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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Vaginal thrush= i know doucheing is a big no no but u heard a hydrogen peroxide douche will cure thrush?

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 (fluconazole) or vaginal cream that are proven to work. ...Read more

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May i still use rubbing alchohol that is over 10 years old? I have itchy skin that have infection. Also, should i use alchohol or hydrogen peroxide?

May i still use rubbing alchohol that is over 10 years old? I have itchy skin that have infection. Also, should i use alchohol or hydrogen peroxide?

No Alcohol: Alcohol does not sound like a good idea for an irritated skin rash. Peroxide is a gentle antiseptic, and depending on the actual cause of your itchy rash, might be useful. We could definitely help you sort this out in a Prime Consult by getting further history and evaluating photos. We are here 24/7! Thanks for trusting Healthtap! ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide help infections?

Can hydrogen peroxide help infections?

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 not recommended. It may delay healing. ...Read more

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How exactly does hydrogen peroxide work to heal cuts and infections?

How exactly does hydrogen peroxide work to heal cuts and infections?

It doesn't: It doesn't heal cuts. In fact, it can delay wound healing. When it's used, it's used to kill bacteria, not to heal wounds. ...Read more

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Why is there no medical consensus on the benefits of rinsing with 3% hydrogen peroxide? Is it effective for small sores and infections or not?

Why is there no medical consensus on the benefits of rinsing with 3% hydrogen peroxide? Is it effective for small sores and infections or not?

An old folk remedy: This is an old folk remedy. I doubt there has ever been any research on it, therefore no consensus. My guess is that rinsing with peroxide has no benefit for "small sores" or any kind of infection makes any difference for any ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more