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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is hydrogen peroxide, effective for migraine treatment?

My friend has suffered Migraines daily for 9 years. I have read some about treatment with Hydrogen Peroxide. Is this a possible treatment. Most of what I have read indicate sinus might be the problem and Peroxide is used for that. He is desperate!! He is a wonderful family man, lawyer, and has been on disability for 9 years. He has been to many, many doctors all across the country, had surgeries, but all in vain.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015
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Hi dear,
Thanks for being on
Assuming that there is no doubt about your friend's diagnosis of migraine,I shall here discuss the treatment of migraine:
1)Eliminating the trigger factor-This is the actual cure of the disease.Please ask your friend to figure out the trigger factor which precipitates his headache and eliminate it from his lifestyle.It can be anything like stress,sunlight,any food item like tea,coffee,cheese or smoke.
2)Abortive treatment therapy- Triptans,Ergot derivatives and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs(NSAIDS) are the main drugs for terminating the acute episodes.Please discuss with your physician to put your friend on medicine which suits him the best.
3)Preventive therapy-Tricyclic antidepressants,beta blockers,calcium channel blockers and anticonvulsants are the mainstay of preventive therapy.Please discuss with your physician to put your friend on medicine which suits him the best.
So, as comprehensively discussed above Hydrogen peroxide is not a treatment option for migraine.Atleast,not a common or a good one. Your friend must have read about it a passing comment somewhere on web.Sinus has no relation to migraine.I hope it helps.
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