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Which is the safest and natural way of colon cleansing? I am scared to try any product or salt water flush but I have good bowel function. I need help

Which is the safest and natural way of colon cleansing? I am scared to try any product or salt water flush but I have good bowel function. I need help

Please ask yourself: Did a real physician ever recommend this dangerous and unnecessary experience? Does any ethical medical provider you trust recommend this procedure? Your bowel function is good, by your own report. No need to mess with your health. ...Read more

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Can I prep for a colonoscopy with a salt water flush instead of the doctor recommended laxatives?

Can I prep for a colonoscopy with a salt water flush instead of the doctor recommended laxatives?

Standard prep: Study is only as good as preparation. It's important the colon be as clean as possible so as not to hide small lesions or vascular malformations. Each endoscopist has his favored prep. Saline enema would be inadequate. ...Read more

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For the master cleanse: can you add savory herbs to the salt water flush?

For the master cleanse: can you add savory herbs to the salt water flush?

Sure: There's no science to this fad. It won't remove "toxins", and you lose weight only because your diet is so nasty. I suspect the whole thing began as a cruel prank. If you want to feel good, stay trim and be healthy, why not get serious once again with your physical fitness? It's much better and more scientific. ...Read more

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I would like to perform the salt water flush. Is the method effective? Is celtic sea salt® brand fine ground non-iodized sea salt?

Why?: It is neither effective, nor is it safe as it may cause abrupt electrolyte disturbances that may have you end up in the hospital. ...Read more

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What's the best way to detox your body? Also is a salt water flush like used in the master cleanse safe? Reason to detox is allergies constipation etc

What's the best way to detox your body? Also is a salt water flush like used in the master cleanse safe? Reason to detox is allergies constipation etc

Allergy treatment: The best way to treat allergies is avoidance of the triggering allergen. For environmental allergies, antihistamines and topical nasal steroids sprays are very effective. Allergy injections are very useful for long term treatment. There is no role for "detoxifcation" in the treatment of allergies. ...Read more

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Have an upset stomach, took malta and gargled w salt water for acid, does this help. I have acid reflux?

Have an upset stomach, took malta and gargled w salt water for acid, does this help. I have acid reflux?

Acid reflux: Instead of Malta and salt water, you might consider using antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta. Generics are fine. In addition, avoiding particular foods which make your problem worse, with most people reporting that tomatoes, onions, citrus fruits, chocolate, and garlic are frequent problem foods. I would also avoid tobacco and alcohol if possible. If this does not help, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I swallowed gel pen ink and now my stomach really hurts is it ok for me to drink salt water to throw up?

I swallowed gel pen ink and now my stomach really hurts is it ok for me to drink salt water to throw up?

See details: How much ink did you swallow and how is it possible to do it by accident? A small amount, do not worry. A larger amount, speak with your doctor or your local er. ...Read more

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I had a lower molar removed 56 hours ago. I continue to rinse w/salt water solution. It looks like there is thin white coating over the clot. Normal?

I had a lower molar removed 56 hours ago. I continue to rinse w/salt water solution. It looks like there is thin white coating over the clot. Normal?

It is normal: If you notice a white film over the surgical sites do not panic, this is a completely normal healing process. This will fade as healing continuous for about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Xray showed one of my teeth has infection. Might rinsing with salt water solution draw out this infection?

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 more

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Can I flush my colon with salt water and master cleanse?

Can I flush my colon with salt water and master cleanse?

Not a cleanse fan: As a surgeon, I must admit I am not a fan of 'colon cleansing, ' especially with harsh or aggressive cleansers. This can lead to electrolyte imbalances and irritation (colitis), as well as flaring hemorrhoids if you have them. I prefer proper nutrition and high fiber diet and your colon will take better care of itself. Your colon is designed to do what it does and eliminate waste naturally. ...Read more

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Flushing colon with salt water and master cleanse, could this work?

Flushing colon with salt water and master cleanse, could this work?

For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, I assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous Healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! If constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more

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Since turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, can I add to my neti pot a pinch of turmeric in my sea salt water to do a nasal flush?

Since turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, can I add to my neti pot a pinch of turmeric in my sea salt water to do a nasal flush?

Ouch!: I wouldn't do it unless it becomes a well-known treatment that is nicely tolerated by many people and works. The nasal passages are very sensitive and delicate. Even the wrong concentration of salt water can cause severe pain. The sinuses were not created for large particles. Better to take it orally as you would any spice. You should get the anti-inflammatory effect that way. ...Read more

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My tooth extraction hole is full of yellowish white color stuff. I noticed when I swished my mouth with salt water the yellowish white stuff came out.

My tooth extraction hole is full of yellowish white color stuff. I noticed when I swished my mouth with salt water the yellowish white stuff came out.

Healing tissue: This is likely food debris or healing tissue. Keep the area well irrigated and if not healing see your dentist. All the best. ...Read more

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Can I do a salt water flush when pregnant?

Can I do a salt water flush when pregnant?

Of the vagina?: Of you mouth, yes. Of the vagina, no. This is not a good idea vaginally whether you are pregnant or not! ...Read more

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How to get rid of water weight in stomach area? I'm trying to keep salt low bc of pre hypertension? Any foods that can help? Thanks so much dr!

How to get rid of water weight in stomach area? I'm trying to keep salt low bc of pre hypertension? Any foods that can help? Thanks so much dr!

Avoid processed food: Avoid canned foods and processed meats as these are high in salt. No foods in particular that would act as a natural diuretic. ...Read more

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What can I do. ..My stomach is on fire an I can't even keep down water. ..Its been 9 days an I have been to the e r twice. Help e r gave me sodium chloride and ondansetron, an dicyclomine an promethazine

What can I do. ..My stomach is on fire an I can't even keep down water. ..Its been 9 days an I have been to the e r twice. Help e r gave me sodium chloride and ondansetron, an dicyclomine an promethazine

The: The workup for your problem is quite extensive. .. Maybe the er physicians made sure you didn't have something dangerous going on and sent you home because you did not meet criteria to be admitted to the hospital, the best plan would be to see a doctor in clinic who can start your care going to the er repeatedly might not help as much as seeing a physician in clinic. ...Read more

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What does salt water do for a cut?

What does salt water do for a cut?

It has a: Germ killing effect and can help to reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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Can salt water cure my dandruff?

Can salt water cure my dandruff?

No: Over the counter dandruff shampoo will help in controlling dandruff.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could salt water help an abscess?

Can you help? Could salt water help an abscess?

To a degree: Rinsing and swishing with hot salt water be beneficial in relieving symptoms of an infection, but is usually not curative.
Usually, the source of the abscess (a bacterial infection) has to be eliminated. This can require a combination of antibiotics and maybe a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How much salt water am I supposed to gargle for a toothache?

How much salt water am I supposed to gargle for a toothache?

Salt water: Salt water is a good healing rinse for gum inflammation, post-surgery, and mouth sores. I would recommend 1 tablespoon in 1/2 cup of hot water then roll it in mouth for 30 seconds then spit. However salt water will not help a toothache unless it is caused by the gums. ...Read more

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If people are allergic to salt, are they allergic to salt water?

If people are allergic to salt, are they allergic to salt water?

No such thing: Not sure there is any data to support the existence of a 'salt' allergy. ...Read more

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Can I use salt water as mouthwash?

Can I use salt water as mouthwash?

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 more

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Please help docs! Is salt water dangerous to drink?

Drinking salt water: Yes, if that is the only source of fluids because if can lead to hypernatremia which can eventually cause seizures and coma. Otherwise, if used to replace electrolytes, such as sports drinks, it could be potentially be beneficial. Some people drink pickle juice to replenish salt stores after significant exercise. ...Read more

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How to differentiate salt water from fresh water pneumonitis?

How to differentiate salt water from fresh water pneumonitis?

Geography: I am presuming you are referring to pneumonitis from drowning; in that case knowing where the patient was found and what water is present there is the trick. Clinically they are similar looking, although salt water victims tend to do better in the long run. ...Read more

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Couldyou rinse with salt water while wearing dentures?

Yes: And the salt water rinse will be most effective with the dentures out of your mouth while rinsing. ...Read more

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Does salt water cure or aid acne?

Does salt water cure or aid acne?

Neither: Salt water has no effect on acne. Use of a toner such as 2% salicylic acid is useful with a gentles facial cleanser. ...Read more

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Does salt water taffy have vitamin k?

Does salt water taffy have vitamin k?

No it does not: No it does not have vit k. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Yes: Millions use some form of saline (salt water) spray through out the world. ...Read more

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Does salt water mouthwash raise blood pressure?

Does salt water mouthwash raise blood pressure?

Posssibly: If you are using it a lot and swallowing a lot, it is possible. Not normally expected to happen. ...Read more

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Does salt water for pimples make everything worse?

Does salt water for pimples make everything worse?

Not Usually: Salt water or ocean swimming is not usually a sources for making acne worse. In fact, it will usually help. If you are washing your face with salt water, then it may make things worse until your skin has a chance to acclimatize to this. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Salt water makes me gag and cough like I'm going to vomit?

Salt water makes me gag and cough like I'm going to vomit?

Me too: Are you wondering why? Not sure I'm clear on the question....you certainly can't drink sea water...way too concentrated. Seawater is about 220x saltier than fresh water. I'd say that had something to do with the gag response, wouldn't you? ...Read more

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Can rinsing with salt water too much cause a tooth abscess?

Can rinsing with salt water too much cause a tooth abscess?

No: Warm salt water has a cleaning and healing effect on the gums. It will not cause a tooth abscess. ...Read more

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When should I rinse with salt water after a tooth extraction?

When should I rinse with salt water after a tooth extraction?

You Shouldn't: You really have no need to rinse with anything following an extraction. Rinsing can lead to the blood clot dislodging complicating matters even worse. ...Read more

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How long can the rabies virus survive in pool water (salt water)?

How long can the rabies virus survive in pool water (salt water)?

Minimal time: Rabies virus does not live outside of a living host. It's transmitted by the infected saliva from a bite going into the next victim. I would not be too worried about getting it from swimming. Major carrier in states is often bats. If you fished one out of the pool it's unlikely to have left the virus behind. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy for me to drink salt water to induce vomiting?

Would it be healthy for me to drink salt water to induce vomiting?

???: Why do you want to vomit? If you're swallowing things you shouldn't - solvents or other poisonous stuff - break the habit. If you did, this answer won't come in time.
If there's a need to vomit most of the time our body just does that.
Can you make yourself vomit that way, probably. But if it's a frequent choice are you bulemic?
If so, psychotherapy is really important. ...Read more

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