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My formula fed foster baby has realy dark green almost black poop and its really runny..Is this normal ? Also he was a drug and alcohol exposed baby

My formula fed foster baby has realy dark green almost black poop and its really runny..Is this normal ? Also he was a drug and alcohol exposed baby

Yes: Dark green/almost black stools are indeed normal color for some infants. If the stools are totally black, ask doc to check for hidden blood. But just very dark green are okay, as are the various yellow, greens, oranges and browns. Bad color is pure white, totally black, or red bloody. ( purple would be weird too, but i've seen that only after purple birthday cake!) also, runny is good for baby poo. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip. What OTC nasal spray formula/ chemical mix has been proven to be effective in limiting the drip? Thank you?

I have post nasal drip. What OTC nasal spray formula/ chemical mix  has been proven to be effective in limiting the drip? Thank you?

Pnd: Unfortunately nasal steroids or antihistamines are the best meds for your problem. Otc afrin and neoaynephrine have a high rebound risk. You could try Allegra with a nasal saline but i still would go with the prescribed options listed above. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) (an imidazopyridine hypnotic) simply the same as pyridium (phenazopyridine)? They seem to have a similar chemical formula.

Is Ambien (zolpidem) (an imidazopyridine hypnotic) simply the same as pyridium (phenazopyridine)? They seem to have a similar chemical formula.

No: Small alterations in chemical structures can result in large differences. These two medications are absolutely not the same thing and should not be used interchangeably. ...Read more

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Help please! is alcohol the only chemical used to fight germs?

No: No, there are many chemicals that can fight germs. Hydrogen peroxide and iodine are two of the commons ones. ...Read more

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When the body breaks down alcohol, what chemical is it broken down into that causes hangovers?

When the body breaks down alcohol, what chemical is it broken down into that causes hangovers?

Acetaldehyde: While the causes of a hangover are still poorly understood,[2] several factors are known to be involved including acetaldehyde accumulation, changes in the immune system and glucose metabolism, dehydration, metabolic acidosis, disturbed prostaglandin synthesis, increased cardiac output, vasodilation, sleep deprivation and malnutrition. Beverage specific effects of additives or by-products such as congeners also play an important role.[1] The symptoms occur typically after the intoxicating effect of the alcohol begins to wear off, generally the morning after a night of heavy drinking.[3] ...Read more

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My 5 month old sucked on a baby wipe its alcohol free but has chemicals should I be worried can she develop cancer? im super worried

My 5 month old sucked on a baby wipe its alcohol free but has chemicals should I be worried can she develop cancer? im super worried

No: If these are safe enough to use on her skin, a short period of ingestion shouldn't harm her. Rinse her mouth out with warm water. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to restore chemical balance in brain from marijuana and alcohol use? Any vitamins or anything to take?

What is the best way to restore chemical balance in brain from marijuana and alcohol use? Any vitamins or anything to take?

Seek real love: Health does not come out of a pill bottle, even "vitamins". You need something in your life to give you joy and beauty and meaning so you won't want to scramble your brain any more with that stuff. For most of us, this is found in love of a person, a community, a good cause, or perhaps something spiritual. Be the best person you can be in the hopes of finding the realm item. ...Read more

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Intermittent tachycardia with blood pressure changes every few hours, looking like but is not hypoglycemia, needing diagnosis and treatment.....?

Intermittent tachycardia with blood pressure changes every few hours, looking like but is not hypoglycemia, needing diagnosis and treatment.....?

More information would help clarify how to solve the problem: The combination of recurrent tachycardia, "unstable" blood sugar and blood pressure, "all the symptoms of diabetes" but normal HgbA1c, "reactive hypoglycemia" and symptoms occurring every three hours, and atypical sleep apnea. The differential diagnosis would include: *Insulinoma (insulin secreting tumor) producing recurant hypoglycemia with tachycardia) *Pheochrocytoma (adrenaline secreting tumor often of the adrenal glands) *polyendocrine syndome encompassing either or both with possible hypophysitis with ovarian hypofunction or autoimmune oopheritis. You may have been screened for insulinoma but remember that common screening test use monoclonal antibodies which will not pick up proinsulin. To assist in diagnosis - providing more detail to the phrases in paragraph 1 including labs and then consultation with an endocrinologist would be an appropriate next step. ...Read more

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What is the name of ethanol used in homeopathy?

Alcoholus: Alcoholus is the name of the homeopathic medicine (remedy) made from ethyl alcohol. It was specifically made from wine. ...Read more

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What would happen if I got ethanol in my eye?

What would happen if I got ethanol in my eye?

Depends: Ethanol is avialble in all alcoholic beverrages (common to splash in the eye with no ill efffects), as rubbing and cleaning solution of high concentration (if you get this in your eye you might cause an abrasion - it certainly will hurt), and in various industrial products. When you blink, you get rid of most of the liquid but for persistent pain or vision drop, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is ethanol in small amounts really beneficial to your health?

Wine 4 heart health: It's probably not ethanol itself that's purportedly beneficial but what it's mixed with. In that case, most studies have demonstrated link to benefit from moderate consumption of red wine (not beer or hard liquor). That's 1 drink/d for women & 2 drinks/d for men. Of course all these studies are observational, not based upon proving cause & effect. So jury's still out in terms of outright proof. ...Read more