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Peroxide On Cuts
Basics of Wound Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both are limited: Hydrogen peroxide is actually quite good to use on a dirty or acutely infected wound. The down side is that it coagulates proteins, forming pieces of matter that will most likely sit in the wound and serve as food for organisms. Alcohol is not good on wounds period. It will cause destruction of all living cells in the wound including your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK but not essential: Assuming this is a relatively clean cut, the best thing to do is wash it 2-3 times/day with soap and water, apply a little Bacitracin ointment to keep it moist and cover with a band-aid. If it is too big, bleeds too much, is dirty, or is on a cosmetically sensitive area, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Umm... smoke?: "smoke, " no. Bubble up, yes--if the wound is infected. Rinse and clean the wound liberally to avoid infection and see a physician if necessary. ...Read more
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
I cut myself on a lightly rusty cage i used sensitive baby wipes and peroxide will i get tetanus? It bled alot
Why does hydrogen peroxide bubble when it is applied to a wound? Just applied some to a cut, and it bubbled up and formed a crusty layer on it.
What are the chances a cut/ wound is infected if it bubbles when you put hydrogen peroxide on it?
Small cut on my perineal raphe and have about 1/4 inch or smaller of hangin skin i have clean with peroxide n neosporin what is healing time?
See DR: Probably easy to fix. Throw away the peroxide and neosporin as these are of no value and often cause reactions. ...Read more
I cut my finger. The cut is probably 1/8 of an inch if that. I washed with peroxide and put antibacterial cream on it. Anything else I should do?
I cut my mole shaving but i put peroxide on it right after but for the last couple of days i've been feeling really sick could these to be related?
What to do if i cut my wrist and i don't want it to get infected do I use anti-peroxide or neosporin?
Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer