, yes I do.

Just one source: https://chemicals.ie/blog/decomposition ... -peroxide/

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