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Bacteriostatic Saline Medication
Does IV saline fluids flush out or dilute medications for ssri in about an hour after taking the medication?
Unlikely: No, it's unlikely for that medication to be flushed out with IV saline. The medication is broken down by the liver and therefore usually requires up to several days to completely leave your system. ...Read more
When having blood drawn in the er, is it necessary to hook up the IV port and inject saline if you don't require constant medication?
Let me explain: Just for blood draw you do not need this but because you are in the er they may need to IV access this why they keep open in case you need it. ...Read more
Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?
Nasal sprays: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa or lining is best treated with a topical nasal steroid spray like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. These nasal steroid sprays take some time (months) to work and should be used every day, not just for a week or two. Additionally, nasal saline sprays will help by keeping the nasal lining moist because dryness can cause more inflammation. Think about a humidifier at night. ...Read more
My 1 year old has phlegm constantly for the past 3 months. Tried saline, medication and the humidifier. What is the cause and best treatment for this?
? food allergy: Mucous is a sign of inflammation. Most common cause is a food allergy and an unhealthy gut microbiome. Go to A4M.com and us practitioner locator tab to find a functional medicine doctor near you to help you evaluate your child's gut health and look for possible food allergies ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
What is best drug to treat BP of 214 from normal saline infusion in ambulance? Was hypotensive 92 yo who was dry; salt sensitive mild htn, prior cva.
Confused by question: Someone w/ low blood pressure en route to hospital by ambulance doesn't suddenly have increase in BP to 214 due to saline infusion. Increase may be a reflection of underlying illness which necessitated transfer to hospital or anxiety about ride to hospital or fear of illness or other injectable meds received to raise low bp. Treatment meds & parameters then depend on underlying acute illness. ...Read more
Saline nasal allergy spray called asteoto. it's main ingredient is azelastine hcl. could that show up on my drug test?
No, but sedating: Tons of meds cause false-positive results in drug tests. It depends on the actual testing reagents. Here's just one ex: http://www.pharmacologyweekly.com/articles/drug-classes-cause-false-positive-urine-drug-screen. Be honest reporting all meds, even if they won't show. Your antihistamine drops are considered sedating, so may be prohibited if you are a pilot/ATC. Consider montelukast. Works well. ...Read more
Salt water: Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or 9.0 g per liter. ...Read more
Too much salt: Normal saline is basically salt water--with slightly high content of salt than your blood. If given via IV route, too much saline can cause volume overload, excess salt, leading to hypertension, edema, and/or possible heart failure etc.. It is often only given in hospital/nursing facility where the person is monitored regularly. Too much of anything is not good. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Using saline: During hemodialysis heparin is used to prevent clotting in the system at entrance ( arterial end ) when blood returns back ( venous end ) unclothed state . Some times heparin is contraindicated ( like reaction to it etc ) then saline is used continuously or intermittent flush to prevent clotting in extracorporeal system . ...Read more
Basic and Gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more
Saline Solution: Depending on what you are doing with the saline solution, it may or may not have to be sterile. If the solution must be sterile, you will likely need a doctor's prescription. If the saline does not have to be sterile, ask your pharmacist. Once you know the strength you need, your pharmacist should be able to give you a "recipe" for preparing it at home with table salt and water. ...Read more
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