A 16-year-old male asked:
Can i put hydrogen peroxide on an open wound?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 44 years experience
It will: It will only help if the wound is crusty.
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Wound care 37 years experience
Don't: Peroxide disrupts healing tissue the only reason to use it would be to clean dirt and debris once from a very dirty wound but flushing with saline would be greatly preferable.
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General Surgery 38 years experience
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Last updated Jun 11, 2017
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