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Care 6% Hydrogen Peroxide is a disinfectant which can be used to clean minor wounds, or as a mouthwash or gargle

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What is Care 6% Hydrogen Peroxide?

Care 6% Hydrogen Peroxide is a disinfectant which can be used to clean minor wounds, or as a mouthwash or gargle. It releases oxygen when in contact with your body’s tissues, killing any bacteria in the area and acting as a deodorant at the same time.

When would I use this product?

6% Hydrogen Peroxide is perfect when you need to disinfect minor wounds, and can be used on common skin complaints including:

  • Minor cuts
  • Minor wounds
  • Skin ulcers
  • Other superficial damage to the skin

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Uses / Instructions

There are two ways that you can use 6% Hydrogen Peroxide, either as a skin disinfectant or as a mouthwash or gargle:

To use as a skin disinfectant

  • First dilute a small amount of hydrogen peroxide in an equal amount of water (50:50, e.g. 5mls water and 5mls hydrogen peroxide).
  • Soak some cotton wool in this solution and use to clean or dress the wound as needed

To use as a mouthwash or gargle

  • First dilute a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with 5 times the amount of water, e.g. 5ml hydrogen peroxide in 25ml of water.
  • Use this solution to gargle or rinse the mouth for 2 – 3 minutes.


  • 6% Hydrogen Peroxide is suitable for use by children as a skin disinfectant, but should not be given as a mouthwash or gargle to children under the age of 12 unless specifically advised by a doctor.
  • Do not use this product if you are allergic to hydrogen peroxide or any of the other listed ingredients.
  • Do not swallow.
  • Take care when using this product as it may bleach fabrics it comes into contact with.

Do not use this product:

  1. On normal skin
  2. In closed body cavities or surgical wound
  3. As an enem
  4. To disinfect surgical instruments

Side Effects

Like all medications, 6% Hydrogen Peroxide can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:

  • Irritating burns on the skin and other soft tissues. This can produce a white patch of dead tissue. The pain from this burn will disappear after about an hour.
  • Temporary swelling of the tongue when used continuously as a mouthwash


Hydrogen Peroxide 6% w/v, Phosphoric Acid (E338), Phenacetin, Purified Water.

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