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Baking Soda For Hives
I ate crabs at 8pm, took 800mg ibuprofen around 9pm. I woke up at 1 with indigestion. Took some baking soda. It's 5am and I am breaking out in hives. Allegra is the only thing I have on hand so I took one. Will it cure the hives, or should I seek medi
If: If you have some benedryl for colds take it per instructions on the box then seek medical care immediately. This may be a food reaction from the crabs. ...Read more
Baking Soda or: Sodium bicarbonate (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 more
Sorry, no way: There is a prescription medication that can help the chorea associated with huntington's chorea (tetrabenazine, and maybe some miscellaneous neuroleptics). Baking soda has no value in this tough condition. ...Read more
No: Outbreaks of genital herpes are treated with antiviral agents, such as acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. The duration of therapy is usually 7-10 days. These medications are also used for long-term suppressive therapy. Baking soda should have no effect on the lesions or duration of the episode. Sometimes women with painful urination resulting from the lesions may benefit from a sitz bath. ...Read more
Sorry, no way: Huntington's treatment remains in the realm of symptom control at best, and one of the few products to control the chorea is xenazine, which is now available again. See a movement disorder neurological specialist, as research projects are available. ...Read more
Yes: Baking soda is a time honored substance to brush your teeth. ...Read more
Don't recommend: That would be risky.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not likely to work: I think this is an "old wives tale", (that is, a home remedy) and it is unlikely to work, Some medicated soaps help. See a Dermatologist for medications/home treatment/prevention program!!! ...Read more
Home remedies: There are various home remedies that can help with minor medical problems. Baking soda paste may help, but of course since I'm a medical doctor, I'm going to recommend a more robust treatment -which could include antibiotics (pills or an ointment over the area) and possibly a quick surgical procedure (lancing or draining) of the abscess. If it's getting worse, forget the baking soda and call a doc ...Read more
Please don't: Put any baking soda in your eyes. ...Read more
NO!!!: Please see a certified dermatologist for best results ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Generally shouldn't take baking soda. It is an old remedy for heartburn, reflux, dyspepsia, ulcers, gerd and the like. A rare use of a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water would be considered safe by an adult but not with any frequency. There are better remedies. Depending on other illnesses, there is too much salt (soda) to be taking this (chf, kidney dz). Don't! see pcp. ...Read more
See your doctor: Baking soda has no nutritional value but one serving which is one teaspoon can contain 1260 mg of sodium. So your body may be lacking in salt. You should see a doctor for tests to see if you do have low sodium in your blood. Some people do have disorders of eating substances like clay, chalk, ice, etc. You should also see a psychiatrist if it continues and you have no lab abnormalities. ...Read more
Where can I find a toothpaste that has no mint and mint related items, but not baking soda either?
Tom's: Check out tom's of maine. Not sure, but they may have one. Also, check the shelves@ grocery stores and drug stores. Might have some luck online. ...Read more
Since I took a shower using the baking soda on my vaginal area, I have started to bleed. Should I be worried? What should I do?
Recurring flaking on chin, could it be due to overexfoliating with baking soda? It is also hyperpigmented and dark. Is it dead skin cells?
Flaking: Usually is due to dryness. Try a steroid cream and a moisturizing cream. ...Read more
Yes!: Baking soda, or bicarbonate (sodium 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