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Will gargling with salt water irritate acid reflux?

Will gargling with salt water irritate acid reflux?

No, it could help.: Gargling with salt water shouldn't aggravate acid reflux. It could actually help by alleviating some of the inflammation in the the back of the throat and mouth that is brought on when acid travels up from the stomach. Happy gargling! cheers! ...Read more

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Will water reduce water retention?

Will water reduce water retention?

Water retention: If you are retaining water, water ingestion will not help to reduce it. Go to physician and find out whether or not you are retaining water and, more important, the cause of your water retention and how to treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?

How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?

Nasal Rinses: Drinking warm salt water vs regular water will have no effect on your nasal cilia. Staying well hydrated with regular water can help thin out nasal secretions. Benefits of saline (saltwater) nasal rinses include: washes the mucus and irritants from your nose, moisturizes the sinus passages, studies have shown that nasal irrigation improves cell function (the cells that move the mucus work better). ...Read more

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Can I use salt water as mouthwash?

Can I use salt water as mouthwash?

Short term: Salt water mouthwash rinses are an excellent short term treatment when you have wounds in the mouth, for instance, when you’ve had teeth removed.Longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every day, it could erode the teeth, but is not necessarily abrasive to the teeth. It is the acidity of the salt water that could eat away and soften the enamel ...Read more

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I've a gum inflammation. When you are doing warm salt water rinses how much salt and water do you use?

I've a gum inflammation. When you are doing warm salt water rinses how much salt and water do you use?

1 tablespoon in 8 oz: Gum inflammation can be the culprit of many other diseases. While warm salt water is one way to decrease gum inflammation, it's important to see your dentist to make sure there are no other treatment to do. Brushing with baking soda and peroxide can also improve the health of gums as well as daily flossing. ...Read more

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How much salt should I use to make a salt water rinse?

How much salt should I use to make a salt water rinse?

Recipe: Rather than repeat it, i will refer you to this link: http://www.Aaaai.Org/conditions-and-treatments/treatments/saline-sinus-rinse-recipe.Aspx ...Read more

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Does salt water gargling help mouth ulcers?

Does salt water gargling help mouth ulcers?

Salt water rinses: Seem to help with oral irritations of all kinds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could salt water kill and clean germs in your mouth?

Could salt water kill and clean germs in your mouth?

Minimally and: Minimally and indirectly. The salt may kill off some of the bacteria, but many strains are resistant or not effected by mild levels of salt. It is a misconception to think that the salt water will directly kill off the bacteria. Gargling with salt water simply creates a dehydrated environment that the bacteria find less hospitable and potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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Can rinsing with salt water too much cause a tooth abscess?

Can rinsing with salt water too much cause a tooth abscess?

No: Warm salt water has a cleaning and healing effect on the gums. It will not cause a tooth abscess. ...Read more

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Does salt kill bacteria?is washing wattle bottle with salt enough instead of soap?

Does salt kill bacteria?is washing wattle bottle with salt enough instead of soap?

No: Salt does not kill bacteria. It is better to wash water bottles with soap and water and let them dry thoroughly before refilling. ...Read more

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Does putting epsom salt or vinegar in your bath water really keep down yeast?

Does putting epsom salt or vinegar in your bath water really keep down yeast?

Need location: The cause of infection is more important than infection itself. Candida is a natural yeast on our body if it is over growing means something is wrong in our body. Please see a doctor, it is important to treat the cause before treating the symptom. Let me quote uptodate: self treating wastes money, wastes time you do not feel better and you end up going to the doctor ...Read more

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Will drinking water help take the salt out of my kidneys?

Will drinking water help take the salt out of my kidneys?

Hmm...: Kidney does not have storage of salt. It a filtration organ which selectively filters out bad chemicals, excess metabolites from blood ( body ). More water will be excreted out by kidney......if you drink excess than daily need. During the process you will loose some electrolytes. ...Read more

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Could drinking warm lime water help to burn fat?

Could drinking warm lime water help to burn fat?

No significant help : But it can destroy the enamel on your teeth. ...Read more

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Does salt and warm water help clean a tongue piercing infection?

Does salt and warm water help clean a tongue piercing infection?

Yes: But if it is infected, seek professional help (not from the piercer, but from a dentist or physician). ...Read more

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