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Baking Soda Paste For Bee Stings
Can be: The paste made with water can soothe the sting site for a while but the main component of a bee sting is mellitin which is a protein that is basic in chemistry and may not be greatly affected in the long run by the baking soda paste which can act in a acid or base way. However, many people swear by it. Other stings contains acidic components like formic acid (fire ants) and the paste will help! ...Read more
Together, yes: Citric acid breaks down tooth enamel, and baking soda is abrasive. Terrible combination. You'll be doing more harm than good. If you are trying to whiten them, then you'll need to use professional grade products designed to whiten teeth without harming them. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more
Many treatments: Poison ivy, oak and sumac rashes are an allergic response to oils produced by these plants. If you suspect you have been exposed wash your skin well to remove the oil. If you discover the itchy red rash instead, you will need to treat the symptoms. Anti-tich measures : baking soda, diphendyramine, and avoid overheating. Hydrocoritsone cream and domeboro soaks help too. See your doctor if severe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Foot odor: Here's a better one - wash with antibacterial soap and see your podiatrist for help with your shoes . I have some great things to help with that in my office that your podiatrist may have as well. ...Read more
Nope: Neither will really whiten your teeth. Baking soda is abrasive and may remove some surface stains, but it does not really whiten your teeth. Excessive use may actually wear your enamel away. Professionally dispensed products are the strongest and best way to whiten your teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Severe itching from sand fleas. Have tried alcohol hydrocortisone cream and baking soda and water paste nothing is helping.
See doctor: YOu may need a more potent topical or even a short course of oral steroid. ...Read more
Ice is best. Baking: Powder also helps. Remove stinger asap by scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a canker sore & have tried applying baking soda paste (baking soda & water) onto the ulcer and it immediately starts bleeding. Is this bad?
I know brushing with baking soda wears tooth enamel but is swishing with baking soda also abrasive?
For a short time: Other ways to relieve vaginal itch or irritation can include ice (or frozen peas) or cool water or aveeno (oatmeal) soaks. This will likely be temporary. However it's important to know what's causing the itching, whether a vaginal infection such as yeast or an irritation reaction to soap or pads or another reason. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Please tell me if I should use a paste of baking soda/water or a paste of baking soda/listerine(mouthwash)?
Just Listerine/Scope: Start with listerine, scope, or store bought brand oral rinses. They are designed to do more than just baking soda, and are non-abrasive. Baking soda will change the ph of your mouth to a more basic level. That's not bad mind you, bacteria hate alkaline environments, but maybe use it after the rinse that has some alcohol in it. Alcohol pierces the membranes of bacteria, killing them. Combo? ...Read more
Whitening: Yes. But, it is not the best method for effecting a change of tooth color. There are many relatively inexpensive "kits" available through your dentist or hygienist which will work much better, and will not have the erosive potential that this combination will have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?
Yes if in right porp: If the two substances are properly mixed, usually about half and half, this serves as a very effective 'toothpaste' to aid you in cleaning your teeth. ...Read more
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