Dr Oz did a show called Mom Myths: Everything Your Mother Told You Was Wrong, where he revealed myths that your mother probably told you. Doctor Oz was joined by Science Bob to do a an experiment to reveal the truth about if Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfects Cuts or if it is a myth, but please do not try this experiment at home!
Dr Oz: Mom Myth #4: Applying Hydrogen Peroxide to a Cut Will Disinfect It
Dr Oz said that moms often reach for the Hydrogen Peroxide in the brown bottle whenever their child gets a cut or scrape, but does the foam and bubbling action of Hydrogen Peroxide on a scrap really help to prevent infection? Dr Oz said that Hydrogen Peroxide is ineffective at cleaning wounds, because your body releases a chemical that can neutralize the hydrogen peroxide before it even goes into you. Surgeons use hydrogen peroxide to clean infected wounds sometimes, but you should not do it because the Hydrogen Peroxide kills bacteria along with your own healthy cells.