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Plastic Caps For Dialysis
My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?
Toxins are in: Plastic. Don't panic but try to get him to switch to something else, e.g., gum, mints, etc. Never microwave food w/saran wrap. It releases the toxins. Please don't drink bottles of water that have been sitting around. The toxins eventually migrate to the water. Peace and good health.
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
I lost a bet and had to stick a plastic bottle up my butt, and I didn't put it in but like a little past the cap, can I die from that.
Bottle: Highly unlikely unless you have caused excessive trauma and bleeding which has not stopped.See 1 more doctor answer
Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?
Not the world's: Healthiest fumes to be inhaling, but as long as the exposure was brief and he's not coughing, he should be fine. Move both of yourselves to fresh air until the odor has completely dissipated. Seek medical help if he has any difficulty breathing whatsoever.
How safe are plastic bottle caps? I drank several times from a bottle of water before I realized it was dirty on the outside (cap was dirty too).
This may be a strange question. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps. Is there health issues I should be worried about? Or not?
ParafunctionalHabit: It has been suggested that contributing factors such as the loss of posterior dental support and presence of parafunctional habits (e.g., clenching, chewing gum, chewing on pencils/pens, nails biting or chewing on "plastic water bottle caps") may play a role in temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Rec: to replace this habit.
What are the best options for types of hip replacement. Metal on metal, metalon plastic, porcelan cap, etc. Which one last the longest. I?
Many options: There are many choices when it comes to the materials used for hip replacement surgery. The most thorough study of implants materials to date comes from the Australian Joint Replacement Registry- an extremely large collection of data from thousands of surgeries. The best material at this time seems to be Oxidized Zirconium (known as Oxinium) with highly cross-linked polyethylene.See 1 more doctor answer
I swallowed a plastic water bottle cap, I don't feel sick or anything but I'm worried I won't poop it out.?
Wouldn't worry on it: If it made it passed your stomach entrance it will most likely pass & you may not even be aware of it. If you want to hurry it along you can eat stewed okra, which forms a congeal around such objects & softens the edges.See 2 more doctor answers
Circular red swollen knee infected hit by plastic be be 12 year old boy - hit by a plastic be be in knee cap
Hello,: Hello, you describe his knee as red and swollen. Signs of infection include: swelling, erythema (redness), warmth, tenderness, possible drainage, possible red streaks coming from lesions as well as fever, when more advanced. This should be medically evaluated as he may need antibiotics. Take care.
Can melted plastic harm foetus? I'm 14 weeks pregnant and only just noticed a melted milk cap on a baking tray in oven from a week ago, the oven has being on and off since meaning that the cap has remelted a few times....i have no symptoms
No: If the fumes generated by the melting plastic were so minimal that you were unaware of the problem, it is unlikely that should be any harm.
Please help I was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then I wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will I get herpes?
Doubtful: If the bottle cap contained spit contaminated with Herpes type two, it might cause a problem Type one is the most common and you are almost certainly immune to that type.
Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s). Thank you.
Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good).See 1 more doctor answer
Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream.See 1 more doctor answer
2 peritoneal & hemo: The 2 types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal. Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity. You should discuss with your nephrologist what is best for you.See 1 more doctor answer
Dialysis: A patient is started on dialysis when their doctor decides that their metabolic disturbances caused bytheir renal failure can no longer be managed with medications alone. The length of time from the onset of chronic renal failure to dialysis varies from one patient to another and has to be individualized by your doctor with your concurrence.See 1 more doctor answer
The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk.See 1 more doctor answer
It's all relative.: A rising creatinine is a sign that your kidneys are failing. Dialysis is a type of kidney replacement therapy which needs to be started when you and your doctor decide that the time is right. This may be due to your just feeling lousy or due to specific medical threats to your health--high potassium, heart failure, etc. Once your creatinine is over 2, you need to see a nephrologist.
Multiple things: You can become uremic leading to pericarditis, nauseas/vomiting, altered mental status, and comatose. Also you can and likely will become hyperkalemia (increase in your potassium) and if this persist you will die from a cardiac arrthymia. Also you will have itching from increased phosphate. It's best not to missed dialysis.See 1 more doctor answer
Here is some...: Dialysis is to help patients with end-stage kidney disease to temporarily handle body fluid, electrolytes, & others by adjusting the electrolyte concentration of circulating fluid so to equilibrate and temporarily restore the electrolyte balance. As to "salting-in & salting-out", it simplifies the idea to balance electrolytes as briefed above. Besides, ask your nephrologist timely.