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Thats an interesting application of oxygen. Oxygen itself is a fairly reactive substance. our atmosphere is less than a third oxygen, most of it being nitrogen, an inert gas. Its bad to breathe ozone (O3) because the ozone will try to dump an oxygen atom to anything that will take it and become standard O2. It will damage your lungs. Oxygen is also used in certain bleaches too. In high oxygen concentrations, gun powder will spontaneously combust, and a small spark can light a room on fire. Thats what happened to the Apollo 1.

I have some questions/concerns about it:

The article does not say how much oxygen and ozone was administered to the patients or any kind of control group.

Also, I question this statement: "Five years later 24 of the 27 were still outbreak free. Re-infection was suspected in the other three." From my understanding, I thought that reinfection would be highly unlikely if the patients who were treated had antibodies to the herpes zoster. If this was stated before the latency of herpes was commonly known, then I could understand that they thought it was re-infection.

Still, it would be simple to test it out. Just get a group together and head down to an oxygen bar to see if it helps!

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