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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to gargle hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth? It says i can on the bottle, but i wanted a second opinion.
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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?
Safe: Hydrogen peroxide is like water, once it has evaporated, it is no longer there to do any mischief. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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