The answer is no, you should not apply hydrogen peroxide to a wound. When there is a break in the skin, or a wound, full strength hydrogen peroxide not only kills bacteria, but it may also be toxic to the cells of your body. This in turn may damage healthy tissue and may actually slow down the process of healing, not speed it up. So next time you reach for that bubbly hydrogen peroxide, think again. Instead, for a wound on the foot, wash out the area thoroughly with water, then apply a wound gel such as Amerigel, a product carried in our office, to increase healing. Our doctors at PPFAC can evaluate the wound and suggest further wound healing products to speed up the healing. So call our office for an appointment today.
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