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hydrogen peroxide skin burn

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
No: You can use vaseline on the wounds. See your dermatologist to make sure the wounds heal properly.
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Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Nope: Peroxide has no use it damages healing tissue clean with soap and water and apply a non stick dressing if large see doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Hydrogen peroxide: What may have been acceptable in the past is no longer true. Do not apply hydrogen peroxide on a wound! it kills good cells along with bacteria. It is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rinse w warm water.: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is not very good as an antiseptic. Cleaning injured skin with hydrogen peroxide may lead to tissue damage. Although hydrogen ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Be nice to it: Surface skin damage by over-doing the alcohol or peroxide should heal up by itself (but color will be irregular) if the person is nice to the skin and ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
No : Assuming it was not commercial grade (unlikely because you would be in terrible pain), there is nothing to worry about.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Clean and cover: Cleaning the original wound, then keeping it covered with a clean dressing is all that it takes. Putting antibacterial ointment on it may also help h ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dry and cracking: Please see your Primary doctor about this. Your medical history will be taken, the doctor will examine you and most likely order some laboratory infor ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Done that: Don't worry , just irrigate eyes with artificial tears and you will be alright.!
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If peroxide is used in large amounts and the toe is soaked in peroxide it will definitely do damage to the healthy areas. I do not recommend using it ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otitis externa: It could be infected and may need antibiotic ear drops. In many cases, chronic otitis externa is an eczematous condition that responds to other ear dr ... Read More

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