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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Cleansing/rinsing: Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area. It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear can ... Read More
Dr. William Forsythe
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Cleansing/rinsing: Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area. It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear can ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Its NOT a: "comfortable" step but its only taken when absolutely necessary! WHY are you asking and WHY here in the Health Tap "Chat Room"????? Just asking the qu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Gastric lavage: A flexible tube is inserted through the nose, down the throat & into the stomach, the contents o the stomach are suctioned out through the tube, a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Corrosive poisons: Gastric lavage is the treatment of choice when ingestion of any poison is suspected.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Beats Me!: Intravenous Narcan (naloxone) works great without the mess and avoids the possibilty of pulmonary aspiration.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Clarify, please.: What would you like to know. You got the usual treatment for an overdose. I am glad you went to the hospital! Please get help to feel better. Sui ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Possibly: if the ingestion was within 4-6 hours, yes yo lavage. Otherwise, blood tests, measure levels, get liver function tests, consider IV treatment
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: This Q has been around without being answered. Here is my take based on what I have studied and retained about life & medicine. I'm sure that, thr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
40 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Clean out airway: Bronchial lavage can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. The large airways can be washed free of secretions and infection, and the fluid sent for ana ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
40 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Clean out airway: Bronchial lavage can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. The large airways can be washed free of secretions and infection, and the fluid sent for ana ... Read More

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