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How Much Salt To How Much Water Should I Mix For A Nasal Solution
Nasal solution: Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of unionized salt to an 8-oz glass of lukewarm water (distilled or boiled tap water). The concentration of salt water solution should match or exceed the concentration of the body cells and blood (isotonic or hypertonic). May add a pinch of baking soda to prevent burning. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Recipe: Rather than repeat it, i will refer you to this link: http://www.Aaaai.Org/conditions-and-treatments/treatments/saline-sinus-rinse-recipe.Aspx ...Read more
Salt water: Salt water is a good healing rinse for gum inflammation, post-surgery, and mouth sores. I would recommend 1 tablespoon in 1/2 cup of hot water then roll it in mouth for 30 seconds then spit. However salt water will not help a toothache unless it is caused by the gums. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If I am making a salt water gargle for a child who sometimes drinks the gargle. How much salt is safe to use?
Depends: It depends on the size of the person and the rate of ingestion but somewhere in range of four to six liters in a short period of time can substantially drop sodium level. ...Read more
Is too much water bad for you? How much is a good amount of glasses a water should I drink in a day? Inclduing dieting would it help lose weight?
No, if kidney's okay: With normal kidneys and heart much water will be handled okay and will help with weight loss and preventing stone disease. Be cautious of edema which means need to slow down drinking. So, the infamous 8-10 cups a day are easily handled as long as you have no edema, heart disease, or kidney disease. ...Read more
How much water does it take to get water poisoning. How much would you have to drink in under an hour?
Wanting to Die: None of the doctors here are interested in helping you hurt yourself. I am sorry, but every single one of us here, staff included believe you have a reason to live and that it really is possible to find that reason. But, you will not find here any help in hurting yourself. How about getting to bed tonight and finding a new way to deal with your problems tomorrow? ...Read more
Does not work: A waste of time. There is no evidence this action has any value. Your liver and kidneys do a more effective job than any amount of water. ...Read more
1-2 gallons; depends: Quickly drinking lots of water will lower one's blood sodium (salt) level, affecting the brain and heart. The exact amount of water needed to cause damage varies, depending mainly on one's body weight and amount of dehydration. Symptoms include confusion, dizziness, nausea, & seizures from brain swelling. Endurance athletes sweat away sodium, and should rehydrate gradually, with some electrolytes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends upon several things. If you are doing strenuous exercise or working in a hot environment then you will need more water. For most people drinking 6-8 8oz glasses of water a day is plenty. If you drink excessive water your kidneys can not process it and electrolytes get out of balance. This can be serious and cause the heart to get out of rhythm. ...Read more
It won't, instead...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten &soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more
6-8 glasses of 8 oz : Drink 6-8 glasses of 8oz water each. Now the trend is to "eat" your water. Another wards, eating lots of fruits and veggies that contain high amounts of water may be the way to go because along with getting the water you benefit from the micronutrients, and vitamins and fiber! ...Read more
Would mixing baking soda with water be ok and safe to use for gerd? I know baking soda is high in salt so not sure how much to use.
DGL licorice: Please do what your doc says, but a natural approach is to take dgl. Dgl is licorice tablets with an enzyme remove (because too much of it can raise bp). You need to take a lot of it but many find it helpful. ...Read more
Ask the surgeon: Surgeons have their own post-op instructions and may differ from my advice. ...Read more
Does the mixture of water olive oil salt and sugar really make boobs grow? And if it does than how long should i drink it and how many glasses a day?
No: genetically determined.Get a more detailed answer ›
How much water can a person to drink every day for hydrotherapy and how effective is it on the body?
Depends: Depends on your metabolic rate, other food/drink, what type of juice or mixer, etc. Key message: moderation is good. ...Read more
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