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Doctor insights on: Home Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide

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Is hydrogen peroxide safe for your mouth?

Is hydrogen peroxide safe for your mouth?

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SAFETY? WHY ARE YOU USING IT? HOW MUCH? HOW OFTEN? PLEASE ASK YOUR DENTIST . . . THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION ...Read more

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Can you use hydrogen peroxide for boils?

Can you use hydrogen peroxide for boils?

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

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Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

Yes, but....: The 3% hydrogen peroxide that you can buy in stores will have no effect on whitening teeth. First the concentration is too low &secondly it cannot be in contact with the teeth long enough to be effective. Hydrogen peroxide in one form or another in higher concentrations in professionally fabricated delivery systems do work. Speak to your own dentist about your options that are both safe\effective. ...Read more

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Are baking soda and hydrogen peroxide safe for braces?

Are baking soda and hydrogen peroxide safe for braces?

Yes if in right porp: If the two substances are properly mixed, usually about half and half, this serves as a very effective 'toothpaste' to aid you in cleaning your teeth. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

No: No, not on a regular basis. First, in most cases, mouth washes are not essential, and second, if you feel it necessary, there are much better products out there already. Discuss this with your own dentist who would be more aware of the health of you mouth and your dental needs. ...Read more

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Should use hydrogen peroxide spray for my ears?

Should use hydrogen peroxide spray for my ears?

Not recommended: The best way to care for your ears is to make a mixture of 9 parts alcohol and 1 part white vinegar. Put a few drops in you ears to help clean them and to dry them after swimming. ...Read more

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How effective is hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening?

How effective is hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening?

So-so: Hydrogen peroxide that you buy in the store is mildly effective for whitening teeth: you need to put it in a close fitting tray that fits intimately with your teeth and you would need to replenish the solution every 20 minutes to see results. Dentists supplied whitening products are at a higher concentration, less runny and more effective. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide for hemorrhoids?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide for hemorrhoids?

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

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide for acne?

Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide for acne?

Not too frequent: Benzoyl peroxide is a common ingredient in acne products. Hydrogen peroxide could be use in a pinch. I use hydrogen peroxide to clean wounds in the er. I have read that with regular use it can damage skin, but on a one time use I have never seen any significant problems. ...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 1980's 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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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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How effective is hydrogen peroxide (Periogel) for treating gingivitis?

How effective is hydrogen peroxide (Periogel) for treating gingivitis?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is an adjunct and can be helpful although professional dental treatment along with proper tooth brushing and flossing is really the key! ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide safe as a teeth whitening?

Is hydrogen peroxide safe as a teeth whitening?

H202: Hydrogen peroxide is safe for bleaching teeth up to 30%...We use it all the time. ...Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening, does htis work?

Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening, does htis work?

Yes and no: A slurry of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda brushed an the teeth twice daily can lighten your teeth superficially and help to remove surface staining. But don't expect a dramatic change. If you want that hollywood white smile you can't go wtong with professional whitening from a dentists office. Make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy prior to getting this done. ...Read more

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Ask doctor is hydrogen peroxide good for a douche?

Ask doctor is hydrogen peroxide good for a douche?

No: Douching can be detrimental to good vaginal health. Don't recommend douching with hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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Can I use carbamide peroxide for swimmer's ear?

Can I use carbamide peroxide for swimmer's ear?

No.: It is infection otitis externa. Carbamide is to clean the ear not infection. Beside that how do you know it is swimmer's ear and there is no hole in the eardrum. You need exam before treatment . ...Read more

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Is it safe using hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Is it safe using hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Yes and no: If you are using a dentist supplied hydrogen or carbomide peroxide gel then it is safe, if used as directed. If you try hydrogen peroxide liquid solution from the grocery store, then no, it will not remain on your tooth long enough time to be effective, and you could irritate your gums and swallow it, irritating your throat. ...Read more

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