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Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Clear liquids: If this is a temporary issue such as a throat infection, start with clear liquids first to prevent dehydration then move up to soft foods. If your swallowing issue lasts more than a few days or you are choking on food, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is clear gelatin-like mucus cancerous?

Is clear gelatin-like mucus cancerous?

Highly unlikely: Your gelatin like mucus is not indicative of cancer. There are any reason your mucus can change. Cancer is not really one of them. ...Read more

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Help; Continuing symptoms of acid reflex, coughing, nausea with Vomiting yellow bitter bile & frothy foam/ liquids 1 yr post gallbladder removal.

Help; Continuing symptoms of acid reflex, coughing, nausea with Vomiting yellow bitter bile & frothy foam/ liquids  1 yr post gallbladder removal.

Gastroenterologist: Have you consulted a gastroenterologist? If classic antigerd medications like prilosec or zantac aren't effective, you may be dealing with bile reflux rather than acid reflux. A gastroscopy to check for gastritis may be recommended. ...Read more

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If hot liquids increase mucus velocity+inflammation, and cold liquids decrease mucus velocity+inflammation, wouldn't cold be better for post nasal drip cough and inflamed/sore throat?

If hot liquids increase mucus velocity+inflammation, and cold liquids decrease mucus velocity+inflammation, wouldn't cold be better for post nasal drip cough and inflamed/sore throat?

No: Cold fluid would not feel better if you use it for nasal irrigation to alleviate postnasal drip. Choice between cold and hot is based not on any scientific ideas, but rather on the level of comfort one or the other brings. In cases of inflammation it is recommended to avoid extremes - cold and hot and stick with the middle ground - lukewarm. ...Read more

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Will gargling with salt water irritate acid reflux?

Will gargling with salt water irritate acid reflux?

No, it could help.: Gargling with salt water shouldn't aggravate acid reflux. It could actually help by alleviating some of the inflammation in the the back of the throat and mouth that is brought on when acid travels up from the stomach. Happy gargling! cheers! ...Read more

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7mo with diarrhea & very loose stools. They look light yellow with strings of mucus. Drooling a lot. Refusing her bottles, refusing solids & Pedialyte

7mo with diarrhea & very loose stools. They look light yellow with strings of mucus. Drooling a lot. Refusing her bottles, refusing solids & Pedialyte

Infectious diarrhea: Most likely viral and needs clear fluids, preferably pedialyte (try different flavor), as much as possible to avoid dehydration. Avoid milk and dairy products and use probiotic to restore digestive health. Go to doctor or ED right away if vomiting or fever is noted or no urine for more than 6 hrs. ...Read more

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When someone says "dysphagia diet" are they referring to full clear liquids and pureed?

When someone says "dysphagia diet" are they referring to full clear liquids and pureed?

Generic: It appears that a formal dysphagia diet was made. It is usually followed by a swallow evaluation, either clinical at the bedside or functional in the form of a modified Barium swallow. Based on above specific recommendations are made with regard to food, solid/liquid consistency. ...Read more

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Soft thin stools, sometimes firm & medium size, followed by continued slow involuntary leaking of more soft to liquid stool for 5 minutes. Cause?

Soft thin stools, sometimes firm & medium size, followed by continued slow involuntary leaking of more soft to liquid stool for 5 minutes. Cause?

Constipation, bowel: Often constipation with liquid leaking around stool causes this, but there are many causes and treatments depending upon cause. Most commonly a good high fiber diet to bulk stools with adequate liquids is effective but if a more significant problem exists underlying then other issues need evaluated and treated. Look at http://www.Med.Unc.Edu/ibs/files/educational-gi-brochures/bowel%20leakage.Pdf. ...Read more

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Are jello and puddings considered "liquids"?

Yes: These items are mostly water. They do contain significant amounts of sugar but they are the equivalent of flavored, sugared drinks. ...Read more

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My doctor said drink chicken bullion or other clear broth or soup. What soups are clear?

Plain broth: Anything that is just liquid, and does not contain solid matter or milk is a clear liquid: chicken broth, beef broth, etc. No noodles. No rice. No vegetables. ...Read more

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Extra saliva, sometimes thick, spitting white mucus. Is it a stomach problem?

Extra saliva, sometimes thick, spitting white mucus. Is it a stomach problem?

Difficult to diagnos: From the brief description. Would start off with an evaluation by your physician. Could be a host of things. Sorry i can't be more specific. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Meds for nonspecific esophageal dysmotility? Food sticks so heartburn & sore throat. Behavioral measures better (soft food, lots of water)?

Meds for nonspecific esophageal dysmotility?  Food sticks so heartburn & sore throat.  Behavioral measures better (soft food, lots of water)?

Diet and maybe meds: A difficult problem. Be sure it is not related to nerve issues such as in diabetic gastroparesis. Trying to eat small meals throughout the day (grazing) can help. Be sure to avoid irritants such as caffeine and tobacco as both make heartburn worse by relaxing the muscles at the opening of the stomach. Some meds like Erythromycin and metochopramide may be needed to stimulate movement.Fluids good. ...Read more

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Will water soften your stools? Lots of water?

Will water soften your stools? Lots of water?

Constipation: Yes. Of course. In fact in some circles when one is severely constipated if they drink three liters of water in one to two hours they will most likely be able to get the stool to move. ...Read more

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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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My roommate is vomiting a pink, chunky thickened liquid. She hasn't eaten in 12 hours because of the nausea. What could be causing it?

My roommate is vomiting a pink, chunky thickened liquid. She hasn't eaten in 12 hours because of the nausea. What could be causing it?

See below: It is more important that you assist your room mate in hydration. Give him/her any liquids the person may tolerate, could be ginger ale, flat soda, gatorade, pedialyte or water. What caused it would be a long list, including hangover, viral infection and food poisoning. ...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

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Is it normal for clear liquid to come out of your bob?

Is it normal for clear liquid to come out of your bob?

No: Nipple discharges unless pregnant (colostrum/breast milk) are not normal. Let your dr. Know you are having a nipple discharge. ...Read more

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Eating but not taking in any liquid.. What will that do?

Eating but not taking in any liquid.. What will that do?

Varies: Each one of us is different, its a good habit to drink reasonable amount of liquids - water daily, at least 6-8 glasses a day. If you don't , you may develop more tendency for constipation. ...Read more

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Why is this clear liquid still coming out of my bug bite?

Why is this clear liquid still coming out of my bug bite?

Serous fluid: This drainage is probably serous fluid; it's usually not a worry and often occurs after intensive scratching. During sleep people will often scratch itchy bites without recollection of having done so. I am prone to do this to bites on my ankles with my toenail. If excessive redness or pus (milky fluid) occurs, see your doctor. Cortisone cream helps with itching. Bandaging at night can help too. ...Read more

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What's the clear liquid stuff that comes from a bug bite?

What's the clear liquid stuff that comes from a bug bite?

Serous fluid: This drainage is probably serous fluid; it's usually not a worry and often occurs after intensive scratching. During sleep people will often scratch itchy bites without recollection of having done so. I am prone to do this to bites on my ankles with my toenail. If excessive redness or pus (milky fluid) occurs, see your doctor. Cortisone cream helps with itching. Bandaging at night can help too. ...Read more

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What is the name for the white liquid comng from a wound?

What is the name for the white liquid comng from a wound?

Drainage: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about liquid coming out of bug bite?

Should i be concerned about liquid coming out of bug bite?

Exudate vs. pus: The clear fluid is likely exudate, a response of your body to the injury. Cool compresses with aloe vera gel may help. Liquid which is opaque or colored could indicate an infection, which should likely be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to put the Vicks liquid on your body?

Is it possible for you to put the Vicks liquid on your body?

VapoRub: Would be better, and is made to put on the body. The liquid is made to go in humidifiers and vaporizers. ...Read more

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What happens if a person drinks good knight advance mosquito liquid?

What happens if a person drinks good knight advance mosquito liquid?

You need help: I would suggest you to talk with your parents or somebody you trust about your problem. it seems that you are having quite significant psychological stress these days. If you are thinking about harming yourself of others- please stop the thought and remove it from your mind. there is always the end of a tunnel, don't give up. seek for help. be strong when you are weak, be brave when you are down. ...Read more