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Will Gargling With Salt Water Irritate Acid Reflux
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
No: Gargling with salt water may help your throat if it is irritated from the reflux but it does not keep the acid down.You can take antacids for the reflux but also avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Maintain a healthy weight. eat small meals and avoid eating before bedtime. All these things will help decrease the reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid Reflux, Vinegar: understand your concern. Vinegar is highly acidic. Vinegar in the chips can make Stomach acid reflux or flow up irritating esophagus and causing heartburn. To dilute acid and decrease heartburn, try the following: Eat less chips. Eat slowly. Have herbal tea, water or milk with snack. Chewing gum after the snack to stimulate saliva production which can neutralize acid. ...Read more
Safe, not helpful: It's safe, but not likely to be helpful. In fact it might worsen symptoms. ...Read more
Probably not: if your symptoms are truly caused by acid reflux. Measures that would reduce acid exposure to your throat would be better, such as medicine to reduce acid secretion, alkali to neutralize acid, or mechanical maneuvers such as head elevation during sleep. Ask your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more
What is better for strep or a sore throat.... Gargle with warm salt water or warm baking soda water? I tried diluted poroxide water, too much foam.
Peroxide best: I recommend half- strength peroxide to my patients. Instead of gargling take half a mouthful and lean back and swish the solution for a minute or two before spitting it out. Repeat 2 additional times. Peroxide has antiseptic properties which is helpful during an infection. ...Read more
Tmj pain: Salt water gargling may help cleanse tonsils and throat tissues and thereby relieve tightness or pressure but if there is muscle imbalance and/or joint dysfunction, there would be no long term benefits. Consult with a dentist who understands function. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Soothing: It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling. ...Read more
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Reflux is due...: 30 y/o Female asks Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux? In general one is encouraged to drink water not only for digestion but for total body hydration. Reflux is due to some stomach content backing up into the lower end of the esophagus and causing acid/ heart burn. Water does not have much lasting effect on this. The various acid blockers/ antacids and PPI's do this ...Read more
Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?
Red irritated sore throat lasting 6 months! Nothing helps (antibiotics, salt water gargle, acid reflux, allergy meds, steroids). Remove tonsils help?
Does drinking lotsa water help or worsen gastric reflux? Is chocolate bad for gastric reflux? And ketchup?
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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