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Is using bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium in cooking harmful for pregnants?

Is using bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium in cooking harmful for pregnants?

No: No, you can safely cook with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium (baking soda) while pregnant. Most commonly this is used as a leavening agent in baking, but some people might throw some into their spagetti sauce to make it less acidic. Best of luck with what you are preparing! ...Read more

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Is Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) good for cleansing the eyes?

Is Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) good for cleansing the eyes?

Not really: Hello and thanks for using HealthTap. The eyes do not really need cleaning. Tears protect the eyes and provide the ideal environment for keeping the eyes clean and healthy. ...Read more

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Is sodium bicarbonate safe for infants?

Is sodium bicarbonate safe for infants?

No: Sodium bicarbonate is a symptom relief measure used in adults experiencing heartburn or reflux. Adults have kidneys that can get rid of the extra bicarbonate. Infants do not have this ability. If your child is experiencing reflux symptoms talk with your pediatrician. However, please do not give your infant sodium bicarbonate, unless you are specifically to by your doctor and in what amount. ...Read more

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Are enemas with sodium phosphate safe to use for everyone?

Are enemas with sodium phosphate safe to use for everyone?

Avoid those: As a kidney doc, i would recommend against it since phosphate from enemas can sometimes deposit in the kidneys and cause acute kidney failure. ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda bad for skin and teeth?

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

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Could the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda be used to treat thrush?

No: You need to use anti-fungal agent, such as Nystatin mouth suspension, or a pill such as fluconazol. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda would not work. ...Read more

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Ckd patient with hyponatremia. Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention? Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle function and kidney function. Reducing the blood acid level (seen by a rising bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level or pH level) improves muscle function including the heart which improves kidney circulation. It also allows the kidneys to better control potassium levels. You can help the process by avoiding sodas! ...Read more

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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

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Why is cromolyn sodium solution for nebulizers no longer used?

Why is cromolyn sodium solution for nebulizers no longer used?

Not available.: This medication is no longer on the market, but i never heard a reason why. Most often, these are business decisions - even if a medication is effective, it will be discontinued if it doesn't generate enough profit for the manufacturer. With cromolyn, however, there probably wasn't enough bang for the buck; inhaled steroids are vastly more effective, and cromolyn was quite expensive. ...Read more

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Gavilyte-g everyday for severe constipation unrelieved by other laxatives?? Is the sodium sulfate in this safe?

Gavilyte-g everyday for severe constipation unrelieved by other laxatives?? Is the sodium sulfate in this safe?

Usually safe.: When used under medical supervision, there are generally not many severe side effects. The dosage for daily use is quite small. If your doctor recommended, it may be worth a try. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can these cause any issues with hearing :potassium chloride, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate and sodium dihydrophosphate dihydrate?

Can these cause any issues with hearing :potassium chloride, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate and sodium dihydrophosphate dihydrate?

Hearing: It is unlikely that any hearing loss is related to the items you list. Hearing tests are essential - I have had them and am wearing hearing aids. Many big stores offer hearing tests at no cost. In my area it is Costco or Sam's Club. There should be something like this all over the USA. ...Read more

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Is sodium citrate bad for you?

Is sodium citrate bad for you?

Sodium citrate use: Sodium citrate is an alkalinizing agent. That make the urine less acidic. The answer is too long to show here. Go to this link for more information about sodium citrate for more information: http://www.Everydayhealth.Com/drugs/citric-acid-sodium-citrate. ...Read more

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