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What home remedies treat a toothache? Cloves?

What home remedies treat a toothache? Cloves?

Remedy: A remedy is something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment. Other than OTC pain meds, there are no DIY treatments to replace proper dental care. Please call a dentist for an appointment. In addition, the pain meds do not solve your problem, they just prolong your agony. ...Read more

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Can i get botulism from eating raw garlic clove?

Can i get botulism from eating raw garlic clove?

Seems it's the oil: The problem - rare but deadly serious - seems to be in oil infusions - not with the simple raw clove. It is credited with reducing risk of lung cancer. No reports of botulism are readily available - don't worry. ...Read more

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Can chewing cloves often have bad or harmful side effects?

Can chewing cloves often have bad or harmful side effects?

Not usually but: Repeated, frequent applications in your mouth or on your gums can lead to damage to teeth ; gums. Clove should be stopped at least 2 weeks before surgeries because it contains eugenol which can slow blood clotting. It may be contraindicated with some bleeding disorders. Oral use of clove oil can be unsafe for children. ...Read more

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Can chewing cloves have bad or harmful side effects? What are the side effects?

Can chewing cloves have bad or harmful side effects? What are the side effects?

Cloves - benefits: Cloves have many benefits. They can be used for dental pain, inflammation of mouth or throat, bad breath, as an expectorant and for gastrointestinal problems. The only possible negative thing i can imagine with chewing on cloves (& this is stretching it) would be biting down on one and damaging an area of weakened tooth. Clove is really pretty safe. ...Read more

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If i had an onion and one or two cloves of raw garlic at dinner. Will this help in controlling diabetes?

If i had an onion and one or two cloves of raw garlic at dinner. Will this help in controlling diabetes?

Don't know: I am aware of positive impact on blood lipids with garlic - but have not seen studies regarding impact on blood sugars. ...Read more

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So...I take nattokinase and raw garlic (2-3 cloves a day). Is this likely to affect a D dime result significantly i.e. making it a false negative?

So...I take nattokinase and raw garlic (2-3 cloves a day). Is this likely to affect a D dime result significantly i.e. making it a false negative?

Not likely: The D-dimer test has a very high sensitivity (about 95%) so the likelihood of false negative is very low. Glover and nattokinase does not affect the sensitivity to anyone's knowledge. ...Read more

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Is it ok if i drink drenched cloves for asthma ? Thanks

Is it ok if i drink  drenched cloves for asthma ? Thanks

asthma: At this time there is insufficient evidence for the effectiveness of cloves in the treatment of cough or asthma to be able to recommend it. ...Read more

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