Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic that helps to reduce skin infections caused due to cuts and scratches. It is also used to reduce canker sores in the mouth. It is an effective disinfectant, and it acts effectively to kill bacteria and viruses. It acts as a bleaching agent too.
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How to manage the pain caused due to wisdom tooth eruption?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having major pain in the back bottom right side of my mouth where my wisdom tooth is pushing in. I can see the wisdom tooth. What can I do for pain since the earliest my dentist can see me is in a week? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question I can understand your concern. You need to use Hydrogen peroxidase 3% mouth wash. Make sure the concentration must not be more than that. You can also use antibiotics only after consulting your dentist. You can also provide further det... Read Full »
I have pain and swelling in the right molar area. What is the treatment for this?
Query: Hello doctor, Please refer the image attached which is of the right molar region. I am feeling a slight pain and swelling. What is it? Is it anything serious? What is the treatment for this? I am a non-smoker and a non-drinker. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and have seen the photos of your third molar region (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a condition called as pericoronitis, that is, inflammation of the pericoronal flap that gets raised when the third molar is erup... Read Full »
I have pain in the left molar region and bleeding gums. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have extreme pain in my left molar region, and I also have swollen gums that bleed while brushing. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your bleeding gums and gingivitis. You need to keep brushing your teeth even though it bleeds. And you also need to get your teeth cleaned (oral prophylaxis). Probable causes: Plaque. Calculus.... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I woke up five days ago with clogging in my ears. Stupidly, I went with one of the first solutions I found online and poured hydrogen peroxide in my ear. It is now stuck in my ear canal and I cannot get it out. I have tried Swim-ear drops, ear candle, wax removal kit and shaking my hea... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How sure are you it is wax that caused the blocked ears? If you are absolutely sure, you can put the wax dissolving drops and, it will act on the wax, temporarily swell it and then dissolve it. Or, it will make the wax soft enough for easy removal by a doctor using... Read Full »
What is the possibility of brain-eating amebic infection by using tap water to clean ears?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I am taking Zoloft and Risperidone for my anxiety. I recently flushed my ear out with hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, and kitchen tap water because it hurt. But I forgot to boil the tap water. Could I possibly become infected with the brain-eating ameba? Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please understand that it is never safe for anyone to use peroxide, alcohol, and tap water to flush the ear canal for any reason. In fact using clean distilled water can irritate the inner ear and cause transient vertigo. Method to clear the ear canal by flushing the ea... Read Full »
How to prevent excess ear wax formation?
Query: Hello doctor, I am getting a lot of wax formation on both ears. Even if I clean the ears on a daily basis, but still it comes up again. This problem has started around 10 years back. I am suffering from dandruff problem around the same time, along with excessive oil secretion in the head. Not su... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a lot of wax formation on both ears and dandruff problems with oily skin for the last ten years. If your glands produce more earwax than normal, it may become hard and block the... Read Full »
My stepfather had mastoidectomies. Is hydrogen peroxide safe for him to clear ear wax?
Query: Hello doctor, My 84-year old stepfather had, apparently, two radical left-ear wall-up mastoidectomies in the late 50s and 60s. The second was done to fix the poor job done by the first at a county hospital for the indigent. Recently, caregivers said they were planing on using hydrogen peroxide in h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I understand, your father had undergone two ear surgeries when he was in his 30s or so. He would have either undergone canal wall up or canal wall down mastoidectomies. Radical and modified radical come under CWD, and cortical comes under CWU mastoidectomies. Anyw... Read Full »
Use of teeth whitening strips caused a burning sensation. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I have braces. Sometimes, I use whitening strips. Recently, it has caused a sharp burning feeling. Do I have a cavity? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are not having any cavities. It is dentin hypersensitivity. It is the most common problem caused by the use of whitening strips, followed by gum irritation. The peroxide chemical in the whiten... Read Full »