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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Is non nicotine e liquid bad?

Is non nicotine e liquid bad?

Nobody knows: There are zero studies of e-cigs, and nobody knows what they will do, even with no nicotine. Nicotine is not the cause of cancer anyway - it is the complex hydrocarbons (tars) in the smoke. It is likely that e-cigs will prove safer than smoked cigarettes, but again, nobody really knows. The propellant in these gadgets is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what inhaling them, or the oils, will do. ...Read more

Dr. John Moranville Dr. Moranville
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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How to make e-liquid without pg or nicotine?

How to make e-liquid without pg or nicotine?

?: this is not a medical question. As yet there is no evidence of short term or long term medical consequences of vapor inhalation with or without nicotine, but the same was true about tobacco 25-30 yrs ago ...Read more

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Is e-liquid for electronic cigarettes still bad for you if they don't have nicotine in them?

Is e-liquid for electronic cigarettes still bad for you if they don't have nicotine in them?

We don’t know: because e-liquid for electronic cigarettes are unregulated, you don’t necessarily know what’s in them. And if you don't smoke, don't start with e-cigs just for fun. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Please advise if it's impossible for e liquid to cause oral cancer?

Please advise if it's impossible for e liquid to cause oral cancer?

E-liquid etc.: There are different brands and ingredients in the liquids used in electronic cigarettes. If it contains nicotine, which many do, there is still potential risk. Personally i would not want to inhale any of these materials. See the following for some basic information. Research your particular brand but take whatever they say with a grain of salt. http://www.v2cigs.com/blog/2013/09/whats-in-your-e-. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Can vitamin e liquid capsule be used on face to help with healing and if not what is the alternative? Best regard.

Can vitamin e liquid capsule be used on face to help with healing and if not what is the alternative? Best regard.

Vitamin E oil: is available in a little bottle in the health food store or drug store. You don't need to use the capsules. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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I am informed e-liquid without pg or nicotine basically just has glycerin(vg), water, and tobacco flavoring, but how do I get the ratios right?

Beats me: and not sure why you would think a doctor would have the answer. The formulae to electronic cigarettes, like those of regular cigarettes, are considered "trade secrets" and are not published. You might write the company and see what they have to say, but I don't think they are going to give away secrets that allow people to not buy their products. How about just NOT smoking altogether? ...Read more

Dr. Anne Phelan-adams Dr. Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
years in practice
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I have a swollen knee after playing basketball. But there is no pain whatsoever. It just feels liquidy (i.e: liquid is surrounding my knee and kneecap?

I have a swollen knee after playing basketball. But there is no pain whatsoever. It just feels liquidy (i.e: liquid is surrounding my knee and kneecap?

Effusion: You're describing a knee "effusion" or collection of fluid surrounding the knee joint. Effusions are the body's response to injury. Since you have no pain, the injury is probably minor. Best to rest it, elevate it and apply ice a few times a day for about 3 days. Once the swelling goes down, you can resume normal activities, but do so gradually. OTC Ibuprofen might help also. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Kondilis Dr. Kondilis
Clinical Psychology
5 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I am trying to stop smoking, using a e liquid vapor pen, one that contains 0 nicotine mg, but i am a bit concerned can i still get cancer from the pen?

I am trying to stop smoking, using a e liquid vapor pen, one that contains 0 nicotine mg, but i am a bit concerned can i still get cancer from the pen?

Reframe/Rethink: I'd encourage you to reframe/focus on something else...you are nicotine free! That's a HUGE accomplishment, celebrate. Your next step will be on replacing the vapor pen with another activity. Something that will simulate the pen, (i.e. deep breathing, holding something in your hand, sugar free gum to stimulate the senses in your mouth). Get creative. ...Read more

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Dr. Elise Sadoun Dr. Sadoun
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Can e cigarette liquids containing etoh cause a false positive on an etg urine test?

Can e cigarette liquids containing etoh cause a false positive on an etg urine test?

Unlikely: The alcohol is used as a solvent to dissolve the nicotine and other substances in the vapor liquid. It should evaporate while in the process of making vapor. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Southard Dr. Southard
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I take many tablets each day. Is it possible that there is a reaction between them that causes me to not lose weight (e.g. liquid diet (<700 cal/day)?

I take many tablets each day. Is it possible that there is a reaction between them that causes me to not lose weight (e.g. liquid diet (<700 cal/day)?

Not likely: While there can always be some sort of interaction, it isn't likely to lead to such a significant metabolic effect that you wouldn't lose weight with the extreme caloric restriction you describe. If you are not losing weight on a 700 kcal/day diet, something is amiss with your calorie counting. At 700 kcal/day you should be losing weight, even if you didn't move one bit during the day. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How to take diuretics - it's for a working with medication essay. e.g. when orally, is it tablet of liquid form?

How to take diuretics - it's for a working with medication essay. e.g. when orally, is it tablet of liquid form?

See below: Diuretics, since they stimulate urination, should always be taken early in the day. If twice a day is necessary, the 2nd dose should be no later than dinner time. Oral use us with pills. Furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide are not available as liquids but can be crushed for ng tube use. The IV route is appropriate for acute congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or hypertensive crisis. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Nerella Dr. Nerella
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
20 years in practice
University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Guntur Medical College
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Why do u take liquid potashum clorideride?

Why do u take liquid potashum clorideride?

To replace low K: Potassium chloride is given as a replacement to those whose levels of potassium are low in the body. This usually seen in people who are on water pills or have lost a lot of electrolytes either by gastroenteritis or excessive sweating or have conditions that they are prone to low potassium levels. I hope this helps answer your question. ...Read more

Dr. Maria Guerra Dr. Guerra
Pharmacology
3 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Can you buy valeron liquid medication on line?

Valerian liquid?: I'm not sure if you are talking about valerian liquid. You can practically buy anything on the internet these days, including valerian liquid. I would be cautious about buying any form of medication (prescribed or herbal) online because you never know what you are truly getting. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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When i squeeze a cut, why does liquid come out?

When i squeeze a cut, why does liquid come out?

Normal healing: When tissue is damaged , the vessels leak fluid which helps to bathe the tissue, and helps to immobilize it for faster healing. The fluid also has some anti-infective properties. When you squeeze it, since there is an external opening, then fluid will come out to some degree. This is normal. ...Read more

Dr. Bret Boyle Dr. Boyle
Wound care
24 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Is it healthy to put a salty liquid on an wound?

Is it healthy to put a salty liquid on an wound?

Saline: Is a salty liquid which mimics the sodium content of most body fluids. It is often used to clean or rinse wounds to reduce bacteria and debris and thereby reduce risk of wound infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What liquids should I use as a base for a smoothie?

What liquids should I use as a base for a smoothie?

Healthy smoothie.: Start with a nice combination of fruits. I'd like to see a source of protein to help with overall absorption and balance. Perhaps protein powder to keep the calories down. Maybe blend it in skim milk. And I usually recommend adding some psyllium husk to get back some of the fiber benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Bret Boyle Dr. Boyle
Wound care
24 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What causes a transparent liquid to get out of wound?

What causes a transparent liquid to get out of wound?

Serum : Is the clear or straw colored liquid that naturally drains from most healthy, open wounds. A superficial wound on a swollen leg can also drain lymphatic fluid which is often very clear and thin like water. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Is it normal for clear liquid to come out of your bob?

Is it normal for clear liquid to come out of your bob?

No: Nipple discharges unless pregnant (colostrum/breast milk) are not normal. Let your dr. Know you are having a nipple discharge. ...Read more

Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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