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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Glycerin (Definition)

Glycerin is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

Constipation?: I'm assuming that you mean glycerin suppositories for constipation. Every once in a while these are ok to give. If you are giving one every few days you should try and figure out how to relieve the constipation. Likely you have started some solids by now. Consider giving a small amount of undiluted fruit juice 2-4 oz or a smushed up fresh fruit. Just stay away from bananas. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of Glycerol in treating Pseudotumour cerebri?

What is the effectiveness of Glycerol in treating Pseudotumour cerebri?

Not effective: Go with: Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (Topamax, Zonegran, Diamox) and diuretics (second line). Serial taps, optic nerve fenestration and shunting. Correction of low thyroid, iron deficiency and Vitamin A issues (too high or too low. Weight loss. ...Read more

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Why isn't glycerol used any more to treat Pseudotumour Cerebri?

Why isn't glycerol used any more to treat Pseudotumour Cerebri?

Poor outcome: Glycerol as a treatment for IIH was abandoned in the mid to late 1960s or early 70s simply because outcomes were poor due to the limits that the body places on losing fluid from the brain no matter how much glycerol one drank. ...Read more

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Is smoking additive free cigarettes like american spirit less harmful then cigarettes that contain ammonia, glycerol, sugar, flavors and other stuff?

Is smoking additive free cigarettes like american spirit less harmful then cigarettes that contain ammonia, glycerol, sugar, flavors and other stuff?

No difference: It is a proven fact that effects of smoking are serious. It can harm nearly every organ of the body. It causes nearly one of every five deaths in the United States each year. Regardless of the brand, flavor or additives tobacco smoke contains more than 7, 000 chemicals. Approximately 70 of them are known to cause cancer. Rec.: ask your pcp for smoking cessation program. ...Read more

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Does the supplement glycerol hydromax when taking for weightlifting pull water into muscle cells making them appear fuller and bigger?

Does the supplement glycerol hydromax when taking for weightlifting pull water into muscle cells making them appear fuller and bigger?

Glycerol is converte: Glycerol is converted in the body to glucose, which muscles could use to produce a substance called pyruvic acid. Pyruvic acid supplies energy during exercise. Glycerol Hydromax is a highly potent stable form of glycerol. Evidence suggests that glycerol could promote hyperhydration during exercise activities, improve exercise tolerance and endurance. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the medical importance of glycerol, retinol, ethyl alcohol and iso-propyl alcohol?

Please help! What is the medical importance of glycerol, retinol, ethyl alcohol and iso-propyl alcohol?

OPEN ENDED: Your question is too open ended and difficult to answer in this limited space. Come up with a specific question. ...Read more

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Will taking the supplement glycerol hydromax (glycerol, silica) interact with 1mg of finasteride? I'm taking fin for hair loss. Thanks

Will taking the supplement glycerol hydromax (glycerol, silica) interact with 1mg of finasteride? I'm taking fin for hair loss. Thanks

No: The supplement you are taking is an overpriced placebo. Creatine and aerobic training will do you much more good. The finasteride is your business. If you're a supplementing bodybuilder, consider simply embracing your genetic heritage. Nothing looks better than a 31 year old man who's strong, trim, with some nice well-trimmed facial hair, probably some great body hair, and some macho balding. ...Read more

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Do mustard seeds have strong antimicrobial properties?

Do mustard seeds have strong antimicrobial properties?

Yes: Studies of mustard seed oils have shown anti-microbial functions against staphylococcus aureus and e. Coli. ...Read more

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What foods have antimicrobial agents in them? Can you tell me what foods contain antimicrobial agents?

What foods have antimicrobial agents in them? Can you tell me what foods contain antimicrobial agents?

Organic foods: Many commercially raised foods are sprayed with several chemicals, pesticides, fungicides and others e.g. Apples may have six or seven or more sprays of different agents, so that any one agent is below government safety limits. Rarely are studies of the effect of multiple chemicals and pesticides on the people in general. Best way to try to protect yourself is by using organic foods. ...Read more

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What is the shelf life for glycerin tablet?

What is the shelf life for glycerin tablet?

Nitroglycerin??: nitroglycerin is pretty sensitive to light and won't last long - check the bottle for expiration date, and don't count on it to help past that time. If you mean glycerol (like for inducing BM) that is unlikely to ever go bad. ...Read more

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Do glycerin suppositories expire?

Do glycerin suppositories expire?

Yes: Every medication has expiration date. The date is usually printed on the box and on the wrap of the product. ...Read more

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Antimicrobial pillow for kids safe?

Antimicrobial pillow for kids safe?

No need: An alternative is to wash and dry your pillows every three months. Also use an hypoallergenic pillow cover and change bed linens weekly. ...Read more

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How effective are glycerin suppositories?

Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

None: It's an inert substance that makes your stools come out. However, if you use it in excess, like anything else in life, you will develop problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how glycerin suppositories work?

Hyperosmotic laxativ: It works by drawing water into the intestines. The effect is to cause a bowel movement usually within 15 to 60 minutes. ...Read more

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What can happen if you eat a glycerin suppository?

Probably nothing: No active medicinal ingredient in glycerin suppositories as they act as a lubricant. Glycerin is generally not harmful if ingested- but that is not recommended. ...Read more