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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
It will: It will only help if the wound is crusty.
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Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Don't: Peroxide disrupts healing tissue the only reason to use it would be to clean dirt and debris once from a very dirty wound but flushing with saline wou ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
Not advised: Hydrogen peroxide impairs wound healing, use a commercial wound irrigation solution, which any drug store can help you with. Just saline (salt water) ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hydrogen Peroxide: Applying Hydrogen peroxide to your skin to lighten it is not a good idea. You can buy products that are specifically designed for lightening dark s ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
23 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Hydrogen peroxide is: a powerful oxidizer. It bubbles on skin when H2O2 separates into oxygen O and water H2O. If left on the skin for a period of time, the oxygen is abso ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
44 years experience Pharmacology
Peroxide Bleaching: Yes. This is perfectly normal with hydrogen peroxide. Peroxide actually has a bleaching action on the skin which will eventually fade and once again ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hydrogen Peroxide: Blood & cells contain catalase. This enzyme is released in wounds. Catalase + hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) = water (H2O) + Oxygen (O2). The foam/ bub ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Safe: Hydrogen peroxide is like water, once it has evaporated, it is no longer there to do any mischief. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetab ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Since h2o2 oxygenates your skin by introducing new, unstable oxygen molecules, these free radicals could cause damage to your skin. If used over a pro ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No, ? allergy: Hydrogen peroxide is likely to increase the damage. You may have contact sensitivity to nickel in the jewelry. If you must wear offending earrings, ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
H2O2: H2o2 - an oxidizing and bleaching agent - used in very concentrated form as a rocket, fuel component, less concentrated for bleaching hair and low con ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Mild disinfectant: May be used in small quantities as a wound disinfectant. Mild soap and water irrigation just as effective for most minor wounds. Key is copious irri ... Read More
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