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Allergic Reaction To Vinegar
What would cause the interior of a nostril to smell like vinegar? I live in Jersey and I've developed allergies and the smell is seasonal.
? Chronic rhinitis: Can be due to allergies or some chronic inflammation, allergy can be due to any of the environmental allergens around, at any rate you need to be examined, your treatment and drug history taken, start with your PCP who may refer you to an ENT for further examination, if you can use saline nasal washes more often, that will help ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
My husband is 54 years old and suffers from severe vinegar smelling night sweats that result in bedding needing to be changed daily. He does not cons?
I'm very allergic to quinolones. Could topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment 10k kill pseudomonas in ex. Ear? Could I mix it w/white vinegar to make ear drops?
Hello I am strongly craving salt n vinegar am I lacking something? ? Iam also suffering ffatigue n knot in my neck thanku
Craving: We can't answer a question like this without having any information about you not even your age let alone your medical or social history. Its not magic, its medicine. We need information. Are you pregnant? ...Read more
Bad Idea: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, vinegar, bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover wound with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infecte. ...Read more
Apple cider does: Organic apple cider vinegar is believed to have many benefits. Especially as a digestive aid. When you take a teaspoon in some water before a meal, it is supposed to help you digest your food. It is also an excellent vaginal douche for balancing flora when you tend to have yeast infections. 1 tablespoon in a quart of warm water. ...Read more
Olfactory: Olfactory hallucinations are not common. I can't really say it is hallucination as I don't know your setting and your triggers. But since some of the problems associated with olfactory hallucination can be bad, it is best for you to see your doctor, or be referred to neuro or ENT and if necessary do tests or imaging procedures to make sure. ...Read more
How do you mean?: If you're asking does vinegar give us "energy" by being a magical "natural" stimulant of the kind hawked by health quacks, no. We convert acetic acid to acetyl-CoA which actually does get used as fuel in the Krebs cycle. But none of us consumes more than very small amounts of vinegar, far too little to make any difference. Consuming enough vinegar would strip all the enamel off your teeth. ...Read more
Bad idea: The vinegar is actually there to make you not want to eat, period. It would be great to have you embrace a fitness lifestyle, with health-focused friends to help you make good food choices and find exercise you enjoy. Crash dieting is ultimately fruitless abuse of your mind and body. Your physician can be a guide here. Best wishes. ...Read more
It doesn't: That's a sucker claim, actually a cruel prank to get up the hopes of someone who will go on to fail a THC test as they should. This isn't the place to debate the wisdom of the cannabis laws or the value of testing. Just don't trust "magic" vinegar to help you, and avoid cannabis if your future depends on testing negative. ...Read more
Already answered: But to repeat pure vinegar is very drying. I only recommend white vinegar diluted with water (2 teaspoons in a cup of water) to dry out crusts on scabs on the skin. If it burns when you do this then stop the vinegar. ...Read more
Urine drug screens test for metabolites of drugs and not the parent compound.
Putting vinegar directly into the urine cup may invalidate a initial screen read on the cup.
However the back up test is gas chromatography which identifies the exact chemical compound and is very difficult to confound. ...Read more
Generally yes: I know that when I go shopping for balsamic vinegar the ones that have been aged for 5 years cost more, and the ones aged for 10 years even more, suggesting that, like a fine wine, the flavor gets better with age. So as long as it has not gone rancid (which you should be able to tell by its tasting bad), old balsamic vinegar is perfectly fine to have. ...Read more
No: Your body cleans itself. Anybody trying to sell you something to "cleanse you of poisons" (chemicals, GMO food, "toxins", whatever) is scamming you. That there's a whole subculture based on this goofy stuff is testimony to human gullibility. Nothing you can get -- no matter how bad-tasting -- will help you as much as a regular gym or sports training routine. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not at all: No proven benefit for any health condition. If you like foods with a tang of vinegar, eat all you want. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Yes: Although be careful on what you are counting on it to do. ...Read more
Disinfectant: The 5-6% acetic acid in vinegar crosses the cell membrane of bacteria and prompts a release of protons, which causes the cell to die by denaturation of proteins. Japanese scientists looked at rice vinegar to disinfect Salmonella and found that for strains that formed biofilms (a slimy matrix that protects the bacteria under it) vinegar just couldn't get past the slime to kill the Salmonellae. ...Read more
Probably not.: I know there are on-line testimonials praising the therapeutic value of vinegar. In my experience it makes you smell like a salad, and that's about it. There are plenty of legitimate eczema treatments available. Your dermatologist can help you choose one that is appropriate for you. ...Read more