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I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?

I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?

Dilute the Mouthwash: You should be able to start using mouthwash at this point in time. However, I would suggest diluting it and using 1/2 warm water and 1/2 mouthwash. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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How many different categories of fish allergy exist? Is it salt-water vs. Fresh-water fish?

How many different categories of fish allergy exist? Is it salt-water vs. Fresh-water fish?

No category: 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

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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.

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

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Whats 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

Whats 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

NO, don't do it!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doen't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to cleansing. Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't do it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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