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Doctor insights on: Does Water Help Cure Bronchitis

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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How could salt and water help cure gingivitis?

How could salt and water help cure gingivitis?

Salt Water Rinses: Salt water can help soothe lesions and inflammation in the mouth by buffering the pH in the area. It is a temporary relief. It is not a cure for gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth decay... as it does not remove the causative agent of the condition. This can only be done by a dental professional. ...Read more

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Does salt water cure or aid acne?

Does salt water cure or aid acne?

Neither: Salt water has no effect on acne. Use of a toner such as 2% salicylic acid is useful with a gentles facial cleanser. ...Read more

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How does gargling salt water help treat a sore throat?

 How does gargling salt water help treat a sore throat?

Symptomatic relief: Warm water gargles loosens the muscles of the throat and make it easier to swallow. It does not address the cause of sore throat. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does exercise help with curing asthma?

Does exercise help with curing asthma?

No: Exercise will increase your endurance, fitness, general health & by doing regular exercise will increae your respiratory & general immune system. Asthma requires medications. Avoid exercise if there is an asthma attack. ...Read more

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Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Hot water with honey: Drinking hot water with honey in the morning should help. Taking senna everyday is not a good idea, but once in a while is okay for constipation. For chronic constipation, drink lot of water/fluid, increase quantity of fibers in your meals, avoid fried foods, exercise regularly (daily walk for 30 to 40 minutes), chew food well before swallowing, increase vegetables/ fruits, and eat small quantity ...Read more

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How much time does it take to relieve asthma symptoms using lemon juice with cold water?

How much time does it take to relieve asthma symptoms using lemon juice with cold water?

No benifit: If someone were to believe in this concoction it may help them relax. However, it would have no direct effect on the mechanical triggers to an asthma attack. ...Read more

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How long does it take bronchitis with cough induced asthma to improve? Albuterol nebs 4xday. Only better with lots of treatments. Is that good or bad?

How long does it take bronchitis with cough induced asthma to improve? Albuterol nebs 4xday. Only better with lots of treatments. Is that good or bad?

Bad: When things are that bad, albuterol is not enough, you need a controller inhaler that has steroids and depending how bad things are, you may need oral steroids. Plus excess albuterol will worsen your atrial fibrillation. Call you doctor and get treated adequately. ...Read more

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Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Myth: I can see no reason this juice would have any effect on asthma.It would provide some helpful hydration, but would not treat the problem. ...Read more

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Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?

Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?

Water retention: Over the counter medications containing diuretics can help. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with your physician's approval. Sipping green tea can help as it has a diuretic effect. So can exercise. ...Read more

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Does isodine help kill bacteria to help with bad breath ?

Does isodine help kill bacteria to help with bad breath ?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by several things. One, is tooth bacteria, but your tounge has crypts that have bacteria as well. Tonsils, and acid reflux can also cause bad breath. Brushing your tounge and watching what you eat can be helpfull. Speak to your dentist and maybe a physician if you suspect reflux. ...Read more

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Does gargling with hydrogen peroxide to cure laryngitis work?

Does gargling with hydrogen peroxide to cure laryngitis work?

No it does not: I know it is recommended by some and used for the others, but there is no evidence that it will cure laryngitis, whatever the cause. ...Read more

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Does drinking methanol cure a cough?

Does drinking methanol cure  a cough?

Poison....: Methanol is a poisonous alcohol that can be present in antifreeze. Drinking it can cause blindness, coma and death. It should not be used as a cough medicine! ...Read more

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Does beer help cure dysmenorrhea?

Does beer help cure dysmenorrhea?

No, it is best to: Avoid alcohol if you have dysmenorrhea. Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sip chamomile ; green tea. ...Read more

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Have laryngitis for days. Does gargling with saltwater help? Will Flovent 110 make it worse?

Have laryngitis for days. Does gargling with saltwater help? Will Flovent 110 make it worse?

Laryngitis: Flovent is an inhaled steroid designed to reduce the outbreaks of asthma (not to treat acute asthma). Laryngitis is often the result of viral infection resulting in swelling and other inflammatory changes to the vocal cords. This may in part be reduced by steroids, but at the risk of reducing effective host responses to the virus and inducing secondary infections. ...Read more

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Does manuka honey help cure MRSA? And if so, how should one apply it?

Does manuka honey help cure MRSA? And if so, how should one apply it?

No: If you have a MSRA infection you need treatment by a medical doctor. Makuna honey does not treat a MSRA infection. ...Read more

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Does drinking green tea help in curing gingivitis?

Does drinking green tea help in curing gingivitis?

Probably not: Green tea is a herbal anti inflammatory but probably won't do much for gingivitis. There is usually a cause for gingivitis and until the cause is treated results probubaly won't be apparent. ...Read more

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