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Homemade Saline Laxative
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Enemas oil based/sal: Saline enemas loosen stool and stimulate bowel movement.If used frequently these can cause hypocalcemia and hyperphosptemia.It is effective in severly constipated with/ without stool retention.Mineral oil enemas are used in patients who are impacted with stools so hard and large causing obstruction, and is used as retention enema, if patient is able to retain overnite follwed by manual disimpaction. ...Read more
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an over the counter stool softener which can be mixed with water or juice. Follow the dilution directions on the bottle exactly, as most stool softeners and fiber supplements will only work as they are intended if they are ingested with appropriate fluid amounts. ...Read more
Can I take a laxative or enema instead of colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for my barium enema?
Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help the nose be even cleaner. ...Read more
Should be Okay: I do not believe that MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) would decrease the thickness of liquids but i would test a small amount to make sure. The purpose of thickening liquids is to prevent problems with swallowing or aspiration. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) works to help soften stools by allowing more water to be retained in the colon (large intestine) - which is further down the digestive tract. Contact medical provider for any concerns. ...Read more
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Can I take a laxative or enema instead of the colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for a barium enema?
Have severe sinus cold. Ok to use expired salts for neti pot? Not sure how baking soda and table salt can expire. Cvs brand salts for neti pot.
No: The expiration date is there for a reason, to alert you it is expired. Always best to use up to date ingredients/medications. Best wishes. ...Read more
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Sure: You can mix it in any fluid that is not carbonated. However for it to work best you do need to increase your water intake. ...Read more
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