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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corentine Kwende
15 years experience in 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

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Or you could make your own. 1/2 teaspoon salt, 6 teaspoons sugar to 1 liter of tap water. Much less expensive than Pedialyte. Millions of children per ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
A little: what you probably need most is iron rich foods or an iron supplement
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Normal range ~cycle: intramural fibroids can also and polyps of lining. No significant nutrient loss occurs.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronnie Smith
45 years experience in 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, some: Coconut water has less sugar and sodium and more potassium than Gatorade. It will replenish electrolytes (sodium and potassium) but the amount repleni ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Glucose needed: In diarrheal illnesses glucose (ie sugar) is needed to help increase the absorption of sodium and this water from the intestine.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Most contact lens solutions are multi-purpose solutions that are cleaning, soaking and disinfecting contact lenses. Eyedrops do not these functions.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Normal saline (0.9% nacl) and lactated ringer's (lr) is very close to isotonic. Hypertonic saline, hypotonic saline (0.45% nacl), d5w (dextrose 5%), ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Electrolyte solution: Oral rehydration solution is a world health organization recognized solution designed to provide needed electrolytes and fluids to severely dehydrated ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guolin Wen
25 years experience in Pharmacology
From other food: You can get them from regular meals as well.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: It is just salt water. It is not toxic at all.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience in Neurology
Orthostatic hypotens: Drinking water does not help orthostatic hypotension. Taking more salts may.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Iodine: In general for minor cuts and abrasions the use of antiseptic therapy solutions is not warrented. These solutions (especially H2O2 peroxide) cause ce ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Medical Connection: I'm not sure how this substance is connect to medical or dental needs, but here's a place for you to start reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Topical pain relieve: It is a topical pain reliever used for mouth sores like canker sores and cold sores.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No: No, only if you made it at home under sterile conditions. Not likely
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Ear pain: Used to reduce pain from otitis media (middle ear infection). Used in combination with Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Also may be used in combination wi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in 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 male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Soothing: It will be soothing but not affect clinical course.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Since you are looking to pull water from the blood stream to enter in the colon during an enema, this would be an ok solution to use.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help th ... Read More
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