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Can I use 0.9% sodium chloride as an anal ennema?

Can I use 0.9% sodium chloride as an anal ennema?

Sure but ..: water woks just as well.. Saline probably wouldn't hurt but don't abuse it. You can still absorb things thru your colon. IF you are having problems with your bowels ensure you are taking enough fiber in your diet and drinking enough fluids. If still having issues see you MD ...Read more

Dr. Leonard Stein
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Can I use 0.9% sodium chloride irrigation for an enema? I have a reusable enema bottle, I can't go to the nursing station here all they do is send me home, they are no help, they send me home, I live way up in the north(Canada) we have lack of health care

Can I use 0.9% sodium chloride irrigation for an enema? I have a reusable enema bottle, I can't go to the nursing station here all they do is send me home, they are no help, they send me home, I live way up in the north(Canada) we have lack of health care

This should be ok.: Increase your daily fiber intake (raisin bran) to help your constipation so as not to need enemas. Good luck, way up there in north Canada. You don't know how bad I want to come see the Northern Lights. It's on my bucket list. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I use normal saline(sodium chloride eye drops) for my ears?

Please tell me, could I use normal saline(sodium chloride eye drops) for my ears?

Yes: Depends upon what you are treating but saline eyedrops would not be harmful to your ears. However that is a rather expensive way to use eardrops. Pharmacies carry less expensive ear drops due to the volume needed. ...Read more

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Can I use sodium chloride 3% sterile vials for my son to use in the nebulizer for a croupy cough? He's 2.5 with no wheeze but heavy breathing

Can I use sodium chloride 3% sterile vials for my son to use in the nebulizer for a croupy cough? He's 2.5 with no wheeze but heavy breathing

Sure : Yes, try a treatment for 10 to 15 minutes, this should soothe the croupy cough. Luckily he is old enough that his airway is big enough to not be at risk of serious airway trouble from croup like the smaller toddlers. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What foods are rich in sodium chloride?

What foods are rich in sodium chloride?

Processed: It the food item can sit on a counter for more than a few hours or in the refrigerator for more than a week without risking rotting, it is likely loaded with preservatives... Think salt. Lunch meat, breads, pizza, sauces, soups, many cheeses, the list goes on. Start reading labels salt (sodium) is put in almost everything...Best bests are fresh fruits, vegetables, and non deli meats. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would they give me 0.9% sodium chloride IV going really fast ?

IV Fluid Hydration: That is basically salt water and is the most common IV fluid to give patients to improve hydration. Sometimes medicine is given through the IV with it. ...Read more

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Does a sodium chloride ophthalmic drop work as an artificial tear?

Does a sodium chloride ophthalmic drop work as an artificial tear?

No: Sterile isotonic solution is safe but not a lubricant. You can try it. All the best ...Read more

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Dangers of hypertonic solution? If someone with a chronic illness who may be underhydrated is put on 3% sodium chloride 500ml, what are the dangers?

Dangers of hypertonic solution? If someone with a chronic illness who may be underhydrated is put on 3% sodium chloride 500ml, what are the dangers?

Limited amount of: Hypertonic solution is fine for patients who are severely dehydrated , with low serum sodium and with neurologic symptoms- lethargy, weakness, confusion. Overtreatment with Hypertonic Saline may cause the damage to the covering of the brain cells(myelin sheath) and may cause similar symptoms as undertreatment. Best wishes! http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000775.Htm. ...Read more

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How does sodium chloride affect bone health?

How does sodium chloride affect bone health?

It doesn't: Sodium chloride in solid form is table salt. In solution form, we call it slain which is often used in surgeries because it can keep the bones moist without causing damage. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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