Was the President right about further disinfectant investigation?

The President of the United States during a press conference suggested that his medical team of experts take a look at alternative treatments for viruses.  He mentioned UV light (which is a proven method of killing surface viruses) and he mentioned the use of disinfectants.  The President caught a lot of flack for talking about disinfectants as a treatment.  To be perfectly honest with you, the President’s idea may have sounded crazy, but he is actually correct in saying that this topic should be investigated further. 

Hydrogen peroxide is a common household disinfectant sold in grocery stores for a couple of bucks per bottle.  It is used as an antiseptic on minor cuts, scrapes and burns. It can be used to clean items that may have germs from food on them and it is great to put on used sponges to kill bacteria.  It is definitely a disinfectant.  What does this have to do with viruses?  Your immune system cells produce their own hydrogen peroxide, this is how your immune system cells kill cells that have been infected by a virus.  Research is showing that using hydrogen peroxide as a therapy can actually help your immune system cells do their job more effectively. 

As a matter of fact, Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) was used to treat diptheria, whooping cough, scarlet fever, asthma and allergies.  It was even used as an injection into the blood stream after World War 1 to treat flu related pneumonia during the flu pandemic.  Some say the use of H2O2 lost favor due to the development of more scientific drugs and medications.  A study published earlier this year in the Journal of Hospital Infections showed that 0.5% H2O2 killed coronavirus, Sars virus and Mers. 

Dr. Thomas Levy has been treating viral patients with H2O2 vapor.  He uses food grade H2O2, diluted to 1% and a nebulizer.  The H2O2 mist is inhaled for 10 minutes, 4 treatments a day (just like asthma or bronchitis treatments for kids). Dr. Levy claims that H2O2 treatments eliminates flu in 72 hours. 

Even though the President was wondering out loud an idea that sounded insane to most, his idea seems to have some merit and should be further investigated.  And just to be perfectly clear, I am not recommending that anyone start drinking or breathing hydrogen peroxide, so please do not.  What you can do if you have a virus is see a medical doctor who specializes in bio-oxidative therapy for this type of treatment.

 

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Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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