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Doctor insights on: Craving Lemons And Salt

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Is there a condition when someone craves and eats lemon and salt all day everyday?

Is there a condition when someone craves and eats lemon and salt all day everyday?

Lemon & Salt Craving: There are no particular conditions of which I am aware. However, if you crave something it could mean that you are deficient in something contained in the thing that you crave. Maybe in this case it is vitamin c from lemon and you could be chronically dehydrated explaining the salt. You may want to have routine blood work and ask for a vitamin c level which will have to be run at the lab not at md. ...Read more

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What can I do if someone got lemon salt in their eyes?

What can I do if someone got lemon salt in their eyes?

Chemical in eye: Immediate response would be to wash it out with warm tap water and then use drops prescribed by an ophthalmolgist to treat any residual symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink lemon water with salt in case of acid reflux?

Is it okay to drink lemon water with salt in case of acid reflux?

Safe, not helpful: It's safe, but not likely to be helpful. In fact it might worsen symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is lemon juice & sea salt good for your skin?

Why is lemon juice & sea salt good for your skin?

Soothing: These are both mildly antinflammatory and help to make the skin surface mildly acidic which establishes a normal ph. There is some mild skin lightening from lemon juice. Be careful because some lemon and lime on the skin may cause phototoxicity and hyperpigmentation and you may get the opposite effect! ...Read more

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What to do if I have heard lemon juice and honey. Or salt and water and gargle. Do those really work?

What to do if I have heard lemon juice and honey. Or salt and water and gargle. Do those really work?

Yes: If you are gargling because you have a sore throat or lots of phegm, then using warm salt water or warm water with lemon in it can both be helpful to soothe your throat and loosen phlegm. ...Read more

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Bad eating habits, recently gained tons of weight so I want to do the maple cayenne lemon master cleanse. Can I do it w/o the salt water/stimulant tea?

Bad eating habits, recently gained tons of weight so I want to do the maple cayenne lemon master cleanse. Can I do it w/o the salt water/stimulant tea?

Bad eating habits: MAY be the root of your situation. Please see your doc who may check your thyroid and other levels to see what is happening w/metabolism. After that a nutritionist may be helpful. Ask one of these pros about a low carb food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I randomly and frequently crave salt and lemons. My kidneys don't filter correctly and I get a lot of kidney stones, could it be related?

I randomly and frequently crave salt and lemons. My kidneys don't filter correctly and I get a lot of kidney stones, could it be related?

See your doctor: It would be helpful to have one of your kidney stones analyzed. Regarding your cravings, be careful with excesses of anything, especially salt. The lemons will offer some citric acid to your system. Small amounts should not be a problem. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Can you use lemon and salt as a scrub for your body, legs, bikini area? Are there any safe homemade scrubs that are good for your skin?

Can you use lemon and salt as a scrub for your body, legs, bikini area? Are there any safe homemade scrubs that are good for your skin?

You can, but...: ...I don't recommend it. I don't recommend any scrubs, homemade or commercial; all they do is dry out your skin and make you itch. Why do you want to scrub, anyway, unless there's something specific you need to scrub off? Your skin regenerates itself naturally without any help at all. Maintain good hygiene with a gentle, unscented soap. That's all you need to do. ...Read more

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We noticed that whenever our daughter 6yrs, eat fish (barbecued & marinated with salt and lemon only), she complains 'abdomen pain' next day. Advice?

We noticed that whenever our daughter 6yrs, eat fish (barbecued & marinated with salt and lemon only), she complains 'abdomen pain' next day. Advice?

Tummy aches: There may be something in the barbecue sauce or the marinate that she is allergic to. Remove one or the other the next time you make the dish. If no response remove, the second substance. By process of elimination you may be able to find the cause of her tummy aches. ...Read more

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How to cure a hoarse voice--lemon juice or salt water?

How to cure a hoarse voice--lemon juice or salt water?

Either...: ...Salt water gargles or lemon juice mixed with honey will soothe a sore throat and decrease the inflammation causing the hoarseness. Neither is a "cure", however, since they do nothing to remove the virus, bacteria, or whatever else is causing the hoarseness. ...Read more

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I have yellow teeth, I rub lemon with salt and also coal on my teeth. Will this make them white? Any home remedies?

See dentist: Teeth yellow either due to stain, intrinsic color or damage to the external tooth. Lemon is acidic and will erode enamel which will make teeth yellower and damaged. Anything abrasive like the salt will clean the outside well but also could damage the tooth. I do not know what coal does. I would see a qualified dentist for safe and effective options like bleaching (a stain removal, safe option). ...Read more

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Steam inhaler! Is it safe to add anything to the water from a "steam inhaler."was thinking maybe salt, lemon, olive oil. What would be safe? Vicks/other?

Steam inhaler! Is it safe to add anything to the water from a "steam inhaler."was thinking maybe salt, lemon, olive oil. What would be safe? Vicks/other?

Avoid that: Avoid trying to inhale household items you have found around the house. You do not need any of those things in your lungs. Vicks helps when applied to your chest or the bottom of your feet for congestion. If you are ill see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

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

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My hubby has very sore gums. Had gum disease before, must be back! Will see dentist soon. How often can he rinse with lemon/salt?

My hubby has very sore gums. Had gum disease before, must be back! Will see dentist soon. How often can he rinse with lemon/salt?

No lemon.: Warm Salt water rinse is ok anytime for comfort, but it will only relieve symptoms temporarily. Don't rinse with or suck on lemon, as this can damage your teeth. See your dentist ASAP. He or she may want to refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) ...Read more

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Chamomile tea with honey and lemon, gargling with water and salt, but nothing helps my sore throat?

Chamomile tea with honey and lemon, gargling with water and salt, but nothing helps my sore throat?

Eval: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

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Person diagnosed with gallstones, is it safe to try epsom salt, apple juice, olive oil, and lemon juice cleanse? Nutritionist gave this recipe.

Person diagnosed with gallstones, is it safe to try epsom salt, apple juice, olive oil, and lemon juice cleanse? Nutritionist gave this recipe.

Safe but won't work: This is an attempted cure but is really quackery. There is absolutely no proof that this works at all. People will believe they are seeing stones in their stool but this is not true. Regardless, it is safe to try this but it won't work. ...Read more

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Weird food cravings including things like frozen bread, lemon, etc. What could this mean?

Weird food cravings including things like frozen bread, lemon, etc. What could this mean?

See your doctor: Cravings can be from pregnancy, deficiency of iron or other substances, or from psychological conditions. I would see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Craving lemons, cold intolerance, frequent black outs /c injuries, BP dropping 60/40 and below, severe fatigue. How are these related?

Craving lemons, cold intolerance, frequent black outs /c injuries, BP dropping 60/40 and below, severe fatigue. How are these related?

Dysautonomia: 40's female with recurrent syncope, hypotension, cold intolerence and chronic fatigue might have severe chronic anemia, an hormonal disorder, or dysautonomia of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS. A general Internist needs to be consulted. Fibromyalgia can encompass these symptoms, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and I have seen IBS sufferers who craved citrus. ...Read more

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Why am I craving ice water with lemon pieces and raspberries.... THREE days straight : (what is my body trying to tell me?

Why am I craving ice water with lemon pieces and raspberries.... THREE days straight : (what is my body trying to tell me?

Food cravings: Odd cravings for food may be associated with pregnancy, iron deficiency (anemia), or simply an obsession that should pass. Pica is a more unusual craving of usually inedible items, such as dirt that occurs more often in children. It has similar origins, i.e. iron deficiency. Have your blood checked. ...Read more

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Do any of you have opinions re holistic gallbladder "cleanses" using epsom salts, olive oil and lemon juice. What is left after all the tests?

Don't "cleanse"!: The ingredients you mentioned have no bearing on "cleansing" your gallbladder. In fact, epsom salts may harm your kidney. The gallbladder contains concentrated bile produced in the liver, & it empties in response to dietary fats. There is no physiologic way to wash out your gallbladder, so please don't waste your time and risk your health! ...Read more