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Whats gastric lavage?

Whats gastric lavage?

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 more

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Is gastric lavage painful?

Is gastric lavage painful?

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

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How is gastric lavage done?

How is gastric lavage done?

Gastric lavage: A flexible tube is inserted through the nose, down the throat & into the stomach, the contents o the stomach are suctioned out through the tube, and the stomach is then rinsed with saline solution or sterile water. ...Read more

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Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Corrosive poisons: Gastric lavage is the treatment of choice when ingestion of any poison is suspected. ...Read more

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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

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Why do we do gastric lavage in intravenous opium poisoning?

Why do we do gastric lavage in intravenous opium poisoning?

Beats Me!: Intravenous Narcan (naloxone) works great without the mess and avoids the possibilty of pulmonary aspiration. ...Read more

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Why we use potassium permanganate and tannic acid in gastric lavage?

Why we use potassium permanganate and tannic acid in 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

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What is a dental irrigation procedure done for?

What is a dental irrigation procedure done for?

Anything unwanted.: For the patients with periodontal (gum) problem the (pocket) area around the gum and tooth is irrigated out with medicine or sometimes an antibiotic mixtures. For dental surgery (extraction, gingival grafting, or deep teeth cleaning (scaling and root planning) procedure. Dental irrigation is used to flush out and clean the area involved. ...Read more

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