My skin appears to have been burned by using hydrogen peroxide, a stronger form (H2O2). What can be done to help this irritation and restore my skin to normal?

One of the benefits of hydrogen peroxide is the hydrogen peroxide treatment that is used for treating Candida or oral thrush. Oral thrush is basically a yeast infection that is caused by the fungus known as Candida and is observed in the form of gray or white lesions in the gums, mouth lining, tongue and even the vagina in women. To derive the benefits of hydrogen peroxide for skin infections such as Candida one should first procure a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide bottle which is basically the standard form of hydrogen peroxide solution that is commercially available. Thereafter one should brush their teeth with a soft toothbrush.

Once the teeth are brushed one should prepare mixture of one part of hydrogen peroxide solution to three parts of warm water and then gargle their mouth with this solution. The uses of hydrogen peroxide also include the hydrogen peroxide treatment for herpes which is also known as herpes oxygenation. In this treatment some topical applications of hydrogen peroxide are applied to the skin which is supposed to kill the virus causing the condition. Uses for hydrogen peroxide reactions in the body are plenty because hydrogen peroxide tends to enable the immune system of the individual to fight against any infection and thereby acts as the first line of defense of the body against viruses, bacteria and even harmful radicals. Using hydrogen peroxide to treat herpes is known to be effective because hydrogen peroxide tends to transport the H202 through the nerve endings and thereby kills the latent herpes virus. In case of those who are suffering from genital herpes, they are recommended to use the hydrogen peroxide treatment for herpes at least thrice a day for effective results.

Those suffering from herpes tend to benefit enormously with the hydrogen peroxide treatment because a small amount of hydrogen peroxide is known to result in the production of a large amount of oxygen thereby providing this oxygen to the areas of the body that are deficient. The uses of hydrogen peroxide are numerous and also include gardening, as a food grade, for cleaning of the ears and so on. In some cases the uses of hydrogen peroxide extend to even treating sinus infections and handling cuts and wounds as it kills any infection causing germs. One of the hydrogen peroxide cures are also that is it known to be very effective against plantar warts and moles if used on a regular basis. The uses of hydrogen peroxide treatment also extends to de-skunking a pet and being able to get rid of the smell associated with an unpleasant encounter with a skunk.

One of the uses of hydrogen peroxide is to disinfect a toothbrush which can be done by soaking the toothbrush in some hydrogen peroxide solution each time after use as this will help in killing any harmful germs. Hydrogen peroxide treatment may also be used during a toothache not to gain relief from the pain but to act as an antifungal, antibacterial agent. Using hydrogen peroxide solution as a mouthwash is also known to be effective in tooth whitening. However those who have mercury in their fillings should first consult their doctor before using a hydrogen peroxide solution in their mouth.

Hydrogen peroxide also has some domestic uses wherein it can be used to clean the house with in case the house has an attack of toxic mold. Those who are using hydrogen peroxide on their skin should also keep in mind that peroxide is a bleaching agent and hence may result in lightened skin or hair. One should be careful not to use a strong concentration of hydrogen peroxide on the skin as that may result in skin burns. Despite the many uses for hydrogen peroxide, one should be aware that this could be extremely dangerous if it is not used properly. Therefore one should avoid using hydrogen peroxide for children and also take sufficient care when using it for adults.

answered by G M

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