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Hydrogen Peroxide Cold Sores
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
Can sterile saline solution isotonic, aqueous, buffered Sterile saline solution, with up to 0.005% w/v hydrogen peroxide be used in a NEBULISER - Cold?
I heard a cold/sinus inf. Can be prevented or shortened by putting a bit hydrogen peroxide in ears. That dangerous? Effective? How should I apply it?
No: Hydrogen peroxide in the ear canals may be effective for wax removal, however has nothing to do with a cold or sinus infection. The ear drum (tympanic membrane) separates the ear canal from the middle ear and eustachian tube, unless there is a hole in the ear drum. Remember, you can "spray the front window of the house with a hose, the people in the living room won't get wet." ...Read more
No it does not: It will probably irritate the lesion even more. The lesion should heal in about 10 days, give or take. ...Read more
Mucosal damage: Can hurt the mucosa - to help you further if you are doing this for whitening teeth a better way is to rinse with orthophosphoric acid available as super phosphazyme by biotics cost $15 use 10-15 drops with water rinse then brush acid off with baking soda - will whiten teeth and eliminate odor. I do not like hydrogen peroxide for mouth or in fresh cuts - will cause more harm than good. ...Read more
No.: Peroxide may cause cellular damage and inhibit repair of tissues. ...Read more
NOOOOOOOOO!!!: That's a terrible idea. It's poisonous to ingest, can kill you. ...Read more
SAFE FOR SHORT TERM: It is safe for short term but if used over long term it can be damging to the teeth. Talk to your dentist and get a second opinion. ...Read more
What? And why?:
I am not aware how you can measure hydrogen peroxide in human body or if there is an indication to reduce it or why and what kind of disease it can cause
I am aware the they use it in the past to treat heavy metal poisoning
can you clarify your question
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Probably not...: Peroxide has been safely used in tooth bleaching products for many years. However, don't forget, hydrogen peroxide is very reactive and should only be used for very limited usage in the mouth. Daily application in the mouth is probably not a good idea. ...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 more
Not much: Not much, it is used to clean breast feeding implements, pumps, etc. I would think taking too much of anything is bad for you, but people use it to gargle with, then spit it out, but I'm sure still swallow some. ...Read more
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
Earache: Possibly. If the ache is due to wax impaction then it can help. Also if a low grade infection, but I recommend having someone look before you decide on doing that. If you have a hole in your eardrum, peroxide is unpleasant. ...Read more
What concentration?: Per the National Capital Poison Center: consumption of concentrated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has lead to deaths. Http://www. Poison. Org/poisonpost/june2012/hydrogenperoxide. Htm). Ingestion of concentrated H2O2 can lead to venous or arterial gas embolism, distention of hollow viscus with rupture, & respiratory tract obstruction/ pulmonary aspiration. Laryngospasm, coma, convulsions, confusion, > ...Read more
No. Just the opposit: While hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) contains a good deal of oxygen, when it comes in contact with oxygen-containing tissue, like blood, it actually releases oxygen, which goes into the air. While many people use it for wound care, it has been shown to actually delay healing. It is, however, good for cleaning out a dirty wound initially. ...Read more
Yes: This product has been shown to be toxic to new cells that are trying to heal your wound. It should not be used as a wound cleanser except to cleanse a dirty wound that has just been created from trauma. ...Read more
Manual Brush +:
Remember that mouthwash does not take the place of proper teeth cleaning:
1) use a soft manual toothbrush.
2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together.
3) move the brush in circles.
4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side.
5) follow up with a water pik spraying water in circles same places. ...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
No: This would not lighten the skin coloration in the area. ...Read more
0%: Hydrogen peroxide is currently not recommended for any type of wound as it impedes healing. Ask a doctor who has seen the wound, sterile saline comes to mind. ...Read more
Cuts: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is not very good as an antiseptic. Cleaning injured skin w 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. Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & may help to heal broken skin ...Read more
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