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What Does Hydrogen Peroxide Do To Hair
H2O2 and hair: Hydrogen peroxide may be very drying to hair and lead to hair breakage. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
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
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
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
No: This would not lighten the skin coloration in the area. ...Read more
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
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
Hydrogen peroxide: Please be aware that hydrogen peroxide can damage you live tissue while killing germs. ...Read more
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