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Ethylene Glycol Intoxication
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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