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Allergic To Sodium Pantelol
Sulfa allergy?: Not all sulfas cross react. Sulfa antibiotics do not cross react with most other sulfa drugs. Of course you could develop a second allergy though it is unlikely. ...Read more
No allergy to sodium: You can't be allergic to sodium. It's a mineral. It's one of the more common elements in the human body, and a major component in your bloodstream. Vertigo is usually caused by a middle ear problem, where your balance center is located. Dehydration is a potential cause of feeling dizzy. True vertigo, the feeling of your body spinning in space, or objects moving around you, is different than that. ...Read more
I have an allergy to sulfur. Would this allergy mean I am allergic to sodium laureth sulfate found in body wash?
Can you clarify: Can you please clarify your allergy. Sulfur is a molecule, sulfate is made up of sulfur and oxygen molecules, thus it is a different compound. Also, sulfa antibiotics such as sulfamethoxyzole can cause an allergic reaction in some people, and thus these people need to avoid sulfa based antibiotics, and not necessarily sulfur, or sulfate. ...Read more
I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?
Is cromolyn sodium drops a good and safe OTC med for allergic itchy eyes? Recommendations for any other drops to relieve itching
How do you classify sodium laureth sulfate. I am allergic to sulfa and I need to know if my shampoo and body wash are causing me problems. One of my symptoms to food allergies is that I have no energy. Lately I have had no energy. Could I be absorbing it
It: It is really unlikely that yopu would absorb enought to cause any issues. Your symptoms should be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more
Hey! Need help ASAP!!!! I think my mom is having an allergic reaction to something and really aren't sure what it is. She said she took Aleve (naxopren sodium tablets), acetaminophen, and melatonin all about four hours apart. She just woke up and started
Call 911: Or go to ER, meanwhile, give her benadryl 50 mg every 4 hours, till seen, and stop all culprit medications, good luck ...Read more
I have been told by my dr. Subscribed 1 gm of sodium chloride 2x's daily for chronic hyponatremia...they cause nausea-vomiting. Could I be allergic?
Wrong treatment: Hi. The treatment for hyponatremia depends on the patient's volume status (dehydrated, volume over-loaded, or normal volume status) and the underlying cause. The most common cause, SIADH, is treated with water restriction (or one of the new vaptan drugs), NOT by giving salt. Nausea and vomiting can be FROM severe hyponatremia. It wouldn't be a bad idea for you to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Side effect: Trileptal causes many adverse effects and low sodium is but one. There are many far better anti-epileptic drugs with fewer side effects. Is there a specific reason you should be on trileptal, other than fact it is generic and cheap? Discuss with your doctor, but you are not in any imminent danger yet. Do weigh the benefits and risks and make decision. ...Read more
I have trilrgrial neugria I'm on trilepal it's depleting my sodium. What is a good med to stop the shocks?
I am trying to eat clean and lose weight. I am 200pounds at the age 20& I'm 5ft tall. So I want to know how much sodium I should take in daily. Thnks?
Not necessarily: It's lower than normal range, and should be rechecked in the next month, but if there are no symptoms likely not worrisome. Some medicines can affect, as well as other conditions, for some people this is normal. ...Read more
Don't treat labs: The labs are to help your physician identify disease. If you are running a low sodium level and do not know why, you have addison's until proved otherwise. It's not all that likely, but people do get it, and it does get missed. I won't trouble you with other possibilities, and if the value is only slightly below reference range (most-but-not-all healthy couch potatoes), you can ignore it. ...Read more
Hyponatremia: First you have to find out if your sodium level is low from dilution (too much water) or from depletion (loss from vomiting, diarrhea, excess sweating) also inadequate function of adrenal glands (ex:addison's disease) and inappropriate secretion of a hormone called adh (vasopressin). Each of these have different therapeutic approaches. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
1500 mg: 1500mg is the most common recommended amount for a healthy adult your age. The maximum recommended amount is 2300mg. A healthy adult can do fine on a much lower amount. Your doctor may also recommend a different amount based on age weight, history of diabetes, renal disease, heart disease, etc. ...Read more
High salt diet:
HTN, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hardening of the arteries, maybe asthma, gastric cancer, osteoporosis, headache, blindness from HTN early death, spending a larger part of your life disabled from the complications of CVD. To mention a few. How to avoid. I recommend the DASH Diet. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6
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May your pressure be low! ...Read more
It's a lot: Lot of sodium for one serving. If u have high blood pressure then it would be unwise. Overall I suggest getting the low sodium products or trying to avoid canned foods. Salt causes pressure to go up as water follows salt so it fills up the blood vessels and puts a strain on them which ultimately places more work on your heart as it's the generator to push blood through the vessels. ...Read more
Opinions differ: There are multiple organizations that give different answer for this topic. Nearly all of them given a number well under the us average intake. Many of the organizations recommend 100 meq/day, which is equal to 2.3g (2300mg) of sodium or 6g (6000mg) of sodium chloride. ...Read more