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Aluminum Chloride Medication
I am looking at antiperspirants with the active ingredient of aluminum chloride. The directions say to use at night. Can I use during am shower by pm?
Antiperspirant: Use the antiperspirant right before going to bed and after you've showered at night. You can still shower in the morning. If you sweat a lot, you can use it again after the morning shower. ...Read more
I have body odor on one of my armpits so I tried using aluminum chloride, but it didn't worked. I've also tried natural remedies but nothing works.?
Body Odor: Apocrine glands secrete a fatty sweat directly into the tubule of the gland. When you're under emotional stress, the wall of the tubule contracts and the sweat is pushed to the surface of your skin where bacteria begin breaking it down. Most often, it's the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat that causes an odor. You can try topical antibiotics and see if that helps. ...Read more
Is it ok to use potassium chloride as a substitute for salt. Iam on the following medications: exforge, (amlodipine and valsartan) natrilix, crestor, and cipralex.?
Yes: All drugs, even aspirin, have potential side effects. Serious reactions that can occur with Bethanechol include: asthma, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate and seizures. Less serious but more common side effects include: abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, belching, diarrhea, need to urinate, excess saliva, headache, fatigue, flushing, sweating, and eyes tearing. ...Read more
I am taking bethanechol chloride for a weakened bladder. Does this drug have any actual curative effect?
No...: The popularity of using Bethanechol chloride for "weakened" bladder has undergone significant change; its use was popular back in 1970s-1990s, and has been tapering over the past two decades. It theoretically increases contractibility of bladder muscle, ; its intended effectiveness fell short of expectation. So, some urologists would not bother to use it at all nowadays. It has no curative effect. ...Read more
There are chloride ion channel drugs for the gut. Are there any for the lungs for people with cystic fibrosis?
Yes: Medications for the chloride channels in CF function anywhere the body has the channels. ...Read more
I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %
Great question: I commend you on your awareness and thoughtful avoidance of aluminum exposure. Granted, the most effective deodorant/antiperspirant combinations contain aluminum. In most people, a clean diet with regular exercise will naturally decrease the amount of sweating and reduce offensive body odor. Cornstarch is an option for absorption of excess moisture during the process of changing lifestyle habit ...Read more
Health concerns...: That may well be unfounded...Still persist about the dermatologic use of aluminum containing products. Have a look on the web to source the many commercially available products. ...Read more
Probably not: Most scientists think the original studies that found aluminum in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients were flawed. Current research doesn't support the aluminum - Alzheimer's disease connection, but it is hard to prove a negative. ...Read more
Manufacturer knows: Stainless steel bottles are found everywhere and from everywhere. Some major "health food" chains sell glass bottles encased in a rubber-like sleeve to decrease the chance of breakage. Both types require careful attention to cleaning, which can be difficult around the curved parts. Baby bottle brush helps clean before putting into dishwasher. Untreated glass (like in baby bottles) might be best. ...Read more
No.: Countless people have swallowed bits of aluminum foil. Fortunately, they don't have seizures! ...Read more
No: There is no evidence that aluminum is involved in pathogenesis of alzheimer's disease, heated or cold. ...Read more
Aluminum: Leaching of aluminum into food can happen. Short term risk to the baby is negligible, but long term risks from aluminum can occur with life long use. Minimize use of aluminum with food. ...Read more
Unlikely: You'd really have to eat the antiperspirant to get aluminum poisoning so don't do that. Just use it as directed on unbroken skin. If you're worried about it, there are antiperspirants or deodorants without aluminum. ...Read more
Not per se: Aluminum itself does not give off odor, but can combine with the odor of body fluids. ...Read more
Not at all: There is no evidence that presence of high aluminum levels in the body cause either Parkinson's disease or for that matter, Alzheimer's disease. Of course, you can find all kinds of opinions online, but that does not constitute rigorous medical evidence. If you suspect Parkinson's, see a neurologist. ...Read more
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Please explain if it is true that absorption of aluminum is directly linked to degenerative dementia?
Most Likely Not: This suspicion has existed at least since the 1950s. However, multiple epidemiological studies and scientific reviews of multiple such studies have failed to find evidence of link between usual sources of aluminum exposure and dementia. In short, current evidence says - probably no link in case of usual exposure in average person's life. ...Read more
Is Carafate (sucralfate) safe? What about aluminum toxicity? Also, How long is an appropriate amount of time to be on it?
It is usually taken for 6-12 weeks but sometime longer depending on ulcer healing. It is a safe medication.
The ingredient aluminium mostly stays in your stomach and hardly any, if at all, amount goes into your system. So don't worry about toxicity. ...Read more
Have read that aluminum in antipersperants is bad, causes alzheimers, etc. Should I worry about wrapping food in aluminum to cook, bake, bbq, etc.?
NO: It has been studied and there is no link from available clinical data. ...Read more
I'm worried about the amount of aluminum in the 5 shots that my 2 month old is going to get. Is there a safer alternative for those 5 vaccinations?
No: Safer alternative for vaccination, I appreciate your concerns, but more so would be the concerns for lack-of vaccination, your child is your responsibility either way, the risk of opting not to vaccinate far outweighs the theoretical risk of aluminum those irresponsible people write or advocate everyday, contraindications for vaccination with killed vaccines doesn't include risks of aluminum exposure ...Read more