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Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Yes, unless it's...: Yes, bleach will kill a person if too much is ingested. However, because bleach kills things, we can use bleach to purify water. After a disaster, if water is contaminated, one can add 4-5 drops of bleach to each quart or liter of water to purify the water for drinking. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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Sodium hypochlorite swallowed during root canal, is this okay?

Sodium hypochlorite swallowed during root canal, is this okay?

Reaction: How much did you swallow? Generally this causes an immediate reaction. If it was just a bad taste for a second or two and the doctor rinsed with water then all was well no problem. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

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Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Yes, unless it's...: Yes, bleach will kill a person if too much is ingested. However, because bleach kills things, we can use bleach to purify water. After a disaster, if water is contaminated, one can add 4-5 drops of bleach to each quart or liter of water to purify the water for drinking. ...Read more

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“will the nerve damage from root canal complication (effusion of sodium hypochlorite) be healed on its own? how long?” ive been really worried.im afraid it will be permanent.pls help me.thank you

“will the nerve damage from root canal complication (effusion of sodium hypochlorite) be healed on its own? how long?”  ive been really worried.im afraid it will be permanent.pls help me.thank you

Possibly...: it will depend on how much was extruded into the tissue, what tooth was being treated, when was it first know that it happened, what therapy was initiated to mitigate the effect. It will take some time for the damaged tissues to recover. ...Read more

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My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal. She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling. She ha

My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal.  She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling.  She ha

Don't worry: Although this is a very unfortunate incident, it is important that you don't panic. The swelling and the bruising will get better, with time. Make sure that you follow your dentists/doctor's instructions. You many want to ask for a referral to an endodontist just for follow up, although not much can be done at this point, than let time heal the area, and it will. ...Read more

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Can low sodium cause naseau?

Can low sodium cause naseau?

Yes: Hyponatremia (low sodium) can cause nausea. See medline plus article on this topic. (http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000394.Htm). ...Read more

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How is low blood sodium treated?

How is low blood sodium treated?

See below: There are many reasons or causes of low sodium and each of them require specific treatment ivfluids, water restriction, demeclocyline, tolvaptan are a few treatments seek help from a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is 131 too low for sodium level?

Is 131 too low for sodium level?

Hyponatremia: Sodium is an important electrolyte that helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around your cells. A normal sodium level is 135 to145 (meq/l. Under 130 is alerting (hyponatremia ). If you have the symptoms of low blood sodium, see your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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Nephrology, what causes low sodium?

Nephrology, what causes low sodium?

Many causes: Hormone problems, sometimes related to infections, cancer, lung, heart or liver problems can cause the kidneys to retain extra water and dilute the sodium in the blood. Sometimes medications, or extreme drinking of water can lower sodium, too. Keep in mind that high sugar, cholesterol and protein levels can make the sodium seem low when it is really normal. ...Read more

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What causes low sodium in the blood?

What causes low sodium in the blood?

Many causes!: Drinking beer to excess. Drinking water to excess. Poor adrenal gland functioning (addison's). Certain medications, usually for psychiatric issues. And many more! ...Read more

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