Doctor insights on:
Safe Hydrogen Peroxide
Yes and no:
If you are using a dentist supplied hydrogen or carbomide peroxide gel then it is safe, if used as directed.
If you try hydrogen peroxide liquid solution from the grocery store, then no, it will not remain on your tooth long enough time to be effective, and you could irritate your gums and swallow it, irritating your throat. ...Read more
Not too frequent: Benzoyl peroxide is a common ingredient in acne products. Hydrogen peroxide could be use in a pinch. I use hydrogen peroxide to clean wounds in the er. I have read that with regular use it can damage skin, but on a one time use I have never seen any significant problems. ...Read more
Yes: 4% hydrogen peroxide is safe for vaginal use. ...Read more
No problem.: If you mean brush with Fluoride toothpaste and then rinse with a 50-50 solution of hydrogen peroxide afterward, this should not be a problem. If your intention is to mix the two together and then brush your teeth with it, the only problem will be that is is messy and no more effective than doing it the first way. ...Read more
Yes, but poor choice: Neosporin has Bacitracin and neomycin in it.; many people are allergic to both of those products. Peroxide is good for cleaning wounds and killing bacteria. Neosporin does kill bacteria, however, if you develop a rash on neosporin, then stop that topical. None of these topicals affect blood thinners. ...Read more
In what form?: All whitening strips and gels use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in different concentrations. They are generally safe because the company formulates the gel with approved methods, and your dentist creates a custom tray to protect your teeth. I do not recommend trying peroxide straight out the bottle as a home whitening remedy. ...Read more
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
Yes but unecessary: Hydrogen peroxide treatment was made popular by paul keyes in the 1980's in treatment of gum disease. It is only effective in gingivitis but not periodontitis, as proven by the american academy of periodontology. However, with good oral hygiene of brushing and flossing and a regular periodic cleaning at your dentist/hygienist, gingivitis should be easily controlled. ...Read more
Is it safe to gargle hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth? It says I can on the bottle, but I wanted a second opinion.
NO!: Hydrogen peroxide 'rinse' does a nice job of weakening the lining of the mouth. Whitening teeth requires isolated contact of peroxide on the teeth. Use otc products like white strips etc. Or consult with a dentist. ...Read more
Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to help with Chronic Bacterial vaginosis while trying to concieve?
Please don't: Hydrogen peroxide will damage vaginal tissues, please don't use it. If you have chronic BV you really need a doctor's help with prescription medication to clear it. If you are already doing that, GO BACK to the doctor for the next step, you'll really hurt yourself with the H2O2. Good wishes. ...Read more
Safe yes smart no: As a general rule your ear canal and everything in it should not be touched either by water, qtips, bobby pins or peroxide. The only thing these things do is anger the ear canal skin and angry ear canal skin responds by making more wax. Unless you can not hear due to wax leave your ear alone. If you feel as if your wax is a problem see an ENT doctor. We are wax specialists. ...Read more
If your ear is clogged is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to soften the wax enough for it to run out of your ear?
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
Soap and Water: It is both unnecessary and potentially dangerous to your skin. Good warm water with soap is the best way to clean your skin. ...Read more
Is hydrogen peroxide safe once dry. I got a little on several sandwich bags and am concerned that it would be dangerous if it got on food while eating?
Hydrogen peroxide is like water, once it has evaporated, it is no longer there to do any mischief.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Yes if in right porp: If the two substances are properly mixed, usually about half and half, this serves as a very effective 'toothpaste' to aid you in cleaning your teeth. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink 35% hydrogen peroxide food grade. By diluting in 8oz distilled water with only 3-6 drops of 35% hydrogen peroxide food grade?
Why?: This is not a nutritional supplement. I can't imagine any benefit from doing this and only potential toxicity. Keep the chemistry experiments in the lab and only healthy food and drink in your stomach. ...Read more
Why would you wash: Your mouth with Hydrogen peroxide in your mouth? ...Read more
Is whitening your teeth with pure hydrogen peroxide safe? What happens if I swallowed a tiny bit by accisdnt?
Is drinking water with adding few drops of hydrogen peroxide safe? I heard it protect u from flu and other contagious diseases...
Not true: A couple drops of hydrogen peroxide in a glass of water will do absolutely nothing. It will not protect you from any disease if the water or glass is contaminated or if you are already sick. ...Read more
Hydrogen peroxide can be 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,
rupture of the colon. ...Read more
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