It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Nail Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-18-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 547
Shakira HB User
Question Hydrogen peroxide on ingrown toenail?

Is it safe to put hydrogen peroxide on an ingrown toenail that is leaking pus? I was just wondering because the nail has obviously pierced the skin and is red, won't the peroxide enter your blood stream?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-18-2009, 07:06 PM   #2
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4
ylwfvr HB User
Re: Hydrogen peroxide on ingrown toenail?

I'm pretty sure that the amount of peroxide that could potentially enter your blood stream through a wound as tiny as an ingrown toenail would have little to no affect on your overall health. If your weary of using peroxide, try a combination of 1 part white vinegar to one part warm water. If something doesn't give within a week, I highly suggest you see a podiatrist. Some ingrown nails can be so problematic that they must be treated with oral steroids and antibiotics and/or laser or surgical removal of the excess nail and cauterization (permanent destruction) of the underlying matrix tissues. Pus is a definite indicator of infection, and fungus and staph can reek some serious havoc if left untreated. Bacitracin and Neosporin just aren't strong enough.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-19-2009, 10:37 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 547
Shakira HB User
Re: Hydrogen peroxide on ingrown toenail?

Thank you. I went to the doctors today and they can't remove the side of the nail if it needs it untill the infection has gone. So I'm taking antibiotics now.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Can Hydrogen Peroxide cause Vitiligo? davidxc93 Rare Disorders 0 12-14-2008 10:53 PM
Hydrogen Peroxide for BV Kickle Women's Health 84 01-09-2007 05:51 PM
Hydrogen Peroxide IV: Does anyone have any experience with this? sleepytee Alternative Medicine 4 04-19-2005 12:09 AM
ingrown toe nail KaylasMomma2004 Foot & Ankle Problems 6 03-20-2005 04:11 PM
hydrogen peroxide in vaporizer 2talll Allergies 10 01-02-2005 07:50 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:32 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!