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Gastric Lavage Complications
Cleansing/rinsing: Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area. It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear canal, or a body cavity, such as the stomach, bronchi, sinuses, peritoneal region, etc. Another example would be placing a tube into the stomach, through the mouth, after someone has overdosed on pills to remove/lavage them to prevent further harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its NOT a: "comfortable" step but its only taken when absolutely necessary! WHY are you asking and WHY here in the Health Tap "Chat Room"????? Just asking the question makes me think something is quite wrong! More info please! ...Read more
I took 20 pills of acentra sertraline yesterday and went to hospitalafter 5 hours they did the Gastric lavage thing and gave me 60gr activated carbon?
Clarify, please.: What would you like to know. You got the usual treatment for an overdose. I am glad you went to the hospital! Please get help to feel better. Suicide is a final choice. There are better ones out there so that you can stay with us and be happier again! See your doc and a recommendation for a good psychiatrist and psychologist. Good luck! (Don't drink or do drugs for now.) ...Read more
If you take 12 500mg extra strength Tylenol, (acetaminophen) what treatment would they do? Would they do a gastric lavage?
Here are some...: This Q has been around without being answered. Here is my take based on what I have studied and retained about life & medicine. I'm sure that, through decades-long experience, the mentioned mixture has been proven to provide optimal ability not only to neutralize the unwanted mis-swallowed toxic materials but also protect more for stomach and intestinal mucosa as well as being more palatable. ...Read more
None: nasal saline spray, gel or netti pot are safe. ...Read more
Usually none: Bladder irrigation, when done by a trained professional, is generally safe. However, it is possible to have irritation of the urethra form the catheter, urinary tract infection from the process, irritation of the bladder from stretching, or even rupture of the bladder if it is overfilled. ...Read more
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