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Acid Reflux, Vinegar: understand your concern. Vinegar is highly acidic. Vinegar in the chips can make Stomach acid reflux or flow up irritating esophagus and causing heartburn. To dilute acid and decrease heartburn, try the following: Eat less chips. Eat slowly. Have herbal tea, water or milk with snack. Chewing gum after the snack to stimulate saliva production which can neutralize acid. ...Read more
Smelly feet: Yes. The medical term for smelly feet is bromohydrosis. Foot odor is most commonly caused by excessive perspiration(hyperhydrosis). Fungus and bacteria live in a dark, warm and moist environment. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda helps to neutralize the ph of the feet and therefore may eliminate the odor. Antiperspirant spray best to decrease the moisture! preferably all natural type. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of bug bites; pregnant; can I soak in Epsom salt mix with Dead Sea salts? Or Epsom salt w lavender & chamomile and baking soda? Or just ep salt
Yes: Soak away. There should be no problem at all with your soaks. ...Read more
Why hot water?: I've never heard the "hot" part, but gargling with salt water does draw excess fluid from inflamed tissues in the throat, making them hurt less. It also loosens thick mucus, which can remove irritants like allergens, bacteria and fungi from the throat. It's a temporary fix, since it does nothing to remove the cause (whatever that is), but it will make you feel better for a while. ...Read more
What is better for strep or a sore throat.... Gargle with warm salt water or warm baking soda water? I tried diluted poroxide water, too much foam.
Peroxide best: I recommend half- strength peroxide to my patients. Instead of gargling take half a mouthful and lean back and swish the solution for a minute or two before spitting it out. Repeat 2 additional times. Peroxide has antiseptic properties which is helpful during an infection. ...Read more
Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more
Indigestion: This could be chronic reflux from the esophagus (gerd). This problem can become serious if allowed to go unchecked for a prolonged period. See your local ENT doctor and perhaps a GI doctor to find out what is going on. In the mean time you can try otc Prilosec and head elvation at night as a temporary solution. Even if this works you still need an expert to check you out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soothing: It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling. ...Read more
Chamomile tea with honey and lemon, gargling with water and salt, but nothing helps my sore throat?
Eval: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more
Can dental implants cause loss of taste. Can taste or sense sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, but not taste foods.
Likely not: In 35 years of practice, never heard or read of this occurring. Typical implant placement sites do not go near the areas which provide these. I would suggest seeing an Oral Medicine specialist if these things have occurred. Further references might follow from there. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No: Gargling with salt water may help your throat if it is irritated from the reflux but it does not keep the acid down.You can take antacids for the reflux but also avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Maintain a healthy weight. eat small meals and avoid eating before bedtime. All these things will help decrease the reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer