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Who uses sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder (kayexalate) rather than the suspension?

Who uses sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder (kayexalate) rather than the suspension?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more

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It is safe to use a dissolution of pure concentrate Chlorophyll into saline solution as eye drops?

It is safe to use a dissolution of pure concentrate Chlorophyll into saline solution as eye drops?

Not good idea: Anything that's not sterile and placed in the eye is setting yourself up for problems in the eye. Best to see your eye doctor and see why you are needing chlorophyll drops to begin with, and use that as a starting point for discussion. This is a better alternative, safer, and makes sense. S/he will be able to meet you where you are, and take care of you at the sae time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hydrogen Peroxide or Saline Solution with Povidone Iodine is better solution for cut, abrasion and wound?

Hydrogen Peroxide or Saline Solution with Povidone Iodine is better solution for cut, abrasion and wound?

Iodine: In general for minor cuts and abrasions the use of antiseptic therapy solutions is not warrented. These solutions (especially H2O2 peroxide) cause cell death and impair wound healing. IF a wound requires cleaning, iodine (specifically iodosorb) has been shown to reduce bacterial load. Therefore, povidone is a better choice than H2O2 for wound cleansing. ...Read more

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What is generlac solution used for?

What is generlac solution used for?

Osmotic Diuretic: Generlac or lactulose is an osmotic diuretic that empties your bowel in preparation for a colonoscopy, treat constipation or to treat hepatic encephalopathy. Hepatic encephalopathy is a worsening of brain function that occurs when the liver is no longer able to remove toxic substances in the blood. ...Read more

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Help docs, is iron(iii) fluoride an aqueous solution?

Help docs, is iron(iii) fluoride an aqueous solution?

Medical Connection: I'm not sure how this substance is connect to medical or dental needs, but here's a place for you to start reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron(III)_fluoride ...Read more

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Using a cpap, understand distilled water the way to go. Child uses distilled with minerals added for taste on formula. Ok for me to use in cpap?

Using a cpap, understand  distilled water the way to go. Child uses distilled with minerals added for taste on formula.  Ok for me to use in cpap?

Probably: Though most CPAP instructions call for distilled water, my wife has CPAP and i looked it up. Much water in containers just uses tap water, some use spring water, but your sons water contains none of these other problems. So it, s sO.K. ...Read more

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Is proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution for single use?

Is proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution for single use?

Proparacaine: Proparacaine eye drops are used during an eye exam to help a physician determine a number of things. These include measuring the pressure of the eyeball and looking for a scratch on the cornea. Proparacaine is almost never used to treat eye pain since it usually interferes with the ability of the cornea to heal. One exception is after some types of corneal surgery, and only then by prescription. ...Read more

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Is solu-cortef available in a 100mg/2ml solution?

Is solu-cortef available in a 100mg/2ml solution?

Yes: There is an ACT-O-VIAL® System single-dose vial in that strength. ...Read more

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What is benzocaine otic solution used for?

What is benzocaine otic solution used for?

Ear pain: Used to reduce pain from otitis media (middle ear infection). Used in combination with Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Also may be used in combination with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?

Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?

Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more

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Sea salt for cleaning out piercings vs. iodized salt, which is better?

Sea salt for cleaning out piercings vs. iodized salt, which is better?

Don't get conned: Remember your high school chemistry. Oh, you didn't? Well, table salt is sodium chloride. Salt crystals are exactly equal numbers of sodium & chloride ions. Every single sodium & chlorine atom on Earth has been here for >4 billion yr, since the planet formed. It's a fundamental principle: Every atom of every element is chemically identical. From seawater or made in a lab, salt is salt. ...Read more

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Why is cromolyn sodium solution for nebulizers no longer used?

Why is cromolyn sodium solution for nebulizers no longer used?

Not available.: This medication is no longer on the market, but i never heard a reason why. Most often, these are business decisions - even if a medication is effective, it will be discontinued if it doesn't generate enough profit for the manufacturer. With cromolyn, however, there probably wasn't enough bang for the buck; inhaled steroids are vastly more effective, and cromolyn was quite expensive. ...Read more

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Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

No,: A stye is not an infection. It is a plugged oil gland in the eye lid. Gentamicin is an antibiotic and will do nothing to treat it. Use warm compresses for 5 minutes frequently during the day instead. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use store brand distilled water for a neti pot? is there any risk when using distilled water for a Neti pot?

Is it safe to use store brand distilled water for a neti pot? is there any risk when using distilled water for a Neti pot?

Use anything: It doesn't matter what you use as long as it is reasonably clean. It is always a good idea to have water of equal osmotic pressure to that of blood to make it more tolerable. You can do that by adding table salt to it ...Read more

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Is it safe to use physician's choice brand ear wax removal drops?

Is it safe to use physician's choice brand ear wax removal drops?

Earwax drops: It's safe but these products often have irritating preservatives. I recommend qtip avoidance, mineral oil and a vinegar/peroxide mixture instead. ...Read more