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A 30-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to gargle with a small (cap full) of hydrogen peroxide for a sore throat? will it help stop the soar throat early?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 if any benefit is documented.

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Last updated Jun 20, 2018

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