Nebulizer Treatments for Black Mold Poisoning
DISCLAIMER: CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE DECIDING ON A TREATMENT PLAN FOR ANY DISEASE OR INJURY.
There are multiple nebulizer treatments that are effective in eliminating black mold from the nose, sinuses, and lungs. Nebulizing medicines helps deliver these medicines directly to areas of the respiratory system that are normally difficult to reach by other means, and also help relieve symptoms like congestion, post-nasal drip, cough, and more. Below are a few nebulizer treatment options to consider:
Methylene blue was one of the first pharmaceuticals ever developed. It has been used as an antimalaril drug, wound-healing agent, antiviral medicine, and more, in addition to being used as an antifungal. In India, methylene blue has been used to treat mucormycosis, a fungal infection caused by mold in the body. When combined with red light therapy, the effects of methylene blue in the body have been proven to be stronger and more effective, so while this treatment can be administered by itself, it’s best to use methylene blue with red light when possible.
Follow these instructions to administer this nebulizer treatment:
- Add 1 drop of 2% methylene blue to 8 ounces of purified water. This will be your nebulizer solution. You may store it in an airtight container in the fridge if you wish.
- Fill the reservoir of your nebulizer with the methylene blue and water mixture.
- Turn on the nebulizer and nebulize for 15 minutes. Breathe deeply into your nose if you can, and also try to breath in through your mouth sometimes. You may need to sneeze, blow your nose, or cough. This is a good thing, pause your nebulization as needed to do this.
- After the 15 minutes is up, sit with a red light pointed at your face and upper chest for another 15 minutes. Remember to keep your eyes closed, and keep the red light about 1 foot away from your body.
- Repeat 2 times per day until you recover.
Baking soda not only helps neutralize toxins in the respiratory tract, but it also makes the body more alkaline, thus making it a more inhospitable place for mold and other pathogens to live. Baking soda can be nebulized a few times a day as needed, and may be used with some other nebulization treatments on this list (for example, you could consider doing 2 baking soda treatments per day and 1 hydrogen peroxide treatment, since alkalization of the body increases the efficacy of ROS medicines). Read about how to nebulize baking soda correctly at this link.
Essential Oil Nebulization
I wouldn’t nebulize just any essential oil (since indeed, some can be toxic when taken internally via inhalation or other means), but there are a few in particular that work well for the treatment of black mold exposure and that are safe for use in a nebulizer. These are:
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Oregano Essential Oil (NOTE: Do a VERY small dose of this in your nebulizer, since oregano essential oil can produce an uncomfortable burning sensation in the nasal passages if used in too high of a quantity)
With each of these, combine 1 drop of pure essential oil with 2 tablespoons of purified water for your nebulization mix. Note that if you don’t have access to a nebulizer, these essential oils can also be put into a pot of boiling water and breathed in through the nose via steam (just be careful to not burn your nose or face).
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Lugol’s Iodine Solution
A lot of people are aware of the use of povidone iodine as a disinfectant used in surgical settings, but few people know that the nutritional supplement known as Lugol’s iodine (a special liquid solution that combines molecular iodine with potassium iodide) can also be used to disinfect areas on and inside the body. Combine 1 drop of 5% Lugol’s iodine solution with 2 tablespoons of water and nebulize this solution 1-3 times per day. Avoid doing this nebulization protocol after 2pm, however, since iodine can cause insomnia for some people when taken too late in the day. Also be aware that if you’ve never taken iodine, this may provoke a bromine detox reaction (read this article to inform yourself of the symptoms and remedies for these symptoms so that you can be prepared).
Hydrogen peroxide nebulization is a safe method for treating respiratory infection caused by black mold using Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) medicine. It can be used to treat not only black mold poisoning, but also pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, ARDS, asthma, and more. Read about how to administer hydrogen peroxide as a nebulizer treatment at this link.