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Doctor insights on: Do I Need To Worry If A Child Drinks A Salt Water Gargle

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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Sore throte and hurts to swollow and drink or eat anything I have tried salt water gargling and it didn't work

Sore throte and hurts to swollow and drink or eat anything I have tried salt water gargling and it didn't work

Strep throat??: If your symptoms include a mild fever, it is quite likely that you have strep throat or some other infection of the throat and/or upper respiratory system. You should see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Everything that i eat or drink except water has a bitter taste this started a few days ago. I gargled with listerine and salt water. I brushed my tongue. I ate a piece of pie and it tasted bitter.

Everything that i eat or drink except water has a bitter taste this started a few days ago.  I gargled with listerine and salt water.  I brushed my tongue.  I ate a piece of pie and it tasted bitter.

Time: There are many different reasons for this and most will pass with time with no consequence. If it continues, a good medical work-up would be suggested to rule out the things that do have a consequence such as acid reflux disease or mercury. ...Read more

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Everything that i eat or drink except water has a bitter taste.This started a few days ago. I gargled with listerine and salt water. I brushed my tongue. I ate a piece of pie and it still tasted bitter. Why could it be?

Bitter taste: Certain medications cause a bitter taste as well as infections. There may be a systemic problem. A suggestion would be to identify when this problem developed, note any changes in diet or use of over the counter medication and discuss this with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is salt water dangerous to drink?

Please help docs! is salt water dangerous to drink?

Drinking salt water: Yes, if that is the only source of fluids because if can lead to hypernatremia which can eventually cause seizures and coma. Otherwise, if used to replace electrolytes, such as sports drinks, it could be potentially be beneficial. Some people drink pickle juice to replenish salt stores after significant exercise. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to drink salt water?

When is it necessary to drink salt water?

When 2 drink saltH2O: 42 asks when is it necessary to drink salt water? Check with your health care team to be sure but I only recommend if a person is salt depleted. ...Read more

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What happens if i drink salt water everyday?

What happens if i drink salt water everyday?

Dehydration: From diarrhea. High sodium, calcium, magnesium levels in the blood. The entitity is called dead sea water poisoning. Drinking salt water (like sea water) exclusively will kill most people. ...Read more