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Woke up with swollen lips. Used hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash 3 days ago. What happened & what should I do?

Woke up with swollen lips. Used hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash 3 days ago. What happened & what should I do?

Sleep Bruxism: Lip injury while sleeping due to teeth clenching (bruxism) is not uncommon. See your dentist for a night guard fabrication to protect your lips and teeth. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is dipping lip piercing in hydrogen peroxide safe?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can be used on your lips.
Swallowing dilute (3%) hydrogen peroxide, however, has been reported to cause the following problems:
nausea and vomiting, burns in the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach, bleeding in the stomach, inflammation of the intestines, stomach ulcer, rupture of the colon. ...Read more

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Theirs no way the whitening hydrogen peroxide used can permantly bleach your lip the discolored spot will return to its normal color in a few days or?

Theirs no way the whitening hydrogen peroxide used can permantly bleach your lip the discolored spot will return to its normal color in a few days or?

Well : See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon there are things like whitening treatment or even Melanex that can help with permanent lighting of the color of a discoloration spots ...Read more

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Split on inside of upper lip I have a split on the inside of my upper lip. I have tried hydrogen peroxide and blistex to try to cure it. This does not work. What else can I do?

Petroleum jelly: You can use petroleum jelly, it is a bit easier on the tender lip skin than either of the other things you've tried. Lip skin should heal quickly. ...Read more

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I pinched a blackhead on my uper lip line and now it is worse. I am drinking water and I put hydrogen peroxide 3% on it to make it go away. What else?

I pinched a blackhead on my uper lip line and now it is worse. I am drinking water and I put hydrogen peroxide 3% on it to make it go away. What else?

What do you mean?: Made it "worse"? Bigger blackhead? It is painful and often difficult to remove a blackhead from the lip so you may need professional help to get it out. It will heal and look better when you get it out. The amount of water drunk is not relevant. Hydrogen peroxide in any form is of no benefit for any skin problem. Some birth control makes acne worse, some BC pills make it better. See a dermatologis ...Read more

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Can you put hydrogen peroxide on lip blister or cold sore?

Can you put hydrogen peroxide on lip blister or cold sore?

Yes: It may burn and will not cure the lesion. Cold sores are viruses and acyclovir may be needed. ...Read more

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Hi! I cut my (R) index finger w/electric hedge trimr yestrdy. I cleand it w/hydrogen peroxide & wrapped it. 2day it still foams, is swollen red. ER?

Hi! I cut my (R) index finger w/electric hedge trimr yestrdy. I cleand it w/hydrogen peroxide & wrapped it. 2day it still foams, is swollen red. ER?

Yes please: Yes either ER or urgent care you might need a booster tetanus shut and possible a booster IVor IM antibiotic if the thought infection is bad then they will evaluate your cut clean it and dressed it better and give you oral antibiotic if you need it ...Read more

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I was wondering if I was allergic to hydrogen peroxide because when I used this product on a popped pimple it flared and now that area is swollen?

I was wondering if I was allergic to hydrogen peroxide because when I used this product on a popped pimple it flared and now that area is swollen?

Not allergic: Hi. No, you're not allergic to hydrogen peroxide. Your neutrophils make it throughout your body, as part of their oxidative burst in fighting bacterial infection. And hydrogen peroxide is a tiny molecule; too small to raise an allergic reaction to. You probably just have local infection/inflammation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is okay to use 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% water as a mouth rinse?

Is okay to use 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% water as a mouth rinse?

No: Don't even try it, you might end up with serious life threatening damage. ...Read more

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Dentist dr.'s. After switching my mouth with over the countern hydrogen peroxide for a minute, how long shld I wait b4 I eat or drink something?

Dentist dr.'s. After switching my mouth with over the countern hydrogen peroxide for a minute, how long shld I wait b4 I eat or drink something?

No waiting : There is no need to wait. Why are you using this as a rinse? If you have bleeding gums this will not cure the gum disease this would suggest exists. See your dentist. ...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 a scalp wound in hair is hard. I would be happy to discuss further. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide safe for your mouth?

Is hydrogen peroxide safe for your mouth?

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SAFETY?
WHY ARE YOU USING IT?
HOW MUCH?
HOW OFTEN?
PLEASE ASK YOUR DENTIST. . .
THANK YOU, FOR YOUR QUESTION ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

No: No, not on a regular basis. First, in most cases, mouth washes are not essential, and second, if you feel it necessary, there are much better products out there already. Discuss this with your own dentist who would be more aware of the health of you mouth and your dental needs. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use hydrogen peroxide in my mouth?

Yes and no.: Hydrogen peroxide is safe to use in the mouth, however, chronic use can kill off enough bacteria that fungal overgrowth can occur. It sjhould be safe to use at night before bed every day, but I wouldn't recommend rinsing hourly with it! ...Read more

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Is it really ok to use hydrogen peroxide for a mouth wash?

Is it really ok to use hydrogen peroxide for a mouth wash?

Yes: I would dilute it 50 percent and keep it in your mouth less than 30 seconds. I would not swallow itand use it only once per day. ...Read more

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Can using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth cause white spots?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Some toothpastes and oral hygiene products contain hydrogen peroxide. These have not been reported to cause white spots in the mouth if used as directed. Are the white spots on the gums, tongue, cheeks, teeth, uvula etc.? See your dentist to be sure what these spots are and what the appropriate treatment for them are. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I get white spots on my gums after rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide?

Why do I get white spots on my gums after rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide?

Tissue damage: Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer. The bubbling that you see is form the breakdown into oxygen and water. This can kill bacteria in your mouth but it can also kill normal cells. The white spots that you see in your mouth is tissue damage. Do not rinse with full strength hydrogen peroxide. It can hurt more than it helps. There are better ways to lighten teeth. See a dentist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend, and I need to know how to help her! Is it safe to swab mercurochrome or hydrogen peroxide onto her mouth to disinfect it?

Mercurochrome/ H2O2: Although merbromin (organic mercury) in mercurochrome is reported to be benign – you wouldn't catch me putting mercury in my mouth. Sometimes low concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) are used in the mouth. But if she has oral lesions, the H2O2 can actually cause tissue damage and is not considered to be a good antiseptic. Has she tried gargling with warm salt water? ...Read more

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How good is hydrogen peroxide for rinsing mouth? What if it mixed with listerine? I use h202 once a month.

Not recommended: Hydrogen peroxide is safe to use topically for your teeth. However, do not use hydrogen peroxide as a regular part of an oral care routine. ...Read more

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I relapsed after 2 months clean , I have a medical I was unaware of tomorrow. Will hydrogen peroxide clear the trace amounts out of my mouth?

I relapsed after 2 months clean , I have a medical I was unaware of tomorrow. Will hydrogen peroxide clear the trace amounts out of my mouth?

What did you : relapse on? Doubtful that rinsing with hydrogen peroxide would be effective for much of anything. However, you haven't provided enough info - to make any definitive comments. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide be used with clotrimazole mouth wash?

Can hydrogen peroxide be used with clotrimazole mouth wash?

Yeast: If you have an oral yeast infection, then use the clotrimazole. There isn't a benefit of adding peroxide to it. All that would do is dilute the mouthinse. ...Read more

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It's possible that 1% hydrogen peroxide kill taste buds or cause a yeast infection in the mouth?

It's possible that 1% hydrogen peroxide kill taste buds or cause a yeast infection in the mouth?

Hydrogen peroxide 3%: Is the usual strength sold in stores. Over time, the 3% medication can change the balance of microbes in your mouth & you can develop an overgrowth inbalance of candida albacans (yeast). Not sure about 1%. Taste buds will not be "killed" either way. Please get counsel from your dentist on the use of peroxide and his or her opinion on yeast overgrowth with 1% rinse. ...Read more

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