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Salt Water Flush On Full Stomach
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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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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
No such thing: Not sure there is any data to support the existence of a 'salt' allergy. ...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 more
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
Yes: And the salt water rinse will be most effective with the dentures out of your mouth while rinsing. ...Read more
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
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
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