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What Happens If You Drink Fabric Softener
NO: It is unsafe to drink fabric softeners which contain certain injurious chemicals. Ingestion of fabric softeners could result in diarrhea in the acute setting to the more severe damage to the GI tract including cancer of the pancreas and neurological symptoms like headache, loss of sensation in body parts, disorientation, irritability etc. Seek immediate help if you have ingested fabric softener. ...Read more
Please rephrase: Please rephrase your question and include the symptom and the solution you are referring to. ...Read more
My question was still nit answered I am taking laxative and stiil softeners. Could sll the water I am drinking be flushing out my meds Ten 8oz of wat?
No: That's not how stool softeners and laxatives work. The laxatives are absorbed in your stomach upper intestine much as other meds are , then are in your blood stream to cause contractions of the muscle in intestine. Not at all affected by liquid consumed. Softeners, while they stay in the colon/intestine, act by attracting water into the intestine, so having water there would only help in this ...Read more
Sudden onset of VERY markedly decreased bowel movement for several days. Drinking lots of fluids and taking softener. Concerning?
Sure: Prunes help bulk the stool, allowing it to move easier through the intestines. ...Read more
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I have stumic pain that leads to diarrah my stool softeners are not working .Do i need to drink more water or stay away from soda please help ?
You need: Dietary advice big time. Try to get rid of "junk" and eat "god made" food. ...Read more
I drink plenty of water, take stool softeners, extra fiber, and digestive advantage. I'm still constipated. I don't know what else to do.
I have has recurrent anal fissures for the last 6 months. I Use GTN twice a day, stool softeners, and drink plenty of water. What else can be done?
Surgery: You sound like a good candidate for a lateral sphincteromyotomy . See your friendly neighborhood proctologist ...Read more
I have been constipated and haven't had a bowl movement for 2 days. I tried stool softeners, laxatives, changing my diet, and drinking plenty of water?
Appendix removed one week ago. I still have no bm. Drinking lots of water, stool softener, and miralax (polyethylene glycol)
Had a good bowel movement 3 days ago but can't pass a bowel movement now. Very constipated even though I'm taking stool softeners &drinking alot?
Fiber and Magnesium: Try adding several tablespoonfuls of psyllium husks (Konsyl) to your daily regimen. Mix and drink fast, as it will solidify in the glass otherwise. Follow with another glass of water. Do this daily. Add magnesium to your diet, as well--500-1500 mg per day. You can't overdose on magnesium, because it will give you diarrhea. Find the dose that's right for you. ...Read more
Is it okay to use magnesium sulfate or laxative a few hours before drinking contrast for CT of abdo & pelvis. Softeners & enema last night didn't work?
Avoid: An allergy to fabric softener results in a skin rash wherever your skin comes in contact with fabric that is "contaminated" by fabric softener. The only effective treatment is steroids - topical of mild, and oral if the rash is severe. However, it is far better to avoid the contact in the first place. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to avoid the rash other than to avoid all contact. ...Read more
?: No alternative that I am aware of. I also would use a dye-free & color-free laundry detergent as well. If he is sensitive to softener, he could react to detergents as well. ...Read more
Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific products or product lines. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: People that are prone to the development of allergy, may also develop an allergy to substances that are applied to the skin. In most cases there is a family history of skin allergy. Such people may also have allergic reactions to metals in jewelry and cosmetics. Patients with allergic eczema (atopic dermatitis), may develop contact dermatitis as well. ...Read more
Use detergent only: People with sensitive skin usually do best with a laundry detergent with no perfumes and no dyes. Do not use a fabric softener. ...Read more
Unscented Products: Anything unscented would work well. There are a number of products on the market. Downy Free and Sensitive, Attitude Baby Fabric Softener, Martha Stewart Clean, Snuggle Free Clear. Most are labels Free and Clear or Free and Sensitive. ...Read more
I would stop use: of that fabric softener. You haven't given us adequate information about the skin reaction for us to be able to make a recommendation. ...Read more
?: not sure if I understand your question well, if you meant using a fabric softener on clothes while washing, the putting on those clothes, would that cause allergies? If that was your question, well it may cause contact allergy but not after months, only few days, if at all, but if you meant direct contact of skin with the fabric softener you might have an immediate reaction or a late one,days only ...Read more
Are fabric softener allergies immediate or can they appear a few months after using the softener?
Usually later: Allergies can be either immediate or appear later. For chemical exposures like detergents and softeners, the daily exposure on clothes can build and the allergy appear after months of using it. The body gets sensitized over time. ...Read more
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