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Care Hydrogen Peroxide Solution 6%

Used to disinfect minor cuts, wounds and skin ulcers

This mild disinfectant can be used as a mouthwash or gargle for people over 12 years old, or as an effective way to disinfect minor cuts, wounds and skin ulcers on adults, children and the elderly. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should only use if advised by a doctor.

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Hydrogen Peroxide
All ages
Suitable for children 12 years+, adults and the elderly
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200ml solution

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Stockists
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Hydrogen Peroxide Solution 6% BP 20 Vols. Can be used as a mild disinfectant for minor cuts, wounds and skin ulcers or as a mouthwash or gargle. Contains Hydrogen Peroxide. Always read the label.

Directions for use

Recommended dose and dosage schedule

  • 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.

  • 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.

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.

This is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

 

If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

Self Care Advice

Most cuts and grazes are minor and can be easily treated at home.

Stopping the bleeding, cleaning the wound thoroughly and covering it with a plaster or dressing is usually all that’s needed.

FAQs

How long do minor wounds take to heal?

Minor wounds should start to heal within a few days.

Stockists

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

For skin disinfection – it can be used by adults, the elderly and children. As a mouthwash and gargle – it can be used by adults, the elderly and children over 12 years. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should only use if advised by a doctor.

Did you know?

Most cuts and grazes are minor and can be easily treated at home.

Stopping the bleeding, cleaning the wound thoroughly and covering it with a plaster or dressing is usually all that’s needed.

www.nhs.uk/conditions/cuts-and-grazes/