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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?

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?

Not at all: If baby's comfortable enough to sleep, things are fine. I often use saline like a garden hose to loosen the thickened mucous so baby can breathe better from there small nasal passages. ...Read more

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Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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How can normal saline 0.9% nacl correct alkalosis ?

How can normal saline 0.9% nacl correct alkalosis ?

Cause makes acidosis: Normal saline is full of chlorides. Excess chlorides are a known to produce a state called normal anion gap metabolic acidosis. Since acidosis is the opposite of alkalosis, therefore it neutralizes it. ...Read more

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When treating hypernatremia why is normal saline preferred over ½ normal saline?

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 more

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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?

IV Hydration: No and yes. This is a safe amount of fluid as long as you do not have renal failure. The Heparin does go into your vein. But, this medication does not last long. It dissolves very rapidly and is not thought to be of any danger in such a small dose. ...Read more

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Which IV fluid terapies would be the priorty for rehydration & why? Normal saline or gelofusion ?

Normal saline: In most cases for rehydration there is no evidence that any fluid therapy is superior to normal saline, so because it is inexpensive, most of the time it would be the cboice. ...Read more

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Is a saline enema more effective than a normal one?

Is a saline enema more effective than a normal one?

Enemas: A saline enema is just plain salt water. It is effective but does not contain a cathartic such as phospho soda. Basically, you are just flushing yourself out with liquid. ...Read more

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If pat. With acute stroke and BP 160/100 , if we give normal saline is BP increase?

If pat. With acute stroke and BP 160/100 , if we give normal saline is BP increase?

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

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Is nebulising with normal saline equivalent to giving steam to a 2.5 month ok infant for cold and congestion?

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 more

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