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Sprays, irrigation, amoxicillin...Nothing works! severe post nasal drip! help!

Sprays, irrigation, amoxicillin...Nothing works! severe post nasal drip! help!

Antihistamine?: If you haven't already tried an antihistamine that might be worth a try. If you've been on antibiotics, it sounds like you've already seen your doctor at least once. At this point a follow up and consideration of additional testing and/or possible ENT referral may be in order. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is IV drip used for sinus infections?

Why is IV drip used for sinus infections?

In severe cases: Iv antibiotics are used in cases where the oral medication is either not available or not effective. If the infection is cultured and the organism is sensitive only to IV medications then that is the only therapy. ...Read more

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Can intravenous infusion zoledronic acid replace oral bisphosphonates ?

Can intravenous infusion zoledronic acid replace oral bisphosphonates ?

Yes: Depending on the indication, zoledronic acid can be given as a single intravenous infusion once a year to replace your intake of oral bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Have you used atrovent for post nasal drip?

Have you used atrovent for post nasal drip?

Best for rhinitis : Atrovent nasal spray works best for a drippy nose. A nose which produces too much mucous from the front leading to the need for lots of tissues. Post nasal drip might be improved but atrovent is not nearly as successful for this symptom. ...Read more

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Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath?  Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read more

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Is post nasal drip contagious?

Is post nasal drip contagious?

No : PND is not in and of itself contagious. It depends on the cause, it can be indicative of allergic rhinitis (allergies) which is not contagious. If due to a common cold, then could be infectious. ...Read more

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Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal drip from allergies?

Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal   drip from allergies?

Yes: If used properly it should .Discus the proper method of spraying with your doctor. The nozzle should be pointed toward the eye and not centrally. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

PND: Hello, your post op PND should be evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a normal mucosal reaction, allergy induced, leftover saline from irritations or a CSF leak. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more

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Tonsillectomy1yrago. Stillgetsorethroat, earaches weekly. chronic post nasal drip. sometimes ringing in right ear. claritin/otc allergy meds dont work?

Tonsillectomy1yrago. Stillgetsorethroat, earaches weekly. chronic post nasal drip. sometimes ringing in right ear. claritin/otc allergy meds dont work?

? Sinusitis: tonsillectomy wouldn't help, except removal of infected tonsillitis, and that again won't help not getting sore throat, visit your doctor, who might refer you to an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause reflux?

Can post nasal drip cause reflux?

No, but: Sometimes the problem is not that producing too much mucus, but rather it's not being cleared away effectively. Swallowing problems can cause a buildup of liquids in throat, which can feel like postnasal drip. These problems can sometimes occur with age, a blockage, or conditions such as GERD. The conditions can coexist separately in the same patient. See ENT doc to sort out the problem. ...Read more

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Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Neuron protection: Thiamine of vitamin b1 is an essential co factor in glucose metabolism so that if a person does not have adequate amount and a glucose load is given it can cause neuro toxicity manifested as delirium and occular abnormalities as seen in alcoholics being refed in the hospital. This is called wernick, korsakov syndrome. Diabetics with borderline nutrtional reserve could develop the same problem. ...Read more

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Can cronic non allergy post nasal drip be cured?

Can cronic non allergy post nasal drip be cured?

Could be sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis is a silent disease and can cause post nasal drip, if it is the condition, antibiotics and anti inflammatory meds would be the answer, see you primary physician who might treat you or refer you. ...Read more

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Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

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

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Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?

Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?

Yes: A post nasal drip can and commonly does cause a cough. Bronchiolitis is from lower airways (lungs). It is important for her pediatrician to listen and determine where the cough is coming from. The treatments are dramatically different. ...Read more

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Cough spasm and post nasal drip..harmful?

Cough spasm and post nasal drip..harmful?

Cough and PND: Not really harmful, but treatable to help prevent it. See the Dr. as nasal sprays can help this condition and decrease the cough too caused from the PND. ...Read more

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Saliva build up post nasal drip burping often (upset stomach)?

Saliva build up post nasal drip burping often (upset stomach)?

The PND may be : Causing your upset stomach. See your doctor to help determine if you have allergies or sinusitis, and what would be safe for you to take. Also, use a couple pillows at night to sleep, so your head is elevated versus flat while you're symptomatic. Drink lots of liquids too, stay away from dairy and sugar. This makes it worse! ...Read more

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Can sinusitis lead to pneumonia, due to post nasal drip?

Can sinusitis lead to pneumonia, due to post nasal drip?

Very unlikely: if you have a severe acute respiratory or sinus infection it can also infect lungs causing pneumonia ...Read more

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Is there an advantage of using 10% DW vs Normal Saline as a medium for intravenous drip or there is no advantage ?

Is there an advantage of using 10% DW vs Normal Saline as a medium for intravenous drip or there is no advantage ?

Intravenous fluids: are selected specifically in different clinical situations. Sometimes it is important to have glucose in the solution and other times restricting the glucose and only using electrolytes is more appropriate. After you complete medical school and residency training you will be able to appreciate the advantages and select the proper solutions for your patients. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a patient to take fluids and food orally at the same time when intravenous drip is being administered.

Is it ok for a patient to take fluids and food orally at the same time when intravenous drip is being administered.

Depends on reason: Although there is no inherent danger in drinking or eating while getting IV fluids, it is important to discuss with the physician if they have another reason why one shouldn't be taking anything by mouth. Before surgery, obstruction, etc. would require a patient to be NPO (nothing by mouth). Discuss with the doctor treating you - they would know best. ...Read more

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I would like help on a advanced intravenous calculation for dosage calculation for medical admin class?

Med calls: I would look at your textbook.Then go to app store and look at medical calculators. Of do 2nd opinion with we and we can work it out. ...Read more

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Are intravenous solutions isotonic?

Are intravenous solutions isotonic?

Depends: Normal saline (0.9% nacl) and lactated ringer's (lr) is very close to isotonic. Hypertonic saline, hypotonic saline (0.45% nacl), d5w (dextrose 5%), d5ns, and d5 1/2ns are not. It all depends on the fluid and electrolyte needs. ...Read more

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An intravenous in chimiotherapy has stretched my chordae tendinease . How can you explain it? Thanks.

An intravenous in chimiotherapy has stretched my  chordae tendinease . How can you explain it? Thanks.

Cardiomyopathy: Some chemotherapeutic agents can cause the side effect on the heart muscles cases them to become weak and dilated, along with that the cordae tendinae / muscle bands inside the heart gets stretched too. ...Read more

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How can I administer epinephrine intravenously?

How can I administer epinephrine intravenously?

Intravenous: Yes, you may need epinephrine intravenously from time to time but please make contact with your treating physician to advise you when and when not to take an injection. You will also be advised carefully how to deliver the medication. ...Read more

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What should I expect during and after an intravenous lidocaine infusion?

What should I expect during and after an intravenous lidocaine infusion?

IV?: IV lidocaine may correct temporally an abnormal cardiac rhythm but is not long term therapy. In general patients don't feel anything in particular but be wary if you feel numbness of the tongue/lips and ringing in the ears. That's a sign the lido level is high. If this is epidural, spinal or isolated nerve block there will be a reduction of pain and weakness of the involved nerve. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lidocaine injected intravenously instead of just numbing tissue?

IV Lidocaine: Lidocaine, in low doses, is actually injected intravenously in certain clinical situations. Toxic levels of this medication would first cause neurologic symptoms and then cardiovascular sequelae. If small amounts are injected IV in the process of infiltrating tissue, it is unlikely that one would suffer any major complications. ...Read more

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How does intravenous fluids wear off?

How does intravenous fluids wear off?

Medical Questions: I am not sure if I am missing the point. But, all fluids in your body go through the liver, lungs and kidneys and are used up and cleaned up and excreted. I am not sure why you wonder about this. If I am missing the point then please ask again. ...Read more

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What are the different types of intravenous fluids for?

Depends: The type of IV fluid used depends on the patient's needs. ...Read more

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What is the rate at which intravenous fluids enter your body?

Rate is adjustable: And decided by treating physician. It may vary from 30cc/h to wide open. ...Read more

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Are there any kinds of insulin that can be given intravenously?

Are there any kinds of insulin that can be given intravenously?

Only in hospital: Intravenous Insulin works immediately and needs close-monitoring and so only given in-hospital setting--often small bolus and the as a slow drip in controlling acute diabetic ketoacidosis. Actually all Insulin can be given iv, but not recommended elsewhere besides hospital where you can be closely monitored. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the different types of intravenous fluids and when are they used?

What are the different types of intravenous fluids and when are they used?

Sugar, salt, lactate: Iv fluids 101. The most common IV fluids uses are some combination and concentration of sugar (glucose, dextrose), salt (saline), and lactate. These combos are generally either isotonic (same concentration as blood), or hypotonic (less so). So, d5w is hypotonic sugar water that would be used for water depleted state; ns (normal saline) for low blood volume state. D5 in 1/2 ns for dehydration.... ...Read more

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What kind of adaptive immunity will result from intravenous injection of immunoglobulins?

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What kind of adaptive immunity will result from intravenous injection of immunoglobulins?

None: IVIG is a generic replacement therapy, non specific, and will not stimulate the adaptive (specifgic) immune system ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting HIT after just 1 dose of 2500 u of heparin intravenously?

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What are the chances of getting HIT after just 1 dose of 2500 u of heparin intravenously?

HIT: HIT is known as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. There are two forms. Only type II is clinical significant and can be life threatening if not recognized and treated appropriately. It is mediated by an immune mechanism through formation of antibodies against platelet. It occurs in 1-5% of patients exposed to heparin, regardless of the dose or route of administration. ...Read more

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Is fasting required for intravenous administration of streptozotocin? Any answer appreciated.

Is fasting required for intravenous administration of streptozotocin? Any answer appreciated.

No, because it's IV: If a medication is IV, generally you do not have to fast - since 'absorption' from the stomach is completely bypassed. Definitely though Streptozotocin or streptozocin can give you nausea, so I would recommend to take your anti nausea medications BEFORE you take the infusion. Hopefully you can get through this treatment OK. Definitely talk to your doctor though if you have questions. Hang in there ...Read more

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Why can't oxygen be provided intravenously-afterall we all started off getting our oxygen that way? Please see above thanks!

Why can't oxygen be provided intravenously-afterall we all started off getting our oxygen that way? Please see above thanks!

Been done: This has actually been tested. The researchers designed an injection filled with tiny, gas-filled microparticles that can be administered directly into the bloodstream, supplying it with much-needed oxygen. The microparticles are made of a single layer of fatty molecules that surround a miniscule pocket of oxygen - they are placed in a liquid solution and injected into the patients. ...Read more

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Can the same drug have different kinds of toxicity when administered intravenously, subcutanously, intramuscularly, spinally, and so on?

Yes: Absolutely. Different ways of administration will result in different degrees of bioavailability, making the drug and/or metabolites more or less available. ...Read more