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Do NOT Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean a Cut!

Farber’s Tip: Don’t use hydrogen peroxide to clean a cut. Read Why!

Have you ever grabbed a bottle of hydrogen peroxide to pour on a cut to prevent infection? The truth is that it does not prevent infection and in fact can inflame the healthy skin cells surrounding the wound, slowing down the healing process. Hydrogen peroxide is, however, the best thing to take blood stains out of clothes. So the next time you get a cut or scrape, forget the hydrogen peroxide, wash the wound with soap and water and keep it moist with antibiotic ointment and a Band-Aids.

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