Ingestion of hydrogen peroxide
is not an uncommon source of poisoning
, and results in morbidity through three main mechanisms: direct caustic injury, oxygen gas formation and lipid peroxidation.Ingestion of 3% hydrogen peroxide usually results in only mild gastritis
, unless ingested in large quantities.Hydrogen peroxide enteritis
with 3% solution can cause instant bubbling on the mucosal surface followed by a whitening of the mucosa (which causes bloating).Management of hydrogen peroxide exposures depends on the severity of ingestion and includes airway management, frequent monitoring, and diagnosis and therapy of associated complications.Thus it requires immediate medical attention.Hope this helps.