In our Buzz or Bust segment, they debunk these hydrogen peroxide claims and ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says he worries about people ingesting it. "It's a little scary to me."
They warn that ingesting hydrogen peroxide can cause stomach and esophagus ulcers and oxygen bubbles in your bloodstream. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra notes people also believe it can help treat wounds, but it actually irritates the skin.
While hydrogen peroxide is a disinfectant, it should only be used as directed by your healthcare provider or dentist and usually only in a very diluted form.
The verdict on drinking hydrogen peroxide - BUST!
The Doctors also examine two other questionable health fads in our Buzz or Bust segment:
Exfoliating your eyebrows for better-looking brows: Dr. Batra says, "Please don't start using toothbrushes on your brows. The hair is fragile and it can cause hair loss. Verdict - BUST!
"Forrest bathing": Does soaking up the sights, sounds, and smells of nature help with psychological and physiological health? The Doctors say that engaging with nature in any form helps your cortisol levels decrease and can help with general overall wellbeing. Verdict - BUZZ!