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I have large verrucca on my foot, the pain is horrendous and I can't walk on it. I have been using Apple cider vinegar on it which has brought the root to the surface. Some skin is white however aarge area of it is black, just wondering if this sou

I have large verrucca on my foot, the pain is horrendous and I can't walk on it. I have been using Apple cider vinegar on it which has brought the root to the surface. Some skin is white however aarge area of it is black, just wondering if this sou

See your doctor: I'm not quite sure what you had asked cause the question was cut off. With that said, the wart should be looked at by a podiatrist or dermatologist. It will be in your best interest to confirm the diagnosis and exclude a malignant lesion. Furthermore, your doctor can help rid of the wart faster than home based solutions so you can be on your feet pain free in no time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Does apple cider vinegar really work on getting rid of foot fungus?

Does apple cider vinegar really work on getting rid of foot fungus?

Not bad.: The vinegar is an acid, which most opportunistic fungus and bacteria don't like to live in! The issue is that it often can't penetrate the nail enough to get to all the fungus. There are oral medicines and a couple topical solutions that are fda approved for this condition. See a podiatrist for all the options that may be best for you. ...Read more

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Should I use a mixture of apple cider vinegar and tonic water for nocturnal leg cramps?

Should I use a mixture of apple cider vinegar and tonic water for nocturnal leg cramps?

Leg cramps: I prefer 4-6 oz of tonic water flavored with an orange slice or some liquid ginger added. ...Read more

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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

-psoriasis on elbows/knees
-recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths
-now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg
-help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor. ...Read more

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I put baking soda, lysine & apple cider vinegar on a cold sore & it swelled up. Did I mess up?

I put baking soda, lysine & apple cider vinegar on a cold sore & it swelled up. Did I mess up?

No: The lysine was ok, but works much better when swallowed. The acid in the vinegar reacted with the baking soda, foaming up and releasing carbon dioxide. Just stick with swallowing the lysine. ...Read more

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If a wasp stings someone on the foot, causing it to swell up, is it ok to soak the foot in some warm water with vinegar and baking soda?

If a wasp stings someone on the foot, causing it to swell up, is it ok to soak the foot in some warm water with vinegar and baking soda?

Yes and no: Soaking may make it feel better at first but may cause the foot to swell more. A better course of action may be to ice the area and take an antihistamin such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Is it okay to take cornwell apple cidar vinegar for weighloss? As I don't have organic at the moment.

Is it okay to take cornwell apple cidar vinegar for weighloss? As I don't have organic at the moment.

OK but raw better: It is OK but you will probably get more benefits from a raw organic form; apples have a lot of pesticides and Cornwell is pasteurized so does not have probiotic benefits; raw organic ACV is widely available and inexpensive so why not get it?
See http://www.vegkitchen.com/tips/apple-cider-vinegar-diet/
You will lose more weight if combining it with a low-carb (low starch) diet. ...Read more

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If I drink 1-2 tablespoons of apple cidar vinegar daily, can my body become dependent on its effects?

If I drink 1-2 tablespoons of apple cidar vinegar daily, can my body become dependent on its effects?

No: Hi. Vinegar is yummy, but not habit-forming, and in those small doses, the minor acid load is easily handled by healthy lungs and kidneys. Bon App├ętit! ...Read more

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Is there any real or actual benefit to drinking apple cidar vinegar? I've read on many sites, including WebMd, of its many benefits. Is it just hype?

Is there any real or actual benefit to drinking apple cidar vinegar? I've read on many sites, including WebMd, of its many benefits. Is it just hype?

Many benefits: Apple cider vinegar is a very popular folk remedy, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, many infections (like sinus, ear and yeast infections), acne and other skin conditions. It may help treat diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Research is limited but does support many uses. It's safe and inexpensive. See http://tinyurl.com/joe2kht ...Read more

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Why is apple cidar vinegar so good for you?

Why is apple cidar vinegar so good for you?

It's not: It's simply promoted for everything. It has a few interesting properties, but people are willing to believe in it. It's smelly, it's made from wholesome apples, and people see faces in the clouds when an illness remits in someone using it and they write testimonials. You owe it to yourself to get with an evidence-based holist in your community if this stuff interests you. ...Read more

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Apple cidar vinegar is said to aid in fat loss because of its acidic content. What can I add to it to make it taste better? The taste is awful alone.

Apple cidar vinegar is said to aid in fat loss because of its acidic content. What can I add to it to make it taste better? The taste is awful alone.

Don't bother: The fact that apple cider vinegar is promoted for pretty much everything should lead you to the obvious conclusion. It tastes bad, it's natural, and it's safe -- the perfect make-believe treatment. There is no substitute for getting back into the fitness-focused lifestyle you enjoyed as a teen, making friends with gym folks, and dieting. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any cons for using apple cider vinegar?

No: The stuff is safe. Don't use it as sole treatment for any serious illness. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of apple cider vinegar?

Vinegar: No disadvantage to apple cider vinegar over other vinegars. ...Read more

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Does apple cidar vinegar kill bad bacteria in the vagina?

Does apple cidar vinegar kill bad bacteria in the vagina?

No: Don't ever douche or squirt anything non-prescription into your vagina (except otc antifungal creams); doing so can cause infections. If you have a vaginal infection, it needs to be treated properly. ...Read more

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Can apple cidar vinegar work on acne scars?

Can apple cidar vinegar work on acne scars?

Fad diet: Losing weight essentially comes down to limiting calorie intake and increasing calorie expenditure via exercise. I am not aware of apple cider vinegar specifically reducing acne scars other than to limit acne disease by decreasing calorie and oil intake. ...Read more

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Is Apple Cider Vinegars really healthy to drink?

Is Apple Cider Vinegars really healthy to drink?

Yes, in moderation.: This is been used for many years to create many ailments. I've had many patients who have found it helpful for treating symptoms of reflux. Remember no supplement can take the place of a healthy well-balanced diet. ...Read more

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I have gargled. With apple vinegar and. Ate yogart for a week the wht is gone but my toung is so painful and red. Help?

I have gargled. With apple vinegar and. Ate yogart for a week the wht is gone but my toung is so painful and red. Help?

Referring to Thrush?: I assume you are referring to thrush-question above. Using the vinegar may have helped getting rid of the white patches, but it is acidic and may have caused more inflammation/redness, thus more pain (red, sore tongue =? Glossitis).
You may need both antifungal med and some steroid. Since your symptoms seem quite bothersome, consult your doc for treatment asap. There're many treatments!
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you eat daily apple vinegar has side effects in the future I heard that in the future wounds or operations do not heal becaus of it?

No effect: Consuming vinegar will have no effect on wounds or surgical recovery. Vinegar has been used in the past topically on wounds but this is now known to be ill-advised and has a negative effect on the progression of wound healing. In theory this had an antibacterial effect on the wounds. If this is true at all the damage to healing far outweighs any antibacterial effect. ...Read more

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Too much apple cider vinegar harmful?

Too much apple cider vinegar harmful?

Probably not: If you believed all the health claims made for this stuff (it supposedly cures everything), you would be reading uncritically. If the stuff doesn't make you sick to your stomach, it probably will not hurt you. ...Read more

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Thyroid problem, can I use apple vinegar?

Thyroid problem, can I use apple vinegar?

Don't play games: Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and thyroid tumors / cancers are all extremely serious. Don't try to self-medicate or believe anyone who suggests that this much-touted (though interesting) substance is any substitute for life-saving scientific treatment. Feel free try it if you like, but only as an adjunct to real rx; old graveyards are full of people dead from thyroid disease ; only 'natural rx'. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to consume apple cider vinegar?

Is it healthy to consume apple cider vinegar?

Yes, in moderation: Vinegar, including apple cider vinegar, lowers post-prandial glycemia by 20%. This appears to be due to vinegars effect of slowing gastric emptying. Just 2 teaspoons before meals is the effective dose. **Avoid vinegar pills as they have been associated with esophageal injury....their pH and contents are not standardized. Avoid large dose of apple cider vinegar as it can cause hypokalemia. ...Read more

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What is apple cider vinegar used for in medicine?

Adjunct only: The fact that it is promoted as being good for absolutely everything should tip you off that it's not really curing anything. You owe it to yourself to get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community, rather than try to negotiate the welter of mostly-false claims about complementary medicine on your own. There's some stuff of real value. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which are considered the best uses for apple cider vinegar?

Which are considered the best uses for apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vineger: Uses are reported in lowering blood pressure, decreasing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation, weight loss, relief of allergies, treatment for acute migraines, improve arthritis. ...Read more