- Jun 25, 2021
Not a good idea. Peroxide has been discontinued as a recommended agent in first aid. Sterile saline in a pressurized can is better if a wound needs flushing because if you introduce peroxide to a deep wound, you can’t get it all back out.., you can find very cheap at the drugstore and have cans of sterile pressurized saline in the kit..You can flush the wound once with 1/2 strength hydrogen peroxide, which would get down into the wound and fizz anything out. Clean off with tissue or paper towel. Don’t use the peroxide after that since it can damage tissue.
”for clean wounds, large wounds, or deep cuts, it’s better to avoid hydrogen peroxide, and instead either use an antibiotic ointment, or forgo the antibiotic and focus on simply keeping the wound covered and clean.”