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Acrodisc Syringe Filter
Brief nosebleed at beach in Emerald Isle, NC. Flushed lower nostrils w iced Brita tap water after. (Did NOT irrigate sinus). Worry abt brain amoeba?
A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more
How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?
During blooddrawn,nurse put reused cotton piece in the surface above the nurve where the syringe is inserted b4 removing the syringe,this transmit hiv?
Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle ?
Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more
Not likely: This actually is an interesting question. There are no guarantees in life and you could get an amoeba at any time. However, it would be really unlikely with first potable and then filtered water. I would assume you are using clean municipal water and then extra filtering it with Brita. So, the risk is low, but there are just no guarantees: nothing in medicine is ever 100% ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can sterile saline solution isotonic, aqueous, buffered Sterile saline solution, with up to 0.005% w/v hydrogen peroxide be used in a NEBULISER - Cold?
Is drinking water through refrigerator filter safe? Or purified water through commercial refilling stations better? I have GERD, does it matter?
Doesnt matter: It doesn't matter as long as you change the filter per the mfg instructions. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?
Neural prolotherapy l5s1 herniation with s car tissue around thecal sac abutting s1 nerve root..Pt, decompression , lyrica, (pregabalin) t3's.Could this help me?
Yes.: Neural prolotherapy, prolotherapy, trigger point injections, acupuncture, massage, myofascial release, rolfing and totally avoiding inflammatory foods may be more helpful than the medication. If there are tender knots in your upper butt muscles, most of your pain might be myofascial. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more
Can you inject saline into the subdural space to "flush out" any residual anesthetic that spread after epidural steroid inj causing muscle weakness?
Air travel with Pulmicort vials on checked bag. Vials were heavily shaken and not held upright. Did this damage the effectiveness of the medicine?
Should be fine!: As long as the vials are not leaking, punctured or opened in any way, the medication should work as intended without adverse event. ...Read more
Not sure: Reviewed Zerowater filter with Brita filter. No listing for sulfur in water in either. Hydrogen sulfide smell or like rotten eggs can be due to contamination in the well. Seek a water treatment professional or well water testing facility to ask about chlorine correct of the well. Dont want coliform contamination. Hope this is useful. ...Read more
Had micro discectomy that went wrong compressed the nerve .Next op removed debris , bone fragments nerve comfy , could scar tissue ruin second op?
Possible: Arachnoiditis is thought to potentially occur in patients who undergo multiple back surgeries. This is a condition felt to be due to traction placed on the spinal cord sac or its internal elements from the formation of scar tissue following surgery. Usually not a huge problem until the patient has had more than a couple of surgeries but even 1 could be all that's needed in some folks. ...Read more
Can naegleria fowleri develop in the nozzle or inside the atomizer bottle of commercially prepared saline solution for babies with purified water?
I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.
Insufficient help: You should see your doctor. Severe allergic rhinitis doesn't tend to be treated sufficiently with an antihistamine and saline and environmental controls (filters, no carpets), though they help. Allergy shots are the only method to "cure" you of allergies, and you're young so i think it would be worth it for you. Additionally there are options of nasal steroids and/or antihistamines ; singulair (montelukast). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ESI/Nerve Block vial contaminated w/ metallic. 2 MRI's 5days apart. Legs numb bilateral, Disc hern T- and L Spine. CSF leak? Is Mylogram appropriate
Difficult problem: How do you know the vial was contaminated? Any Fever chills meningeal signs? A CSF leak would have a severe headache that is positional, I.e. It goes away when lying down and is severe when standing. You need to discuss these questions with your doctor or get a formal second opinion. These are extremely serious issues that should be followed up on by your doctor. Myelogram-discuss with MD. ...Read more
26y, m, vegan 354pg/ml b12.Sleep 14' mayan hammock, 1920s apt possible lead in walls/dust. Recurring lg veins+foot pad tingling/pain ~4hr mornings.Thx!
Toxin metals: There is a possibility and could be tested for toxin metals . We do offer chelation therapy for eliminations of toxin metals and other health benefits. Please go to acam.Org website for further details about chelation and other alternative treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer