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Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Miracle Bottle.

  1. Feb 21, 2004 #1
    Is Hydrogen Peroxide really a miracle bottle that does:

    Acne cleaning

    Mouth washing,

    Feet washing,

    Body Washing,

    Dish Washing?
    !!!

    I got a bottle for myself today and used a few cotton swabs with Hydrogen Peroxide on my "dotted" acne spots on my face. Not really using it to "wash" my face... Will that be the right way to use it? Or do I use it to "wash" my face?

    And from http://www.wellnesstoday.com/october/cancer.htm, they say you can use it to mouthwash your teeth... Did they mean use it to rinse your mouth like water!!? And you can use it to clean ears? I thought Peroxide can only be used externally. Mouth and Ears are internal right?...

    Some experts already used this for a long time give advice, thanks.
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2004 #2

    dduardo

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    Here is an idea, why don't you try gulping down a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and tell us tommorow if it can be used internally.

    j/k.

    I think the ability to use hydrogen peroxide internally is based on the concentration. The bottle you have probable has too high of a concentration to be used internally.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2004 #3
    The hydrogen peroxide that is most commonly availabe is a 3% solution (the rest being water).

    If you take a sip of this and swish it around in your mouth without swallowing, it will quickly kill alot of bacteria by oxydizing them. Your mouth will become full of foam, and it will sting somewhat (no worse than listerine).

    By letting this foam dribble from your mouth, you can do a convincing imitation of a rabid animal. I used to do this alot in front of the bathroom mirror when I was a kid and got bored.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2004 #4
    So I can use it like listerine except it's better?

    And how do I clean face with it. People say you have to "wash" your face with it like water? Or did they just mean use a cotton swab to place on the dots?

    And after you use it to clean face, do you need to use water to rinse it? If so, after how long it stay on your face?

    And yes, it's 3%.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2004 #5
    It has the same germ killing effect as listerine when used as a mouthwash, but I don't know if it is better in any way. It stings just as much and leaves a slightly bitter taste in the mouth.

    You can use it liberally on your face. Pour enough on a wash cloth to make a wet spot and then wipe your face with that. (Don't get any in your eyes).

    It is not necessary to rinse it. It will evaporate. You can just dry your face off if it's still a bit wet.

    I don't think it will hurt your ears, although I've never tried this.

    Swallowing any is definitely to be avoided. It will build up gasses in your stomach too quickly and the only way to get the foam out would be to vomit. Not fun.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2004 #6

    dduardo

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    Hmm, sounds like a good prank. And they said spontaneous combustion couldn't happen, muahaha
     
  8. Feb 21, 2004 #7

    Evo

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    If you have any nicks from shaving, it is really going to sting! It is a good mouthwash, but it's not tasty. I usually dilute it a bit first.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2004 #8
    I mainly use hydrogen peroxide to clean out wounds before I put ointment on it.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2004 #9

    chroot

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    I still wouldn't advise using peroxide topically. It's a bleaching agent, and it WILL discolor your skin.

    - Warren
     
  11. Feb 21, 2004 #10

    Discolor? what does that mean? turn me to a yellow or something?
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2004 #11

    chroot

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    Um, excuse me... please don't use racist words here.

    And what I mean is that peroxide will bleach your skin, leaving it whiter than it should be. It'll make you look splotchy. I strongly recommend that you don't try using it as an acne remedy.

    - Warren
     
  13. Feb 21, 2004 #12

    enigma

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    Rocket propellant...
     
  14. Feb 21, 2004 #13

    ah **** i seen those people... **** i better stop using it then.... But Benzoyl also is a bleaching agent right
     
  15. Feb 21, 2004 #14

    selfAdjoint

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    My family have been using Hydrogen Peroxide for years to clear out wounds, and it truly is a miracle agent for that. You can use it instead of the common bactericide gels and it works just as well. The only shortcoming I ever found is that it degrades to water pretty fast unless you keep it in the dark. The heavy colored bottles they sell it in don't help much.

    And no, it didn't bleach our skins.
     
  16. Feb 21, 2004 #15

    Monique

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    Offensive, common..

    Using H2O2 to wash your face!? To clean your mouth on a regular basis!? Are you crazy!? It is an oxidizing agent and it WILL kill your own cells, it will leave your skin very dry too, since the cells will just dry. Same with benzoylperoxide, the skin will just peel off. I can imagine if you use this to wash your mouth on a daily basis, you can expect sores to develop and that cancerous cells might form too, since the existing cells have to replaced faster.

    I would just use it for spotting on your face and swirling in the mouth if you actually have an infection, then it will be perfectly safe.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2004 #16

    You know I am smarter than that baby :p

    edit: err. sis, not baby loll :wink:
     
  18. Feb 22, 2004 #17

    jimmy p

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    Have you tried vinegar? I have heard that vinegar is a miracle cure for things. The only thing we use bleach for is household cleaning, eg. the washing-up bowl, thats some CRAZEE plop using it for your face and as mouthwash. How bout petroleum jelly (NOT as mouthwash) for spots, its a skin-healing whizz. Just dont stand too near any naked flames afterwards.

    but VINEGAR is ultimate for many things, i dunno bout acne though.
     
  19. Feb 22, 2004 #18

    Monique

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    NEVER ever EVER use household bleach on your skin

    The problem with outbreaks usually is that you touch it and so it spreads across your face, spreading the infection. If I have an outbreak I just sterilize it with some pure alcohol at work where we've got loads of bottles
     
  20. Feb 22, 2004 #19

    Lol why do you care about me so much huh :wink:
     
  21. Feb 22, 2004 #20

    Monique

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    That was a message to all the people on the board
     
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