Every kid knows the painful, weirdly satisfying fizz of hydrogen peroxide on a fresh wound. Maybe your dad, as he drizzled the stinging solution on your new cut, even went so far as to tell you that the pain "is how you know it's working." Well, take this one to your old man: Putting hydrogen peroxide on an injury will do more harm than good. Sorry, pops.
Step Away From the H2O2
Why Shouldn't You Clean Wounds With Hydrogen Peroxide?
Hank Green explains why the old standby is a bad idea.
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Written by Ashley Hamer Joanie Faletto September 15, 2016
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