When using certain types of ointment for cleaning open wounds (ie peroxide), what exactly is happening that causes our nerves to flair up in pain.

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When using certain types of ointment for cleaning open wounds (ie peroxide), what exactly is happening that causes our nerves to flair up in pain.

In: Biology

Snap-crackle-pop goes your blood cells!

No seriously it’s because your damaged skin cells and blood are floating around in the cut, catalase is present in these cells and causes the peroxide to turn into water and O2, hence the bubbling and fizzing! 🙂

Edit: spelling