Hydrogen peroxide is known as one of the best known antiseptics. Normally hydrogen per-oxide is known as a powerful oxidant which can oxidize organic substances. This has lead to its wide spread use in bleaching in organic matter like hair and skin. Hydrogen per-oxide releases nascent oxygen which contributes to its oxidative properties and also to its antiseptic nature. It is also a powerful cidal action on bacteria, virus and fungi.
Hydrogen per-oxides can be used minor cuts and wounds. It can also be used as ear drops for cleaning and dissolving wax from the ears. Using a mouth wash of a 1% hydrogen per-oxide solution can keep your mouth clean from bacteria for almost 6 hours. It whitens the teeth and prevents canker sores. It is also a very good douche on wounds and foams on contact with skin and tissues. It also helps to remove blood and tissue debris from wounds caused due to trauma.
One of the most common causes of ear ache is the accumulation of wax in the ear which causes dust and infection to enter the ear and cause pain. Regular cleaning of the ear with hydrogen per-oxide can ensure better hygiene of the ear.