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I have a bottle of salicylate acid that expired in Frebruary. It has a crystal substance at the bottom of the bottle. Is it still good to use?

No way.: At the least, it's expired. And worse, it could be that something else got into the bottle and contaminated the medication. Get rid of it. Don't take the chance. ...Read more

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Is there normally salicylate in human blood?

Is there normally salicylate in human blood?

No: There is essentially no significant amount of salicylate normally found in human blood. Someone taking aspirin or other salicylates can have a therapeutic level present, or someone who overdosed could have toxic level present. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of salicylate acid?

What are some side effects of salicylate acid?

Side Effects: Bleeding is the main one especially in the GI tract. Ringing in the ears & angioedema (swelling of skin tissues) can also occur. In children and adolescents, Aspirin is no longer indicated to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of reye's syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: salicylate level?

What is the definition or description of: salicylate level?

Salicylate Level: Salicylate level is a test used for the diagnosis of salicylate (eg. Aspirin) toxicity. ...Read more

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Are Sodium Salicylate and urea harmful, they were in my body wash?

Are Sodium Salicylate and urea harmful, they were in my body wash?

NO: Both of these chemicals are used in several useful medications. So you do not need to worry about any harmful effects due to their limited exposure to your skin. ...Read more

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Would Magnesium salicylate help for knee pain?

Would Magnesium salicylate help for knee pain?

No: Magnesium generally won't help. Regardless the key is to figure out what is causing the pain and then treat the cause. The symptoms should get better from there. Lots of young people have patella-femoral syndrome. Start there... ...Read more

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Diamox is contraindicated with salicylates. Is it safe to use a chemical exfoliant with 1% salicylic acid while taking it?

Diamox is contraindicated with salicylates. Is it safe to use a chemical exfoliant with 1% salicylic acid while taking it?

Yes: Topical agents with 1% salicylic acid, (used in small amounts) shouldn't be a problem while on diamox. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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Why do pain cremes like bengay or icyhot advise you not to use a heating pad? I thought it was methyl salicylate but even creams w/o still warn you

Why do pain cremes like bengay or icyhot advise you not to use a heating pad?  I thought it was methyl salicylate but even creams w/o still warn you

Heat + heat: The creams generate the sensation of heat. Adding external heat can cause misinterpretation of the extent of heat, combined with the improved transmission by the moisture of the cream, and lead to burns. ...Read more

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On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke from search US website an article says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?

On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke
from search US website an article
says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry
powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?

Clopidogrel food: 50 M on Clopidogrel 75 for stroke. Searched US website and find: avoid Via K and spices chili curry powder.as high n salicylate. Agree? ANS: never heard they are "high" in salicylates. Rcommend 4 a web site re meds: Drugs.com. Best 2 subscribe 2 Uptodate & u can read best medical inform on everything. Costs $300 by for $1 per day good bargain. Saves time & maybe ur life. Only search there. ...Read more

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Was just given baby aspirin for first time in er. How long would it take for salicylate intolerance or pseudoanaphylaxis to present?

Was just given baby aspirin for first time in er. How long would it take for salicylate intolerance or pseudoanaphylaxis to present?

Stop: Please go see your family doctor. Do not take the Aspirin until you have been cleared by a physician who knows you well. I see nothing in your history that would have warranted an er visit. You have chronic medical problems and possibly some mental health issues that could be stress caused by these conditions. It is always best to keep this in the primary care medical clinic. ...Read more

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I read that prunes and oranges are high in salicylates. Would that mean orange juice & prune juice can help think my blood and possibly prevent clots?

I read that prunes and oranges are high in salicylates. Would that mean orange juice & prune juice can help think my blood and possibly prevent clots?

See below: Salicylates are aspirin-like substances that block vitamin k absorption & reduce platelet cell aggregation (i.e. Prevent clots). Fruits high in salicylates include raisins/ prunes/cherries/cranberries/blueberries/ grapes/oranges/strawberries. So these fruits may well help prevent blood clots, but if you're at risk for clots (as in smoker on bc pills or hx of dvt) may need medical intervention. ...Read more

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My 2 year-old child has minor aphthous ulcer.Triamcinolone or choline salicylate oral gel for pain relief?

My 2 year-old child has minor aphthous ulcer.Triamcinolone or choline salicylate oral gel for pain relief?

Canker sores: also called aphthous ulcers are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. ...Read more

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Is Imodium easier on the stomach than Pepto Bismol, since Pepto contains Salycilates?

Is Imodium easier on the stomach than Pepto Bismol, since Pepto contains Salycilates?

??-Pepto: Bismuth subsalicylate, sold under the brand name Pepto-Bismol, is an antacid medication used to treat temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn and nausea. Commonly known as pink bismuth, it is also sometimes the active ingredient in Kaopectate. ...Read more

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Can 1 tube of bengay with 30 percent of methyl salicilate when overused be toxic?

Can 1 tube of bengay with 30 percent of methyl salicilate  when  overused be toxic?

Ben Gay: If used as directed on the labeling, no. It can be very toxic if used on or in an area other than where indicated in the product labeling. Follow the directions and you should be fine. ...Read more

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I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate. Is this a toxic amount if it contains 30 percent of this chemical?

Doubtful: You are using the word toxic as if you are going to have automatic health concerns. Whereas doctors are worried only if you have symptoms or issues of concern. One tube of BenGay is not likely to cause you trouble. But, as asked before, What is your concern? Why do you keep asking us this question without something that is causing you concern? ...Read more

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The reason why I asked, I did break out with a rash, and I heard the chemical methyl Salicilate can be harmful even when absorbed in skin.

The reason why I asked,  I did break out with a rash,  and I heard the chemical methyl Salicilate can be harmful even when absorbed in skin.

Thank you: Thank you for clarifying. See. That is how we talk. I am sure this rash will be minor and self limited. Ben Gay is used by thousands of humans every single day. It is designed to be absorbed into the skin. It is not harmful to humans. ...Read more

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I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate that has 30 percent in it and also 3 other tubes with just menthol. Is this toxic. ?

Symptoms: We do not predict illness or toxicity. Do you have any symptoms to report? is there any physical sign that you have a problem? ...Read more