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Doctor insights on: Citric Acid

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Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. thank you ?

Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. thank you ?

Multiple: Johnson's baby shampoo, any baby shampoo, Dove or Aussie. Pleae consult your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can I use citric acid as a preservative for 24-hour urine ?

Can I use citric acid as a preservative for 24-hour urine ?

Depends: What will the urine be tested for? Different tests require different preservatives. It would be prudent to ask your doctor. Consult the site below for a complete listing. http://mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmlfiles/Urine_Preservatives10.pdf ...Read more

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I have digestion problem. I used to consume too much of citric acid juices. Is this the reason for indigestion? How to treat this?

I have digestion problem. I used to consume too much of citric acid juices. Is this the reason for indigestion? How to treat this?

No: You need to see a gastroenterologist, or start off with your primary care doctor and be examined and tested for multiple possibilities including helicobacter infection. You may require endoscopy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I put citric acid+castor oil on plantar warts(read that it's an effective cure) one's become white,swollen and burns like hell. Why?

What do you suggest if I put citric acid+castor oil on plantar warts(read that it's an effective cure) one's become white,swollen and burns like hell. Why?

Wart: There are all kinds of anecdotal treatments for warts and more that pop up as time goes by. Please see your podiatrist for real treatment and diagnosis - it just might not be a wart and you just might make it worse ! ...Read more

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I had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.M. What does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? It said citric acid?

I had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.M. What does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? It said citric acid?

What?: Why did you take a medication not knowing what it does/is for? Magcitrate treats constipation. It usually is "effective" within 6 hrs, if going to see results. Can cause gassy/abdominal cramps and pain while it tries to make things move. Citric acid is in all citrus fruits, among many other things for flavoring and preservation. ...Read more

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Is drinking sprite, 7-up okay for kidney stones given the citric acid content in them?

Is drinking sprite, 7-up okay for kidney stones given the citric acid content in them?

NOT OKAY!!!: I don't think drinking soft drinks is ok for anyone! they have extremely high levels of sugar (esp. High fructose corn syrup) and if "diet" forms then have nutrasweet, which is even more toxic. Anyone who has any interest in being healthy should hardly ever drink this poison! and yes, the acidity worsens risk of kidney stones. See http://texasfarmersmarket.Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda/. ...Read more

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How to make your tongue stop hurting from eating too much citric acid?

How to make your tongue stop hurting from eating too much citric acid?

Neutralize the acid: Too much acid is also bad for your teeth. After consuming a lot of citrus, take a small glass of water add 1teaspoonful of baking soda and rinse for 30 seconds, spit out and repeat. This will help to neutralize the acid. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

Perhaps: Some acids are naturally present in the base ingredients of wines, while others are byproducts of fermentation. Natural acids have the freshest, purest acid tastes. Among grapes they are tartaric, malic and citric. It would be helpful to read the ingredient label. Also consider seeing a board certified allergist to assist in diagnosis and treatment of adverse reaction to citric acid. ...Read more

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Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Adderall/Citric acid: Citric acid slightly lowers absorption of stimulants, unless taken an hour before or hour after the stimulant. ...Read more