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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Peroxide = Bleach: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is hair bleach & is usually 6 to 10% H2O2. It breaks down melanin in the hair shaft. It also damages the hair shaft which ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Safety: Pick up an over the counter ear wax kit with drops and some sort of bulb/syringe to gently wash some of the wax out. If that doesn't work, or you hav ... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
19 years experience Wound care
Use water: Do not use anything but water and see your doctor as well.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
21 years experience Family Medicine
Both will kill germs: Both hydrogen peroxide and alcohol will help kill bacteria. The peroxide can be a bit strong/caustic, so I prefer a salt solution or alcohol. As for ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Won't hurt.: If you have an infection, then hydrogen peroxide may be slightly helpful. If you have an allergic reaction, a topical Hydrocortisone cream may help.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
???????????????????: Your question is confusing. Work as well to do what ????Is this about cleaning the case or using to put contacts in? The difference is important. You ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iodine: In general for minor cuts and abrasions the use of antiseptic therapy solutions is not warrented. These solutions (especially H2O2 peroxide) cause ce ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
21 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
I : I often have patients take care of wounds like this with diluted peroxide (mixed 50/50 with water) followed by plain vaseline until the wound has heal ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Peroxide in ears: Hello. It is very unlikely that you will experience any problems while using peroxide in your ear canals. This liquid is commonly used as an additive ... Read More
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