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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
11 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No but: Normal saline has a very large amount of salt so it will lead to some degree of fluid retention. The dextrose (sugar) is rapidly taken up and used.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Depends upon what you are treating but saline eyedrops would not be harmful to your ears. However that is a rather expensive way to use eardrops. Ph ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Why using : Enemas? You should be eating enough fruits and veggies that you should not need enemas. Water enemas are not safe and can alter your electrolytes. Mir ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
They are just as eff: They are equally effective in most cases unless one has a fecal impaction.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: Please read my earlier post to you. More info: the measured serum sodium is not an absolute, total body sodium measurement. It's a concentration. With ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: The components of the saline nasal spray are not absorbed in the blood stream in significant amounts to cause any side effects of the sort.
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Confused by question: Someone w/ low blood pressure en route to hospital by ambulance doesn't suddenly have increase in BP to 214 due to saline infusion. Increase may be a ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Besides sodium?: They are high in fat and can be high on nitrites and nitrates which are thought to be cancer causing. And goodness knows what all they throw into tho ... Read More
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