Hydrogen peroxide works as a disinfectant by oxidizing compounds common to organic life. It is particularly reactive in the presence of an enzyme known as catalase, which occurs naturally in cells and triggers the releas... More »

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People use hydrogen peroxide domestically to sanitize cuts, whiten delicate items, clean stubborn stains, preserve vegetables against bacteria, disinfect surfaces, detoxify baths and prepare mouthwash. It is a household ... More »

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Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound that breaks down upon contact with most living cells to release oxygen and provide an antibiotic action by breaking down the cell wall of bacteria, according to Remy Melina for Li... More »

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Hydrogen peroxide treatment to minor cuts, scrapes and sores does work in clearing the affected area of dead skin and facilitating the body's natural healing process, according to WebMD. However, hydrogen peroxide is onl... More »

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Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound that breaks down upon contact with most living cells to release oxygen and provide an antibiotic action by breaking down the cell wall of bacteria, according to Remy Melina for Li... More »

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Standard hydrogen peroxide should not be ingested, according WebMD. An extremely small amount of food-grade hydrogen peroxide can be ingested with a glass of water when used as an alternative therapy for various conditio... More »

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Hydrogen peroxide can assist in treating ringworm. Ringworm is a type of dermatophyte—a type of pathogenic fungus that grows on body surfaces—that hydrogen peroxide is classified as being effective against. More »