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Safe To Gargle
Is it safe to gargle hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth? It says I can on the bottle, but I wanted a second opinion.
NO!: Hydrogen peroxide 'rinse' does a nice job of weakening the lining of the mouth. Whitening teeth requires isolated contact of peroxide on the teeth. Use otc products like white strips etc. Or consult with a dentist. ...Read more
Is it safe to gargle with a small (cap full) of hydrogen peroxide for a sore throat? Will it help stop the soar throat early?
Is it safe to gargle with viscous lidocaine 2% (10ml gargle) 5 days post-op after tonsillectomy? ENT did NOT prescribe. Urgent care clinic did.
Probably safe, but: I would follow up with your ENT so soon after having a procedure done if you are having problems. They should really be the ones to manage this. ...Read more
Is listerine absorbed in blood if I gargle because of a sore throat? So, is it safe to gargle with listerine if I'm on zoloft, strattera, (atomoxetine) omega3?
Gargling is safe: Gargling with listerine is safe with your medications -- no worries. ...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
How often can I use baking soda & lemon paste to brush my teeth so they can naturally whiten? Is it safe? How about gargling mixture with water?
Is it safe to use or gargle with hydrogen peroxide for white teeth? What if you accidentally swallow some?
No: All chemical reactions are a function of time, temperature, and concentration. Hydrogen peroxide straight from the pharmacy will burn soft tissue. Gargling does not afford teeth bleaching. ...Read more
Gargle - yes: Swallow, not recommended, but trace amounts absorbed from residual in mouth will not be harmful. ...Read more
Sore throat: I am not aware of betadine rinse for the throat but I am certain that there would be minimal absorption of the substance if you rinsed and spit it out. As always though you need to ultimately check with and follow what your ob/gyn doctor says to do. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
If I am making a salt water gargle for a child who sometimes drinks the gargle. How much salt is safe to use?
Not needed: I would advise against it since it has little or no bearing on health and he might become addicted to salt as a taste. ...Read more
Swallloned some benzydamine whole gargling with it. Will I be ok? I'm very worried. I'm scared swallowed too much to be safe. Help!
19 hours later:
Just saw your post.
I hope you are well, but as a general answer any time you are afraid of a possible poisoning, either you or a pet, call poison control.
This nationwide system can answer your question right away.
Amount, concentration, specific drug, alcohol, sedatives and other considerations must be evaluated.
Call poison control! ...Read more
Swallowed a bit of heinz 5% apple cider vin. While trying to gargle, mixed with 6 oz water. Burns a bit, is this safe?
Relax and expect no: No untoward effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
I use oxygenated mouthwash with no alcohol. I tend to swallow some everytime I gargle. Is this safe? It's usually not a lot.
Is it dangros to swallow mouth wash (benzydamine hydrochloride +chlorhexidibe Gluconate)after gargling? We are told it is safe for a liver Cancer ptnt
Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more
Not known for sure: Herbalife has many products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, herbalife products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an herbalife user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting a side effect, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more
Every medication: Has side effects. The doctor who prescribed it considered its potential benefits versus its potential risks and decided that you should take this medication. It is a complex decision that is impossible to discuss further here. ...Read more
Not much data: Serrapeptase, serrapeptidase, or serratiopeptidase. It is derived from a microorganism in the intestines of silkworms, serratia e15, and is a proteolytic enzyme. The worms use it to dissolve their cocoon. It has been used for about 25 years in japan, mostly for pain and inflammation. There is very little safety data on it, but there are some reports of lung inflammation, so talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Metoprolol: A commonly prescribed dose of metoprolol for treatment of hypertension or certain cardiac dysrhythmias is 50 mgs twice a day. In my opinion 100mgs twice a day is the maximum daily dose and is tolerated as long as the heart rate doesn't drop below 55 beats per minute or the blood pressure doesn't drop much below 120/80. Fatigue is a? Your physician who knows you well can best advise you, however. ...Read more
I am not sure a doctor can speak to all restaurants and other businesses serving food. I think you question may be better addressed by the public health officials in charge of the businesses you are most concerned about.
But, eating a large amount of food at one setting; eating a large amount of carbohydrate calories at one setting or any over eating is not a healthy practice. ...Read more
Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www. Porphyriafoundation. Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read more