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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
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
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
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