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why is there hydrogen peroxide in ovol drops??!

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
What are ovol drops: What are ovol drops Please send more info.Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic and a bleacing agent

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What does hydrogen peroxide do for cuts?

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Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Mild disinfectant: May be used in small quantities as a wound disinfectant. Mild soap and water irrigation just as effective for most minor wounds. Key is copious irrigation with water, i.E "the solution to pollution is dilution".
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can happen if you swallow hydrogen peroxide mixed with water?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends on…: The ratio of water to peroxide. Otc peroxide is usually 3% solution. Swallowing that can irritate or blister throat, esophagus, stomach & cause abdominal pain, vomiting, & diarrhea.
A 37-year-old member asked:

I heard that if you gargle with hydrogen peroxide your laryngitis will go away--is this true?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Not true : It is not true and it has been recommended by some but it does nothing to laryngitis, and there is no evidence to support it.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can hydrogen peroxide soothe an earache?

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Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Earache: Possibly. If the ache is due to wax impaction then it can help. Also if a low grade infection, but i recommend having someone look before you decide on doing that. If you have a hole in your eardrum, peroxide is unpleasant.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Can I use hydrogen peroxide for tonsil stones?

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Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
I wouldn't: I'd use other methods. Tonsil stones are plaques that form in the tonsillar crypts. They can be brushed out with a toothbrush or picked out with many different types of long thin instruments. They can cause halitosis (bad breath). To permanently get rid of them, the tonsils can be removed so they do not form.

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