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Doctor insights on: Apple Cider Vinegar For Back Pain

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I just put apple cider vinegar on my painful back sprain, how long does it take to heal?

I just put apple cider vinegar on my painful back sprain, how long does it take to heal?

Usually 8 weeks: Most back sprains heal in 8 weeks no matter what treatment is used as long as you do no re-injure it. This explains why so many methods claim to heal sprains.
The main ingredient of acv is acetic acid. However, vinegars also have other acids, vitamins, mineral salts, and amino acids.
Some small studies have hinted that apple cider vinegar could help with several conditions, such as diabetes and ob. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have had flat warts on my legs for ten years. I've used duct tape and apple cider vinegar for two months. It helps but new ones come back. Help?

I have had flat warts on my legs for ten years. I've used  duct tape and apple cider vinegar for two months. It helps but new ones come back. Help?

See a Dermatologist: Flat warts can be a real challenge. First, shaving over warts tends to spread them. Second, topical wart preparations can be cumbersome to apply and are less effective for this type of wart. I would see your pcp or a dermatologist to talk about options. Prescription medications and in-office procedures could solve your problem. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I think I have bacterial vaginosis went to the doctor to get medicine but infection came back it seems like nothing is working. So now I soak in apple cider vinegar for 30 mins hopefully it works. ?

I think I have bacterial vaginosis went to the doctor to get medicine but infection came back it seems like nothing is working. So now I soak in apple cider vinegar for 30 mins hopefully it works.  ?

BV returns: Bacterial vaginosis recurs in most patients who are treated. It could be because your sexual partner(s) are carriers, or a re-infection with your own vagial flora that was not completely wiped out. There are several different medications for BV, some pills, some gels/creams. If one did not work, maybe try another. Douches are an alternative, but frequently cause UTI or worsening of BV. ...Read more

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I quit taking protonix (pantoprazole) two weeks ago the burning in my throat is back, dr. Suggested apple cider vinegar to help but i makes it worse. Any suggestions?

I quit taking protonix (pantoprazole) two weeks ago the burning in my throat is back, dr. Suggested apple cider vinegar to help but i makes it worse. Any suggestions?

Slow transition: Sometimes it's better to taper off the Protonix (pantoprazole) gradually to prevent a rebound reflux problem. Another option is to take otc antacids like zantac or Pepcid symptomatically for a while. If all else fails, then you may need to stay on protonix (pantoprazole). ...Read more

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Is consuming apple cider vinegar dangerous in any way?

Is consuming apple cider vinegar dangerous in any way?

In food ok: Drinking a little wont hurt, but a large amount as in a guart or so could cause serious ph changes in ur body and can have bad consequences. ...Read more

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Will Heinz apple cider vinegar work like brAggs apple cider vinegar?

Will Heinz apple cider vinegar work like brAggs apple cider vinegar?

Not entirely but...: Bragg's is raw/unpasteurized whereas I'm fairly sure Heinz is pasteurized. Pasteurization degrades some nutrients and enzymes that are beneficial. Also, Bragg's is organic whereas Heinz is not, and apples are in the EWG "Dirty Dozen" and high in pesticide residues.
Heinz should have many of the same benefits but, given a choice, I recommend Bragg's. ...Read more

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Are there benefits to taking apple cider vinegar everyday? If so what are they and the dosage?

Are there benefits to taking apple cider vinegar everyday? If so what are they and the dosage?

Many benefits: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, many infections (like sinus, ear & yeast infections), acne & other skin conditions.It may help treat diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol.Research is limited but does support many uses.It is safe and inexpensive.See comments for more info:. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for gout?

Gout: can be helped with drinking fluids to flush out uric acid to reduce symptoms. I have no direct knowledge of using Apple cider vinegar as a benefit, however, I have hard that cherry juice may help reduce symptoms. Best to ask your doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Not so much: Reflux can be serious. Apple cider vinegar is promoted for everything -- and this alone should tell you something. Something as simple as elevating the head of your bed may help more. Staying trim and fit is a plus; you may not be able to eliminate reflux but you can control the symptoms. Your physician knows how to manage it and when to do endoscopy. ...Read more

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Is kroger apple cider vinegar good for skin?

Is kroger apple cider vinegar good for skin?

Probably not: If you believed everything you read about apple cider vinegar, which supposedly is good for everything, you would be reading uncritically. ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar, is it good for swelling?

Apple cider vinegar, is it good for swelling?

Vinegar: What type of swelling are you referring to? It was used in folk medicine for sunburn (which might have mild swelling). Not aware of it being used for generalized swelling. ...Read more

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How to apply apple cider vinegar to chalazion?

Apple cider vinegar: You can apply hot water compresses with apple cider vinegar in the hopes that it might work. Apply 4 times daily. ...Read more

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How come apple cider vinegar give me headaches?

How come apple cider vinegar give me headaches?

Apple cider vinegar: I understand your concern.
Very few people have headaches due to Apple cider vinegar.
It is likely that headache is due to stresses in your journey of life of 42 years, High Blood pressure, Medications or Migraine.
Apple cider vinegar contains Tannins, which may trigger Migraine.
See Physician for Diagnosis and treatment
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi and Exercise. ...Read more

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Would apple cider vinegar help to treat molluscum ?

Would apple cider vinegar help to treat molluscum
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Probably not: Molluscum contagiosum is not something simple to treat, and especially not using apple cider vinegar. From the medications you are taking now, it may appear to be a nontoxic alternative, but speak to your PCP or dermatologists about more effective treatment choices that don't interfere with your medical conditions or medications. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for maintaining your body's pH?

Is apple cider vinegar good for maintaining your body's pH?

No: Anyone who would tell you something this foolish is ignorant of the basic essentials of human biology. There's nothing "spiritual" about sucker websites. Nothing you can swallow -- no matter how distasteful or disgusting -- will do you nearly so much good as simply staying in good physical shape through aerobic exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for eczema?

Is apple cider vinegar good for eczema?

Hadn't heard that...: I am a big fan of olive oil (extra virgin) as moisturizer for eczema. As i tell my patients, use the olive olive, but don't put your kid in the salad. I have not heard of vinegar as it would seem to dry out the skin, rather than moisturize it. Eczema is a tough disease and keeping the skin moist is key. Good luck... ...Read more

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Does apple cider vinegar cure vaginitis?

Does apple cider vinegar cure vaginitis?

What type?: There are many causes of vaginitis. While there is no formal research i know of, many people report apple cider vinegar as being effective for yeast vaginitis and some report it useful for bacterial vaginosis. See http://earthclinic.Com/cures/yeast_infection.Html &
http://earthclinic.Com/cures/bacterial_vaginosis6.Html
it is certainly safe to try.The site linked above has other home remedies too. ...Read more

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Will apple cider vinegar cure seborrhea?

Will apple cider vinegar  cure seborrhea?

It helps many: Cure is a major claim for a condition like seborrhea, which tends to be chronic, but many people report apple cider vinegar to be very helpful. Nothing helps everyone, but earthclinic.Com has a discussion about different home remedies & the seborrhea section has 45 "yeas" and 6 "nays" for apple cider vinegar, a pretty good ratio. See www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/seborrheic_dermatitis.Html#acv_76022. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar help a birthmark?

Can apple cider vinegar help a birthmark?

No: Surface applications of this material has no long term effect on the skin and or birthmarks in general. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar give you diarrhea?

Can apple cider vinegar give you diarrhea?

Yes: Apple cider vinegar is touted as a treatment for constipation and many people end up with too much of a good thing. Loose watery bowel movements should tell you to back off. Vinegar is basically Acetic Acid which can interfere with absorption of certain medicines, minerals, and vitamins so always talk to your provider too. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for the liver?

Is apple cider vinegar good for the liver?

No good evidence: There is no good evidence that apple cider vinegar helps the liver in any way. The best summary I can find of the few good studies of apple cider vinegar is at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1785201/

I wouldn't recommend it, especially if you already have liver disease. ...Read more

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Will apple cider vinegar cleanse my colon?

Will apple cider vinegar cleanse my colon?

No: Your colon cleans itself. There is no such thing as "toxic bowel settlement" or any of the other stuff that you've been told is sitting in your colon and making you sick. If you buy into these lies, you will never feel well again. If you were to believe everything you read about apple cider vinegar (it supposedly cures everything), you'd be reading uncritically. I suspect you already know this. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar help unblock tubes?

Can apple cider vinegar help unblock tubes?

No evidence that it: There is no evidence that it unblocks the eustachian tubes, if that's what you mean by tubes. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar help this birthmark?

Can apple cider vinegar help this birthmark?

Unlkiely: Externally applied agents like apple cider vinegar have no significant effect on birthmarks. It may act as a mild cleanser. If you are interested on changing its appearance, consult with a cosmetic dermatologist to see if any methods are available to do so. A few can be, most not. ...Read more

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Can i take apple cider vinegar for dizziness?

Can i take apple cider vinegar for dizziness?

Yes: It would certainly not do you any harm but unlikely it will treat the cause as the list for things that cause dizziness is quite extensive. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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