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A 23-year-old female asked:

Should i use peroxide on staph while changing the dressing?

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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Peroxide: Peroxide can damage good tissue, so it would be better to clean the area with betadine or chlorhexidine.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Hydrogen peroxide: No hydrogen peroxide on wounds as it destroys good cells needed for healing. How do you know that you have a staphylococcus infection?

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