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Hydrogen Peroxide or Soap and Water to Clean Your Wound?

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  • Hydrogen peroxide is an effective antibacterial solution, but it can disrupt healthy tissue and potentially prolong healing if used on your cuts and wounds
  • Antibacterial soaps are filled with antiseptics and toxic chemicals; neither will improve your healing time
  • Water and mild soap, without triclosan, triclocarban or fragrances, are all you require to clean your wound and start the healing process

By Dr. Mercola

Getting cuts and scrapes are common, both inside and outside your home. These openings in your skin create an opportunity for bacterial growth and infections. Initial cleaning of your wound will help to flush out unwanted bacteria and create an environment to help the open area heal.

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