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Doctor insights on: Aluminum Chloride Medication

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Is aluminum chloride antibacterial?

Is aluminum chloride antibacterial?

No: Al chloride is not antibiotic it is anti hydrous or sweating. When applied to an armpit at night it gets absorbed into your sweat glands and decreases sweat production it is not killing any bacteria ...Read more

Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more


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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

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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.?

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

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Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Potassium Chloride: A supplement for people who do not have enough potassium in the body. This is caused by either taking drugs such as diuretics (water pills) or from certain diseases. ...Read more

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I am taking bethanechol chloride for my bladder. Does this drug have any side effect?

I am taking bethanechol chloride for my bladder. Does this drug have any side effect?

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

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I am taking bethanechol chloride for a weakened bladder. Does this drug have any actual curative effect?

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

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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 %

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 %

See your dentist: Toothache will not resolve on its own. Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Delay in necessary treatment could cause harm to you and possibly to the baby. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does omeprzole contain aluminum?

Does omeprzole contain aluminum?

No: It contains magnesium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur. It's formula is (C17H18N3O3S)2 Mg. Aluminum hydroxide, contained in other antacids, may decrease the effect of omen razors. ...Read more

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Are there any good antiperspirants that don't contain aluminum?

Are there any good antiperspirants that don't contain aluminum?

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

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Pl. Suggest name of a deoderant that has aluminum hydrochlorate?

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

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Why is there aluminum in vaccines?

Aluminum in vaccines: Aluminum is added to vaccines to stimulate a better response. ...Read more

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Does aluminum cause alzheimer's disease?

Does aluminum cause alzheimer's disease?

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

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How does aluminum create a better response in vaccines?

How does aluminum create a better response in vaccines?

Adjuvant: Somehow alum serves as a adjuvant for many proteins making it more immunogenic when the protein is bound (adsorbed) to it. ...Read more

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Is encephalopathy caused by aluminum toxcisity treatable?

Is encephalopathy caused by aluminum toxcisity treatable?

May be: It depend how long the exposer is or was. Acute or chronic. In general encephalopathy due to aluminium is very serious and fatal/ But in acute state reports are there treated and cured with a combination of deferoxamine (a chelating agent)and hemodialysis. ...Read more

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Are all aluminum and stainless steel water bottles bpa free?

Are all aluminum and stainless steel water bottles bpa free?

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

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Is it true that you would have a seizure if you ate aluminum?

Is it true that you would have a seizure if you ate aluminum?

No.: Countless people have swallowed bits of aluminum foil. Fortunately, they don't have seizures! ...Read more

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Has it really been shown that heated aluminum causes alzheimer's?

Has it really been shown that heated aluminum causes alzheimer's?

No: There is no evidence that aluminum is involved in pathogenesis of alzheimer's disease, heated or cold. ...Read more

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Is aluminum foil safe to use in pregnancy to wrap and cook foods?

Is aluminum foil safe to use in pregnancy to wrap and cook foods?

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

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Too much perspiration, but do antiperspirants cause aluminum poisoning?

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

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Could Parkinson's symptoms be due to too much aluminum build up in the body?

Could Parkinson's symptoms be due to too much aluminum build up in the body?

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?

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

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Is Carafate (sucralfate) safe? What about aluminum toxicity? Also, How long is an appropriate amount of time to be on it?

Is Carafate (sucralfate) safe? What about aluminum toxicity? Also, How long is an appropriate amount of time to be on it?

Yes, safe: 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

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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?

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