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Doctor insights on: Baking Soda For Hives

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Dr. Thomas Wright
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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What is baking soda good for?

What is baking soda good for?

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

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Can I use baking soda on braces?

Braces: Yes. Just remember that baking soda has an abrasive in it so use sparingly and probably not daily/. ...Read more

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Is baking soda helpful in removing scar?

Is baking soda helpful in removing scar?

Scar: I have never seen any scientific data showing benefit of baking soda for scar therapy. There are options for scar treatments. You should seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...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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How does baking soda help with sculp eczema?

How does baking soda help with sculp eczema?

Not sure: Is a general cleansing agent, so not sure how would work for eczema, may actually worsen as an irritant. Would consul a dermto control. ...Read more

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Does baking soda help with huntingtons chorea?

Does baking soda help with huntingtons chorea?

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

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Does baking soda help clear up gential herpes?

Does baking soda help clear up gential herpes?

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

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Does baking soda help treat with huntingtons chorea?

Does baking soda help treat with huntingtons chorea?

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

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Plz tell me how to use baking soda to remove blackheads?

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

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Does baking soda paste help draw an abscess to the surface?

Does baking soda paste help draw an abscess to the surface?

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

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Is baking soda a good replacement for toothpaste in another country?

Is baking soda a good replacement for toothpaste in another country?

Short time only.: Due to how abrasive it is, I would only use it for a short time or you will wear through the enamel that is the tooth's greatest protection against decay. ...Read more

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Help, how much baking soda can you safely consume in a day as a home remedy?

Help, how much baking soda can you safely consume in a day as a home remedy?

More info please: Can you provide more information. I don't know of any home remedies that recommend ingestion of baking soda. It is often used in a poultice for external lesions. ...Read more

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How many teaspoons of baking soda can you eat at one time without fear of overdosing?

How many teaspoons of baking soda can you eat at one time without fear of overdosing?

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

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What will happen if you consume a lot dry baking soda? I have a addiction to eating it.

What will happen if you consume a lot dry baking soda? I have a addiction to eating it.

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

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Where can I find a toothpaste that has no mint and mint related items, but not baking soda either?

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 [email protected] grocery stores and drug stores. Might have some luck online. ...Read more

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Is baking powder a baking soda?

Is baking powder a baking soda?

No: Baking powder is not a baking soda. They are different types of chemical ingredients... which means using the wrong one can make one's baking taste odd. ...Read more

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Is eating a lot of baking soda bad for you?

Is eating a lot of baking soda bad for you?

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