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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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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

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Please tell me if I should use a paste of baking soda/water or a paste of baking soda/listerine (mouthwash)?

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

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If I raise the alkilinity in my body will that help tp get rid of candida? What do you think of mixing black strap molasses; baking soda & water?

If I raise the alkilinity in my body will that help tp get rid of candida? What do you think of mixing black strap molasses; baking soda & water?

Really doubt it: You have limits of increasing alkalinity in body since your kidneys kick the alkali out in urine and lungs neutralize the rest. Unless you mean raising the alkalinity of the urine. If so, you can do that with ice tea, lots of vegetables with or without baking soda. However, I do not think this will clear candida. You have not mentioned where do you think is the candida infection in your body. ...Read more

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Is there any harm in rinsing my mouth with a mix of baking soda/water immediately after eating to neutralize the acidity of my mouth?

Is there any harm in rinsing my mouth with a mix of baking soda/water immediately after eating to neutralize the acidity of my mouth?

Reasoning?: Do you believe that the baking soda mouth rinse will make you less cavity prone by neutralizing acids produced by resident bacteria? You would be better off brushing with a fluoridated bicarbonate dentifrice and flossing correctly. The bacteria which adhere to your teeth and cause dental issues will not be affected and will continue to produce acids long after you spit out the rinse. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink baking soda water for a UTI days after stopping clomid (clomiphene). It works for me But is it safe? Will it interfere w ovulation n conception?

Is it ok to drink baking soda water for a UTI days after stopping clomid (clomiphene). It works for me But is it safe? Will it interfere w ovulation n conception?

Try and see...: Drinking baking soda can raise urine pH but not proved to benefit UTI although you claimed helpful to you - most likely from upping urine pH resulting in soothing how you feel. I doubt if any specific clinical study has been done to test & answer your concern. In my view, drinking it in moderate will not affect the odd to conceive if both parties are productively well functioning. Best... ...Read more

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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 have a canker sore & have tried applying baking soda paste (baking soda & water) onto the ulcer and it immediately starts bleeding. Is this bad?

Mouth Ulcers: The lesions will heal on their own in about a week. You're not going to get them to heal any faster by placing any medication on them. ...Read more

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What is better for strep or a sore throat.... Gargle with warm salt water or warm baking soda water? I tried diluted poroxide water, too much foam.

What is better for strep or a sore throat.... Gargle with warm salt water or warm baking soda water? I tried diluted poroxide water, too much foam.

Peroxide best: I recommend half- strength peroxide to my patients. Instead of gargling take half a mouthful and lean back and swish the solution for a minute or two before spitting it out. Repeat 2 additional times. Peroxide has antiseptic properties which is helpful during an infection. ...Read more

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Can mixture of baking soda/water really get rid of thrush-yeast of baby mouth and nipples? About yeast diaper rash?

Can mixture of baking soda/water really get rid of thrush-yeast of baby mouth and nipples? About yeast diaper rash?

Unlikely: You can give it a try though, but generally the condition that you described requires prescription medications, good luck ...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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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I had 1/2 tsp baking soda mixed with water orally. Is this a dangerous dlyamount? It help my skin esp SD so much! Could expired baking soda be toxic?

I had 1/2 tsp baking soda mixed with water orally. Is this a dangerous dlyamount? It help my skin esp SD so much! Could expired baking soda be toxic?

No: 1/2 teaspoonful is not dangerous. You have to be careful if you have high blood pressure. Baking soda is so cheap. Just use unexpired baking soda ...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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Should I put baking soda in cold water for my ant bites for them to not be so itchy and swollen?

Yes - cold or room: Temp are fine. 1 part water to 2 parts baking soda mixed into a poultice. Apply intermittently to affected area. ...Read more

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