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Saline (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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My two weeks old boy has a dry breathing problem and slight snot build up its too early in tge morning to buy Saline Solution, what can I do?

My two weeks old boy has a dry breathing problem and slight snot build up its too early in tge morning to buy Saline Solution, what can I do?

Nasal discharge: You are aleady on the right track, nasal saline drops is the . Good luckbest treatment but you can try to suction the nasal mucus discharge with a bulb syringe until you can get the saline drops. If the trouble breathing persisted see his doctor to make sure it is not caused by a lung problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would/can albuterol or duoneb be taken to help breathing even with a cold or flu and while using sterile saline solution for nasal spray?

Would/can albuterol or duoneb be taken to help breathing even with a cold or flu and while using sterile saline solution for nasal spray?

Yes: Viral upper respiratory infections can often trigger the small airways in your lungs to constrict. Go ahead and try the albuterol. If it helps, you can continue. If it doesn't, you can move on to something different with advice from your doctor. ...Read more

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How can a saline solution clean a wound?

How can a saline solution clean a wound?

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

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What else can I put my contacts in besides saline solution?

What else can I put my contacts in besides saline solution?

Many contact lens: Solutions are available. Saline is not sufficient for storage as it does not clean or disinfect the contacts. In my opinion, peroxide based cleaning systems, like clear care, are the best. Many people use multipurpose solutions as well. ...Read more

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Can i add anything to saline solution for nasal rinse?

Yes: You can double the salt solution you add to make it hypertonic. They also sell a scrubbing type solution but it leaves a soapy residue and most people don't like it. ...Read more

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Hoe does a saline solution assist in preventing rhinitis? Thanks.

Wash and moisterize: Saline is salt water, the same consistency as your body fluids, 0.9 % salt water. It is used to flush wounds and skin lesions to help clean debris out of these areas. Thus the nasal spray keeps your nose moist, especially important to remove mucous, allergens in the nasal pathway. In the dry atmosphere in the winter time, your house has less moisture and your nose inside will be dry. ...Read more

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Is saline solution good for canker sores?

Is saline solution good for canker sores?

No proof: But won't hurt either. My mother's remedy is applying table salt to the sores. This would sting a little but I have found this to be effective for me in the rare instances when I get them. No scientific proof however. ...Read more

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Can u put multipurpose saline solution directly in your eyes?

Can u put multipurpose saline solution directly in your eyes?

MPS solution: This solution is made for contact lens storage and insertion. If your eyes are dry, use artificial tears made for this purpose. ...Read more

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Where can I get an inexpensive saline solution?

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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A friend jabbed me on my butt with a sterile saline solution injection. Should I be any worried? She works in the medical field & messed about with me

A friend jabbed me on my butt with a sterile saline solution injection. Should I be any worried? She works in the medical field & messed about with me

Your friend : doesn't deserve to be in the medical field if that is how she screws around with medical materials. It really bugs me to hear that she would be so irresponsible. If it was a sterile needle, sterile saline, etc - you should be ok. ...Read more

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Can i use saline solution to rinse out my daughters eyes?

Can i use saline solution to rinse out my daughters eyes?

Depends: Saline solution comes in a variety of strengths. Isotonic saline is a solution used in the office to wash out wounds and could be used for eyes.Other formulations may be to dilute or strong and be irritating.Simple eye wash/eye drops are available over the counter at most dollar stores.I would suggest these as a predictable and safe eye irrigant. ...Read more

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Do I need a prescription to get 3% nebulized saline solution. If not, where can I get it?

Do I need a prescription to get 3% nebulized saline solution.  If not, where can I get it?

Ask the Pharmacist: You don't need prescription.I suggest you ask the Pharmacist if he does not have he can order it for you ...Read more

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Docs, what's a saline solution that would be suitable to clean lobe piercings with? Any possible diy solutions?

I prefer: Hydrogen peroxide mixed 1:1 with water for cleaning piercings but there are many options. i find the peroxide followed by application of aquaphor or topical antibiotic works well to prevent infection. Remember it is best to get sterile piercings, not ones at the mall ...Read more

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Saptoplasty care after surgery can I rinse the nostrils with a saline solution after 5 days i feel very stuffy won't see dr until 4 days. Thanks?

Yes: I don't want to intrude upon another surgeon's preferences, but it is almost universally felt to be beneficial to rinse the nose gently with saline spray or rinse (e g otc neilmed sinus rinse or chitorhino) after nasal / sinus surgery. If you have nasal splints in place, the rinse won't get in your nose very well but should still be helpful. I recommend calling your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help the nose be even cleaner. ...Read more

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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more