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Rinsing With Salt Water Every Day
No: It really does not make any difference. ...Read more
yes: 2 gallons or 7 liters is excessive water intake in most cases. If you do not have kidney stones then this much water intake is not recommended. You can develop water toxicity, electrolyte problems, increased blood pressure etc. 2-3 l /day is adequate water intake for most individuals. ...Read more
Might drinking luke warm water with lemon every day in the morning and night really help to reduce body fat?
Yes!: Water is water -- warm or room temperature or cold -- stay hydrated! ...Read more
What is better for strep or a sore throat.... Gargle with warm salt water or warm baking soda water? I tried diluted poroxide water, too much foam.
Peroxide best: I recommend half- strength peroxide to my patients. Instead of gargling take half a mouthful and lean back and swish the solution for a minute or two before spitting it out. Repeat 2 additional times. Peroxide has antiseptic properties which is helpful during an infection. ...Read more
I have small mouth ulcer,after doing warm salt rinse,how long should i wait before washing mouth off with tap water to wash off salty taste & min HBP
Salt water : salt water has little Benefit it may be slightly bactericidal but will not have huge effects. ...Read more
Ok: Does not really matter......if you like do it. With the heat wave going on.....better add a pinch of salt. ...Read more
Yes: Honey contains the sugars glucose and fructose. Both are absorbed directly into the blood stream. Glucose IS "blood sugar" so your blood sugar has to increase after you eat honey. Fructose, on the other hand, has a low glycemic index, meaning that it does not raise blood sugar as much as glucose. Honey should be considered equivalent to "sugar" and should be avoided by diabetic patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I clean my neti pot with a mixture of distilled water + white distilled vinegar and rinse it out with distilled water. Is this ok? Risk of bacteria?
Also use soap: You need to also clean your neti pot with soapy hot water. Also change your neti pot every 3 months. Water and vinegar alone will not completely clean a neti pot. ...Read more
Is 4 16.9 oz bottles of water a day too much water? I drink this every day and sometimes more every single day.
Why?: Why are you drinking water? There is no real benefit, unless you suffer from kidney stones. If you are physically active and live in a warm climate, you may need a lot of water to replace sweat losses. The best guide to water intake is your thirst. Listen to your body. ...Read more
Soap and water: What matters is soap, not salt.Get a more detailed answer ›
Gave up diet soda a year ago. I drink 2-3 liters of water daily plus 2 Vitamin Water Zero daily with lunch one & dinner for flavor. Safe choice?
I think this sounds: pretty good. Vitamin Water Zero passes a lot of nutritional tests: it is calorie free, has no artificial sweeteners (sweetened with Trulia and fructose) and no artificial dyes. You are getting 200% of the vitamin C recommended daily value (100% in each 8 oz), but close to 100% of a handful of B vitamins and a boost for a few more. Total fluid intake: about 84 to 118 oz daily..generous but ok:) ...Read more
Short term: Salt water mouthwash rinses are an excellent short term treatment when you have wounds in the mouth, for instance, when you’ve had teeth removed.Longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every day, it could erode the teeth, but is not necessarily abrasive to the teeth. It is the acidity of the salt water that could eat away and soften the enamel ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has 3 bad cold sores in his mouth. Been rinsing with salt water every night x1wk doesn't seem to be gettin better. Anything else he can do?
Try hydrogen peroxid: Apply some hydrogen peroxide to the canker sores with q-tip. ...Read more
Hi I had surgery on my big toe nail and I think that's its infected. I have to bathe it every other day in salt water and change the dressing every other day . what should I do?
Contact surgeon: Please contact the doctor who performed the surgery as s/he knows more about your health. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Do tonsilloliths always pop out, or do some just slowly shrink? I've been gargling with salt water and every morning they look a little smaller.
Mine pop out...: Usually after they get to a certain size of with a big sneeze. I haven't had then for a while, but mine never "shrunk." If it works for you, keep going with it. ...Read more
Every once in awhile my the top right side of my throat will itch it helps when i gargle with salt water any ideas?
Routine Oral Exam: The mouth comes into contact with so many foreign items, contaminants, irritants, allergans, bacteria etc. It is not uncommon for it to get irritated or for you to have occaissional swelling of lymph nodes. You want to make sure that it is not a strep throat or a malignant lesion. If you ever have a fever or a cough get an exam and when you go to the dentist get an exam. ...Read more
I hace a 8 week old baby girl that has soundedd congested since she was born. She's not sick(or that i'm aware of) peditrician advised me to use salt water for , humidity" reasons. I found it strange, but tried it. She seemed ro choke every time i put the
Common response: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing.To mouth breathe they must tilt their head back (uncomfortable) until their neck grows longer, about 6m.Nasal wash out to thin the mucous & remove irritants is the standard treatment for congestion.Effective nasal wash out will often trigger babies protective gag reflex or sneezing & that movement of the saline to & fro helps wash out irritants. ...Read more
7 day old lower teeth extraction.i have food stuck in the sockets what can I do to get it out? I am rinsing with salt water but it's still stuck.
Started brushing teeth 3-4 times/day & rinsing with salt water. Getting canker sores a bit more often now. Can my change in oral hygiene cause this?
Perhaps: You may be overdoing it, traumatically injuring your soft tissues and your teeth. Please review your oral hygiene regimen with your Dentist or Hygienist who can evaluate it’s efficacy. For example, if you do not floss or WaterPik daily you greatly increase the chance of tooth loss due to gum disease. Please seek professional guidance. ...Read more
Hi there. So I had a tooth extracted about 3 weeks ago due to an infection. I developed several low grade symptoms that all cleared up within days of taking medicine (tylenol for day-fever, rinsing with warm salt water after meals, avoiding contact and al
Stinging pain in jaw/gum area where lower left wisdm tooth extracted aftr rinsing with warm salt water on Day 6 post-op. Can it be dry socket?
Possibly: Dry sockets involve the presence of some pathogen in either the bone or soft tissue after an extraction.. Not normal for stinging pain in ext. site. Check back with oral surgeon. ...Read more
I have a cough that's gotten worse even after rinsing with salt water, cough drops, and getting it checked out. What should I do now?
Some options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?
How long does it take a nostril piercing to heal entirely? Also, how soon Can I stop rinsing with salt water? (Piercing is a week old).
What to do if I have gum disease (puffy and red gums), can rinsing with salt water helps my puffy and red gums, can it also make the gums hard/tighten?
Puffy gums: Sign that gums are infected. Salt water will not cure an infection. Please see a dentist now, before the problem worsens. Puffy gums are often seen hand-in-hand with bone loss. If treated early enough inflammation can be reversed. If treatment delayed, the result will be permanent damage. The services of a gum specialist, a periodontist, may be in order. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Xray showed one of my teeth has infection. Might rinsing with salt water solution draw out this infection?
Dental Infections: Dental infections require specific treatment by a qualified dentist. The cause of the infection needs to be determined and the proper treatment rendered. Antibiotics are also required to prevent spread of infection. Unfortunately nothing you do yourself at home will have any significant effect or reducing or eliminating the infection. Left untreated these infections get worse. See a dentist now. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Dry socket: Dry socket is when the clot that forms in the socket after a few days, comes out. You want to keep the area clean and be gentle. Warm salt water rinses are a great cleanser and healer. To prevent loss of the clot use no suction, heavy spitting or heavy brushing for a week or so. No hot liquids for the first 24 hours and keep the area clear of small granular foods. No aspirin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15 days today since 2nd molar extraction. Rinsing with salt water and the blood clot washed away, very red and sensitive socket, is this dry socket now?
Very unlikely as: Dry sockets generally develop within the first few days and elicit severe pain. However, you might have delayed healing for any number of reasons, and this should be evaluated by the dentist who extracted the tooth. It's part of routine aftercare and there is almost always at no charge for this service. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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