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Can I give my four week old grandson baking soda and water for gas?

Can I give my four week old grandson baking soda and water for gas?

No way: This can be very harmful for an infant. Simethicone is available without a prescription for bowel gas in infants. But often family members are mistaken when they think an infant's discomfort comes from gas. Crying babies swallow air, which can cause baby to pass gas. But the gas is just a side effect of crying, not the main issue. An exam by a pediatrician is needed for a persistently fussy baby. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

They don't work. : Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & air. Use the "football hold". Put baby on your forearm, head at your elbow,face down. Press your palm against his tummy, flex his hips, encircle one leg with your fingers & roll him gently against your chest. Tilt head up to burp, tush up to pass gas. ...Read more

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Yes. : Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used - discuss with baby's doctor. Best of course , is no medications if at all possible. Mom refraining from milk intake herself sometimes may help. ...Read more

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A drink of water gives me unbearable heartburn. Baking soda is my only relief. I don't have insurance but I have to know if this is serious send is there something I can do to make it better. Also I have a lot of difficulty swallowing. Sometimes with

A drink of water gives me unbearable heartburn.  Baking soda is my only relief.  I don't have insurance but I have to know if this is serious send is there something I can do to make it better.  Also I have a lot of difficulty swallowing.  Sometimes with

Dysphagia is serious: I have several concerns about your question: 1) baking soda can hurt you when taken indefinitely; 2) difficulty swallowing in the context of chronic indigestion suggests a problem that can't be ignored; 3) many care options exist for patients without insurance--this is not a good reason today not to pursue appropriate care. Get a GI evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does baking soda and water help your skin?

Does baking soda and water help your skin?

Yes.: Dilute water/baking soda mixture helps neutralize acidic residue caused by bacteria, without washing away essential oils. Not if injested orally! hope you meant topically! ...Read more

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Does baking soda and water allow you to pass a u a from meth use?

Does baking soda and water allow you to pass a u a from meth use?

Street lore: The street method your are referring to is extremely dangerous. It significantly changes the ph (acidity-alkalinity) of your body. This has a direct toxic effect on the heart and the brain. Acute alkaline (baking soda) toxicity is a well-known problem in ers. On the web, only supposed success stories are written--by survivors. Please don't &crystal seek pro help. ...Read more

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Does baking soda and water whiten your teeth?

Does baking soda and water whiten your teeth?

Yes: Brushing your teeth with baking soda and water twice a day for 2 weeks will whiten the color of the teeth. Brush for at least 2 minutes and make sure you rinse well after using the baking soda. ...Read more

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If I raise the alkaline level in my body will that help kill off candida? I have heard black strap mollases..Baking soda and water for alkilinity...

If I raise the alkaline level in my body will that help kill off candida? I have heard black strap mollases..Baking soda and water for alkilinity...

No: Skin candidia can treated with cream. If you oral candida oral antifungals will eradicate and probiotics can recolonize your bowel flora. Systemic candida occurs only in very sick individuals who are undergoing chemotherapy or someone with has aids. ...Read more

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How long will it take fr baking soda and water to work for constipation?

How long will it take fr baking soda and water to work for constipation?

It won't, instead...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten &soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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What if any side effects may be caused by drinking baking soda and water to clensyour system?

What if any side effects may be caused by drinking baking soda and water to clensyour system?

Myths: The only thing drinking baking soda and water will do is to diminish temporarily the acid in the stomach. There is no other health benefit and no 'cleansing of your system'. ...Read more

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I am a teenager with mild acne, will a baking soda and water mask get rid of my acne?

I am a teenager with mild acne, will a baking soda and water mask get rid of my acne?

No: This will make a mess and disappoint you. Use a real medication. If your acne is mild, topical benzoyl peroxide for two weeks will probably cure you. If not, get with your personal physician -- if you're big enough to contact healthtap, you can make your own doctor's apponitment. ...Read more

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I ingested to much baking soda and water and have been sick from it all day. Is there anything i can do? 5 teaspoons of baking soda and 40 oz of water

I ingested to much baking soda and water and have been sick from it all day. Is there anything i can do? 5 teaspoons of baking soda and 40 oz of water

Baking : Baking soda is simply sodium bicarbonate, a relatively common compound. Although the adverse reactions to the administration of sodium bicarbonate can include metabolic alkalosis, edema due to sodium overload, congestive heart failure, hyperosmolar syndrome, hypervolemic hypernatremia, and hypertension due to increased sodium, the dose you took is relatively small. I suspect that simply returning to a regular diet should resolve any symptoms you had, unless they are unrelated to the baking soda. ...Read more

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Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?

Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?

Neither: Waste of time and money. Talk to your Dentist about professional cleaning followed by professional whitening. If home brewed remedies worked, Simone would have packaged it and solve it years ago. ...Read more

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I put baking soda and water paste on my canker sore. Now the white is gone and it looks dark. Is it healing? Its swollen to.

I put baking soda and water paste on my canker sore. Now the white is gone and it looks dark. Is it healing? Its swollen to.

Maybe: I would leave it alone and if it is not improving or getting better in one to two weeks I would see a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can baking soda help with gas?

Can baking soda help with gas?

Yes: It will decrease gas produced by excess acid in the stomach. However, if gas is a major problem for you, you should have your primary care physician determine if it is caused by a medical condition. ...Read more

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Would mixing baking soda with water be ok and safe to use for gerd? I know baking soda is high in salt so not sure how much to use.

Would mixing baking soda with water be ok and safe to use for gerd? I know baking soda is high in salt so not sure how much to use.

DGL licorice: Please do what your doc says, but a natural approach is to take dgl. Dgl is licorice tablets with an enzyme remove (because too much of it can raise bp). You need to take a lot of it but many find it helpful. ...Read more

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Can I take baking soda in water for overall health?

Can I take baking soda in water for overall health?

Buuuuuuuuuuuuurp!!!: Yes, take it in water to the bathroom or kitchen and use it as follows:
http://www.allyou.com/budget-home/live-green-save/baking-soda
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if you have indigestion, a half teaspoon in water is cheaper than Tums

A pinch in water on a hot day won't hurt

But if you think it'll "detox" you,or promote some kind of overall health benefit,then it may just act as the perfect placebo for you!! ...Read more

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Drink baking soda water to lose weight?

Drink baking soda water to lose weight?

Weight loss food: Try to drink more water and eat more fruits and vegetables. Baking soda water does not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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What is better for gas, baking soda or gas-x?

What is better for gas, baking soda or gas-x?

Probably Gas-X: While baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can be effective for gas, the ingredient in gas-x probably does a more effective job in reducing the production of stomach gas. ...Read more

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I read that half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water will help with nausea. Is that true?

I read that half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water will help with nausea. Is that true?

Sometimes: It basically functions as an antacid, so it depends most on "where" the nausea is coming from--if upset stomach, should help. If from your brain / elsewhere (like w/viral infections), might not. Worth a try. ...Read more

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Tkn 1/2 tsp. orally of baking soda mixed w 8 fl oz of water daily. I want to test ifit will help skin. Will this harm me? Only taking vit D3 2000 too.

Tkn 1/2 tsp. orally of baking soda mixed w 8 fl oz of water daily. I want to test ifit will help skin. Will this harm me? Only taking vit D3 2000 too.

Baking soda: As best as I can understand your question is if baking soda is ok? And if it helps ? Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate and should be ok, benefits for your body and skin may be hard to prove. Harm is less likely. A good diet and general care of your skin is the best way. Sunscreen use is key. ...Read more

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If you put baking soda in your water will it help with kidney stones?

If you put baking soda in your water will it help with kidney stones?

Not necessarily: It may make some stones worse. Please discuss the issue with your doctor as different treatments are needed, depending on the type of stone. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should a baking soda water paste work for a brown recluse spider bite?

Can you please tell me, should a baking soda water paste work for a brown recluse spider bite?

Brown Recluse: It may be of help. The wound is cleaned and ice packs may be applied. The extremity is elevated. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be used. Ulceration may sometimes be treated or prevented with dapsone. A tetanus shot may be necessary. Antibiotics may be necessary if the wound becomes infected. Large ulcerations could require debridement. ...Read more