can you use hydrogen peroxide to clean ears

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Dr. Bernstein Joel answered:

Is it true that one can use hydrogen peroxide to clean the ears?

Yes

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Hydrogen peroxide is a safe and inexpensive method of dissolving impacted ear wax. But it may be irritating if you do not have wax. So make sure frown from an ENT doctor that wax is the correct diagnosis.
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Can you use hydrogen peroxide on a 5 day old ear cartilage peircing 3 times a day? Or how many times should u clean it?

Likely is fine

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This is not likely to be a problem. However, if you think there is a problem (i.e. an infection) then you probably should have this examined. Sometimes a person can develop an allergy to nickel and it can simply appear chronically irritated.
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How often can I use hydrogen peroxide to clean my ears. I seem to get a build up of fluid in my ears and then they seem to block up.?

Not a problem, but..

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hydrogen peroxide in the manner you describe should not be a problem. You may want to check with a physician for the cause of the frequent buildup
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Dr. Reza Bayati answered:

Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide to clean ear wax if I have a perforated eardrum?

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Be VERY careful. Hydrogen peroxide can damage you ears and cause serious trouble.
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Dr. Dale Tylor answered:

I use hydrogen peroxide to clean and qtips to take out the wax . I know its bad to use qtips. My ear hurts, i use H.P.to see if there is wax but none.

Stop with the qtips

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No fingers or bobby pins either. You have probably given yourself "eczematous otitis externa". You NEED wax to help waterproof the ear, prevent itching, and to be a natural antibiotic and antifungal. No more than 2x a month qtips for you. Consider trying the product Comfort EARx that you can get on Amazon. If that fails, see an ENT for an evaluation and possible rx drop like DermOtic.
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Should i use hydrogen peroxide to clean this cat bite?

No

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Use soap and water and see a doctor.
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Do you use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol to clean your ears?

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There is no reason to use either product to clean the ears. Mild soap and water is more than enough. You should not be forcing materials into the ear canal other than water. Sometimes hydrogen peroxide might to used to clean if blood was in the ear. Alcohol will irritate the ear.
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Can I use hydrogen peroxide to keep my baby's umbilical cord area clean?

Yes,but

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I find it is only a benefit if used briefly to blot the area followed by drying.I prefer alcohol swabs several times a day.When the peroxide is left in place it converts to water and makes the area soggy and stinky.
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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered:

What percent of hydrogen peroxide should i use to clean a skin fungus infection?

Do not use

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Hydrogen peroxide is not effective for fungus infections.
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Dr. Edward Neilsen answered:

What is the best way to clean a cut on the skin?  I've been told hydrogen peroxide slows cell growth & not to use. What else aside from soap and water

Avoid peroxide

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Peroxide not only kills the bad things (bacteria, etc) but also the fibroblasts - cells that promote healing and the production of new tissue. Gentle washing with a mild soap and water is usually adequate, perhaps followed by apply bacitracin or neosporin ointment. Allowing wound to dry out usually results in prolonged healing and a higher risk of scars.
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