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is it true that hydrogen peroxide suppose to smoke when it is applied to a cut?

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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine 25 years experience
Umm... smoke?: "smoke, " no. Bubble up, yes--if the wound is infected. Rinse and clean the wound liberally to avoid infection and see a physician if necessary.

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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".

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