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Will Baking Soda Help With Herpes

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Baking soda

I am a nutritionist and I work exclusively with HIV/AIDS patients. I'm new at this job and want to learn as much as possible about my patients' needs. I've read tips about helping altered taste by trying the baking soda swish....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Baking soda is used for teeth cleaning, improving bad breath, easing the pain of sore or irritated tisses in the oral cavity. If anyone knows of other uses please post them. KH... Read more »

baking soda & altered taste

Hello,Why is a baking soda 'swish' recommended for altered taste / smell?... Read more »

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herpes please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I noticed on my inner thigt right by the testical a red dot , its not riased it doesnt hurt , and it doesnt look like any fluid , could it be herpes please help. I also have jock itch I had sex last week protected. im very nervous Read more »

oral herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an HIV board but I have a question about oral herpes and I was wondering if anybody could help. I have a friend who has oral herpes who likes to bite her nails all the time, is it possible for it to transmit the virus to her fingers... Read more »

Just tested positive for herpes...i wanna die

Posted by sis24, 2 Replies
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Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey

I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »