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How emetics work to induce vomiting and what is the complications?

How emetics work to induce vomiting and what is the complications?

NO!!!!: There is no longer any indication for emetics. They were once used in overdoses and poisonings, but there are way too many complications including injury to the esophagus, aspiration, and typically did not resolve the ingestion. Every er used to have ipecac to induce vomiting. That was removed years ago and is no longer used. ...Read more

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How does ipecac work to stimulate vomiting?

How does ipecac work to stimulate vomiting?

Ipecac: Don't even think of using ipecac to induce vomiting. You might end up having aspiration pneumonia or severe cardiac side effects. ...Read more

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How to stop vomiting in pregnancy?

How to stop vomiting in pregnancy?

Herbal and acupressu: There are many herbal remedies such as chamomile or ginger tea. Can also use sea bands wearing them on the wrists as needed. ...Read more

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How much vomiting can you expect during chemotherapy?

How much vomiting can you expect during chemotherapy?

Depends: Some chemotherapy drugs cause more nausea than others. There are many good drugs today that can decrease the amount of nausea and work for days at a time. Besides the medicines to decrease nausea, other things that help are small frequent high protein meals instead of large meals. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to reduce severe fatigue due to illness?

Can you tell me how to reduce severe fatigue due to illness?

Patience: It can take quite a while to recover from a serious illness. Start by realizing that and resting when needed. Begin a very gentle exercise program with walking, Pilates or yoga. Start with 10 minutes twice a day and go up slowly every week. Eat well avoiding high fat/carb foods. Reach out to friends, socialize, laugh. ...Read more

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Can doctos decide to induce labour due to gallstone pain?

Can doctos decide to induce labour due to gallstone pain?

Yes: If you are near term and having a bout of acute cholecystitis that need surgery it's often safer to do the delivery and then have surgery. Otherwise if it is a minor episode then they usually let it pass. ...Read more

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How can you induce puberty?

How can you induce puberty?

Pubert induction: Puberty can be spurred on in boys by giving a few injections of low-dose testosterone once a month for 3 months. In girls menses may be started by Progesterone pills. ...Read more

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How to treat diarrhea during pregnancy?

How to treat diarrhea during pregnancy?

Natural agents + med: Apples, apple sauce, bananas, and some cheeses are natural agents that help slow diarrhea. Loperamide ( immodium) is a medication that stays in the intestines to work & is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long can you expect delirium due to alcohol withdrawal to last?

How long can you expect delirium due to alcohol withdrawal to last?

Varies: It may vary depending on length of dependency, alcohol level upon admission and co-morbidities. Intervention in symptom management as soon as possible will also help shorten the timeframe. ...Read more

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Vomiting and diarrhea due to overeating: how long should it last?

Vomiting and diarrhea due to overeating: how long should it last?

Overeating: One should not get diarrhea and vomiting from overeating. That is very unusual and implies very bad food. One could possibly throw up once or twice if you ate like a glutton, but diarrhea is not related. This sounds more like food poisoning. However, the fastest food poisoning does not come on for at least 12 hours. Most likely a gastroenteritis was brewing and coincided with a big meal. ...Read more

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How often do you see vomiting from etomidate?

How often do you see vomiting from etomidate?

Quite uncommon: It is quite uncommon. It depends in part on the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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What can you do prescribe to stop the vomiting due to sea sickness?

What can you do prescribe to stop the vomiting due to sea sickness?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): U can use dramamine (dimenhydrinate) otc (over the counter). A more effective medication is scopolamine patch (prescription). These help for the sea sickness feeling. It may help for vomiting. But generally different prescription medications r better for vomiting (ex.Promethazine). The most important thing w/ vomiting is dehydration. In other words you don't anything as long as u can maintain hydration. ...Read more

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How often can you have to self-induce vomit to start seeing side effects of bulimia?

Not sure.: This undoubtedly varies across people and depends in part on extent of vomiting. It's a bit like asking how many cigarettes are too many. In both cases, the answer is, the sooner you seek help, the more likely you are to get over the problem and avoide later complications. Trying to limit yourself to one self-induced vomiting a week is definitely not the answer. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

Depends: It all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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Morphine causing vomiting, what can I do to prevent this?

Decrease morphine: If morphine is causing vomiting, try weaning off morphine, morphine delays stomach and intestinal motility and does contribute to vomiting. There are other choices for medications that wouldnt affect stomach emptying as much. ...Read more

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How can I help with constipation during pregnancy due to zofran (ondansetron)?

How can I help with constipation during pregnancy due to zofran (ondansetron)?

More water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I assume you are taking zofran for nausea and therefore probably not taking much water. This leads to harder stools. Increasing your water intake and taking generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) will help keep your stools soft. ...Read more

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How can I naturally induce labor?

How can I naturally induce labor?

Wait until 39 weeks: After 39 weeks, you can encourage contractions in a uterus that is ready with sex (semen has natural hormones that gently stimulate labor) or gentle nipple stimulation. If the uterus is ready, it might work. If it doesn't work, it's probably not ready for labor. Your doctor can sweep membranes. The baby is developing it's brain and lungs and other organs right up to 40 weeks, so don't rush nature! ...Read more

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How does appendicitis quickly lead to death?

How does appendicitis quickly lead to death?

Ruptured appendix: Appendicitis when diagnosed and surgically treated carries a low risk for organ failure and serious health issues. However, ruptured appendicitis is more serious. The appendix is connected to the right colon so appendix rupture can be like perforated colon. Fecal peritonitis can lead to organ failure, sepsis and the risk for more serious health disruption. Best to seek health care early. ...Read more