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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Gargle With Listerine While You Have The Hiccups

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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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Is it safe to wash utensil with lysol and dry them off, (not rinsing) and then eat with them? Will it cause any problems? Been doing this for years.

Is it safe to wash utensil with lysol and dry them off, (not rinsing) and then eat with them? Will it cause any problems? Been doing this for years.

It depends: on which Lysol product you are using as they contain different ingredients not all of which are toxic but one or two can be. The fact that you have been doing this for years would suggest you have picked the safer one. Although I don't know how you tolerate the taste ...Read more

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I heard that cinnamon has antibacterial entities if i would use it for my mouth or throat what way is best to use?Eat it or to make tea

I  heard that cinnamon  has antibacterial entities if i would use it for my mouth or throat what way is best to use?Eat it or to make tea

Don't Waste Time: Yes, but the concentration in these products helps almost nothing.It is like the mo;d from bread is used to make penicillin, but it has to be processed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use mouthwash that has alcohol when you have braces on?

Is it safe to use mouthwash that has alcohol when you have braces on?

Yes - But NOT Ideal!: Alcohol based mouthwashes tend to dry out the mouth. A dry mouth is more prone to bacteria growth, which leads to increased cavities! a Fluoride mouthwash without alcohol will not inhibit saliva production. Saliva actually helps clear your mouth of bacteria and protects your teeth. Additionally, Fluoride will strengthen and protect your teeth while in braces! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use or gargle with hydrogen peroxide for white teeth? What if you accidentally swallow some?

Is it safe to use or gargle with hydrogen peroxide for white teeth? What if you accidentally swallow some?

No: All chemical reactions are a function of time, temperature, and concentration. Hydrogen peroxide straight from the pharmacy will burn soft tissue. Gargling does not afford teeth bleaching. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is it safe to floss, brush and use mouthwash after a root canal, or should one of these steps be eliminated to play it safe?

Docs can you explain, is it safe to floss, brush and use mouthwash after a root canal, or should one of these steps be eliminated to play it safe?

Go to it: It is safe to do all three of those steps unless the doctor asked you not to do one of them. Just be gentle flossing around the tooth for the first two days, then usually no problems. ...Read more

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I'm using oxygenating mouthwash daily, it says to gargle in back of throat for 45 second.. Which I do but i always tend to swallow some. Is this okay?

I'm using oxygenating mouthwash daily, it says to gargle in back of throat for 45 second.. Which I do but i always tend to swallow some. Is this okay?

A little is ok.: Any mouthwash won't cause you serious harm if you swallow a little. It's not made to swallow so don't overdo it. Also, oxygenating mouthwashes are so powerful on bacteria that it is suggested to use only a few times per week. You can supplement with other more standard bacteria fighting rinses. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can it interfere with rabies treatment if you get really drunk a few times? Ofc heavy alcohol use is never healthy, but can it interact with rabies?

Can it interfere with rabies treatment if you get really drunk a few times? Ofc heavy alcohol use is never healthy, but can it interact with rabies?

No: The response ot the Rabies Vaccine is not dependent upon your blood alcohol level. Your response should not be affected by tying one on. Just make sure you don't drive home after. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise when you are sick with a strep throat?

Is it safe to exercise when you are sick with a strep throat?

Yes: As with any condition, some modification in the intensity of your routine may be needed to avoid heat related illness/exhaustion.However, this illness rarely causes any disruption in your normal routine. ...Read more

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If your drinking alcohol at home is it safe to put water in it and does it help or make it worse for the person drinking ?

If your drinking alcohol at home is it safe to put water in it and does it help or make it worse for the person drinking ?

Alcoholic: There is no health benefit to diluting the alcohol. An alcoholic drinks because they are alcoholic. There is a great section in the book "alcoholics anonymous" that defines all of the ways alcoholics try to drink like a normal person. It may be beneficial to read that chapter in this important book. ...Read more

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Can riomet be mixed in with beverages, or is it best to take it undiluted?

Can riomet be mixed in with beverages, or is it best to take it undiluted?

Not with alcohol: Riomet/metformin is typically taken with a meal such as breakfast and dinner (twice/daily dosing)..Thus ok with food and other liquids/juices etc...But of course not recommended with alcohol.. Stay well and.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe and also effective to use solo care aqua solution if it has recently expired \u0026#40;5/2014\u0026#41;, is it still good to use on my lenses or not . And of course i didn't open it before.

Prob ok: If I am reading the label correctly, it expires this month. But why run the risk, maybe the next time you are out just go by for afresh bottle. There are reasons for that date of expiration. ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to use the asthma inhalers only before having food? Is there anything wrong if I use it immediately after having food

Why is it recommended to use the asthma inhalers only before having food? Is there anything wrong if I use it  immediately after having food

Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of asthma inhalers needing to be used before eating food. The medication is designed to reach the large and small airways by floating down in the air as the person inhales. The medications do not need to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Eating or drinking should not have an effect, but a person can choose his own "best" time to use an inhaler if he thinks it changes his appetite. ...Read more

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What is the basis for saying that it is ok to take vitamins together with tea & coffee? Is it not safer to wait at least 1 hour after the beverage?

What is the basis for saying that it is ok to take vitamins together with tea & coffee? Is it not safer to wait at least 1 hour after the beverage?

It's best not to: take vitamins on an empty stomach. They may upset your stomach. Also, you don't want them to run right through you but to be absorbed and the food helps that. Tea and coffee are diuretics, thus they make you urinate and this may promote the excretion of the vitamins wasting their help and your money. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it ever okay for children to use mouthwash? I've heard conflicting things about children using mouthwash because they might get too much fluoride. Is this true? Is there even any point in using mouthwash that doesn't have fluoride in it? .

Is it ever okay for children to use mouthwash? I've heard conflicting things about children using mouthwash because they might get too much fluoride. Is this true? Is there even any point in using mouthwash that doesn't have fluoride in it?


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The : The effects of mouth washes are, very, very minimal. Brushing and flossing are far more important. Worry about your child brushing and foisting properly. Most children up to age 7 or so cannot properly manipulate their mouths for proper rinsing. They just end up swallowing the stuff. Spend the time on brushing and flossing and if that is perfect, then you can rinse, or not. ...Read more

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