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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
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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


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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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