How do I store this medicine?
The best temperature to store hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2, is at room temperature. It should be kept out of direct sunlight and moisture. Avoid storing in the bathroom. Don’t freeze.
Different brands may have different storage requirements. Ask your pharmacist for details. Children and pets should not be allowed to touch any medicines. If you are not instructed, do not flush the medication down the toilet. This product should be thrown out if it has expired, or is no longer required.
Discuss with your pharmacist how you can safely dispose of your medication.
What is the recommended daily intake of hydrogen peroxide in adults?
Here’s the recommended dosage of hydrogen peroxide to be used by adults
Mouthwash for treating acute stomatitis
- For gargling, mix a 1.5% solution with 1 cup of water. Clean earwax
- Mix a 6% solution with three cups of water. Place a drop in each ear and then tilt your head.
To clean the wound
- Use a 6% solution or a cream ointment at a 1-1.5% dose.
How much hydrogen peroxide should children consume?
Children are not allowed to take hydrogen peroxide. Children can be exposed to this medicine. Be aware of the safety and side effects of any drug before you start using it.
What is the recommended dosage of this drug?
Hydrogen peroxide comes in the form of a gel of 90 mg.
Hydrogen Peroxide for Toothache
Hydrogen Peroxide for Toothache. It can also be used on the skin to prevent infection and on the ear to help remove ear wax or cerumen. Hydrogen peroxide works by releasing oxygen which then triggers the formation of foam that can help remove dead skin cells or earwax and clean the surrounding area.
This medicine should not be used to treat internal wounds, insect bites, and serious burns. If this medicine is to be used as a skin antiseptic, clean the skin area before use. Before applying the bandage, allow the antiseptic to dry first.
If hydrogen peroxide is to be used as a mouthwash, mix the hydrogen peroxide with the same amount of water as the hydrogen peroxide used. Gargle a mixture of hydrogen peroxide with water on the sore mouth for at least 1 minute and then spit it out again. Do not swallow the mixed solution. Mouthwashes usually use a 1.5% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, while skin antiseptics generally use a 6% hydrogen peroxide concentration.