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I am preganant and have been sleeping with Listerine on my hair because I heard it prevents you from getting lice is it safe during pregnancy?

I am preganant and have been sleeping with Listerine on my hair because I heard it prevents you from getting lice is it safe during pregnancy?

Not intended: Listerine is a mouth wash not a lice repellant , maintain good hygiene , all the members of house hold see the family doctor to get rid of lice and fumigate the house to eliminate from beds . furniture etc in order , not to get reinfected ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?

Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?

Not really: There is no danger to your baby with this treatment, but have seen far better success with TMJ treatment from a specialized dentist who deals with TMJ issues. Get an appointment and consider a dental splint. ...Read more

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Have fungal infection in mouth,what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Have fungal infection in mouth,what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Cetylpyridinium: As a general answer, cetylpyridium is not safe for pregnant women. It can severely damage the liver of the fetus. For oral thrush, gargle with salt water, avoid sweets, eat some plain yogurt every day. If it is really severe, then topical Nystatin (swish and spit). ...Read more

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Is a salty taste in the mouth normal during pregnancy? What can be done to reduce the taste of salt in the mouth during pregnancy?

Is a salty taste in the mouth normal during pregnancy? What can be done to reduce the taste of salt in the mouth during pregnancy?

LessInThe2ndTrimeste: Pregnancy can be associated with "dysgeusia," the "bad taste problem," maybe caused by high estrogen levels. It's more common than you might think and can result in no taste or an altered taste, like metallic or bitter or salty. It's said that adding sour will stimulate taste buds. So does MSG. Baking Soda mouthwash, brushing teeth and tongue and frequent rinsing with water will help somewhat. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of a metal taste in the mouth except for pregnancy?

I was wondering what are the causes of a metal taste in the mouth except for pregnancy?

Metal taste: Some medications and certain vitamins are the big ones. See the following for more information: http://www.livestrong.com/article/86757-causes-metal-taste-mouth/ and: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/metallic-taste/Pages/Introduction.aspx ...Read more

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How can people be addicted to eating comet cleanser and listerine mouth wash and not get seriously sick?

How can people be addicted to eating comet cleanser and listerine mouth wash and not get seriously sick?

Need to see MD: These are tough cases and require the help of an md that specializes in such cases. Both these items are poisons and not meant for internal use. Why and how did they get addicted? Please seek the appropriate help. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more