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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 thank you for using health tap Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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