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Doctor insights on: Does Apple Cider Vinegar Really Work On Sore Muscles

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Apple cider vinegar good for having sore muscles after a workout?

Apple cider vinegar good for having sore muscles after a workout?

Popular but prob not: That seems to be a very popular home remedy but it does not make immediate sense why that would help to relieve sore muscles other than becoming well hydrated.

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Can soaking in apple cider vinegar relax tight muscles?

Can soaking in apple cider vinegar relax tight muscles?

No: Apple cider vinegar is a folk / quack remedy that's promoted for everything. It helps people lose weight because it's nasty to drink, and afterwards you won't want to eat. There's no law against making baseless claims like this one, and if somebody says to you that it's rubbish, they look "unspiritual". Try to find why the muscles are tight & address the cause -- a pt may be able to help.

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Will apple cider vinegar cure a canker sore?

Will apple cider vinegar cure a canker sore?

No- try this...: Resolution of ulcers is slowed by a heavy bacterial burden in the mouth. Apart from a salt water gargle, one can also gargle listerine 60 sec, twice a day.

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I put baking soda, lysine & apple cider vinegar on a cold sore & it swelled up. Did I mess up?

I put baking soda, lysine & apple cider vinegar on a cold sore & it swelled up. Did I mess up?

No: The lysine was ok, but works much better when swallowed. The acid in the vinegar reacted with the baking soda, foaming up and releasing carbon dioxide. Just stick with swallowing the lysine.

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I applied Apple Cider Vinegar last night to vagina to keep pH balanced, and it started burning. Now its sore/burned. Will it heal? Any otc meds?

I applied Apple Cider Vinegar last night to vagina to keep pH balanced, and it started burning. Now its sore/burned. Will it heal? Any otc meds?

Do not douche: Douching is never a good idea, with vinegar or anything else. It is not necessary for hygiene or "to keep pH balanced" -- in fact, it will screw up pH balance and harms natural bacteria that keep the vagina healthy. If you have symptoms like odor or discharge, you have an infection that needs medical attention, not douching. Burning probably will clear up in 1-2 days, but see doctor if it doesn't.

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What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.

What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.

Honey and Tea: If you have honey at home, you might want to try mixing honey and fresh lemon juice in some warm water and sip. Alcohol should be avoided since it is dehydrating. While there is certainly nothing wrong with chamomile tea, peppermint or licorice tea may be more comforting. Apple cider vinegar may well be irritate the throat unless diluted significantly.

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What can I do to get rid of sore itchy throat? I am taking zithromax and used warm salt and apple cider vinegar water

What can I do to get rid of sore itchy throat? I am taking zithromax and used warm salt and apple cider vinegar water

No great way: I suspect the problem is likely viral but the itching part points to allergy. Thus we need to ascertain whether the throat is itchy or sore since the causes are vastly different. If itchy, try oral antihistamine, if sore try OTC analgesic lozenges.

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Does apple cider vinegar really work on getting rid of foot fungus?

Does apple cider vinegar really work on getting rid of foot fungus?

Not bad.: The vinegar is an acid, which most opportunistic fungus and bacteria don't like to live in! The issue is that it often can't penetrate the nail enough to get to all of the fungus. There are oral medicines and a couple topical solutions that are fda approved for this condition. See a podiatrist for all the options that may be best for you.

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Can apple cider vinegar really work for skin disorders?

Can apple cider vinegar really work for skin disorders?

Skin: There are typically better prescription and sometimes over the counter treatments available for a wide range of skin conditions. See a dermatologist for diagnosing the skin condition and recommending a good treatment plan.

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Does apple cider vinegar really work on hemorrhoids? Told to bathe in it

Does apple cider vinegar really work on hemorrhoids? Told to bathe in it

YOW!!: Don't believe everything you hear. This would be ineffective at best, and could cause significant irritation to the perianal skin at worst. The basics: increase dietary fiber and fluid (especially water). Avoid straining at stool. Sitz baths are soothing. Stiil ahve concerns? See a colorectal surgeon for an examination and management.

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I heard about apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, etc. But does that really work for mole removal?

I heard about apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, etc. But does that really work for mole removal?

Apple cider claims: Some claim that protecting tha surrounding skin with vaseline and daily application with apple cidef vineger will remove the mole. But before doing it check with your doctor if it is safe to do it.

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Can apple cider vinegar be used for bloating? Do capsules work?

Can apple cider vinegar be used for bloating? Do capsules work?

Probably not, but...: When you say bloating are you relating expansion of your abdominal circumference to feelings of distension, fluid retention, constipation, overeating, or do you feel pregnant? Hard to answer your question without further information and clarity. Over what period of time have you noted the swelling--minutes or months, and what are your underlying medical problems (alcohol, liver ;/or gut disease).

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How effective does apple cider vinegar work on acne?

How effective does apple cider vinegar work on acne?

Not very: Use this only as an adjunct. Your best start is topical benzoyl peroxide. If this isn't working, get with your physician. Best wishes.

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Will coconut oil and apple cider vinegar work on head lice?

Will coconut oil and apple cider vinegar work on head lice?

No: These remedies are not effective for lice. Otc treatments like rid or nix (permethrin) are much more likely to be helpful, and if they don't clear the problem see a physician.