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Doctor insights on: Ethylene Glycol Intoxication

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In what way does ethylene glycol cause hemolysis?

In what way does ethylene glycol cause hemolysis?

Least of troubles: Ethylene glycol causes death by acidfying the body and producing crystals in the brain and kidney; there are problem direct toxic effects on some of the metabolic pathways as well. Hemolysis, if it occurs, is the least of these patients' problems. This question appears elsewhere and i wonder if some misguided teacher is asking it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ethylene glycol poisoning - is that only from antifreeze?

Ethylene glycol poisoning - is that only from antifreeze?

No, but that is the: Most common source. Other sources are brake fluids, acrylic paints, primer and even shoe polish. But because the antifreeze tastes sweet and the others don't, it poses the greatest risk to pets and children. ...Read more

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What is the difference between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol?

What is the difference between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol?

The "ol" on the ends: Basically means that both compounds are alcohols. But there are many, many alcohols that are used in various products. The more dangerous of the 2 is the ethylene glycol which is found in antifreeze and a number of other products. ...Read more

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Treating ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol - how does that work?

Treating ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol - how does that work?

Ethylene glycol: Is broken down into very toxic metabolites by alcohol dehydrogenase. The idea is to saturate the enzyme with alcohol so that none is available to break down the ehtylene glycol. ...Read more

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I've heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. Is this true?

I've heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. Is this true?

Yes, if early: Ethylene glycol is broken down by alcohol dehydrogenase into toxic metabolites. Once that happens, alcohol won't work. The idea is that the alcohol will take up all the available alcohol dehydrogenase available and stop it from metabolizing the ethylene glycol into it's more toxic metabolites. ...Read more

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What's the usual treatment for ethylene glycol ingestion?

What's the usual treatment for ethylene glycol ingestion?

Dangerous!: Ethylene glycol is an extremely dangerous poison which can cause death and permanent brain and other organ damage when taken even in small quantities; people who have swallowed this substance often need to be in an intensive care unit. Depending on the timing and the person's condition, he may need his stomach pumped, charcoal to neutralyze the substance, dialysis, and other treatments ...Read more

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I have heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. is this myth or fact?

I have heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. is this myth or fact?

Fact: Alcohol is the traditional treatment for ethylene glycol poisoning; it is rarely used anymore because there are safer alternatives. There are still no good alternatives. If you drink ethylene glycol you will be sorry. ...Read more

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Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?

Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?

Yes: Particularly with ethylene glycol poisoning. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is polyethylene and propylene glycol the same?

Is polyethylene and propylene glycol the same?

NO!: Polyethylene glycol is found in polyesters, but propylene glycol is an organic alcohol found in some cosmetics. ...Read more

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Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

CereVe: There is a line of creams, lotions, and cleansers called cereve, which is available over the counter. They are free of propylene glycol. They are expensive but worth it if you are allergic. I have just become aware that I am allergic-- this propylene glycol is everywhere----deodorants, cottonelle wipes, etc, so just switching lotions may not be enough! yikes! good luck to both of us ! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is propelyn glycol (e-cigs) harmful to the lungs?

Can you tell me is propelyn glycol (e-cigs) harmful to the lungs?

Wish I could: While there does not appear to be any obvious toxicity, it simply has not been studied, because courts have ruled that the fda does not have jurisdiction over it, and the manufacturers have not been required to do any safety or other studies. So, nobody really knows - not only the effects of the propylene glycol, but of the other additives, flavors and preservatives that may be present. ...Read more

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Can i give glycol syrup to my 18m old boy for hungr?its iron supplment .mosegor syrup is best of glycol?

Can i give glycol syrup to my 18m old boy for hungr?its iron  supplment .mosegor syrup is best of glycol?

Needs monitoring: I cannot tell you what glycol syrup is .! there is no reason to use an ingredient that is not required if it is iron it needs monitering i would sugges!t its dose be monitored.excess can b mosega syrup is an appetite stimulant ,but it still is a drug with side effects best is to moniter diet like reduce the amount of milk and cheese intake to not more than 16 oz/day no snacks. 4 meals/day ...Read more

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Is polyethylene glycol bad for you?

Is polyethylene glycol bad for you?

Constipation Relief: Polyethylene glycol is a non-absorbed sugar substance that pulls water into stool, causing soft stools or diarrhea. This medication is used to relieve constipation. It is not dangerous, but will cause watery diarrhea if used in excess. ...Read more

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Is polythene glycol 3350 good for hard stool?

Is polythene glycol 3350 good for hard stool?

Colace (docusate sodium): A stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) will be of more benefit. Your pharmacist can direct you to this over the counter medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: polyethylene glycol?

Please describe the medication: polyethylene glycol?

PEG: Peg is the basis of a number of laxatives (i.e. Polyethylene glycol 3350, or miralax). Whole bowel irrigation with polyethylene glycol and added electrolytes is used for bowel preparation before surgery or colonoscopy. The preparation is sold under the brand names golytely, gavilyte c, nulytely, glycolax, fortrans, trilyte, among others. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks for taking golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

What are the benefits and risks for taking golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

Risk vs benefits: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a laxative that is helpful for cleaning out the GI tract prior to surgery. Possible side effects are mallory- weiss tear- (very rare), nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, rawness of anus, hypersensitivity. Get help asap for an allergic reaction with swelling of tongue, lips or throat (difficulty breathing & hives). Call physician for severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What is miralax (polyethylene glycol) used for?

What is miralax (polyethylene glycol) used for?

Relieve constipation: It is a laxative, use to relieve constipation. It can be found over the counter. ...Read more

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What kind of a laxative is polyethylene glycol?

Polyethylene glycol: Polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX) is in osmotic laxative. It will help retain water in the stool, resulting in more frequent and softer bowel movements. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What can someone (adult) take for allergy to polypropelene glycol?

What can someone (adult) take for allergy to polypropelene glycol?

Avoid the chemical: Polypropylene glycol is a liquid at room temperature and although it is not a true allergy, it is an irritant to the eyes and other mucus membranes (nose, mouth) and possibly after prolonged contact with skin. Best treatment is avoidance of this product. Toxic effects can be severe. ...Read more