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Baking Soda or: Sodium bicarbonate is often used topically in a paste water to decrease itching or inflammation (especially in association with certain insect stings) and is often an additive to toothpastes. There are other medicinal uses as well. Here's a good article: http://www.Healthguidance.Org/entry/15156/1/health-benefits-of-baking-soda.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Baking soda, or bicarbonate of soda, is an acid neutralizer. As such , when you eat it, it neutralizes the acid in your stomach. Without acid, your body cannot digest food to access the multitude of nutrients in it. Result: malnutrition. Once in a while, a small amount may calm an "acid stomach" or heartburn--but that's all. If more is needed, seek help from your pcp. ...Read more
PH of body: The ph of your body is tightly controlled by the kidneys and even by your breathing rate. It would not be a good idea to try and control the ph with baking soda nor would it be very effective. It could actually cause harm. ...Read more
I don't have any other home made things other than baking soda, so it will definitely wont make a difference ? if not what can I use?
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Baking soda is said to help with skin, does that mean topical only not orally? Why is it not ok orally? Is there a safe amt ok for orally?
Different effects: There are medicines that act differently on different parts of body. Baking soda used typically over skin wouldn't be the the same if you take it orally, where it would have alkalinizing property, to neutralize body acids. Minoxidil is a classic example to understand this phenomenon. It's original use was oral for BP, but it's topical use as Regain has made millions of men happier! ...Read more
Not a problem: This is a classic, although somewhat distasteful, way to settle a sour or acid stomach as it will neutralize the acid there. It is not harmful to do it this way on occasion. ...Read more
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