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Is baking powder a baking soda?

Is baking powder a baking soda?

No: Baking powder is not a baking soda. They are different types of chemical ingredients... which means using the wrong one can make one's baking taste odd. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits of consuming baking powder?

Are there any health benefits of consuming baking powder?

Yes: Studies have shown that dietary measures to boost bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels can increase the pH of acidic tumors without upsetting the pH of the blood and healthy tissues. To relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion is to stir half a teaspoon of baking soda into half a cup of water and drink it an hour or two after meals. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) can also sooth psoriasis and can enhance plaque removal on teeth. ...Read more

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Can we use baking powder instead of baking soda when treating on underarms?

Baking powder: I would not. And costs more. What are you treating. Lets do 2nd opinion for better help. ...Read more

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Is baking powder is gud for tooths. If s den tel me how to use. If not den tel me d disadvantages of using it.?

Is baking powder is gud for tooths. If s den tel me how to use. If not den tel me d disadvantages of using it.?

Toothpaste: Baking soda is very abrasive and rough on teeth like sandpaper is to wood. While baking soda is good at removing external stains, it can cause excessive toothbrush abrasion ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could use baking powder instead of soda to eliminate vaginal odor?

Can you tell me if I could use baking powder instead of soda to eliminate vaginal odor?

It will be messy: Baking powder contains baking soda and cream of tartar, which is a very fine powder. So it will make a kind of goo that might help a little but also might make things worse.

Better to find the cause of the odor (very often it is a buildup of the wrong kind of bacteria or yeast in the vagina), especially if there is a discharge, and to treat the cause specifically. Get it checked at any clinic. ...Read more

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Is it true that baking powder can lighten teeth naturally?

Is it true that baking powder can lighten teeth naturally?

Possible: In that baking soda (not powder) is a commonly used dentifrice it can be said to lighten teeth by helping to remove extrinsic stain or help clean them of dark surface deposits. It has no natural bleaching capability though to alter the intrinsic color of the tooth so depending on what you mean by lighten, the best answer is "maybe". ...Read more

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Does baking powder help in curing yeast infection?

Does baking powder help in curing yeast infection?

I have never heard: Of baking powder as a home remedy. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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Will sitting in baking powder cure an yeast infection?

Will sitting in baking powder cure an yeast infection?

No: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties ; pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. ...Read more

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Does featherweight baking powder interfere with heart medications like salt substitutes?

Does featherweight baking powder interfere with heart medications like salt substitutes?

Check with doctor...: A person on heart meds can check with his primary care doctor and/or his cardiologist about using featherweight baking powder, which states that it is sodium free, but does have some potassium in it. Its website says 1/8 teaspoon of it has 70mg of potassium, so a patient can ask his doctor if that's ok. ...Read more

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Is it ok to add some bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (not baking powder) to my dry ginger tea? What benefits would that have?

Is it ok to add some bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (not baking powder) to my dry ginger tea? What benefits would that have?

Help with nausea: If you are dealing with nausea, a small amount might help, along with the ginger tea. You'll probably burp a bit. This is not something you want to be doing long term or for any particular health benefit. ...Read more

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Got a thorn stuck deep in finger yday. It is red swollen and hurts. Tried baking powder paste tried onion slice to draw out what else can I do?

Got a thorn stuck deep in finger yday. It is red swollen and hurts. Tried baking powder paste tried onion slice to draw out what else can I do?

See a physician: For exam, can usually remove it in office under most circumstances. Discuss tetanus booster if appropriate. Do not wait too long as infection can set in and sometimes even fungal (i.e. Sporotrichosis) also known as rose gardeners disease. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can baking powder increase your breast size?

Can baking powder increase your breast size?

Yes: If one were to use baking powder to create a mass of refined carbohydrate confections and to consume them, then weight gain would occurr causing the breasts to grow bigger; along with the rest of the body. Other than this, I cannot think of any other mechanism. ...Read more

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Are there any side-effects of whitening your teeth with baking powder?

Are there any side-effects of whitening your teeth with baking powder?

Doesn't really: Baking powder by itself doesn't really whiten teeth. It is a mild abrasive which sort of scrubs off stains or "sands" them off. This only works on the surface if teeth but doesn't get in any cracks or imperfections if your brush can't get in them. Best to just use a bleaching product that you get from your dentist or from a drug store if you can't afford the dentist's. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten my teeth?

Is it possible for me to use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten my teeth?

Nope: They are two different materials. Baking powder is for baking, and baking soda is abrasive and will do a terrific job of wearing away your enamel, over time. If you really want whiter teeth, you will need to use otc drugstore products or have it done professionally. ...Read more

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I'd like to get some baking soda to whiten my teeth but can only find baking powder. Are they both the same thing?

I'd like to get some baking soda to whiten my teeth but can only find baking powder. Are they both the same thing?

Different things: Baking soda and baking powder are different. Baking powder is only about one third baking soda and two thirds other chemicals.
There are more effective ways to lighten teeth than this. Your dentist can do this for you. Or over the counter white strips will work. ...Read more

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What do I need to use to whiten my teeth. I read about baking soda but cant find any but baking powder. Please what else can I use?

What do I need to use to whiten my teeth. I read about baking soda but cant find any but baking powder. Please what else can I use?

Best whitening: Most efficient whitening systems are done in cooperation with your Dentist. Way down on the list are whitening strips, and below them whitening toothpaste. Baking soda is merely a mild abrasive. Baking powder is useless. Before you do something damaging in the name of "beauty, " please talk to your Dentist. ...Read more

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Does baking powder and lemon juice whiten the skin?

Does baking powder and lemon juice whiten the skin?

Minimally: Lemon juice is a home remedy to lighten skin, however some people will develop a rash on the skin when the treated area is exposed to sun. This is called phytophotodermatitis an can produce more noticeable dark marks than what you are trying to fade. Instead, try otc fading creams containing hydroquinone 2% or see your doctor for prescription fading creams and/ or chemical peels. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to try teeth whitening with baking powder?

Is it a good idea to try teeth whitening with baking powder?

Ineffective: Save the baking powder for a recipe. Talk to your dentist about effective alternatives. ...Read more

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Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

Nope: Neither will really whiten your teeth. Baking soda is abrasive and may remove some surface stains, but it does not really whiten your teeth. Excessive use may actually wear your enamel away. Professionally dispensed products are the strongest and best way to whiten your teeth. ...Read more

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How long does tooth whitening baking powder take to whiten teeth?

How long does tooth whitening baking powder take to whiten teeth?

Expectations?: It depends upon your expectations. The effect is usually minimal at best. If you want any substantial whitening, you may have to wait forever. I recommend that you have a consultation with your own dentist to discuss your treatment options. Then you will be better informed as to what you can expect regarding time, money and amount of whitening. Besides there are other important considerations. ...Read more

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Home remedy for foot odor is baking powder or baking soda? Thanks :)

Home remedy for foot odor is baking powder or baking soda? Thanks :)

Foot odor: Here's a better one - wash with antibacterial soap and see your podiatrist for help with your shoes. I have some great things to help with that in my office that your podiatrist may have as well. ...Read more

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Is baking powder the same as bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda for the treatment of cystitis?

See comment: Basicaly the same. They are not your conventional treatment of cystitis...
No medical textbook advises treatment with baking powder. ...Read more

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Is it safe to remove a mole by home remedies including garlic caster oil vinegar and baking powder? Please answer.

Is it safe to remove a mole by home remedies including garlic caster oil vinegar and baking powder? Please answer.

It's your choice: If it's a melanoma -- and you're old enough -- it'll be back and you'll pay with your life. If it's a particylarly nasty-looking one, why not have it removed safely and reliably? If it's not, why not leave it alone? ...Read more

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Can baking powder be used as a home remedy to whiten teeth?

Can baking powder be used as a home remedy to whiten teeth?

Not really: Baking soda (not powder) is abrasive and will remove surface stains, but not actually whiten your teeth very much. Excess use can wear away the enamel making your teeth weaker. Consider using products specifically designed to whiten teeth. OTC gels may work for you, but nothing beats professionally dispensed and applied products. ...Read more

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Brushing teeth with baking powder makes it white. Is this true?

Brushing teeth with baking powder makes it white. Is this true?

No: The act of brushing may cause your teeth to appear lighter if the brushing removed extrinsic stains. Lighting the tooth itself is usually accomplished with carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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I am experincing heart burn what couses. Is it healthier to neutrolize with baking powder?

I am experincing heart burn what couses. Is it healthier to neutrolize with baking powder?

Antacids ok: True heartburn is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux and refers to stomach acid going into the esophagus. This might need investigation if frequent and I would encourage you to see your family doctor particularly if there are any more concerning symptoms such as pain or difficulty with swallowing, poor appetite and/or weight losss. ...Read more