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Why do I get white spots on my gums after rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide?

Why do I get white spots on my gums after rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide?

Tissue damage: Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer. The bubbling that you see is form the breakdown into oxygen and water. This can kill bacteria in your mouth but it can also kill normal cells. The white spots that you see in your mouth is tissue damage. Do not rinse with full strength hydrogen peroxide. It can hurt more than it helps. There are better ways to lighten teeth. See a dentist. ...Read more

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Can using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth cause white spots?

Can using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth cause white spots?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Some toothpastes and oral hygiene products contain hydrogen peroxide. These have not been reported to cause white spots in the mouth if used as directed. Are the white spots on the gums, tongue, cheeks, teeth, uvula etc.? See your dentist to be sure what these spots are and what the appropriate treatment for them are. Good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter used hydrogen peroxide and some got on her hand turning a few spots white. What caused it and will the whiteness go away?

My daughter used hydrogen peroxide and some got on her hand turning a few spots white. What caused it and will the whiteness go away?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is absorbed by skin upon contact and creates a local skin capillary embolism that appears as a temporary whitening of the skin. The whiteness will eventually resolve. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide lighten age spots?

Can hydrogen peroxide lighten age spots?

No: See a dermatologist or your family doctor for a more effective treatment for age spots. ...Read more

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Bleaching with hydrogen peroxide can remove dark spots on face in 2 weeks? Which can remove dark spots from acne faster?

Bleaching with hydrogen peroxide can remove dark spots on face in 2 weeks? Which can remove dark spots from acne faster?

See a dermatologist: Your treatment will not work. Post-inflammatory acne pigmentation will improve with tretinoin cream + hydroquinone. Control of the acne is important. See a skin dr. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to put hydrogen peroxide on a dark spot?

Is it possible for you to put hydrogen peroxide on a dark spot?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Applying Hydrogen peroxide to your skin to lighten it is not a good idea. You can buy products that are specifically designed for lightening dark spots ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide whiten dark spot cause by acne?

Is hydrogen peroxide whiten dark spot cause by acne?

No: The number one most important thing you can do to lighten your skin is to wear sunscreen everyday -- even when it's cloudy. I will prevent your spots from getting darker. You may also try a natural skin bleaching cream that contains kojic acid at least 4%. ...Read more

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How to insert probiotic pills in orally for bv.? After using hydrogen peroxide.? And how many.? Please help thanks a mill.!

How to insert probiotic pills in orally for bv.? After using hydrogen peroxide.? And how many.? Please help thanks a mill.!

See a DR: If you have a strong odor like rotten fish from your genital area, there are effective treatments. Long-term probiotics may be useful. Your GYN is likely to give you oral pills and/or vaginal suppositories. Why would you take both depoProvera and BC pills both? ...Read more

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Raised itchy lump/scar after using hydrogen peroxide. What does this sound like?

Raised itchy lump/scar after using hydrogen peroxide. What does this sound like?

A scar: This sounds like a simple scar but it could be a problem type of scar called a keloid check with your doctor to be sure and avoid using peroxide as it slows healing. ...Read more

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