Top
20
Doctor insights on: Does Vinegar Help With Swelling

Share
1

1
This vinegar reduces swellings but will it also reduce the swelling of my pimple or could it cause it to flare up?

This vinegar reduces swellings but will it also reduce the swelling of my pimple or could it cause it to flare up?

Myths of healing: There is no evidence that vinegar does anything but make salad taste good.Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects/causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation. This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing, avoid picking/squeezing. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 doctors shared insights

Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


2

2
Apple cider vinegar, is it good for swelling?

Apple cider vinegar, is it good for swelling?

Vinegar: What type of swelling are you referring to? It was used in folk medicine for sunburn (which might have mild swelling). Not aware of it being used for generalized swelling. ...Read more

4

4
Can apple cider vinegar reduces swelling under eyes?

Can apple cider vinegar reduces swelling under eyes?

Careful!!!: Wow. This is the second time i've heard somebody using that. However, the first time i've seen somebody use it, they got some of it in the eye and caused a chemical burn on their cornea which required a long painful recovery. There is no evidence that it helps, but I have seen it become very dangerous! i would not suggest it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Can you offer some suggestions other than salt water and apple cider vinegar to help reduce the swelling and relieve the tenderness in my glands?

Can you offer some suggestions other than salt water and apple cider vinegar to help reduce the swelling and relieve the tenderness in my glands?

Information: Glands swell in response to some other process. You will need to find out what is the process, e.g. Tonsillitis. Treaat the primary process and the glands wil go back to normal. ...Read more

7

7
Baking soda and vinegar boom went of in my hand it started to bleed but the it started to swell get purple and get hard ?

Baking soda and vinegar boom went of in my hand it started to bleed but the it started to swell get purple and get hard
?

Explosion: it sounds like you are suffering from a burn from the heat of the reaction and a contusion from the impact of the explosion when these two substances mixed. You probably have some broken blood vessels under the skin, resulting in purple swelling, and you should see a doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation to make sure there is no fracture or other damage. ...Read more

8

8
If a wasp stings someone on the foot, causing it to swell up, is it ok to soak the foot in some warm water with vinegar and baking soda?

If a wasp stings someone on the foot, causing it to swell up, is it ok to soak the foot in some warm water  with vinegar and baking soda?

Yes and no: Soaking may make it feel better at first but may cause the foot to swell more. A better course of action may be to ice the area and take an antihistamin such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
9

9
A baking soda and vinegar boom went of in my hand it started to bleed but the it start to swell in the middle of my finger and it is purple & hard?

A baking soda and vinegar boom went of in my  hand it started to bleed but the it start  to swell in the  middle of my finger and it is purple & hard?

Needs xray: You need to be seen especially if you are loosing sensation on your hand. You could have a fracture of the hand or even if the bones are normal you may have a compartment syndrome. Holding on the explosives is dangerous past-time. ...Read more

10

10
Is vinegar harmful to body?

Is vinegar harmful to body?

No: Don't drink a huge amount as it may upset your stomach. 'apple cider vinegar' is one of the 'pop' remedies with some interesting possibilities. Best wishes. ...Read more

12

12
What is the health benefit of vinegar and pickled foods?

What is the health benefit of vinegar and pickled foods?

Multiple: Vinegar-good for people with diabetes-slows down absorption of carbs, lowers bad cholesterol, good for arthritis, balances the body ph, anti-inflammatory -all these when taken in salads, ... Externally (50/50 dilution with water)-for toninghair and skin.Pickled foods are very good for healthy digestive tract-provide healthy flora, trigger the secretion of digestive juices, provide minerals, plenty vitami. ...Read more

13

13
Is vinegar hypoallergenic?

Is vinegar hypoallergenic?

No: It can be very irritating to skin with application and the odor causes much nasal and respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

14

14
Does vinegar give us energy?

Does vinegar give us energy?

How do you mean?: If you're asking does vinegar give us "energy" by being a magical "natural" stimulant of the kind hawked by health quacks, no. We convert acetic acid to acetyl-CoA which actually does get used as fuel in the Krebs cycle. But none of us consumes more than very small amounts of vinegar, far too little to make any difference. Consuming enough vinegar would strip all the enamel off your teeth. ...Read more

15

15
Can you die from drinking vinegar?

Can you die from drinking vinegar?

Drinking vinegar: Too much or too little of anything can kill you. That being said - unlikely you could die from drinking vinegar as the taste and acidic nature would likely cause vomiting. Some people feel that small quantities of apple cider vinegar has helpful effects but I doubt you could drink enough before you vomited and why would you drink vinegar?? ...Read more

16

16
Vinegar can be used to abort baby?

Vinegar can be used to abort baby?

No: I'm sorry you have an unwanted pregnancy. Please think about all your options, including bringing the child to term for adoption by a family that would love and cherish him/her. If you do decide to end the pregnancy, please get with a physician in a place where this is lawful and reasonably safe. ...Read more

17

17
What can vinegar be used to remedy?

What can vinegar be used to remedy?

Vinegar: Possible cholesterol/triglycerides elevations, blood sugar control, increasing satiety in obese people, anti microbial, & for warts. ...Read more

18

18
Is asian black rice vinegar healthy?

Is asian black rice vinegar healthy?

There are no: scientific randomized controlled study data to support the claims made by many herbal medicine pundits, let alone 2000 years of Chinese medicine wisdom. However, there are supposed to be benefits to black rice and its fermented derivative vinegar, including cardiovascular "cleansing" effects, antioxidant effects, and immune boosting vitamins. ...Read more

19

19
Can I clear up my skin with vinegar?

Can I clear up my skin with vinegar?

Unsure: It depends what you mean by clear up...If you mean treat acne, then there are better choices. If you clarify your intention i can give you more detailed guidance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Do balsamic vinegar help bring on labor?

Do balsamic vinegar help bring on labor?

No. Old wives' tale.: There is no known food that is proven by good studies to induce labor. See http://www.livestrong.com/article/131285-foods-can-induce-labor/ Interestingly vinegar may help with weight loss and possibly lowering blood sugars. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1785201/ ...Read more