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Doctor insights on: What Does Hydrogen Peroxide Do To Human 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?

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 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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What does hydrogen peroxide do for cuts?

What does hydrogen peroxide do for cuts?

Mild disinfectant: May be used in small quantities as a wound disinfectant. Mild soap and water irrigation just as effective for most minor wounds. Key is copious irrigation with water, i.E "the solution to pollution is dilution". ...Read more

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Is it ok / can someone gargle with hydrogen peroxide?

Is it ok / can someone gargle with hydrogen peroxide?

Mucosal damage: Can hurt the mucosa - to help you further if you are doing this for whitening teeth a better way is to rinse with orthophosphoric acid available as super phosphazyme by biotics cost $15 use 10-15 drops with water rinse then brush acid off with baking soda - will whiten teeth and eliminate odor. I do not like hydrogen peroxide for mouth or in fresh cuts - will cause more harm than good. ...Read more

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Is 3% hydrogen peroxide safe to use and how much should be used?

Is 3% hydrogen peroxide safe to use and how much should be used?

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

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What are ways to remove or reduce hydrogen peroxide from the body?

What? and why?: I am not aware how you can measure hydrogen peroxide in human body or if there is an indication to reduce it or why and what kind of disease it can cause I am aware the they use it in the past to treat heavy metal poisoning can you clarify your question thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide ruin enamel?

Can hydrogen peroxide ruin enamel?

Probably not...: Peroxide has been safely used in tooth bleaching products for many years. However, don't forget, hydrogen peroxide is very reactive and should only be used for very limited usage in the mouth. Daily application in the mouth is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use expired hydrogen peroxide?

Yes but...: Hydrogen peroxide h2o2 is comprised of h2o( water) and an unstable form of oxygen once its expired and the oxgen is removed you are left with water or weak peroxide. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide to treat my toothache?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide to treat my toothache?

NO: While diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide is sometimes used to treat or soothe gum problems, sores and cuts in your mouth, it will do nothing to help a toothache. In fact, it may make things worse. You need to see a dentist to determine the cause of your toothache and suggest appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Wig that made from human hair take how long to biodegrade?

Wig that made from human hair take how long to biodegrade?

Varies: Many variables on the lifespan of a human hair wig: quality of construction, how often worn, proper maintenance, additives like hair color. Thus, one can last from few weeks to several years. ...Read more

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What adverse affects are there for taking food grade hydrogen peroxide?

What adverse affects are there for taking food grade hydrogen peroxide?

Not much: Not much, it is used to clean breast feeding implements, pumps, etc. I would think taking too much of anything is bad for you, but people use it to gargle with, then spit it out, but i'm sure still swallow some. ...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