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how oral rehydration salt works

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Oral rehydration sal: Oral rehydration salts are simple formula to to counter water loss in conditions as gastroenteritis, heat exhaustion, cholera etc. There are several v ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes it helps: Oral hydration salts especially in summer do help to replenish your electrolytes. Water also is needed.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Should not be: They are the same.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Water + electrolytes: Generally drinking water is adequate for most with diarrhea to replace fluid losses. Drinks containing electrolytes and sugar may benefit some, espec ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronnie Smith
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Gatorade Zero: Gatorade zero or powerade zero, one ounce per pound of body weight during first 24 hours followed by 1/2 ounce per pound during each 24 hour period un ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Replenish electrolyt: Gastroenteritis causes electrolytes especially sodium and potassium loss. Oral rehydration with tablets or powder replenishes these lost electrolytes ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
No: Not really. You have a fungal (yeast) infection. There are drugs specifically for that. You will need a prescription.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
16 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Seek emergency medical attention if you or anyone else has swallowed a large amount of chlorhexidine. An overdose of Chlorhexidine would occur only if ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Don't worry: Used as directed by your Dentist will cause you no harm.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes it is ok. There is no problem, and it is actually good to soften your stools if you have hemorrhoids.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Complicated: That is a complicated answer. Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a mineralocorticoid ( a steroid) that prevents loss of sodium into the urine. So if you ar ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Replenish electrolyt: Gastroenteritis causes electrolytes especially sodium and potassium loss. Oral rehydration with tablets or powder replenishes these lost electrolytes ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
It isn't.: It isn't.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Do you have an: eating disorder? Don't recommend this.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
46 years experience Prosthodontics
Salt water: Salt water does not cure gingivitis. It only relieves some immflamation of the gums, mostable after surgery. Promotes faster healing.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Thrush: It is the inhaled steroid that is predisposing you to the thrush. Make sure you rinse out your mouth well with water after you use your inhaler.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corentine Kwende
15 years experience Hospital-based practice
Only if necessary : Yes, these are usually found over the counter. They are available for initial episodes of nausea or vomiting or loose stools, if these symptoms persis ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not sure: I have recommended epsom salt baths but not sure what you mean by "flushing".
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: You need to brush and floss at home to prevent bleeding. But if your gums are now bleeding and it has been awhile since you saw your dentist, you nee ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonda Anderson
19 years experience Family Medicine
Less processing: Sea salt is less heavily processed and therefore has a coarser texture and may have more base minerals remaining in the mixture. Also, table salt has ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Little effect: Both will have little if any effect.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Time: To see dentist.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Fake?: If you are referring to Potassium Chloride instead of sodium chloride then yes it will work.

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