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Allergy To Salt Water
I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?
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
There isn't any categorization of allergies between fresh vs salt water fish. Allergy to one fish does not mean you are allergic to all, but may have higher risk of developing such. Shellfish does same thing, but the incidence of allergies to shellfish is higher.
Symptoms vary from minor irritation to hives to anaphylactic reaction/shock.
Be cautious and consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible to over-use salt water nasal douche? Been using it for 2 years 2x per day to clear irritants + allergy meds. Worried about any damage.
Study points to yes: Saline irrigation can be beneficial when used for a short period of time. A study presented at the 2009 College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology suggested that chronic use of saline was counter productive. Although it removes pathogens when used from time to time, chronic use may remove the "good bacteria". Usually 1-3 weeks of use once a day is enough. If symptoms persist, see an ENT. ...Read more
What's the best way to detox your body? Also is a salt water flush like used in the master cleanse safe? Reason to detox is allergies constipation etc
Allergy treatment: The best way to treat allergies is avoidance of the triggering allergen. For environmental allergies, antihistamines and topical nasal steroids sprays are very effective. Allergy injections are very useful for long term treatment. There is no role for "detoxifcation" in the treatment of allergies. ...Read more
Yes: That is the lowest level of intervention you can take, so is good to start there. May have continued help even if need to add medication to it later. ...Read more
I just went swimming at the beach and swallowed salt water now I am coughing and have a sore throat. What should I do? I also have allergies n asthma
Time: There is nothing special to do for small volume salt water inhalation. Salt water can be irritating but your body/lungs and throat will be fine in a few hours. ...Read more
I went to the doctor and he said my bad sore throat is from bad seasonal allergies. I started taking Zyrtex and symptoms improved noticeably. Then I went swimming laps in a salt water pool and later that day noticed a sore throat forming again. Today is t
Are there blood tests for allergies. I have sinusitis which needs antibiotics at least 4 times a year. I wash my nose with salt water regularly.
Yes, there are: However what you need is rather a comprehensive evaluation given your history, you may be receiving a suboptimal treatment hence the recurrence, if you have access to an allergist/immunonlogist, better be checked, or have an ENT specialist input. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Lately when breathing deeply from nose it feels like I am breathing in salt water. (kinda tingly) is this an infection? Or allergies? No sneezing.
Nasal irritation: The sensation of tingling in the nose can represent minor irritation in the anterior nasal lining. It can result from something as simple as kleenex use. If you do not have nasal drainage it is unlikely that an infection is present. Sometimes nasal drying can cause these symptoms as well. If it does not resolve soon, see an ENT doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Red irritated sore throat lasting 6 months! Nothing helps (antibiotics, salt water gargle, acid reflux, allergy meds, steroids). Remove tonsils help?
Painful sore throat, cobblestones 7+ months. Salt water gargle, steroids, GERD, allergy pills, antibiotics NO help. Mono/std neg. Tonsillectomy time?
Short term: Salt water mouthwash rinses are an excellent short term treatment when you have wounds in the mouth, for instance, when you’ve had teeth removed. Longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every day, it could erode the teeth, but is not necessarily abrasive to the teeth. It is the acidity of the salt water that could eat away and soften the enamel ...Read more
Simple Care: The real question-what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...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 more
Drinking salt water: Yes, if that is the only source of fluids because if can lead to hypernatremia which can eventually cause seizures and coma. Otherwise, if used to replace electrolytes, such as sports drinks, it could be potentially be beneficial. Some people drink pickle juice to replenish salt stores after significant exercise. ...Read more
Revolting thought: No salt water will not reserve it. Formalin is used in pathology departments & medical museums. Might I suggest that you bury the embryo, out of respect and to avoid gossip and ridicule by almost anyone who finds out that you are preserving your embryo. ...Read more
Not a cleanse fan: As a surgeon, I must admit I am not a fan of 'colon cleansing, ' especially with harsh or aggressive cleansers. This can lead to electrolyte imbalances and irritation (colitis), as well as flaring hemorrhoids if you have them. I prefer proper nutrition and high fiber diet and your colon will take better care of itself. Your colon is designed to do what it does and eliminate waste naturally. ...Read more
Drown: Fresh water. Salt water is much more bouyant than fresh water so it is easier to stay afloat. ...Read more
Ask the surgeon: Surgeons have their own post-op instructions and may differ from my advice. ...Read more
For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, I assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous Healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! If constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more
Saline rinse: Saline rinses can help thin out mucous to help get it out of the sinuses. ...Read more
Something else: Sodium chloride and water? No. I wonder if you refer to preservatives used in eye solutions - or another situation, perhaps. Give us a more detailed description. ...Read more
I would like to perform the salt water flush. Is the method effective? Is celtic sea salt® brand fine ground non-iodized sea salt?
Why?: It is neither effective, nor is it safe as it may cause abrupt electrolyte disturbances that may have you end up in the hospital. ...Read more