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If a person accidently overdosed the amount of humalog, (insulin lispro) would death be quick?

If a person accidently overdosed the amount of humalog, (insulin lispro) would death be quick?

Depends: It would depend on several factors - overdose by how much, degree of Insulin resistance, blood sugar at time of overdose, patient's ability to detect low blood sugar and availability if food/drink to treat hypoglycemia. I've had patients take 50 units more than they should have (took wrong insulin) who survived unscathed. ...Read more

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Hi, what is the top 5 inject-able Biotin ampule brand?

Hi, what is the top 5 inject-able Biotin ampule brand?

Top 5?: While B5, B6, B complex, Folic Acid, B12, Vitamin C and various minerals in injectable form are readily available from various manufacturers, Biotin is not commonly given via injection. I wasn't able to find any info on where to buy injectable Biotin or who manufactures it. I did find a few clinics that say they offer Biotin injections so you might contact one of those to ask their source of it. ...Read more

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Made a mistake taking 27 units of humalog instead of 5. Lantus (insulin glargine) dose is 27. Drank a 25gm carb coke and two dex4 fast acting glucose tabs, 4gmcarb ea?

Made a mistake taking  27 units of humalog instead of 5.  Lantus (insulin glargine) dose is 27.
Drank a 25gm carb coke and two dex4 fast acting glucose tabs, 4gmcarb ea?

Humalog (insulin lispro) lasts ~4 hrs: Lantus (insulin glargine) is basal Insulin that works slowly over ~24 hrs to control fasting (non-meal) glucose. Humalog is fast-acting mealtime Insulin that works most action 1-2 hrs after dosing, to control after-meal glucose. If someone injects more Humalog than desired, they should check glucoses every ~30 min until humalog's action is over in ~4-5 hrs. How many carbs needs to be taken varies by each person. ...Read more

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16 week pregnant. Raid roach spray to spray into a kitchen cabinet ( closed the door immediately and left the kitchen 5 mins after). I am worried.

16 week pregnant. Raid roach spray to spray into a kitchen cabinet ( closed the door immediately and left the kitchen 5 mins after). I am worried.

Probably ok: A brief exposure like this is probably not going to cause any problems or hurt your baby. Your body is well equipped to metabolize toxic substances that you might encounter briefly and eliminate them before they reach your baby. You did the right thing by leaving the room, as it is generally a good idea to avoid such exposures to the extent that it is possible. Raid is minimally toxic to humans ...Read more

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I swallowed ziziphus mauritiana pip. Is it soluable? Or injurious?

I swallowed ziziphus mauritiana pip. Is it soluable? Or injurious?

It is just apple pit: Ziziphus mauritiana is a chinese apple, aka jujube and basically has similar nutritional compositions of other apples. Some parts are digestible, others not (cellulose)--serves well as roughage for your intestines. The pits/seeds are like those of other apples.Swallowing a few will end up out other end--no harm is expected. If having trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

What happens if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

Eye drops: The drops are mild,for the yes,any drops used in eyes,go through tear ducts in nose,and there on to throat,as in tears we swallow them ...Read more

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Lvef 10-15% before cabgx4 +mv repair (ring annuloplasty). Now lvef 20-25%. Taking lasix40 in morn & lasiclactone50 in evening. How much liquid is ok.

Lvef 10-15% before cabgx4 +mv repair (ring annuloplasty). Now lvef 20-25%. Taking lasix40 in morn & lasiclactone50 in evening. How much liquid is ok.

Check with your doc: This is a serious issue. You will probably need beta blockade and ace/arb treatment also. Digoxin may also be an option. The usual fluid intake is 1-2 liters daily. Keep in close touch with your doc. Nothing to fool around with! get second opinion to make you more comfortable with the treatment. ...Read more

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We're in Sri Lanka. A palm squirrel drank from my daughter's alcoholic cocktail. 5 mins later, she drank from her cocktail. Is there a risk of rabies?

We're in Sri Lanka. A palm squirrel drank from my daughter's alcoholic cocktail. 5 mins later, she drank from her cocktail. Is there a risk of rabies?

Risk of rabies: There is very little risk of rabies. Rabies is transmitted by direct blood to blood or saliva to blood inoculation and extremely rarely if at all by an oral-oral mechanism. Consider how the squirrel was acting. Abnormally? Or just a squirrel in search of some refreshment. Curious to find such a bibacious squirrel. ...Read more

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Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more

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Babys multivitamin requirs to b stored in fridge after opening.I didn't c this&stored the bottle at room temperature &she had the full bottle.Is it ok?

Babys multivitamin requirs to b stored in fridge after opening.I didn't c this&stored the bottle at room temperature &she had the full bottle.Is it ok?

Recently opened?: Baby vitamin drops are not refrigerated at the store, but are at room temperature on the store shelves. A bottle gets used up in 1-2 months, so a full bottle sounds like a new one. If a parent is not a worrier, then the bottle should be fine. If one is a worrier, then she can buy a new bottle. ...Read more

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Is it ik to crush sucralfate ( carafate) tablets in mouth before swollowing them?

Is it ik to crush sucralfate ( carafate) tablets in mouth before swollowing them?

GICare.com opines: "For the best effect, take sucralfate on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after each meal and at bedtime. Swallow the tablet whole, do not alter or chew. With the liquid, do not drink or eat for at least one hour after taking." Ref: https://www.gicare.com/medication/sucralfate/ ...Read more

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Does KMnO4 kill Clostridium Tetani ? An ancient razor blade droped into a KMnO4 sol. then i picked and got cut. Chances of Tetanus ?

Does KMnO4 kill Clostridium Tetani ? An ancient razor blade droped into a KMnO4 sol. then i picked and got cut. Chances of Tetanus ?

Td vaccine or Tdap : Usually c. Tetani spores can be killed by strong agents like formaldehyde or gluterdehyde.The bacteria is also susceptible to heat. They are usually responsive to penicillin group of antibiotics . So clean the wound thoroughly to reduce bacteria in the wound and make sure have received a tetanus vaccine within the past 5 yrs. If you have done all these then your chances of getting tetanus are low ...Read more

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Can i draw water through my nostril (in or out) when the nostril is swollen shut?

Can i draw water through my nostril (in or out) when the nostril is swollen shut?

Technically no: If the nostril is indeed sealed by swelling then water would not pass either way. You would have to evaluate the degree of swelling to have a valid answer. ...Read more