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How To Use Baking Soda As A Laxative
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
Leave it alone: Hi Gary 799. Your underarm (axilla) has a lot of oil/scent/pheremone glands and the hair is there to help spread your smell to attract other humans. I try to get people to embrace this natural part of themselves. Any treatments, particularly shaving but including anti-perspirants, can cause more trouble than you might suspect. Consult a dermatologist if you must proceed. ...Read more
Don't swallow it: Long before it was in toothpastes, patients were using this combination. It is effective in cleaning, however ther is no Fluoride being provided to the teeth. If you like using this, i would recommend a Fluoride rinse or toothpaste afterwards. Happy cleaning. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It's ok: The common ingredient in professional and OTC whitening products is carbamide and hydrogen peroxide. The concentrations vary from 2% to 22%. Baking soda is an acidic base that's not too abrasive so that's a good ingredient and salt is therapeutic but a bit abrasive for every day use. Less salt would be preferable. I don't think that it's superior to OTC whitening toothpaste but it's natural. ...Read more
Don't recommend: That would be risky.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nope: They are two different materials. Baking powder is for baking, and baking soda is abrasive and will do a terrific job of wearing away your enamel, over time. If you really want whiter teeth, you will need to use otc drugstore products or have it done professionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Street lore: The street method your are referring to is extremely dangerous. It significantly changes the ph (acidity-alkalinity) of your body. This has a direct toxic effect on the heart and the brain. Acute alkaline (baking soda) toxicity is a well-known problem in ers. On the web, only supposed success stories are written--by survivors. Please don't &crystal seek pro help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay for me to mix baking soda, salt, pimple cleanser, toothpaste and water to make a pimple mask?
Not recommended: People who are susceptible to pimples will probably have very sensitive skin and irritating it with toothpaste is the last thing you want to do. The toothpaste can damage your skin permanently. There are many effective treatments available for pimple s. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I want to make a healthy toothpaste with mint extract, baking soda and glycerine. Is glycerine bad for teeth?I heard it coats and damages them.
One you mix baking soda, hydrogen peroxide toothpaste and water together, would it be a good whitening treatment?
No: Not a good idea to try to be your own chemist. Wrong concentrations can be harmful. Best whitening either in-office or via gels provided by your dentist applied via custom made trays. Short of that try crest white strips. Be sure to follow package instructions exactly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please tell me if I should use a paste of baking soda/water or a paste of baking soda/listerine(mouthwash)?
Just Listerine/Scope: Start with listerine, scope, or store bought brand oral rinses. They are designed to do more than just baking soda, and are non-abrasive. Baking soda will change the ph of your mouth to a more basic level. That's not bad mind you, bacteria hate alkaline environments, but maybe use it after the rinse that has some alcohol in it. Alcohol pierces the membranes of bacteria, killing them. Combo? ...Read more
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