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Its actually: pretty dangerous high concentration and can cause burns what are you doing with H202 of that strength FDA Warns Consumers Against Drinking High-Strength Hydrogen Peroxide for Medicinal Use Ingestion Can Lead to Serious Health Risks and Death The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to purchase or to use high-strength hydrogen peroxide products, including a product ma ...Read more
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
Hydrogen Peroxide: 6 to 10% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) may be used to bleach hair. 90% H2O2 is used industrially. Hydrogen peroxide is no longer recommended for wound care. Food grade (35%)” hydrogen peroxide has been touted as treatment for many things (HIV, Diabetes Mellitus, arthritis, shingles, warts, etc.). There is no medical evidence to support those claims – so don't do it. ...Read more
NO: While diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide is sometimes used to treat or soothe gum problems, sores and cuts in your mouth, it will do nothing to help a toothache. In fact, it may make things worse. You need to see a dentist to determine the cause of your toothache and suggest appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This would not...: Be a good primary treatment for eczema because of his drying effect. I will have patients use it sometimes in the ear canals where there is a fungal infection and also eczema. As soon as the fungus is cleared the peroxide is discontinued and the eczema is treated differently. ...Read more
Won't help: Boils will not improve with the use of topical treatments. They need to be soaked frequently with hot salt or boric acid in water until they come to a head and drain. If they become large they may require surgical incision and drainage. Sometimes antibiotic pills that cover staphylococcus aureus, the usual bacterial cause of boils, need to be given as well. ...Read more
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go. Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you. ...Read more
Hydrogen peroxide: Please be aware that hydrogen peroxide can damage you live tissue while killing germs. ...Read more
Not really: H2o2 as it is known is very strong base. The body maintains a homeostasis of base and acid. Nebulizing this is caustic to the esophagus (like a drano) and the airways. I may be behind some studies but i don't know that it is of any benefit in inside tissues including the lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wouldn't consider: That a good idea- hydrogen peroxide can damage tissue. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. There are a number of over-the-counter meds. ...Read more
Have you heard of hydrogen peroxide use in emphyzema, and your thoughts on using it in a vaperizor for better breathing.
This is dangerous!: I have heard of this as well. This is not a good idea. Hydrogen peroxide will burn your lungs. Do not do this. There are many quacks out there recommending things to people that are outright stupid. This is one of them. ...Read more
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