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Is it possible for me to use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten my teeth?

Is it possible for me to use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten my teeth?

Nope: They are two different materials. Baking powder is for baking, and baking soda is abrasive and will do a terrific job of wearing away your enamel, over time. If you really want whiter teeth, you will need to use otc drugstore products or have it done professionally. ...Read more

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Diaper Rash (Definition)

A rash that appears on the skin under a diaper. Although typically occurring in infants and children younger than two years, the rash can also be observed in people who ...Read more


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Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Yes: May of the diaper rash creams contain zinc oxide, which can be helpful for the chaffing/irritation rash caused by pads. If however, the rash from the pads is from not irritation but actual allergy to the fibers of the pad, the diaper cream probably won't do much. ...Read more

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Can baking soda be used to help the itching for yeast infection?

Can baking soda be used to help the itching for yeast infection?

Yeast cream: Yeast treatment is available over the counter. There are multiple brands and you can get them without a prescription. This is a better options than a home remedy. ...Read more

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Can you use cornstarch to whiten teeth instead of baking soda?

Can you use cornstarch to whiten teeth instead of baking soda?

Won't work: It's proper brushing and flossing, not necessarily the toothpaste, that is the most important. ...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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How can I stop insect bites from itching? Calamind lotion baking soda pastes and other remedies only work for a few minutes. Antihistamines don't hel

How can I stop insect bites from itching? Calamind lotion baking soda pastes and other remedies only work for a few minutes.  Antihistamines don't hel

Insect bite /Allergy: Anytime you get an insect bite, wash with soap and water to prevent infection, then put Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion. If it too much itchy and red, you can use otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Other otc creams are: calmoseptine, itch-x, etc. You also can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2-3 times daily or Claritin once daily for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Yes: And of that does not offer improvement in a day or two be seen to be sure it is a simple dermatitis.... ...Read more

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Can i use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

Can i use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

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 more

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How can you use calamine lotion for acne?

How can you use calamine lotion for acne?

Bad choice: This will just make you look worse. Acne is best treated with topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. All acne can be managed, though the only cure is time. ...Read more

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The hydrocortisone it can also use for diaper rash?

The hydrocortisone it can also use for diaper rash?

Agree w Dr. Ein: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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Is it good to use lemon juice with baking soda for whitening of teeth?

Is it good to use lemon juice with baking soda for whitening of teeth?

Professional bleach: For optimum results have your dentist do professional bleaching only. The dentist will calibrate the percentage of bleaching material based on individual need. ...Read more

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Can I use 1% silver sulfadiazine cream of poison izy rash? If so, do I continue to use calamine lotion?

Can I use 1% silver sulfadiazine cream of poison izy rash? If so, do I continue to use calamine lotion?

USELESS: Silver sulfadiazine will not relieve you in any way. Calamine lotion is barely effective. "Poison" ivy is a violent reaction which will occur only on those allergic to it and only where the sap came on the skin. A prescription strength cortisone is very effective. Clobetasol gel or augmented betamethasone cream,. OK to wash. No special soap makes any difference. Not contagious. Will not spread. ...Read more

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Can I use caladryl lotion for infants?

Can I use caladryl lotion for infants?

Maybe: Some find it helpful.I consider it too drying and generally don't recommend it in infants or toddlers. ...Read more

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Can we use baking powder instead of baking soda when treating on underarms?

Baking powder: I would not. And costs more. What are you treating. Lets do 2nd opinion for better help. ...Read more

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Can I use baking soda to dry up the blisters from shingles?

Can I use baking soda to dry up the blisters from shingles?

Shingles: There is no cure for shingles, but treatment may shorten the length of illness and prevent complications. Treatment options include: antiviral medicines to reduce the pain and duration of shingles. Pain medicines, antidepressants, and topical creams to relieve long-term pain. ...Read more

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Can you use plain yoghert as a cream for vaginal lips?

Can you use plain yoghert as a cream for vaginal lips?

Although: Some advocate this practice for yeast infections, you can eat yogurt or take priobiotics orally. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more