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How Does Hydrogen Peroxide Cure Vaginal Infections
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Vaginal thrush= i know doucheing is a big no no but u heard a hydrogen peroxide douche will cure thrush?
Douching with H2O2: I would strongly recommend against experiments with h2o2. The reports you are reading are not substantiated and may represent personal experiences of certain individuals for the problems that are not clinically confirmed often. I would rather use more conventional anti-yeast treatments such as Diflucan or vaginal cream that are proven to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get rid of vaginal odor with hydrogen peroxide? I have tried soap and water, although horrid smell still remains.
I : I would recommend you not use hydrogen peroxide as it may make your symptoms worse. A "horrid" vaginal odor is usually due to an infectious process, namely bacterial vaginosis. You will need antibiotics for this. Otherwise, is it possible there is a foreign body in your vagina you are unaware of? The most common I have seen in my practice are condoms and tampons. Please visit your family doctor or gynecologist for a complete examination and diagnostic testing as deemed necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Hydrogen Peroxide: 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 now controversial. Most of the physicians I know don't recommend using H2O2 for wound care/ infections. ...Read more
Hi. I have an infection on my bikini line. I poked it with a needle which i realized too late was bad. Can I use hydrogen peroxide or something else?
Yes: 4% hydrogen peroxide is safe for vaginal use. ...Read more
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