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How can hydrogen peroxide soothe an earache?

How can hydrogen peroxide soothe an earache?

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. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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What does it mean if I'm having ear pain after using hydrogen peroxide?

What does it mean if I'm having ear pain after using hydrogen peroxide?

Pain: It could be the hydrogen peroxide itself. However, if you have done this is the past without pain likely you have an external otitis. Get checked. An ototscope exam would tell what is wrong. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide help in the treatment of cancer?

Can hydrogen peroxide help in the treatment of cancer?

Very little data...: Taking a quick look at the medical literature, I found a couple of studies performed in japan where the authors injected unresectable tumors with hydrogen peroxide and then irradiated them, with the idea that the hydrogen peroxide would make the tumor more sensitive to radiation therapy. They demonstrated safety of the technique, but whether it helped or not was unclear. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide an alternative for cancer treatment?

Is hydrogen peroxide an alternative for cancer treatment?

No: This is a vicious scam. Despite all the pretty "natural healing" and dark "conspiracy" talk, it's worthless. Neglect mainstream treatment and you'll pay for your mistake with your life. Use this as a supplement and you've paid your good money to a charlatan. If you're promised a cure and it failed, the charlatan will blame you. ("You ate GMO food.") Be savvy. ...Read more

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Please describe a good method of hydrogen peroxide treatment in eliminating candida?

Please describe a good method of hydrogen peroxide treatment in eliminating candida?

None.: Hydrogen peroxide does not eliminate candida. Use an antifungal and decrease your sugar intake. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for facial acne?

Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for facial acne?

No: Get something that actually works -- a cheap rx. I start folks on topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are lots of blackheads, benzoyl peroxide if not. The cost should be almost nothing. More extensive disease is usually manageable by oral antibiotics, and dermatologists have the big guns. This is the 21st century and nobody needs unwanted acne. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide herpes treatment safe?

Is hydrogen peroxide herpes treatment safe?

Herpes simplex: Hydrogen peroxide is probably reasonably safe to use but is not likely to make a significant difference in outcome. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy for an earache for a 7-year-old child?

What's the best home remedy for an earache for a 7-year-old child?

Ear pain: Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, a decongestant, and nasal saline irrigation will help with middle ear problems for most people. Warm compresses sometimes help as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide for gingivitis treatment?

Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide for gingivitis treatment?

Yes but unecessary: Hydrogen peroxide treatment was made popular by paul keyes in the 1980s in treatment of gum disease. It is only effective in gingivitis but not periodontitis, as proven by the american academy of periodontology. However, with good oral hygiene of brushing and flossing and a regular periodic cleaning at your dentist/hygienist, gingivitis should be easily controlled. ...Read more

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People put hydrogen peroxide on a q-tip and rub it in each nostril. What is this a remedy for?

People put hydrogen peroxide on a q-tip and rub it in each nostril. What is this a remedy for?

Nothing: There is no reason to use hydrogen peroxide in your nose, if you've had culture proven MRSA you may be given a prescription for Mupirocin to swab your nose. ...Read more

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One you mix baking soda, hydrogen peroxide toothpaste and water together, would it be a good whitening treatment?

No: Not a good idea to try to be your own chemist. Wrong concentrations can be harmful. Best whitening either in-office or via gels provided by your dentist applied via custom-made trays. Short of that try crest white strips. Be sure to follow package instructions exactly. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for an outer ear infection?

Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for an outer ear infection?

No: Peroxide has very limited use in treating anything with the ear. Occasionally it can help soften rock hard wax prior to removing it. It will not treat infections. See your ENT or pcp for an ear infection. ...Read more

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Nose still split and sore. Treated with hydrogen peroxide and vacate in which cleared it up for only a few days. That treatment won't work anymore.

Nose still split and sore. Treated with hydrogen peroxide and vacate in which cleared it up for only a few days. That treatment won't work anymore.

Vestibulitis: It depends on where your nose is sore, but if it is around the nostrils, you can get a low grade infection in the nostril entrance which causes redness, pain, splitting of the nasal skin, crusting and it can be stubborn. It often requires a topical antibiotic and sometimes oral antibiotic. The hydrogen peroxide may be too irritating and drying. Should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has an earache. No discharge from her ear. I do not have insurance. What is an effective home remedy?

None: There really is no effective home remedy for an ear infection that is inside the ear (otitis media). Pull at the upper part of her ear, if it hurts when you pull it, perhaps it is a swimmers ear or external ear infection. If this is the case, white vinegar drops will help you out. Consider trying us with Healthtap Prime where we can prescribe antibiotics for her :) ...Read more

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Adult, earache, clr drainage, pain, dizzy, some throat pain under ears, low fever(new), no ins. Home remedy? For over a week. Thank you!

Adult, earache, clr drainage, pain, dizzy, some throat pain under ears, low fever(new), no ins.  Home remedy? For over a week. Thank you!

See a doctor: You need to examined for a proper diagnosis and possible antibiotics as well as decongestants. Your health is worth paying for and preventing others from catching it is also important. Hope you get treated and feel better soon. ...Read more

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Home remedy for an ear ache on one side?

Home remedy for an ear ache on one side?

Olive oil,garlic jui: The following home remedies have been recommended
olive oil
garlic juice
whole onion cooked and wrapped in a piece of cloth and applied locally on the ear
juice freshly squeezed from pepperment leave
ginger juice etc
as a matter of fact all these have been recommended and may or may not help, but if it persist you should seek medical help. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for acute ear ache?

Please describe a good home remedy for acute ear ache?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Need advise on what is the best home remedy for an ear ache?

Need advise on what is the best home remedy for an ear ache?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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What works most effectively to buy to get rid of my ear ache! And any home remedy's?

What works most effectively to buy to get rid of my ear ache! And any home remedy's?

See a doctor: If there is any blood or pus in your ear or have dizzy spells or swelling, go immediately because these could be signs of a severe infection

Home remedies include tipping your head to the side and pouring in a warm mixture of hydrogen peroxide with water and keeping your head sideways until you feel it open up. If you feel like you ruptured an eardrum do not do this. See an ent. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an ear ache any recommendation of home remedy or over-the-counter medication? Thank you

Hi, I have an ear ache any recommendation of home remedy or over-the-counter medication? Thank you

Ear pain: Does the ear ache when you pull on the ear lobe? If so you could have the start or a swimmer's ear. Try some alcohol in the ear canal to dry out any water that could have gotten behind any ear wax you had. Your ear could also have wax in it. If so, try some peroxide (hydrogen) and it should bubble out. You may need a bulb syringe to assist in this regard. Use warm salt water to irrigate. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Earache: Otc medications can help with pain but if you have an infection than need to see a physician as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How does hydrogen peroxide heal cuts and wounds?

How does hydrogen peroxide heal cuts and wounds?

IT DOESN'T: The only real use for peroxide is to help wash stuff out of a dirty wound. It doesn't kill bacteria even as much as a topical antibiotic. It will even damage healing tissue. Does it bubble when "germs" are present? No, it just bubbles. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to use hydrogen peroxide?

How old do you have to be to use hydrogen peroxide?

There is no: Particular age — But if this is being asked by a child- only use this with your parent's supervision or permission. ...Read more

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How should I apply hydrogen peroxide to a wound for the best results?

How should I apply hydrogen peroxide to a wound for the best results?

H2O2 not the best: Hydrogen peroxide is good at breaking down cells and kind of fun as it makes foam. However, it is not the best for wounds. Wounds need new cells for the healing process, and hydrogen peroxide foams them away. Keep your wound clean, ok to shower and hairdryer the area. Ok to go in to your doc or wound center. ...Read more

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How does one douche with hydrogen peroxide?

How does one douche with hydrogen peroxide?

Bottle high, tube on: Attach a soft rubber tube to a bottle, and raise the bottle high after placing the soft rubber pipe in the area you want to douche, the peroxide will descend via gravity to the area. ...Read more