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I have had these bumps on my pubic region for almost 2 weeks I would say. I've tried hydrogen peroxide, bikini zone anti-bump, vinegar compress... And?

I have had these bumps on my pubic region for almost 2 weeks I would say. I've tried hydrogen peroxide, bikini zone anti-bump, vinegar compress... And?

See PCP: Bumps on the pubic area could be simple cysts in the skin, inflammation in the hair follicles or herpes simplex. Only examination by a physician can determine the diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Safe to use hydrogen peroxide on skin for acne (everyday)? I heard it can kill you healthy cells as well due to 'free radical damage'

Safe to use hydrogen peroxide on skin for acne (everyday)? I heard it can kill you healthy cells as well due to 'free radical damage'

Get real Rx: Hydrogen peroxide is a poor choice for the reasons that my colleague has given. However topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day is your best friend for acne. If you are not clear in two weeks, your personal physician can prescribe medicine that will work. Since you're a lady, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if it is right for you. ...Read more

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Can using hydrogen peroxide on wounds damage skin?

Can using hydrogen peroxide on wounds damage skin?

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

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Is it possible to overdose on hydrogen peroxide by applying too much to the skin over large, open wounds, at one time??

Is it possible to overdose on hydrogen peroxide by applying too much to the skin over large, open wounds, at one time??

No...: Not possible to overdose, however after the initial cleansing of the wound stop use of the hydrogen peroxide. Continued use will only keep reopening the wound, preventing it from healing. ...Read more

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I used hydrogen peroxide on my skin to clean a minor scrape and it bleached my skin (which is usually fair to begin with) is this normal?

I used hydrogen peroxide on my skin to clean a minor scrape and it bleached my skin (which is usually fair to begin with) is this normal?

Can be both ways: After any skin cut or scrape, the healing process involves some inflammation, so the result can be either a lighter spot or a darker spot (or, if lucky, a spot of the original color). Over time, the spot should blend into the normal color again. ...Read more

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Should hydrogen peroxide cause permanent skin damage?

Should hydrogen peroxide cause permanent skin damage?

Don't leave it on: I wouldn't soak your hand in it, otherwise, it is harmless if used to clean wounds. ...Read more

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Is it possible to unbleach the skin from hydrogen peroxide?

Is it possible to unbleach the skin from hydrogen peroxide?

Give it time: Hydrogen peroxide can bleach skin. However, the lightening effect does fade over time allowing pigment to be restored. It would be highly unusual to have permanent whitening of the skin after hydrogen peroxide use. ...Read more

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What happens to someone's skin when they put hydrogen peroxide on their face?

What happens to someone's skin when they put hydrogen peroxide on their face?

Hydrogen peroxide is: A powerful oxidizer. It bubbles on skin when H2O2 separates into oxygen O and water H2O. If left on the skin for a period of time, the oxygen is absorbed into the dermis and creates small oxygen bubbles in the tiny capillaries at the skin surface and turns the skin white. Short periods of exposure have slight antibacterial properties. But long exposure will dry your skin. Rinse with plain water. ...Read more

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I just put hydrogen peroxide on my son's cut and his skin turned white briefly. Is that normal?

I just put hydrogen peroxide on my son's cut and his skin turned white briefly. Is that normal?

Peroxide Bleaching: Yes. This is perfectly normal with hydrogen peroxide. Peroxide actually has a bleaching action on the skin which will eventually fade and once again become normal. No need to worry about this. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean a cut on the skin?  i've been told hydrogen peroxide slows cell growth & not to use. What else aside from soap and water

What is the best way to clean a cut on the skin?  i've been told hydrogen peroxide slows cell growth & not to use. What else aside from soap and water

Avoid peroxide: Peroxide not only kills the bad things (bacteria, etc) but also the fibroblasts - cells that promote healing and the production of new tissue. Gentle washing with a mild soap and water is usually adequate, perhaps followed by apply Bacitracin or neosporin ointment. Allowing wound to dry out usually results in prolonged healing and a higher risk of scars. ...Read more

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Why does hydrogen peroxide only bubble-up on abrasions and not your skin?

Why does hydrogen peroxide only bubble-up on abrasions and not your skin?

Chemical reaction: Peroxide bubbles up when it comes in contact with dead skin, bacteria, and other stuff that's present on skin abrasions. Unabraded skin doesn't have enough foreign material on it to cause that reaction. ...Read more

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Small abrasions used hydrogen peroxide it turn half white and scaly. Wet from the shower it doesn't want to dry. Should the white Skin be remove?

Small abrasions used hydrogen peroxide it turn half white and scaly. Wet from the shower it doesn't want to dry. Should the white Skin be remove?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Kills tissue. You may want to stop using it and just allow the body to shed the dead skin when it is ready. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide present in bleaching products cause any serious problems (skin cancer, etc...)?

None at low levels: Hydrogen peroxide is generally sold at a 3% strength in the stores as a solution. At that strength, exposure is unlikely to cause problems. Significantly higher strengths, e.g. 30-50%, used commercially, can cause irritation and caution should be used when handling high concentration due to react by oxidizing other chemicals. ...Read more

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Does IALUXID gel exist is sold in America? It forms a protective film on the skin against bacteria. Glycine, hydralronic acid and hydrogen peroxide.

Does IALUXID gel exist is sold in America? It forms a protective film on the skin against bacteria. Glycine, hydralronic acid and hydrogen peroxide.

Good news: Spreads fast, so is good product. When Insulin was isolated with in few months available all over the world. LALUXID is not insulin so many wound sealers are available on the market, unfortunately if any infection develops is under the ' seal ' it can not drain out and make it much worse. ...Read more

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My cat bit me and slightly broke the skin. He was last vaccinated on 7/29/2015 and 100% sure he hasn't been outside our condo since then. We also have a dog that is up to date on vaccines. Should I take any action besides Hydrogen Peroxide/Neosporin?

My cat bit me and slightly broke the skin. He was last vaccinated on 7/29/2015 and 100% sure he hasn't been outside our condo since then. We also have a dog that is up to date on vaccines. Should I take any action besides Hydrogen Peroxide/Neosporin?

Not those: WHERE IS THE BITE??? Hand? Face? Be sure the cat is observed and not allowed to roam for 10 days. If the bite is on the face, consult a physician. Rinse well with tap water. The peroxide and neosporin are of no value. ...Read more

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Is there a DIY recipe for anal bleaching? Is 3% hydrogen peroxide & baking soda ok? I don't wanna damage sensitive skin.

Is there a DIY recipe for anal bleaching? Is 3% hydrogen peroxide & baking soda ok? I don't wanna damage sensitive skin.

No: There is no reason to bleach an anus (no reason to attempt to alter the color of an anus). Anuses come in various shades, and they are happy to be whatever color they are. It's up to the owner of an anus to also be happy with her anus's color. As long as there is no medical problem, such a a big black mole on the anus, then just leave the anus alone. No good can come from messing with one's anus. ...Read more

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How can I treat a head injury that had minor bleeding, is it safe to wash with hydrogen peroxide? Or what is recommended? Is it safe to shampoo?

How can I treat a head injury that had minor bleeding, is it safe to wash with hydrogen peroxide? Or what is recommended? Is it safe to shampoo?

No peroxide: If this is just a bump that. Bled a little no peroxide shampoo ok biggest problem may be surrounding hair if it needed sutures gental cleaning ok no peroxide if hair a problem might need to shave a small bald spot to hold a dressing dressing a scalp wound in hair is hard. I would be happy to discuss further. ...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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Hydrogen peroxide/glycolic acid chemical peel that is done to the face for acne, is it safe for the skin in run?

Hydrogen peroxide/glycolic acid chemical peel that is done to the face for acne, is it safe for the skin in run?

It can cause issues: It's possible that in the long run too frequent and/or too "strong" a chemic peel can lead to uneven pigmentation, acne/rosacea flares and superficial blood vessel (capillary) damage - aka broken blood vessels. So be careful try to avoid doing them more than 1X/month unless a physician specifically suggests otherwise. ...Read more

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Allergic to hydrogen peroxide or infected ear piecing? (cleaned ears with peroxide they swelled up, painful, red and oxidation of the skin occurred)

Allergic to hydrogen peroxide or infected ear piecing? (cleaned ears with peroxide they swelled up, painful, red and oxidation of the skin occurred)

Infection.: Your ears are infected and you need to see you doctor to get an antibiotic before things get worse. Hydrogen peroxide is more show than substance for infection. ...Read more

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Should I use hydrogen peroxide on my burns? The blisters have popped and now it's a lot of red skin over large portions of my left thumb & palm.

Should I use hydrogen peroxide on my burns? The blisters have popped and now it's a lot of red skin over large portions of my left thumb & palm.

Nope: Peroxide has no use it damages healing tissue clean with soap and water and apply a non stick dressing if large see doctor. ...Read more