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Safe To Gargle
Gargle - yes: Swallow, not recommended, but trace amounts absorbed from residual in mouth will not be harmful. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Which tablets? Some medications are best taken on empty stomach while others are meant to be taken w/food. How hot is "heated"? You don't want to burn yourself! ...Read more
Not recommended: A study in nurs res. 1993 nov-dec;42(6):332-7 describes that 1/4 strength peroxide helped reduce bacteria but the irritation and damage to the oral mucosa outweighed any potential benefit. Oral hygiene is best performed with twice daily brushing of teeth and stimulation of the gums. The mucosa in the cheek does not need special care for hygiene. Oral rinse will wash away large food particles. ...Read more
Yes: It can substitute for salt in any food. The pink is an admixture that has no toxic or nutritional character. Himalayan salt has taken on a mystic aspect and sells for a terrific price increase over ordinary salt so bear in mind you are paying for hype and not any extra quality or characteristics. ...Read more
Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to help with Chronic Bacterial vaginosis while trying to concieve?
Please don't: Hydrogen peroxide will damage vaginal tissues, please don't use it. If you have chronic BV you really need a doctor's help with prescription medication to clear it. If you are already doing that, GO BACK to the doctor for the next step, you'll really hurt yourself with the H2O2. Good wishes. ...Read more
Maybe but for what?: Hurricaine spray (http://www.Beutlich.Com/documents/hurricaine/hurricaine_spray_drug_facts.Pdf) is used for temporary relief. It is not safe if you're allergic to it or similar anesthetics. More importantly, one shouldn't use any pain killer for a long period of time w/o seeing his/her family doc to be sure one isn't masking something dangerous rather than getting to bottom of problem. ...Read more
What medicine can I take for a sore throat while pregnant ? Is it okay for me to gargle salt water ?
Yes: Gargling with salt water is fine. Most cough drops are fine as is Tylenol (acetaminophen) in appropriate doses. If you are running a fever or the sore throat doesn't improve pretty rapidly, you need to see your doctor. While most sore throats are viral and not helped by antibiotics, it is possible that you may need medication. Hope this helps and you feel better fast. ...Read more
Can you mix umcka coldcare hot drink with dayquil? I want to be sure before i try it if it is safe.
Yes : The active ingredient in a umcka coldcare is pelargonium sidoides which is a medicinal plant native to south africa and shown to be helpful in relieving cold-related-symptoms. Well-tolerated with rare side effects and should be able to combine with dayquil without any concerns. ...Read more
Safe?: As long as you do not swallow it you should be safe however your teeth are another issue. The oil may leave a film on the tooth that will make it easier for the bacterial colonies to form and harder for you to brush them off so if it were my mouth i would not use it. ...Read more
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