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How is hypertonic saline important for cystic fibrosis?

How is hypertonic saline important for cystic fibrosis?

Increases Sputum: Hypertonic saline can help a patient with cystic fibrosis cough more effectively by expectorating sputum and optimizing airway clearance. This can help keep the lungs more clear and less likely to be colonized with bacteria. ...Read more

Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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While giving Nasal Saline drops to my baby, much more than the normal dosage of the fluid gushed into the sleeping child's nostril. Is it worrisome?

While giving Nasal Saline drops to my baby, much more than the normal dosage of the fluid gushed into the sleeping child's nostril. Is it worrisome?

Not at all: If baby's comfortable enough to sleep, things are fine. I often use saline like a garden hose to loosen the thickened mucous so baby can breathe better from there small nasal passages. ...Read more

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I am having a hard time getting rid of a runny nose and constant itching/"ready to sneeze" feeling. I've taken claritin-d, Flonase two sprays in both nostrils bid, and even did a saline lavage of my nose before the second Flonase dose... And nothing has c

I am having a hard time getting rid of a runny nose and constant itching/"ready to sneeze" feeling. I've taken claritin-d, Flonase two sprays in both nostrils bid, and even did a saline lavage of my nose before the second Flonase dose... And nothing has c

You : You have to take the Flonase for a week for it to be effective and you should do nasal washes on a daily basis. If you are not getting better then you should seek a local allergist to evaluate your condition for other diseases mimicking your symptoms or if you need further treatment with immunotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: saline?

What is the definition or description of: saline?

Salt water: Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or 9.0 g per liter. ...Read more

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Can too much saline do harm?

Can too much saline do harm?

Too much salt: Normal saline is basically salt water--with slightly high content of salt than your blood. If given via IV route, too much saline can cause volume overload, excess salt, leading to hypertension, edema, and/or possible heart failure etc.. It is often only given in hospital/nursing facility where the person is monitored regularly. Too much of anything is not good. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is saline hemodialysis performed?

How is saline hemodialysis performed?

Using saline: During hemodialysis heparin is used to prevent clotting in the system at entrance ( arterial end ) when blood returns back ( venous end ) unclothed state . Some times heparin is contraindicated ( like reaction to it etc ) then saline is used continuously or intermittent flush to prevent clotting in extracorporeal system . ...Read more

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How do you use saline for congestion ?

How do you use saline for congestion ?

Saline drops: Nasal saline drops. Put 2-3 drops in each nostrils and use a nasal suction to suction the nostril after a few seconds. You can also use saline in nebulizer too. (use saline designed for inhalation). ...Read more

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How can a saline solution clean a wound?

How can a saline solution clean a wound?

Basic and Gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more