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I'm going to Italy, what kind of toothpaste should I take?

I'm going to Italy, what kind of toothpaste should I take?

Old Feb 17th, 2001, 02:30 PM
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xxx
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Explanation for "Huh":
1. "Silly"(address "having fun")asked a silly question, mocking some of the dumb questions we ask here for real.
2. "Cmt" (address "grin") told a tall tale about how Italian food is so good for your teeth you needn't even brush.
3. "Medic", poosibly a dental assistant or toothbrush salesman, took it seriously and got outraged that it was such bad info.
4. "Cmt" joked further.
5. "Medic" got madder.
AND SO ON AND SO ON. OK?
 
Old Feb 18th, 2001, 06:14 AM
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La nonna
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I remedi della nonna:

Baking soda: un dentifricio naturale Sulla confezione di molti dentifrici in commercio oggi compare tra gli ingredienti il "baking soda", cioè il bicarbonato di sodio. Ma a cosa serve? Tra le tante risposte, una delle più gettonate, e peraltro pertinente, è quella che lo definisce come un dentifricio naturale. Il bicarbonato di sodio, infatti, se mescolato con un po' d'acqua può diventare un economico dentifricio, che pulisce e rinfresca. Attenzione, però: per quanto queste siano caratteristiche del baking soda, non ne è consigliabile l'uso senza prima aver consultato un dentista, perché la sua proprietà abrasiva potrebbe creare qualche problema, come, per esempio, rovinare irreparabilmente la superficie delle protesi. Con una zolletta il singhiozzo passa Sono infiniti i rimedi per far passare il singhiozzo: schiacciare la lingua con un cucchiaino, far spaventare il poveretto colpito dal fastidioso tic, tanto per citarne un paio. C'è qualcosa di vero o si tratta solo di leggende? In realtà, tra tante sciocchezze, ci sono alcune verità.

NEWTON - Agosto 2000
 
Old Feb 18th, 2001, 07:54 AM
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media
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la noaan a vero grazia tante bela donna
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 11:44 AM
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Toothpaste is toothpaste. You'll have no trouble finding something as good - or better - than ours. But I would make sure I had a few other things with me that you won't be able to get there that you may take here on ocassion and might find a need for there. The main one that comes to mind is BENADRYL. My husband is from Genoa and over the past 35+ years we've visited there often and a couple of trips back I had some kind of a reaction and found that Benadryl is no longer on the market there. (A family friend - a doctor - said they've decided there are better allegy medicines out there and that Benadryl hadn't been on their market for a few years). I couldn't agress less!! Their recommeded replacement put me to sleep for 10 hour stretches!! I could write a book about that whole trip but I really just want to advise anyone going to bring a small amount of any and all over-the-counter medicines that they are use to taking. Didn't mean to get off the toothpaste question but I thought this might be a good forum to say all this. To everyone traveling abroad..have fun and stay well!!!!
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 12:10 PM
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Huh?
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Hey, xxx,

I got it. I was just playin' with ya.

Now can you explain the bird and the bees?
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 01:30 PM
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zzz
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Dear Huh,

Huh?

You're all a bit daft.
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 02:15 PM
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elaine you can readily purchase benadryl in its generic form-its diphenhydramine- the ovet the counter strength id 12.5mg/5c.c.(one teaspoon). if you keep the daily and per dosage low ie25mg per dose either 2 or 3x per day the sedation is usually low unless you are suseptable to this.
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 04:19 PM
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Thanks, Medic, that is very interesting and I am writing it's generic name down...just in case. I'm surprised the doctor (and a couple of pharmacists) didn't suggest it instead of the medicine they gave me. But then I'm sure they thought what they gave me would work just as well. I'm learning something new every day!
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 04:55 PM
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I really think a physician or pharmacist in Italy would have known that it's diphenhydramine (even I knew that, just 'cause I'm cheap and buy generic OTC drugs at CVS and Drug Emporium) and they were probably telling you that THAT is what's not on the market. Unless, the druggist was just trying to sell what he had on hand, or the doc. was prescribing something that it was financially advantageous for him to promote. That can happen....
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 04:55 PM
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I really think a physician or pharmacist in Italy would have known that it's diphenhydramine (even I knew that, just 'cause I'm cheap and buy generic OTC drugs at CVS and Drug Emporium) and they were probably telling you that THAT is what's not on the market. Unless, the druggist was just trying to sell what he had on hand, or the doc. was prescribing something that it was financially advantageous for him to promote. That can happen....
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 05:21 PM
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toothpaste
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I like toothpaste a whole lot. When I think about it I get hot. Sometimes I like to smoke pot, but not as much as I like to think about toothpaste.
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 05:40 PM
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If Medic's non-English comment was from Altavista or Babelfish or Gotranslator or one of those other translation sites, it's further proof that they are very, very bad, totally unreliable. It was completely ungrammatical and misspelled, and I don't just mean the typos. Those translation sites are amusing but they really don't work.
 
Old Feb 24th, 2001, 08:16 PM
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Though this thread is about Italy, I think it is helpful to remind people that if they thoroughly coat their lips with toothpaste before kissing the Blarney Stone (Ireland) they may be protected from some communicable diseases that are passed along through Blarney kissing. The residue of toothpast on the stone will also ofer some protection to the next kisser.
 
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 06:23 AM
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thanks for your generous comment. if only you knew what you were talking about you could be dangerous. the info posted is veery accurate and correct. if you fail to see this that is your problem why should you interfer with others getting good and accurate info. take your own medicine stata zito
 
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 06:51 AM
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Medic, the entire thread and most of the responses were intended as a joke. You really need to relax. Not everything is serious. And right now I AM being serious!
 
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 11:11 AM
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Medic, what country are you from? I can tell you're not a native English or Italian speaker, so just curious.

P.S. The grandma's home remedies article was from an Italian periodical, Newton.
 
Old Feb 26th, 2001, 03:19 AM
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And speaking of Blarney....
 
Old Feb 26th, 2001, 04:33 AM
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Amd I am curious... is "medic/[email protected]" the same person as "fred/[email protected]"? (citing this latter one from memory - - I can't actually find a post from "him" right now).
 
Old Feb 26th, 2001, 08:16 AM
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Don't know. The "Fred" post I saw seemed "normal" and appropriate, but it was on a normal serious thread, where his shall we say "disability" in the area of whimsy detecttion was not evident. Someone needs to tickle him maybe?
 
Old Apr 10th, 2002, 06:58 PM
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found this by searching for trolls--really
 

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