Care 6% Hydrogen Peroxide is a disinfectant which can be used to clean minor wounds, or as a mouthwash or gargle. It releases oxygen when in contact with your body’s tissues, killing any bacteria in the area and acting as a deodorant at the same time
1. As a disinfectant:
Use as required. Dress the wound with cotton wool soaked in a solution of equal parts of peroxide and water.
As a disinfectant this product is suitable for use by adults, children and the elderly.
2. As a mouthwash or gargle:
Dilute one part of peroxide to five parts of water. Rinse the mouth for two to three minutes. This may be repeated up to three times daily.
As a mouthwash or gargle the product is suitable for use by adults, children over 12 years and the elderly. Due to the risk of swallowing it should only be used by younger children under the instruction of a doctor.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients
Not for use in closed body cavities or on surgical wounds due to the risk of oxygen released into the circulation causing gas embolism.
Not for use as a disinfection agent for surgical instruments (particularly endoscopes) and as an enema.
For external use only.
Keep all medicines away from children.
Not for use in closed body cavities or on surgical wounds due to risk of oxygen released into the circulation causing gas embolism.
Avoid normal skin.
Product bleaches fabric.
All medicines should be avoided if possible during pregnancy and lactation. No evidence is available as to the safety of use of this product in these conditions.
Cases of gas embolism, sometimes resulting in cardiac arrest, have been reported when hydrogen peroxide has been instilled in closed body cavities or deep surgical wounds.
Strong solutions of hydrogen peroxide produce irritating burns on the skin and mucous membranes with a white eschar. The pain disappears after about 1 hour. Continued use of the product as a mouthwash may cause reversible hypertrophy of the papillae of the tongue.