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Normal Saline Dosage
While giving Nasal Saline drops to my baby, much more than the normal dosage of the fluid gushed into the sleeping child's nostril. Is it worrisome?
IV fluids: One of the reasons people who are dehydrated (d) receive Normal Saline (ns) is that they are hypotensive from whatever caused their d. If they are not hypotensive it is more prudent that they receive 1/2 saline to give them fluid in excess of salt. An alternate IV therapy for d is giving those patients 5% dextrose which delivers no sodium to them, if they are not hypotensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is 2000ml of normal saline too much fluid over 8 hrs? And when u flush the line with heparin is that going into my system?
Depends: Depends on how much you give. If you give 30-40 ml/hr not so much but if its more it might again fuida should be determined by other status as well like renal failure, eating status and many more factors. ...Read more
Depends: Anywhere from 100 to 500 cc/hr, depending on the circumstances. ...Read more
Is nebulising with normal saline equivalent to giving steam to a 2.5 month ok infant for cold and congestion?
OK for some to use: If a kid is playful and feeding well, but has nasal congestion and cough, i often use this if the parents have the equipment.The object is to help loosen the mucous and i find this can work as well or better than steaming a shower or using a vaporizer. If the kids work of breathing is visibly increased, feedings are off and the kid is not playful, an office eval would be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think that i used too much saline, bc the lower part of my nostrils are burning. Is this normal?
More Isn't Better: As a general rule, it's hard to use too much saline. Moisture inside your nose is good, but if you are too aggressive with the irrigations you can wash the normal protective mucous out of your nose , which is bad. Keep up with the saline, but maybe back off a little bit. ...Read more
When is dextrose vs normal saline IV fluids given to patients? Whats, diff.Significance of each fluid?
Sugar vs salt: Saline by itself is used to keep blood volume up. It doesn't contain any nutrients, unlike dextrose, which is essentially glucose. Every cell in the body depends on glucose for fuel. It may be given alone, though often it's combined with other solutions containing various concentrations of sodium and sometimes potassium as well as whatever else might be needed. ...Read more
Depends on situation: Since the most common cause of poor urine output is dehydration, it is standard to provide saline in push form to promote urine output.It is also standard as the initial treatment of low blood pressure. If neither produce increased BP or flow, medications are often the next step.If the kidneys won't make pee, its common to reduce fluids to a trickle and handle the issues with other treatments. ...Read more
It seems like whenever i get an IV of normal saline my heart rate raises into the 90's can this happen?
It can: Most likely a reaction to saline at room temperature being colder than your body temperature. ...Read more
Yesterday morning I was 144lb had 2L if normal saline and today another 1/2L I weigh 149 now. Is this dangerous? I'm peeing!
Not at all: Not dangerous. Our weight fluctuates a lot even 5 lbs, especially with fluids being administered. ...Read more
Can i use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg for a 4yrs old kid inside a nebulizer or would water be better?
Not advised: Optical sterile normal saline could have preservatives in it that should not be inhaled with the nebulized medication. The company that sells the respirator provides normal saline to be used for mixing. Water is not the same as saline and may be harsh compared to saline. In an emergency, I would recommend this recipe (including appropriate steps to clean materials). http://tinyurl.com/oacp7go ...Read more
Can i use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg inside a nebulizer for a 4yr old or would water be better?
(1 I understand that IV normal saline can be given at the same time as IV antibiotics by slow drip. How can this be done at the same time?(2) Can ceftriaxone be adminsitered more quickly
IV lines come with: ports that allow a second source of fluids to be administered along with the primary one. IV antibiotics and other medications don't always have to be administered by slow drip. BTW, the quickest way to administer ceftriaxone is intramuscularly, altho it's not always the best way. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Nothing: It works well as a lubricant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Saline nebulizer: This is safe but need more information as why you want to use it ...Read more
U*R mistaken: Am pretty sure ur referring to glycine.1.5% glycine is used for irrigation during trans-urethral cauterization of bleeding vessels resections of prostate or bladder tumors when using a monopolar electrocautery machine. It non-electrolytic, unlike saline, so does not disperse the electric current away from whatever is being cauterized or cut. Has a physiologic osmolality like saline ; unlike water. ...Read more
Is it appropriate to administer Vitamin K by IV if the vitamin is added to a normal saline solution even if other administration routes are available?
Is it a good practice to instill normal saline imto the trachea immediately after a tobramycin nebulizer treatment to rinse the trachea?
What is best drug to treat BP of 214 from normal saline infusion in ambulance? Was hypotensive 92 yo who was dry; salt sensitive mild htn, prior cva.
Confused by question: Someone w/ low blood pressure en route to hospital by ambulance doesn't suddenly have increase in BP to 214 due to saline infusion. Increase may be a reflection of underlying illness which necessitated transfer to hospital or anxiety about ride to hospital or fear of illness or other injectable meds received to raise low bp. Treatment meds & parameters then depend on underlying acute illness. ...Read more
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