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Doctor insights on: Safe To Gargle

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Is it safe to gargle with listerine while you have the hiccups?

Is it safe to gargle with listerine while you have the hiccups?

Not good idea: Hiccups are not under your control so if you are gargling you may get in your lungs ie aspirate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to gargle hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth? It says I can on the bottle, but I wanted a second opinion.

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

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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 a small (cap full) of hydrogen peroxide for a sore throat? Will it help stop the soar throat early?

Yes/no: Peroxide will breakdown to water after it releases all of its extra oxygen. Its use as a gargle has been offered by some as a treatment, but little if any benefit is documented. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is it safe / beneficial to gargle with peroxide?

Is it safe / beneficial to gargle with peroxide?

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

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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?

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?

Do not use: I answered this in another one of your posts. The acid in the lemon will soften the enamel and the baking soda (which is abrasive) will then wear it away. Why not just use dental whitening products to accomplish your goals? They are peroxide based, which is natural. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use or gargle with hydrogen peroxide for white teeth? What if you accidentally swallow some?

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

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Is bactidol gargle safe to use when breastfeeding?

Is bactidol gargle safe to use when breastfeeding?

Gargle - yes: Swallow, not recommended, but trace amounts absorbed from residual in mouth will not be harmful. ...Read more

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Is Betadine throat gargle safe during pregnancy? I'm only 5weeks and 5 days pregnant

Is Betadine throat gargle safe during pregnancy? I'm only 5weeks and 5 days pregnant

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

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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!

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

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Is lead safe?

Is lead safe?

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

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Is. Anil. Sex. Safe.?

Is. Anil. Sex. Safe.?

Can be: Yes, if done with lubrication. The biggest risk is tearing the tissue causing increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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How safe herbalife is?

How safe herbalife is?

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

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Is exfexor safe to use?

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

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Is a hystrometomy safe?

Talk to Gynecologist: You can ask risk versus benefits some people need to stay on hormone replacement so you should ask for alternate. ...Read more

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How much prospan is safe?

How much prospan is safe?

Recommended doses: Are:
adults ; children > 12 years: 5-7.5ml 3 times daily. Children 6-12 years: 5ml twice daily.
Children 2-6 years: 2.5ml twice daily.
Children under 2 years of age: 2.5ml twice daily. ...Read more

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Is serapepase safe to use?

Is serapepase safe to use?

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

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Is there a safe way to tan?

Is there a safe way to tan?

Sunlight dangerous: Tanning booths and sun bathing all put a person at risk for Skin cancer. The safest way to look tanned is the use of a cream that gives this appearance and this should not be over used ...Read more

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Is 200 mg of metropol safe?

Is 200 mg of metropol safe?

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

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Are buffets safe to eat from?

Are buffets safe to eat from?

Public Health: 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

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What drugs are safe and unsafe?

What drugs are safe and unsafe?

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