Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hydrogen Peroxide Can Burn You!!!!

I think I have posted on my blog, facebook, etc. about the white dots I was sometimes getting on my fingers.  They seemed to happen most often in the morning, usually after I showered.  A few weeks ago they started to be accompanied by a slight burning sensation so I started keeping track of them more carefully.  I was hanging out with my best friend one night and my finger started to hurt.  Nothing was there but I told him why I was looking.


I don't know why I didn't mention it to him ever before because he knew exactly what it was!!!!!  He said it was a hydrogen peroxide burn.  I happen to use a contact solution that starts off as hydrogen peroxide and then reacts with a metal disc to clean my lenses.

Since the day he told me I have been washing my hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling my contact lens solution and I have been white dot free!

Have you ever had a hydrogen peroxide burn?

10 comments:

Brandy said...

I have had this before, didn't realize it was "burn" just assumed it was bleaching my skin for I used it on a cut or whatever. Good things to know. Happy New Year friend!

Carrie said...

Wow...had no idea it would be a burn. I use that stuff all the time. Surprised it hasn't happened to me yet.

AudreyO said...

So glad you found out what it is.

Amy said...

no I have not this is pretty interesting.. Glad you got it all worked out...

marie said...

I have not had this problem but thanks for the heads up. It's weird when you stumble across a problem and wonder why you've never seen or heard of it before. I guess that's what friends (& moms) are for.

Leila Ciszewski said...

The tips of my fingers turned white after cleaning with peroxide. Thanks for the explanation!

Tiffany Little said...

This happened to me today... Im like OmG the tips of my fingers are on firrre no more hydrogen peroxide for mee...

Unknown said...

This happened to me this morning after I used my peroxide clear contact cleaner. I've been having a pretty odd pregnancy so thanks for the post so I could figure out what it really was!

JoNes Smith said...

This happened to me this morning after I used my peroxide clear contact cleaner. I've been having a pretty odd pregnancy so thanks for the post so I could figure out what it really was!

MFO said...

That totally just happened to me on my face! I just put my contacts in and then had a tingly feeling on my face. I went to rub my check and it turned white and I immediately washed my skin and put moisturizer on it. Thanks for the share that totally makes sense.