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A 40-year-old member asked:

is it dangerous to consume hydrogen peroxide?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
YES: Yes, hydrogen peroxide should never be consumed (swallowed).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Concentration?: Per the National Capital Poison Center: consumption of concentrated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has lead to deaths. http://www.poison.org/poisonpost/june2012/hydrogenperoxide.htm). Ingestion of concentrated H2O2 can lead to venous or arterial gas embolism, distention of hollow viscus with rupture, & respiratory tract obstruction/ pulmonary aspiration. Laryngospasm, coma, convulsions, confusion, >

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A 18-year-old member asked:

Is it ok / can someone gargle with hydrogen peroxide?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
It won't hurt you: But it will taste nasty. Ith all available washes, why use peroxide?
A 29-year-old member asked:

What exactly is hydrogen peroxide?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
H2O2: H2o2 - an oxidizing and bleaching agent - used in very concentrated form as a rocket, fuel component, less concentrated for bleaching hair and low concentration 3% for household use.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is 3% hydrogen peroxide safe to use and how much should be used?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
SAFE FOR SHORT TERM: It is safe for short term but if used over long term it can be damging to the teeth.Talk to your dentist and get a second opinion.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use expired hydrogen peroxide?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Roth
Dentistry 32 years experience
Yes but...: Hydrogen peroxide h2o2 is comprised of h2o( water) and an unstable form of oxygen once its expired and the oxgen is removed you are left with water or weak peroxide.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to disinfect a soft, rubbery dildo using hydrogen peroxide?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Roth
Dentistry 32 years experience
Not the best: There are much better disinfectants than hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide only works on anaerobic bacteria, you may be better off with lysol

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