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Aluminum Chloride Topical 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
My son has a random rash, red & bumpy, under each armpit. It's sensitive. What topical medication can I put on it to relieve his discomfort?
It depends: You should mention the medication to know for sure. ...Read more
A non fungal hairy tongue that is only an elongated filiform papilla. Is there any way to clear the tongue with topical medication; scrapers/etc don't?
Elongated papilla: Other than the unsightly nature of the elongated papilla, there is nothing medically I can recommend for you to get rid of them. I tell my patients to brush their tongue and use tongue rakes to try to break them off and not make them so noticeable. If you smoke they will be very annoying as they will be black and unsightly. I wish there was a better treatment. Good luck and good health. ...Read more
Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?
No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more
What would a good OTC topical medication be to use on the labia following a yeast infection that has been treated with diflucan (fluconazole). The labia is blister?
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 %
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
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
I accidentally ate a piece of aluminum foil. Should I be worried? Possibility of alzheimer or dementia?
What you describe is not going affect your risk of developing Alzheimer or any other dementia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Aluminum oxide from a cutting disk is coming out of my husbands jaw about a month after surgery. What should I do?
No,: No, it does not. Al is found in association with neurofibrillary tangles in the grey matter of the brain but it has not been shown to play any role in the development of ad. Don't throw out the calphalon. ...Read more
Aluminum Level: This is the amount of free aluminum ion in the blood stream. Aluminum is highly toxic if blood levels are elevated above what is considered normal for the laboratory conducting the test. ...Read more
I would visit the National Kidney Foundation website and ask them. They can direct you to a local affiliate.
www. Kidney. Org ...Read more
No: People make stuff up and post it online ("What your doctor isn't telling you") to make money posing as your friends. Stop reading this silly stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more
Urban legend: You have a good heart. There's no such place. People tell this story and others believe it because we'd all like it to be true. ...Read more
I have eaten a small amount of aluminum accidentally (from food wrapping). What will happen to me?
No worries: The small amount you consumed shouldn't be a problem. Aluminum is one of the most plentiful elements that we are exposed to. It is toxic so our bodies have mechanisms to clear it. It isn't a good idea to expose yourself to more than necessary and especially don't cook in aluminum pans or use foil on acidic foods. One way to remove aluminum out of the body is to consume silicon rich water. ...Read more