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Doctor insights on: Is Baking Soda Acid Or Alkaline

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Does baking soda make a good shampoo? I heard that due to its alkaline nature, it makes hair thinner and brittle. Is that true?

Does baking soda make a good shampoo? I heard that due to its alkaline nature, it makes hair thinner and brittle. Is that true?

No soap.: So, it wouldn't clean hair.
sounds like just a bad idea.
It is not very harsh and not very alkaline so, it would NOT harm hair a lot, but I don't see it especially helping either

Bouchard, Mallory (2010-05-04). "A Green and Healthy Beauty Secret: Going Shampoo-Free". Four Green Steps. ...Read more

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If I raise the alkaline level in my body will that help kill off candida? I have heard black strap mollases. Baking soda and water for alkilinity...

If I raise the alkaline level in my body will that help kill off candida? I have heard black strap mollases. Baking soda and water for alkilinity...

No: Skin candidia can treated with cream. If you oral candida oral antifungals will eradicate and probiotics can recolonize your bowel flora. Systemic candida occurs only in very sick individuals who are undergoing chemotherapy or someone with has aids. ...Read more

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Some say to wash vagina with apple cider vinegar to restore natural pH and some say to wash it with baking soda. But one is acidic and other alkaline.

Some say to wash vagina with apple cider vinegar to restore natural pH and some say to wash it with baking soda. But one is acidic and other alkaline.

Wouldn't: I've never recommended any washing of the vagina internally. My professors a long time ago crudely mentioned its a self cleaning oven and needs no internal maintenance. Just feel free to clean the outer regions. ...Read more

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If I raise the alkilinity in my body will that help tp get rid of candida? What do you think of mixing black strap molasses; baking soda & water?

If I raise the alkilinity in my body will that help tp get rid of candida? What do you think of mixing black strap molasses; baking soda & water?

Really doubt it: You have limits of increasing alkalinity in body since your kidneys kick the alkali out in urine and lungs neutralize the rest. Unless you mean raising the alkalinity of the urine. If so, you can do that with ice tea, lots of vegetables with or without baking soda. However, I do not think this will clear candida. You have not mentioned where do you think is the candida infection in your body. ...Read more

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I read that vinegar or baking soda are both good to put in the bathwater for eczema. How is that possible when one is an acid and the other is a base?

I read that vinegar or baking soda are both good to put in the bathwater for eczema. How is that possible when one is an acid and the other is a base?

Can soothe: Baking soda in the tub may have a soothing anti itch effect as part of an overall regimen including barrier repair creams such as cerave and topical medications. Vinegar is used for it's anti infective effect but is best for preventing yeast infections in folds. ...Read more

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I as carrying a car battery and got the battery acid on my hands I washed my hands with cool water and baking soda still burns what do I do?

I as carrying a car battery and got the battery acid on my hands I washed my hands with cool water and baking soda still burns what do I do?

Be seen: This is a strong acid and if it isn't relieved by cold water over 15 minutes be seen in the ER for assessment. You may need special cream, dressings and close follow up. All the best. Your hands are important. You can also get sick by breathing the acid. ...Read more

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Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Not your best choice: Don't get your hopes up. Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) is a poor alkalinizer of the urine as the body turns it into carbon dioxide (which is exhaled) and table salt; all you've done is sodium-load yourself. You'll have trouble getting calcium oxalate to dissolve in anything, but your urologist may try some other alkalinizer to perhaps help a uric acid stone; don't get your hopes up. ...Read more

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Can drinking baking soda upset tummy or give acid or could it do harm to kidneys. Help.

Can drinking baking soda upset tummy or give acid or could it do harm to kidneys. Help.

How much?: Why did you drink baking soda? A small amount is not going to have any effect. Even a large amount will get taken care of by the kidneys, without any damage to the kidney. It will not give acid, in fact baking soda is alkaline.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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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Been suffering from acid reflux. What does it indicate if drinking apple cider vinegar or baking soda make it worse?

It indicates that...: Stopping apple cider vinegar or baking soda might be a good idea for now. A primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist (stomach specialist) can evaluate to confirm the problem of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. The doctor may test for h. Pylori stomach infection, and start effective medications, including acid blockers. Plain water, nonfat milk, green tea, or simple soup broths may feel ok. ...Read more

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If I put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?

If I put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?

No.: And not safer. Too much sodium for starts. I would try an h2 blocker, before moving to a ppi like omeprazole. Long term use can causes many problems. 150-300mg of generic Zantac (ranitidine) may be all you need! ...Read more

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Suffering from acid reflux-bad breath, regurgitation. Ppis, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, antiacids don't work. Solutions?

Suffering from acid reflux-bad breath, regurgitation. Ppis, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, antiacids don't work. Solutions?

Diet?: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, acidic food/juice, carbonation, and heavily spiced things. Consider weight loss if overweight. Also consider evaluation for a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Is baking powder a baking soda?

Is baking powder a baking soda?

No: Baking powder is not a baking soda. They are different types of chemical ingredients... which means using the wrong one can make one's baking taste odd. ...Read more

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Is eating a lot of baking soda bad for you?

Is eating a lot of baking soda bad for you?

Yes!: Baking soda, or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda, is an acid neutralizer. As such, when you eat it, it neutralizes the acid in your stomach. Without acid, your body cannot digest food to access the multitude of nutrients in it. Result: malnutrition. Once in a while, a small amount may calm an "acid stomach" or heartburn--but that's all. If more is needed, seek help from your pcp. ...Read more

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Is baking soda good for keeping you healthy?

Baking soda: No it can raise BP and cause other problems. ...Read more

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Does baking soda show up on a drug test?

Does baking soda show up on a drug test?

No: Not surprising, as baking soda is not a drug that people abuse recreationally. However, eating a lot of baking soda (as an antacid, say) is not good for you, as it contains a lot of sodium. ...Read more

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Baking soda is safe for have a high creatinine?

Baking soda is safe for have a high creatinine?

Not as treatment: Muscular men tend to have high creatinine and with today's laboratory fads tend to become instant kidney patients. If your creatinine is up because of actual illness, see whether you can't get it treated -- baking soda won't even deal with the acidosis of kidney failure as you simply turn it to carbon dioxide and breathe it out. ...Read more

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How effective is baking soda against gingivitus?

How effective is baking soda against gingivitus?

Baking soda: Baking soda is somewhat abrasive and as such should not be something I would recommend brushing with every day, however it does have an acid neutralizing affect which could help prevent cavities, yet a good Fluoride toothpaste is likely more effective and less abrasive to your enamel. There are many antibacterial mouth rinses available that are effective for gingivitis, but no sub for effective hc. ...Read more

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Baking soda as exfoliator bad or good? Ph levels

Not good: Not good.
Proof here: https://www. Futurederm. Com/why-you-absolutely-should-not-use-baking-soda-as-an-exfoliator/

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It's it safe too douch with baking soda and why?

It's it safe too douch with baking soda and why?

No need to douche: The vagina is an amazing organ- it keeps itself clean without the help of any soaps or douches. There are "good" bacteria in the vagina that help keep out the "bad" bacteria, and douching too much can lead to a change in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This can predispose to infections such as bacterial vaginosis. You can clean with water and gentle soap around the outside of the vagina. ...Read more

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Can I take baking soda in water for overall health?

Can I take baking soda in water for overall health?

Buuuuuuuuuuuuurp!!!: Yes, take it in water to the bathroom or kitchen and use it as follows:
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if you have indigestion, a half teaspoon in water is cheaper than Tums

A pinch in water on a hot day won't hurt

But if you think it'll "detox" you, or promote some kind of overall health benefit, then it may just act as the perfect placebo for you!! ...Read more

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Is it okay to wash the vaginal area with baking soda?

Is it okay to wash the vaginal area with baking soda?

No, why would you?: I can't think of why you would want to do this. If you're having any irritation in the area, it's best to be examined for proper diagnosis and treatment. Baking soda will lower the ph and this can make it easier for yeast and improper bacteria to grow. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits associated with baking soda?

Baking soda: Http://www. Md-health. Com/Drinking-Baking-Soda. Html Be aware that there are also RISKs for some uses of baking soda. ...Read more

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What can cause dandruff and why is baking soda + acv not working?

What can cause dandruff and why is baking soda + acv not working?

Use real Rx: If you insist on a "natural" remedy, then your options still include coal tar, selenium, ketoconazole, and the common blue stuff with zinc. Forget the baking soda stuff, it's an Internet claim that will disappoint you. ...Read more