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Doctor insights on: Is Vinegar An Antimicrobial Does Vinegar Have Effective Antimicrobial Properties

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Is it vinegar effective in whitening the skin? It's acidic, does it damage the skin?

Is it vinegar effective in whitening the skin?  It's acidic, does it damage the skin?

No scientific proven: We do use certain acidic prescription products in dermatology clinic to gently treat facial skin in order to remove the top dead skin which we call it chemical peel. But it's not vinegar. ...Read more

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I heard vinegar drops are effective for ear itchiness. Is it true?

I heard vinegar drops are effective for ear itchiness. Is it true?

Yes!: Itchy ears are sometimes a sign of swimmers ear. You can use solution made with equal parts white vinegar and water. Place 2 to 4 drops in each ear twice a day for a couple of days, if there is any worsening or there is no improvement in a few days, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

Usually good: Sorry you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot. You can try soaking your feet in a vinegar sln (1 cup to 2 quarts water) treat your shoes with lysol spray dry thoroughly between your toes. Be persistent, this is the KEY! If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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How effective does apple cider vinegar work on acne?

How effective does apple cider vinegar work on acne?

Not very: Use this only as an adjunct. Your best start is topical benzoyl peroxide. If this isn't working, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar is effective for weight gain? if yes, then how?

Is apple cider vinegar is effective for weight gain? if yes, then how?

Probably not: The only study on apple cider vinegar(ACV) was done in Japan on 157 women. Half were given ACV the other group was not. The difference in weight loss was minimal, 1-2 pounds, which was regained after ACV was stopped. ACV purportedly lowers blood sugar by interfering with starch absorption. I wasn't able to find other medical studies supporting its use for weight loss. ...Read more

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Is there any proof that Apple cider vinegar is an effective pain relief for galbladder attacks or stones?

Is there any proof that Apple cider vinegar is an effective pain relief for galbladder attacks or stones?

Why would you think so: Apple cider vinegar when consumed in large amounts may lower potassium levels, promote osteoporosis, raise renin levels, alter insulin levels, & even burn your esophagus. Apple cider vinegar tablets are not well regulated, may vary dramatically in terms of vinegar content from brand to brand, & lack evidence of efficacy. If you have a gallbladder problem, see your doctor for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Effectiveness of apple cider vinegar for reflux? Was taking famotidine - gave me headaches. Other benefits? Is capsule form as effective as liquid?

Effectiveness of apple cider vinegar for reflux? Was taking famotidine - gave me headaches. Other benefits? Is capsule form as effective as liquid?

Works well for many: Like many natural therapies, there is no formal research i know of on apple cider vinegar for reflux, but many find it effective. On this website 21 of 23 who tried it report it effective: http://earthclinic.Com/cures/heartburn.Html & people find it useful for many other things. But this is symptomatic & it is more important to address the cause- seehttp://www.Healthy-eating-politics.Com/gerd.Html. ...Read more