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Salt Water Wounds Heal
I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?
Dilute the Mouthwash: You should be able to start using mouthwash at this point in time. However, I would suggest diluting it and using 1/2 warm water and 1/2 mouthwash.
Simple Care: The real question-what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.
Crenation: Crenation causes bacterial cells to contract after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the loss of water through osmosis. This causes the bacterial cells to die, thereby decreasing bacterial counts and the toxins they release. The warm water also stimulates blood flow and cleanses the tissues.See 2 more doctor answers
Does using purified sea salt water, several times a day, benefit healing wounds? This specifically concerns new piercings.
Sea water: No matter how long I have been in wound care, there always seems to be an endless stream of new products and recommendations. I think that attention to the conditions under which the piercings are done (sterility of tools, for example) requires more due diligence than dealing with problems afterwards. We use sterile Normal Saline all of the time to wash wounds so if it is sterile, i see no issue.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a bad habit of biting my cheeks. This has made them sore & cut inside. As well as warm salt water, what else can I use to help heal them?.
Hydrogen peroxide: You can rinse your mouth out with hydrogen peroxide which will help the healing process.
Mouth Sore: Yes. It provides some sort of relief..
How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?
Salt water will help: Salt water is good for keeping your oral wound clean. You can also use listerine, which will kill some of the germs in your mouth. The good news is that wounds in the mouth heal very quickly.
Refractive index: The easiest explanation is that human eyes are "built" to work in air. Water bends light waves more than air does, and our eyes need a layer of air in front of them in order to focus. That its why a pair of goggles helps you see under water.
No: If he drank it in small amounts, it shouldn't be a problem.See 1 more doctor answer
Wgat real benefits does gargling salt water have? Is it good to eat garlic fresh without cooking?
Antiinflammatory: Effect, so good for sore throat. And garlic is excellent for you raw. Goo luck with the breath thing...
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Scabies: Scabicides kill scabies mites and sometimes the eggs. These generally require a doctor’s prescription. No otc products have been tested and approved to treat scabies, but you can try anything. Salt is not likely to hurt you but not using approved drugs may prolong the illness.See 1 more doctor answer