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Bicarb Of Soda Vs Baking Powder
Is baking powder the same as bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda for the treatment of cystitis?
See comment: Basicaly the same .They are not your conventional treatment of cystitis... No medical textbook advises treatment with baking powder. ...Read more
No: All bicarb does is change the ph of your mouth briefly. Yeast are pretty hardy little dudes, and don't really care if you try to go at them with acid or alkaline environment - they will likely survive all of that. Best to get the appropriate medicine and treat it right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No!: Simplistically viewed, milk contains fat that delays the stomach emptying food and acid, calcium that stimulates release of gastrin (a hormone that revs up acid production), and the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) stresses your kidneys. If an ulcer has been diagnosed, please take the acid blocker prescription your physician likely recommended. ...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
Baking powder: I would not. And costs more. What are you treating. Lets do 2nd opinion for better help. ...Read more
No: No, but not much good, either. Use a dentifrice with the american dental assn seal on the package. That way you'll know that the claims on the package have been proven to be accurate, and the toothpaste does what it says. ...Read more
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
Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?
No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more
Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?
Minimally: Lemon juice is a home remedy to lighten skin, however some people will develop a rash on the skin when the treated area is exposed to sun. This is called phytophotodermatitis an can produce more noticeable dark marks than what you are trying to fade. Instead, try otc fading creams containing hydroquinone 2% or see your doctor for prescription fading creams and/ or chemical peels. ...Read more
Early toothpaste: Some parents use a little baking soda on infant teeth instead of the non-fluoride tooth paste when they have trouble finding it or to get medication stains off.Fluoride tp is not recommended early on when babies swallow a lot of the gel, i generally prefer to have a dentist apply the gel directly in early childhood & wait for regular Fluoride tp until the kid is ~3. I see little pbs with it in kids. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Smelly feet: Yes. The medical term for smelly feet is bromohydrosis. Foot odor is most commonly caused by excessive perspiration(hyperhydrosis). Fungus and bacteria live in a dark, warm and moist environment. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda helps to neutralize the ph of the feet and therefore may eliminate the odor. Antiperspirant spray best to decrease the moisture! preferably all natural type. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it healthy to regularly drink a glass of water with teaspoon of baking soda added, for the alkalizing effect?
No: Drinking baking soda is not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
NO: No, but it'll make you burp ! ...Read more
Can a daily regimen of apple cider vinegar (raw organic with the mother) with baking soda help gout?
Do not know: Apple cider vinegar have been link to many medical uses as well as baking soda, however I have not seen a randomized clinical study to recomend it for the gout treament.Remember that the main treament for gout is medicine provided by your pcp and other holistic medicines are only adjument to conventiomal therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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