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Baking Powder Substitutes
Yes: Studies have shown that dietary measures to boost bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels can increase the pH of acidic tumors without upsetting the pH of the blood and healthy tissues. to relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion is to stir half a teaspoon of baking soda into half a cup of water and drink it an hour or two after meals. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) can also sooth psoriasis and can enhance plaque removal on teeth. ...Read more
No: There is no evidence baking powder does anything for face size. ...Read more
Baking powder: I would not. And costs more. What are you treating. Lets do 2nd opinion for better help. ...Read more
Is baking powder is gud for tooths. If s den tel me how to use..If not den tel me d disadvantages of using it.?
It will be messy: Baking powder contains baking soda and cream of tartar, which is a very fine powder. So it will make a kind of goo that might help a little but also might make things worse. Better to find the cause of the odor (very often it is a buildup of the wrong kind of bacteria or yeast in the vagina), especially if there is a discharge, and to treat the cause specifically. Get it checked at any clinic. ...Read more
Yes: Baking powder long-term is not safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Check with doctor...: A person on heart meds can check with his primary care doctor and/or his cardiologist about using featherweight baking powder, which states that it is sodium free, but does have some potassium in it. Its website says 1/8 teaspoon of it has 70mg of potassium, so a patient can ask his doctor if that's ok. ...Read more
Possible: In that baking soda (not powder) is a commonly used dentifrice it can be said to lighten teeth by helping to remove extrinsic stain or help clean them of dark surface deposits. It has no natural bleaching capability though to alter the intrinsic color of the tooth so depending on what you mean by lighten, the best answer is "maybe". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties ; pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. ...Read more
Is it ok to add some bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (not baking powder) to my dry ginger tea? What benefits would that have?
Got a thorn stuck deep in finger yday. It is red swollen and hurts. Tried baking powder paste tried onion slice to draw out what else can I do?
Doesn't really : Baking powder by itself doesn't really whiten teeth. It is a mild abrasive which sort of scrubs off stains or "sands" them off. This only works on the surface if teeth but doesn't get in any cracks or imperfections if your brush can't get in them. Best to just use a bleaching product that you get from your dentist or from a drug store if you can't afford the dentist's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope: They are two different materials. Baking powder is for baking, and baking soda is abrasive and will do a terrific job of wearing away your enamel, over time. If you really want whiter teeth, you will need to use otc drugstore products or have it done professionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'd like to get some baking soda to whiten my teeth but can only find baking powder.Are they both the same thing?
Different things: Baking soda and baking powder are different. Baking powder is only about one third baking soda and two thirds other chemicals. There are more effective ways to lighten teeth than this. Your dentist can do this for you. Or over the counter white strips will work. ...Read more
What do I need to use to whiten my teeth. I read about baking soda but cant find any but baking powder. please what else can I use ?
Best whitening: Most efficient whitening systems are done in cooperation with your Dentist. Way down on the list are whitening strips, and below them whitening toothpaste. Baking soda is merely a mild abrasive. Baking powder is useless. Before you do something damaging in the name of "beauty," please talk to your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Minimally: Lemon juice is a home remedy to lighten skin, however some people will develop a rash on the skin when the treated area is exposed to sun. This is called phytophotodermatitis an can produce more noticeable dark marks than what you are trying to fade. Instead, try otc fading creams containing hydroquinone 2% or see your doctor for prescription fading creams and/ or chemical peels. ...Read more
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