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When should liquids be thickened to help with coice disorders?

When should liquids be thickened to help with coice disorders?

Depends...: In general, thickened liquids help patients with aspiration of thin liquids due to vocal cord paralysis, weakness, or impaired sensation in the larynx (voicebox). Usually this is from injuries to the vagus, recurrent or superior laryngeal nerves from surgery, strokes, tumors, infections, or other conditions that may affect these nerves. ...Read more

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Can you add miralax (polyethylene glycol) to thickened liquids?

Can you add miralax (polyethylene glycol) to thickened liquids?

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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Does ileitis (inflamed and thickened walls) cause liquid (pus) outside the small intestine? Can the latter carry bacteria? Thanks

Does ileitis (inflamed and thickened walls) cause liquid (pus) outside the small intestine? Can the latter carry bacteria? Thanks

Yes: Ileitis also called Crohn Disease is associated with mucosal inflammation and in some cases abscess formation. You can sometimes expect rectal seepage that can contain bacteria. I hope you are under the care of a gastroenterologist as this can turn out to be more than a simple illness. ...Read more

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Why do u take liquid potashum clorideride?

Why do u take liquid potashum clorideride?

To replace low K: Potassium chloride is given as a replacement to those whose levels of potassium are low in the body. This usually seen in people who are on water pills or have lost a lot of electrolytes either by gastroenteritis or excessive sweating or have conditions that they are prone to low potassium levels. I hope this helps answer your question. ...Read more

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Can you buy valeron liquid medication on line?

Valerian liquid?: I'm not sure if you are talking about valerian liquid. You can practically buy anything on the internet these days, including valerian liquid. I would be cautious about buying any form of medication (prescribed or herbal) online because you never know what you are truly getting. ...Read more

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When i squeeze a cut, why does liquid come out?

When i squeeze a cut, why does liquid come out?

Normal healing: When tissue is damaged , the vessels leak fluid which helps to bathe the tissue, and helps to immobilize it for faster healing. The fluid also has some anti-infective properties. When you squeeze it, since there is an external opening, then fluid will come out to some degree. This is normal. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to put a salty liquid on an wound?

Is it healthy to put a salty liquid on an wound?

Saline: Is a salty liquid which mimics the sodium content of most body fluids. It is often used to clean or rinse wounds to reduce bacteria and debris and thereby reduce risk of wound infections. ...Read more

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What liquids should I use as a base for a smoothie?

What liquids should I use as a base for a smoothie?

Healthy smoothie.: Start with a nice combination of fruits. I'd like to see a source of protein to help with overall absorption and balance. Perhaps protein powder to keep the calories down. Maybe blend it in skim milk. And I usually recommend adding some psyllium husk to get back some of the fiber benefit. ...Read more

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What causes a transparent liquid to get out of wound?

What causes a transparent liquid to get out of wound?

Serum : Is the clear or straw colored liquid that naturally drains from most healthy, open wounds. A superficial wound on a swollen leg can also drain lymphatic fluid which is often very clear and thin like water. ...Read more