You can safely gargle hydrogen peroxide by taking careful precautions. Remember never to swallow it. Hydrogen peroxide gargle is used for treating a sore throat and mouth. It is an antiseptic that cleans sores and removes phlegm, mucus and secretions from your throat.Continue Reading
Pour out 10 milliliters or 2 teaspoons of the gargle. This is the amount you should gargle each time. Gargle up to four times a day, after meals and at bedtime. Hydrogen peroxide gargle should be kept at room temperature.
Rinse the gargle in your mouth for at least one minute. Hold the gargle over the sore throat to allow the antiseptic to cleanse your throat. Do not swallow the hydrogen peroxide. If more than 10 milliliters is accidentally swallowed, consult your doctor. Swallowing hydrogen peroxide may cause stomach discomfort.
After one minute of gargling, spit out the gargle. Do not use the gargle for more than two days unless instructed by your doctor. Stop using hydrogen peroxide gargle if you experience worsening sore throat, pain, redness, swelling or fever, and consult your doctor. Children under the age of 3 should not use hydrogen peroxide gargle unless instructed by the doctor.
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Gargling with hydrogen peroxide is safe. Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria in a person's mouth that causes bad breath. Hydrogen peroxide is used like a mouthwash as part of a daily oral hygiene regimen.Full Answer >
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Catalase breaks down and destroys hydrogen peroxide in two steps. The first step involves the catalase removing and binding one oxygen atom and releasing the rest of the hydrogen peroxide molecule as water. The second step is the catalase breaking down another hydrogen peroxide molecule by releasing oxygen gas and water. A pH of seven is optimal for human catalase activity to occur.Full Answer >