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What Does Hydrogen Peroxide Do To Hair
Hydrogen Peroxide: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if it's healthier to use a hydrogen peroxide water solution to lighten hair instead of bleach?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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