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How To Use Baking Soda As A Laxative
Not likely to work: I think this is an "old wives tale", (that is, a home remedy) and it is unlikely to work, Some medicated soaps help. See a Dermatologist for medications/home treatment/prevention program!!! ...Read more
I got a splinter in my finger from a wooden basket. I tried to use baking soda to remove it this morning and I've tried to squeeze it out. Help?
See your doctor!: I have no idea what to tell you except go see a doctor, maybe go to an urgent care center if you need to, to have a doctor look at it and decide how to remove it before you end up with a major infection. Stop trying to deal with it yourself, you may be making things worse. ...Read more
Any home remedies that work for relieving heartburn? Read to use baking soda in 8oz. Of water, but amt. Of baking soda listed was from 1/2tsp to 2tsp.
Yep: Calcium carbonate also quite cheap and tastes a bit better (tums (calcium carbonate) or equivalent). ...Read more
Yes: Use a little hydrogen peroxide and dilute the slurry with water. ...Read more
Is it safe to use baking soda to brush my teeth in order to make them whiter? How often can I do this so it won't harm my teeth?
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter products and baking soda. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more
Yes: Both can be used safely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Baking soda is: Abrassive. I would be concerned that you would irritate your skin. ...Read more
Baking Soda or: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is often used topically in a paste water to decrease itching or inflammation (especially in association with certain insect stings) and is often an additive to toothpastes. There are other medicinal uses as well. Here's a good article: http://www. Healthguidance. Org/entry/15156/1/health-benefits-of-baking-soda. Html. ...Read more
Sorry, no way: There is a prescription medication that can help the chorea associated with huntington's chorea (tetrabenazine, and maybe some miscellaneous neuroleptics). Baking soda has no value in this tough condition. ...Read more
No: Outbreaks of genital herpes are treated with antiviral agents, such as acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. The duration of therapy is usually 7-10 days. These medications are also used for long-term suppressive therapy. Baking soda should have no effect on the lesions or duration of the episode. Sometimes women with painful urination resulting from the lesions may benefit from a sitz bath. ...Read more
Sorry, no way: Huntington's treatment remains in the realm of symptom control at best, and one of the few products to control the chorea is xenazine, which is now available again. See a movement disorder neurological specialist, as research projects are available. ...Read more
Yes: Baking soda is a time honored substance to brush your teeth. ...Read more
Don't recommend: That would be risky.Get a more detailed answer ›
Home remedies: There are various home remedies that can help with minor medical problems. Baking soda paste may help, but of course since I'm a medical doctor, I'm going to recommend a more robust treatment -which could include antibiotics (pills or an ointment over the area) and possibly a quick surgical procedure (lancing or draining) of the abscess. If it's getting worse, forget the baking soda and call a doc ...Read more
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