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If I am making a salt water gargle for a child who sometimes drinks the gargle. How much salt is safe to use?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Not needed

I would advise against it since it has little or no bearing on health and he might become addicted to salt as a taste.

In brief: Not needed

I would advise against it since it has little or no bearing on health and he might become addicted to salt as a taste.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics

In brief: 1/4 teaspoon

The standard amount is 1/4 teaspoon per 4 ounces of water. If he/she drank a little of that it would not hurt them.

In brief: 1/4 teaspoon

The standard amount is 1/4 teaspoon per 4 ounces of water. If he/she drank a little of that it would not hurt them.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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