Hydrogen Peroxide is commonly used in wound treatment, but there has been recent skepticism that the oxidizing agent may be harmful. This cleansing products kills any bacteria organisms when applied to a wound, which helps to prevent infection, but also kills good organisms that speed up recovery time. Thus, researchers suggest not to use hydrogen peroxide anymore on open wounds. Instead, people should rinse their open cuts with water, then apply an antibiotic treatment, before wrapping it up with a bandage. Still, hydrogen peroxide’s antiseptic qualities provide many benefits in other applications.
- H2O2 has a lot of great cleansing properties but it can also destroy healthy cells.
- Because Hydrogen Peroxide can slow down healing, it’s recommended to just apply pressure to a cut.
- We can still use Hydrogen Peroxide for household cleaning because of it’s ability to get rid of mold and other bacteria.
“One of the main concerns regarding the use of antiseptics is whether they adversely affect our tissue as much as they do any foreign bacteria.”