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Is dipping lip piercing in hydrogen peroxide safe?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be be used on your lips.
Swallowing dilute (3%) hydrogen peroxide, however, has been reported to cause the following problems: nausea and vomiting, burns in the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach, bleeding in the stomach, inflammation of the intestines, stomach ulcer, rupture of the colon.

In brief: Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be be used on your lips.
Swallowing dilute (3%) hydrogen peroxide, however, has been reported to cause the following problems: nausea and vomiting, burns in the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach, bleeding in the stomach, inflammation of the intestines, stomach ulcer, rupture of the colon.
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