Hydrogen Peroxide --> Stinging foaming goodness
May 15, 2006 1:57 PM Subscribe
Why does hydrogen peroxide on a cut start to foam and bubble?
posted by gregvr to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I cut my foot, so I did my standard treatment for cuts-- pour a little hydrogen peroxide on it, dry the area around the cut, apply some neosporin, and then a bandaid.
As always, I was surprised at how much foaming and bubbling the hydrogen peroxide causes. Anyone have an ideas of what that's all about?