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1wareagle

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USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« on: April 13, 2008, 07:12:05 am »
I have had monthly outbreaks around my BAHA post for over a year. Someone told me to use Hydrogen Peroxide around the abuttment before putting the ointment on it. Well, I've been doing that off and on now for 2 mts. I may be the only one out there that didn't know this but I have bleached out a section of hair under my BAHA site from the peroxide that has run into my hair. I didn't even know this till someone asked me why my hair was a different color in back. When I get ready in the morning my hair was wet when I put the peroxide on and then would dry it. So be careful if you are using it not to let it run into your hair!!

Ellis
Ellis- Age 50- Mississippi
3.2 cm AN Translab w/ BAHA Surgery
@ House Ear Clinic - LA - 01/04/07    Dr. Brackmann, Dr. Hilselberger, Dr. Stefan
Platinum weight in right eye-Dr. Roberts
Right side facial paralysis (slowly getting movements)

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008, 08:06:09 am »
Ellis -

thanks for telling us.  I would have never thought about the bleaching effect of hydrogen peroxide.

I know that it can bleach certain fabrics and in the past it was used for bleaching hair, so I guess it makes sense, but I would have never made the connection.

My doc has never recommended hydrogen peroxide for my BAHA site, but I have read about people using it on the BAHA Users Forum. 

Have you tried neosporin with zinc?  Someone on this forum told me about it and I used it during my healing process.  IMO it worked better than just plain neosporin.
Were you the one who recommended it to me?  If not, you might want to try it.

Jan 
 
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008, 12:38:36 pm »
Jan,

I use the neosporin with zinc too! Sam Rush told me about an antibiotic power he was using that cleared his up. I sent him an e-mail for more information on it. I am so tired of the flare ups and the BAHA brush seems to make it worse when I use it. I use a q-tip now to clean around the post. I have slowed down on the use of peroxide because of the bleached out hair. I got a haircut yesterday thinking it would cut most of it out but you can still see it. O well!!

Ellis
Ellis- Age 50- Mississippi
3.2 cm AN Translab w/ BAHA Surgery
@ House Ear Clinic - LA - 01/04/07    Dr. Brackmann, Dr. Hilselberger, Dr. Stefan
Platinum weight in right eye-Dr. Roberts
Right side facial paralysis (slowly getting movements)

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 07:13:07 pm »
Don't worry about it too much, Ellis - it will grow out eventually.

I found that when I was using a toothbrush to clean my site it was irritating the skin a lot, so I stopped using it.
Figured I'd start again once I'm a little more healed.

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008, 09:46:55 pm »
Well I guess I am just a tuff old bird as I've been cleaning mine with alcohol and cotton pads, my problem is my hair is so thick,course and grows so fast I'm not sure how that's going to work just yet but i keep it high and tight so we will see, my barber is going to get a surprise.

David

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 06:55:56 am »
Alcohol  :o  Ouch!

My hair is growing closer to the fixture than I thought it should, but the doc says it's just fine.

The first haircut is interesting ::)

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008, 10:09:20 am »
Nah it doesn't hurt and yes my hair has always grown fast so I fugure within couple of weeks it will be totaly unnoticeable.

David

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008, 04:26:12 pm »
Ellis

Check your e-mail, I sent the antibiotic powder formula

Sam
1 cm AN translab, Dr. Brackmann, Dr. Schwartz, Dr Doherety HEI   11/04   Baha 7/05

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008, 09:48:50 pm »
That settles it - no peroxide for me - people might mistake the lightened hair for more greys!  Don't need any help in that department!

Lori
Right 3cm AN diagnosed 1/2007.  Translab resection 2/20/07 by Dr. David Kaylie and Dr. Karl Hampf at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.  R side deafness, facial nerve paralysis.  Tarsorraphy and tear duct cauterization 5/2007.  BAHA implant 11/8/07. 7-12 nerve jump 9/26/08.

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2008, 09:37:26 am »
Lori, na u look fine to me,lol

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008, 10:17:38 am »
Thanks to the Loreal - because I'm worth it!   ;)

Lori
Right 3cm AN diagnosed 1/2007.  Translab resection 2/20/07 by Dr. David Kaylie and Dr. Karl Hampf at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.  R side deafness, facial nerve paralysis.  Tarsorraphy and tear duct cauterization 5/2007.  BAHA implant 11/8/07. 7-12 nerve jump 9/26/08.

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008, 10:50:43 am »
I'm worth it too.  L'Oreal was my "Preference" if you catch my drift.

BTW, David is right, you look mah-ve-lous  ;D

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

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Re: USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2008, 10:53:09 am »
Ellis

Check your e-mail, I sent the antibiotic powder formula

Sam

Thanks Sam, I got the e-mail. Now I am waiting for the prescription to come in the mail!

Ellis
Ellis- Age 50- Mississippi
3.2 cm AN Translab w/ BAHA Surgery
@ House Ear Clinic - LA - 01/04/07    Dr. Brackmann, Dr. Hilselberger, Dr. Stefan
Platinum weight in right eye-Dr. Roberts
Right side facial paralysis (slowly getting movements)

 


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