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Doctor insights on: How To Use Baking Soda As A Laxative

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Laxative (Definition)

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Is bakingsoda safe as a laxative?

People used it: For that with apparent good results. But, if you talk to gastroenterologist they don't recommend using it for that. Basically it's an antacid but in excess can change the blood ph dangerously. In my humble medical opinion I won't recommend the use as laxative. ...Read more

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Plz tell me how to use baking soda to remove blackheads?

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

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Is it safe to use baking soda everyday as a facial wash or facial cleanser?

Is it safe to use baking soda everyday as a facial wash or facial cleanser?

Not recommended: Baking soda is too abrasive and may dry out and irritate facial skin. Use a gentle foaming non-soap cleanser for daily use. If you have acne or oily skin, a benzoyl peroxide cleanser may help. Scrubbing usually leaves the skin more vulnerable to irritation and redness. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I was wondering is it ok to use baking soda to help whiten your teeth?

I was wondering is it ok to use baking soda to help whiten your teeth?

Not good: There are better ways to lighten your teeth. Baking soda can make your teeth feel good and clean, but this is because it is abrasive. It will wear or abrade your enamel. It is not a good way to lighten teeth. Talk to your dentist about the many options available. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use baking soda nightly to prevent reflux while sleeping? It's so inexpensive!

Is it safe to use baking soda nightly to prevent reflux while sleeping? It's so inexpensive!

Yep: Calcium carbonate also quite cheap and tastes a bit better (tums (calcium carbonate) or equivalent). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for tooth whitening?

Is it safe to use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for tooth whitening?

Yes: Use a little hydrogen peroxide and dilute the slurry with water. ...Read more

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Someone told me to use baking soda and lemon to get whiter teeth. Is this accurate?

Someone told me to use baking soda and lemon to get whiter teeth. Is this accurate?

Oh my gosh!!!: When baking soda is used straight - it acts as an abrasive and can wear down enamel on your teeth. Lemons contain citric acid which can eat away at teeth. Would not recommend doing this. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it good to use baking soda on the skin to remove pimples and acne scars?

Is it good to use baking soda on the skin to remove pimples and acne scars?

Baking soda is: Abrassive. I would be concerned that you would irritate your skin. ...Read more

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What is baking soda good for?

What is baking soda good for?

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

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Can I use baking soda on braces?

Braces: Yes. Just remember that baking soda has an abrasive in it so use sparingly and probably not daily/. ...Read more

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Is baking soda helpful in removing scar?

Is baking soda helpful in removing scar?

Scar: I have never seen any scientific data showing benefit of baking soda for scar therapy. There are options for scar treatments. You should seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does baking soda and water help your skin?

Does baking soda and water help your skin?

Yes.: Dilute water/baking soda mixture helps neutralize acidic residue caused by bacteria, without washing away essential oils. Not if injested orally! Hope you meant topically! ...Read more

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How does baking soda help with sculp eczema?

How does baking soda help with sculp eczema?

Not sure: Is a general cleansing agent, so not sure how would work for eczema, may actually worsen as an irritant. Would consul a dermto control. ...Read more

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Does baking soda help with huntingtons chorea?

Does baking soda help with huntingtons chorea?

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

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Does baking soda help clear up gential herpes?

Does baking soda help clear up gential herpes?

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

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Does baking soda help treat with huntingtons chorea?

Does baking soda help treat with huntingtons chorea?

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

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Does baking soda paste help draw an abscess to the surface?

Does baking soda paste help draw an abscess to the surface?

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