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i was wondering if i was allergic to hydrogen peroxide because when i used this product on a popped pimple it flared and now that area is swollen ?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Not allergic: Hi. No, you're not allergic to hydrogen peroxide. Your neutrophils make it throughout your body, as part of their oxidative burst in fighting bacterial infection. And hydrogen peroxide is a tiny molecule; too small to raise an allergic reaction to. You probably just have local infection/inflammation. Good luck!

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