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I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?

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.

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

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.

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How can warm salt water heal gums?

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.

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Does using purified sea salt water, several times a day, benefit healing wounds? This specifically concerns new piercings.

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.

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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?

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.

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Will salt water and peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) heal a gum infection?

Will salt water and peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) heal a gum infection?

No: Most gum infections are sub-gingival (underneath the gums) and salt water/peridex cannot reach the bugs sub-gingivally.

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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.

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Why is rinsing with salt water good?

Why is rinsing with salt water good?

Good cleanser: Rinsing with salt water is a good cleanser. It is soothing and gentle to oral tissues.

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Is salt water good for cuts and scraps?

Is salt water good for cuts and scraps?

Clean with water: wash with clean water, dry and apply a simple antibiotic cream will be better, simpler and less stinging

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How many times can u do hot salt water ?

How many times can u do hot salt water ?

For what?: I don't understand your question. What are you using it for? and where? Ask again, with more details please.

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Why does salt water cause vision to be blurry?

Why does salt water cause vision to be blurry?

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.

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When is it necessary to drink salt water?

When is it necessary to drink salt water?

When 2 drink saltH2O: 42 asks when is it necessary to drink salt water? Check with your health care team to be sure but I only recommend if a person is salt depleted.

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Can scabies be treated using salt water?

Can scabies be treated using salt water?

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.

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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