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I just put hydrogen peroxide on my son's cut and his skin turned white briefly. is that normal?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 45 years experience
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 become normal. No need to worry about this.

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