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Doctor insights on: What Does Hydrogen Peroxide Do To Hair

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What does hydrogen peroxide do to human hair?

Typically very littl: The only thing is that it can lighten color treated hair if used regularly. Otherwise it basically acts as an antibacterial agent. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide bad for your hair because I heard it lightens it?

Is hydrogen peroxide bad for your hair because I heard it lightens it?

H2O2 and hair: Hydrogen peroxide may be very drying to hair and lead to hair breakage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's healthier to use a hydrogen peroxide water solution to lighten hair instead of bleach?

Can you tell me if it's healthier to use a hydrogen peroxide water solution to lighten hair instead of bleach?

Peroxide = Bleach: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is hair bleach & is usually 6 to 10% H2O2. It breaks down melanin in the hair shaft. It also damages the hair shaft which can lead to hair breakage. Repeated contact with H2O2 can kill hair follicles with hair loss and possible balding. ...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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Why is there hydrogen peroxide in Ovol drops??!

What are ovol drops: What are ovol drops Please send more info. Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic and a bleacing agent ...Read more

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Could hydrogen peroxide cause cavitys?

Could hydrogen peroxide cause cavitys?

No: Hydrogen peroxide (assuming it is for dental use) does not cause cavities. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide help infections?

Can hydrogen peroxide help infections?

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 more

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Is hydrogen peroxide good for sinuses?

Is hydrogen peroxide good for sinuses?

Not likely: Peroxide releases oxygen and could cause a chemical burn. It is not recommended for sinuses. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide on eczema?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide on eczema?

This would not...: Be a good primary treatment for eczema because of his drying effect. I will have patients use it sometimes in the ear canals where there is a fungal infection and also eczema. As soon as the fungus is cleared the peroxide is discontinued and the eczema is treated differently. ...Read more

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Could hydrogen peroxide help infections?

Could hydrogen peroxide help infections?

Peroxide: While used for decades, we do not like the use of hydrogen peroxide on open wounds. While it can destroy bacteria in a wound, hydrogen peroxide is also toxic to healthy cells that are needed to heal a wound. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide lighten age spots?

Can hydrogen peroxide lighten age spots?

No: See a dermatologist or your family doctor for a more effective treatment for age spots. ...Read more

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Can you use hydrogen peroxide for boils?

Can you use hydrogen peroxide for boils?

Won't help: Boils will not improve with the use of topical treatments. They need to be soaked frequently with hot salt or boric acid in water until they come to a head and drain. If they become large they may require surgical incision and drainage. Sometimes antibiotic pills that cover staphylococcus aureus, the usual bacterial cause of boils, need to be given as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hydrogen peroxide for bv?

Is it ok to use hydrogen peroxide for bv?

Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can damage your healthy tissues too.. Not recommending. ...Read more

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Does hydrogen peroxide harm your taste buds?

Peroxide rinse: Hydrogen peroxide is not recommended as a daily rinse. It can irritate the soft tissue and mucosa with regular exposure. ...Read more

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How can hydrogen peroxide soothe an earache?

How can hydrogen peroxide soothe an earache?

Earache: Possibly. If the ache is due to wax impaction then it can help. Also if a low grade infection, but I recommend having someone look before you decide on doing that. If you have a hole in your eardrum, peroxide is unpleasant. ...Read more

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Will you die from swallowing hydrogen peroxide?

Will you die from swallowing hydrogen peroxide?

What concentration?: Per the National Capital Poison Center: consumption of concentrated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has lead to deaths. Http://www. Poison. Org/poisonpost/june2012/hydrogenperoxide. Htm). Ingestion of concentrated H2O2 can lead to venous or arterial gas embolism, distention of hollow viscus with rupture, & respiratory tract obstruction/ pulmonary aspiration. Laryngospasm, coma, convulsions, confusion, > ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide really clear BV for good?

Can hydrogen peroxide really clear BV for good?

Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can kill the germs meanwhile destroy the healthy tissues too. I don't normally advise using it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide on my face?

Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide on my face?

No: It will dry out your skin and may kill your normal skin bacteria. Use a mild soap and water, rinse well. ...Read more

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Does hydrogen peroxide give oxygen to your face?

Does hydrogen peroxide give oxygen to your face?

No. Just the opposit: While hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) contains a good deal of oxygen, when it comes in contact with oxygen-containing tissue, like blood, it actually releases oxygen, which goes into the air. While many people use it for wound care, it has been shown to actually delay healing. It is, however, good for cleaning out a dirty wound initially. ...Read more

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Can someone have an allergy to hydrogen peroxide?

Can someone have an allergy to hydrogen peroxide?

Oxcidizing: I am assuming that your skin started turning white, if so then it is not an allergic reaction it is just a layer of your skin cells oxidizing. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide be used to cleanse candida?

Can hydrogen peroxide be used to cleanse candida?

No: H2o2 is okay to use for a quick wound cleaner. It does not help with any fungal/mold infection. ...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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Does 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide kills cancer?

Does 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide kills cancer?

No.: It can kill patients, but not cancer. Promoting hydrogen peroxide to treat cancer is a dangerous quackery. Avoid it. ...Read more

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Can using hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash be harmful?

Can using hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash be harmful?

Manual Brush +: Remember that mouthwash does not take the place of proper teeth cleaning:
1) use a soft manual toothbrush.
2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together.
3) move the brush in circles.
4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side.
5) follow up with a water pik spraying water in circles same places. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide to relieve constipation?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide to relieve constipation?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go. Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you. ...Read more

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What percent hydrogen peroxide to clean an infected wound?

What percent hydrogen peroxide to clean an infected wound?

0%: Hydrogen peroxide is currently not recommended for any type of wound as it impedes healing. Ask a doctor who has seen the wound, sterile saline comes to mind. ...Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel on cuts, which is better?

Hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel on cuts, which is better?

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 more

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Is it better to use hydrogen peroxide before or after you brush?

Hydrogen peroxide: Please be aware that hydrogen peroxide can damage you live tissue while killing germs. ...Read more