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Can a chemical like peroxide touch a wound?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Perioxide
Wound care experts do not like the use of hydrogen peroxide in a wound since the chemical can kill good cells along with its 'cleansing' activity.
Keep it away from your wounds and seek help from your clinician.

In brief: Perioxide
Wound care experts do not like the use of hydrogen peroxide in a wound since the chemical can kill good cells along with its 'cleansing' activity.
Keep it away from your wounds and seek help from your clinician.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Real Answer
The real question is what not to do that slows down healing.
Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.

In brief: Real Answer
The real question is what not to do that slows down healing.
Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
In brief: No
Those trained in wound care don't use peroxide for wound care.

In brief: No
Those trained in wound care don't use peroxide for wound care.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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