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Remedies For Bad Taste
Many options: First make sure you are flossing your teeth daily and brushing your teeth and tongue twice daily. Go to your dentist to make sure you do not have gum disease and for a cleaning twice year. If you wear dentures, clean them daily. See your regular doctor for a physical and ensure you do not have lung, liver or kidney disease. If you smoke, quit. Stay hydrated, dry mouth can be a cause of halitosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Multiple reason: Although there are multiple reasons for bad breath, one reason is bacteria in your mouth and particularly the ones that cause gum disease. To eliminate that from the equation make sure you get a professional dental checkup/ cleaning, and be on top of home care specially flossing and brushing teeth and tongue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taste & Smell: The taste sensation is closely link to your smell abilities. If you loose your sense of smell, food will not taste the same. Loosing smell sensation is more common. This could be due to allergies, sinus infections or head trauma. Rarely other more serious conditions like tumor or degenerative disorders can lead to loss of smell. Please, check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What are some ayurvedic, unani, or homeopathic treatment for acidity, heart burn, sour taste in throad and mouth?
Homeopathy: I can speak for homeopathy -- and there are many homeopathic remedies which can help with these complaints. However, to find the right one out of hundreds you do need to work personally with an experienced homeopath rather than trial and error. The homeopath will explore your entire history so that the remedy prescribed will help at a deep level. You may also need to change your eating as well. ...Read more
That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Remedies: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more
Sweets taste bitter for 3 days. Have bad cold, very sore throat. No new meds/supps. Can the cold be responsible for taste disturbance? When normal?
My favorite: My favorite is a classic "hot toddy." specifically I use a camomile tea with honey, lemon juice and either rum or whiskey (about half-a-shot). The choice of spirits is up to you. The point is to drink a warm liquid that will relax you and open up your airways. (adult only for alcohol, however, lemon, honey, and tea can be used alone for those abstaining or kids.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Home remedies to stop really bad yeast infection ? Runny yellow discharge , ichy-ness and bad like very bad odor . ( help :( }
What else do you recommend for bad seasonal allergies? Tried nearly everything OTC and prescription. Any homeopathic remedies or home remedies? Thanx
Immunotherapy: Sublingual immunotherapy may be just what you are looking for. First dose of the pollen formulation is administered under the supervision of the allergist and subsequent doses are taken at home. Unfortunately not all pollens are available for this mode of treatment but have you considered allergy shots? (not to be confused with steroid shots for allergy) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer