Should You Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean a Wound?
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Hydrogen peroxide might be the first thing you grab when treating a wound in order to help disinfect it. While the sometimes-painful bubbling is definitely sanitizing the area, it’s also destroying healthy tissue. ER physician and wound specialist Troy Madsen, MD, explains why hydrogen peroxide is such a bad idea for first aid and the best way to clean and treat a wound to keep it from getting infected.