What are the adverse effects of accidental ingestion of hydrogen peroxide?

Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hello, I accidentally drank about 1 oz of Hydrogen Peroxide tonight. Will this be bad for me?
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
NO........Not now. Must wait at least 8hours!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this accidental ingestion of hydrogen peroxide. There are no immediate consequences. There is no reason to be afraid at this time because of the small quantity and the fact that hydrogen peroxide would simply be broken into water and oxygen as soon as it gets to the stomach. Hydrogen peroxide is used in rinsing the mouth. That’s how safe it is.

In future, avoid consuming what is not recommended.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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