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What are the basics of 35 percent food grade hydrogen peroxide therapy?

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The underlying assumption of hydrogen peroxide therapy is that hydrogen peroxide, which works as a topical antiseptic, can theoretically work inside the body as an antibacterial or antiviral agent. The course of such treatments varies depending on the ailment being targeted.

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The hydrogen peroxide approach to treating human papilloma virus, for example, consists of shaving off the warts caused by the virus and applying concentrated hydrogen peroxide to the resulting wounds. However, no such treatment has been proven effective in double-blind trials and, given the risk of injury, the FDA has warned against illegal health claims and urged patients to seek qualified medical attention for such ailments, rather than rely on unproven home remedies.

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