i think that i have used too much peroxide!

@TnWoman (1896)
United States
March 11, 2009 4:01pm CST
hello everybody here at Mylot. i think that i have used too much peroxide for too long of a time in rinsing my mouth with it when that my gums flared up on me. i was using straight peroxide like three to four times a day, for probably almost two weeks. due to doing that, now i have a small open sore on the roof of my mouth. ouchie! so tell me, what should i do now?, wait and see if the sore closes itself back up? i really do not want to go to the doctor. i hate going to the doctor. should i rinse my mouth in warm salt water? thanks for sharing and have a beautiful afternoon.
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16 responses
• Canada
11 Mar 09
You are not supposed to use straight peroxide..the sore you have is not caused by peroxide. Quit the peroxide for now and use salt warmed water 3 times a day and before going to bed. When you are okay you can do the peroixde but diluted..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 Mar 09
my grandmother used peroxice all the time. warm salt water will probably help. listerine would to but will set u on fire. hope it gets better soon.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I'm a former dental assistant. It is ok to rinse occasionally with a diluted peroxide rinse for a short time. Peroxide has a very drying effect and can actually aggrevate the situation if used for longer than that. You may try a little salt water but even that will aggrevate things if you go very long. The best thing you can do for your gums is to have regular cleanings (built up tartar will make gums inflammed) and floss daily. Flossing will be painful for the first few days if you are not a regular flosser. Keep it up and things will improve. If you simply have a canker sore (which can actually be very painful) there are over the counter ointments you can use. Inflammed gums can also be a sign of other medical conditions such as diabetes. See your dentist and/or your doctor. You are putting off the inevitable.
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@Spook619 (335)
11 Mar 09
Agreed, the only way to be sure is to go and see a qualified medical professional as with the best will in the world we can only guess at what you have for we cannot see it / examin it online.
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@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
11 Mar 09
so would the peroxide have caused a sore like that?
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
11 Mar 09
What were you using the peroxide for in the firstplace? Are you the person who was dealing with an infected and loose tooth? If that is you, then it could possibly be caused by the tooth itself. The tooth could be abscessing.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Hey TnWoman! I don't think that using too much peroxide would cause an open wound! Peroxide is used to help heal sores! I have never heard of it causing one! I don't understand! I think that you could try salt water, but usually peroxide would work better to heal a sore. I am not sure what to tell you in this instance.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Opal26, Undiluted peroxide should not be used to rinse with. Peroxide has a very drying effect on tissue. She should have diluted it and only rinsed once or twice a day.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I have used peroxide to rinse when I had bad gums and the same thing happened to me I was told it was because I used it straight,I should have watered it down.I just rinsed with warm water and it heeled on its on.I know that it hurts because I have been there.Good Luck!
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@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
12 Mar 09
hello bfarrier how long did it take for your mouth to heal back up after that you used the peroxide like that? thanks for responding.
• United States
11 Mar 09
Why on Gods' green earth would you rinse your mouth with straight peroxide? Not only that, but why would you go to the extreme of rinsing with it 3-4 times a day? I can see the reason behind using it once or twice a week, but every day is ludacris. Of course you have a sore. That would hurt soo bad. I guess it depends on the reasoning behind you rinsing your mouth with it. I have absolutely no clue what you do now besides to stop using it. Good luck with that.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
11 Mar 09
my gums were swelled and bothering me so i started rinsing with the peroxide. and yes, it is so sore. i think that it looks better today than it did yesterday thou. thanks for responding.
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Yes, the war salt water is what I was thinking. That's what we are told to use in our mouths for just about everything, lol. I hope it gets better soon.
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12 Mar 09
Hi TnWoman, That must be vry painful for you but I would get a minty mouth wash which will sooth the pain and yes also rinse with salt water, hope it will go away soon. Love and hugs. Tamara xxxxx
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Why are you using peroxide so many times per day? All it is is oxygen with an extra hydrogen molecule, it's totally harmless as far as I know but it's an excellent disinfectant. When we used to get sores in our mouths (rarely), my mom fed us a lot of citrus and within 24 hours they disappeared. Maybe you have a vitamin C deficiency rather than a reaction from the H2O2?
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
Hi TnWoman! Oh my that really hurts. I usually just rinse with warm salt water when that happens to me. After a day or two, it will be gone. I hope that will work out for you too. Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Very warm salt water, to rinse.
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@ljbinkop (744)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Hi Tn! SInce I know from earlier in the week you are sealing with dental issues, I understand why you are using the Peroxide, but it is time to stop if it is causing sores!! If they are indeed canker sores that have formed, there is a product that I have found works great and it is called Gly-Oxide. It is really gentle on mouth sores, but unfortunatly it is not yummy... I think if you continue with the peroxide, you should dilute it more. It seems like it may be too much for your tender mouth to handle. Good luck to you and take care the rest of your day!
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Ouch!! I am not sure what you should do, I do hope it heals up quickly for you. I also hope you get some good ideas here, our mylot friends are always so helpful.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I would definitely start rinsing your mouth out with salt water. It might burn a little but should help heal it. The mouth heals pretty fast. If it doesn't help within a few days, you might call a dentist and see about getting in so he can check it out. Hope you get some relief soon, carolbee
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I would say just give it time to heal, don't you it anymore untill it heals, and don't use as much.
@HelloMickey (1656)
• Hong Kong
12 Mar 09
Hi TnWoman Stop using straight peroxide to rinse you mouth. You should not do that, it should be diluted. As you have a sore, just use salt water or some mouth sore rinse to rinse your mouth. Hope you will get better soon.