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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not good idea: Hiccups are not under your control so if you are gargling you may get in your lungs ie aspirate.
Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
Not really: Probably not a good idea because you could swallow or choke on it. Wait till the hiccups go away.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Doesn't work: If otc 3% hydrogen peroxide were effective in whitening teeth, there would be absolutely no need for crest whitening strips, or any other products, bo ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Will not work: For teeth to whiten, two points must be addressed: 1) the strength of the peroxide must be high enough to work 2) the contact time of the peroxide nee ... Read More
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
43 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but Use strips: The basic active ingredient in all teeth bleaching is hydrogen peroxide, but rinsing with otc liquid will take you a very long time to achieve any res ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
yes/no: Peroxide will breakdown to water after it releases all of its extra oxygen . Its use as a gargle has been offered by some as a treatment, but little i ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Probably safe, but: I would follow up with your ENT so soon after having a procedure done if you are having problems. They should really be the ones to manage this.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Listerine is safe: Listerine is safe to use and can help, your sore throat. It is not absorbed while gargling but do not swallow it.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Abusharr
21 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: A study in nurs res. 1993 nov-dec;42(6):332-7 describes that 1/4 strength peroxide helped reduce bacteria but the irritation and damage to the oral mu ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: No harm done if you swallow peroxide. It dissolves into water.
A member asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Gargle - yes: Swallow, not recommended, but trace amounts absorbed from residual in mouth will not be harmful.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
1/4 teaspoon: The standard amount is 1/4 teaspoon per 4 ounces of water. If he/she drank a little of that it would not hurt them.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
19 hours later: Just saw your post. I hope you are well, but as a general answer any time you are afraid of a possible poisoning, either you or a pet, call poison co ... Read More
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