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Doctor insights on: Eye Chemical Burn From Hydrogen Peroxide

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Chemical Burn (Definition)

Occurs when body tissues react to a corrosive or caustic chemical that results in tissue injury or destruction. The tissue damage is dependent on the nature, concentration, duration, p.H., and temperature ...Read more


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Hi, my hand is dry, cracking, burns and painful. Can I spray it with hydrogen peroxide. Is aloe from the plant itself help?

Hi, my hand is dry, cracking, burns and painful. Can I spray it with hydrogen peroxide. Is aloe from the plant itself help?

Dry and cracking: Please see your Primary doctor about this. Your medical history will be taken, the doctor will examine you and most likely order some laboratory information.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of hydrogen peroxide that doesn't burn when applied on a wound?

Is there a kind of hydrogen peroxide that doesn't burn when applied on a wound?

Hydrogen peroxide: What may have been acceptable in the past is no longer true. Do not apply hydrogen peroxide on a wound! It kills good cells along with bacteria. It is toxic to the base of the wound. ...Read more

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What do I do for a burn from rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide on my face?

What do I do for a burn from rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide on my face?

Be nice to it: Surface skin damage by over-doing the alcohol or peroxide should heal up by itself (but color will be irregular) if the person is nice to the skin and doesn't further irritate it. People usually try some plain white cream on the irritated skin, such as a facial moisturizer cream. Decreasing inflammation can also help, such as by using hydrocortisone cream a couple times a day for a few days. ...Read more

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I accidentally got hydrogen peroxide in my left eye. I flushed it out with water. Is it going to affect or damage my eye or vision?

I accidentally got hydrogen peroxide in my left eye. I flushed it out with water. Is it going to affect or damage my eye or vision?

No problem: You did the right thing by flushing out your eye right away. Hydrogen peroxide can cause a mild keratitis if left untreated but will not enter the eye or cause any permanent change. ...Read more

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I have a rope burn and am not sure how to treat it. So far I used hydrogen peroxide, and then put neosporin. Then I covered it in toilet paper, with a gauze on top.?

I have a rope burn and am not sure how to treat it. So far I used hydrogen peroxide, and then put neosporin. Then I covered it in toilet paper, with a gauze on top.?

Clean and cover: Cleaning the original wound, then keeping it covered with a clean dressing is all that it takes.
Putting antibacterial ointment on it may also help healing and prevent secondary infection.
It will take some patients for this to heal. ...Read more

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What to do about rug burn on face+hydrogen peroxide=hard white substance?

What to do about rug burn on face+hydrogen peroxide=hard white substance?

Rinse w warm water.: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is not very good as an antiseptic. Cleaning injured skin with hydrogen peroxide may lead to tissue damage. Although hydrogen peroxide was often used in the past for wound care – that is not recommended. It may delay healing. ...Read more

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I have a horrible, hurting stye in my eye. How do I get rid of it? Thank you. That's it. I've had it for 3 days now, and am just putting hot compresses on my eye. I feel like putting hydrogen peroxide in my eye! Can I do that safely? It sure worked well

I have a horrible, hurting stye in my eye. How do I get rid of it? Thank you. That's it. I've had it for 3 days now, and am just putting hot compresses on my eye. I feel like putting hydrogen peroxide in my eye! Can I do that safely? It sure worked well

DO: Do not put peroxide in your eye!
often, a series of hot compresses during the day will work, with shorter duration for each compress. Many of my patients have success with 3 or 4 compresses, 5-10 minutes each session. The potato works well, some patients have mentioned that they have used a hard-boiled egg the same way. This holds heat longer than using a washcloth alone. If this does not work within a week or so, then eye drops, or surgical removal will be successful. See your eye doctor if compresses fail! ...Read more

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Itchy tender ear canal. Hydrogen peroxide burns it. Have this problem often, but worse this time. Never use cotton swabs or swim. How do I fix this?

Itchy tender ear canal. Hydrogen peroxide burns it. Have this problem often, but worse this time. Never use cotton swabs or swim. How do I fix this?

Otitis externa: It could be infected and may need antibiotic ear drops. In many cases, chronic otitis externa is an eczematous condition that responds to other ear drops that can be prescribed. See ENT. ...Read more

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Should I use hydrogen peroxide on my burns? The blisters have popped and now it's a lot of red skin over large portions of my left thumb & palm.

Should I use hydrogen peroxide on my burns? The blisters have popped and now it's a lot of red skin over large portions of my left thumb & palm.

Nope: Peroxide has no use it damages healing tissue clean with soap and water and apply a non stick dressing if large see doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to repair damage to the eye caused by "chemical burn"?

Is there a way to repair damage to the eye caused by "chemical burn"?

Yes: The repair depends on what damage was done. See a corneal specialist for evaluation of your injury. ...Read more

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Is there a way to repair damage to the eye caused by a chemical burn?

Is there a way to repair damage to the eye caused by a chemical burn?

Yes: But it depends on how much damage, what type of chemical, and other factors. A mild burn that causes no sight-threatening damage can be left alone. Severe burns with significant damage can sometimes require very extensive surgical reconstruction. ...Read more

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I read if you put toothpaste on a pimple it will go away so I tried it on my cheek a little bit under my eye and it gave me a chemical burn?

I read if you put toothpaste on a pimple it will go away so I tried it on my cheek a little bit under my eye and it gave me a chemical burn?

Not recommended: Using toothpaste on an already inflamed pimple can cause more redness and irritation. Ask your doctor for a better solution. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I treat a head injury that had minor bleeding, is it safe to wash with hydrogen peroxide? Or what is recommended? Is it safe to shampoo?

How can I treat a head injury that had minor bleeding, is it safe to wash with hydrogen peroxide? Or what is recommended? Is it safe to shampoo?

No peroxide: If this is just a bump that. Bled a little no peroxide shampoo ok biggest problem may be surrounding hair if it needed sutures gental cleaning ok no peroxide if hair a problem might need to shave a small bald spot to hold a dressing dressing a scalp wound in hair is hard. I would be happy to discuss further. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn on my head, its not that bad. So its basically peeling really bad and I’m not sure what to do. Will it scar?

I have a chemical burn on my head, its not that bad. So its basically peeling really bad and I’m not sure what to do. Will it scar?

Chemical burn: You must please start with an exam for your Primary care doctor. Your doctor will carefully see how things are going and determine if the doctor can take care of the burn or whether you should go to a specialist.
Hope all goes well.

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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Could a sea salt eye flush heal chemical burns?

Could a sea salt eye flush heal chemical burns?

Would not: Remember the old adage of rubbing salt in a wound?
Use only saline if you use a salt containing product but clear clean water is the best. Mild cleansing with mild soap and water will help keep the bacterial load down. See your doctor for complete care.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide/glycolic acid chemical peel that is done to the face for acne, is it safe for the skin in run?

Hydrogen peroxide/glycolic acid chemical peel that is done to the face for acne, is it safe for the skin in run?

It can cause issues: It's possible that in the long run too frequent and/or too "strong" a chemic peel can lead to uneven pigmentation, acne/rosacea flares and superficial blood vessel (capillary) damage - aka broken blood vessels. So be careful try to avoid doing them more than 1X/month unless a physician specifically suggests otherwise. ...Read more

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Head is scabbing due to chemical burns from hair bleach 2 weeks ago, I'm using antiseptic wash to stop the itch & e45 shampoo -is this ok?

Scabs Beat Scabies: Scabbing is OK as long as there's no infection in there. You'd know that if it is unduly painful or getting more and more painful and there's increasing leakage or discharge. Wash gently and let the scab come of naturally. Don't pick at it (the only thing you should ever pick at is a guitar). If you have to cover it (e.g. you look like a resurrected zombie), do so loosely so the air can get at it. ...Read more

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What can I do about the chemical burn from the baking soda and peroxide in my gums. I have no dental insurance at the time?

What can I do about the chemical burn from the baking soda and peroxide in my gums. I have no dental insurance at the time?

Rinse rinse rinse: Your mouth with warm salt water (1 tsp to a quart) and spit it out between your teeth with them closed. Don't eat or drink anything acidic or spicy and don't ever use both peroxide and baking soda again together. If you have an infection in your gums, you will need antibiotics. Any clinic can prescribe for you, no dental insurance needed for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I treat chemical burns on my head?

How can I treat chemical burns on my head?

Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wash and remove/neutralize any trace of the chemical agent. Once the area is clean, depending on the severity of the burn, treatment can be done appropriately. See a specialist. ...Read more

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Can I know if darkened skin from chemical burn like Benzoyl Peroxide will be able to heal on its own and return to the same skin tone as the surrounding skin? How long does it usually take to heal or is it permanent?

Can I know if darkened skin from chemical burn like Benzoyl Peroxide will be able to heal on its own and return to the same skin tone as the surrounding skin? How long does it usually take to heal or is it permanent?

Moisturizers help: When acne creams or gels are strong on the face, and there is facial inflammation, twice a day moisturizing cream helps. Such patients may find that over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day for one week, can also help. One can talk with one's primary care doctor or a dermatologist, to get more help if worried. Life is not so predictable. Skin darkening sometimes take years to fade. ...Read more

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I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip (skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?

I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip (skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?

Burn: Skin often responds to injury with increased pigmentation. If your medication "burned" your skin, the darkening is likely the inflammatory process. Protect it from the sun and allow time to resolve it. ...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