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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more


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I accidentally inhaled vapours from calcium chloride at work this afternoon. Should I be concerned if I havnt had any symptoms?

I accidentally inhaled vapours from calcium chloride at work this afternoon. Should I be concerned if I havnt had any symptoms?

Yes: Get hydrated, breath & watch. Sometimes a reaction can occurred within the lungs & create inflammation & wheezes.
If symptoms developed get a lung doctor. ...Read more

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Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?

Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?

Probably dehydration: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, since all of these values are elevated, you were likely dehydrated when blood was drawn, however, you should discuss the findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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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Do fruit juices contain sodium chloride?

Read label: Read the label, and the ingredients. If salt is an ingredient, then it does contain sodium chloride. ...Read more

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What might cause reduction of sodium chloride and potassium contents in the blood?

What might cause reduction of sodium chloride and potassium contents in the blood?

Md: Low sodium chloride and potassium can result from excessive losses as in diarrhea or some kidney problems. Please consult md to check the electrolyte derangements. ...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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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

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A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride, 33.3%sodium chloride. Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?

A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride, 33.3%sodium chloride. Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?

Use caution.: Salt intake and salt replacements are getting a lot of press lately. Sodium load in a diet is getting out of control due to practices of our food industry and taste requirements. People look at the alternatives and Potaccium is one of them. A usual replacement shows that the ratio of NaCL/KCl should be 60/40. So your salt may be showing an unusual ratio. But be aware that it is quantity not ratio. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do an enema with sodium chloride 0.9% for irrigation as I am very constipated?

Is it safe to do an enema with sodium chloride 0.9% for irrigation as I am very constipated?

Use: A plain fleet or mineral oil fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) or as an alternative put 1 tbsp of ivory liquid sopa in an enema bag with warm water, known as a soap suds enema. Any of the above may help. Once unplugged your job is to avoid recurrent constipation b y eating and drinking properly. ...Read more

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Had gastroenteritis, threw up 30x, pulse 100, went er, gave me 2000ml. 45% sodium chloride. Wouldn't this make me more worse, make sodium go lower?

It should not: Replacing your fluids with an IV in the ed is certainly recommended after vomiting 30x, as you would be at risk of dehydration, etc. If anything, the IV fluids would usually elevate the sodium level, not decrease it. ...Read more

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Can you mix sodium chloride bullet with 2.5 mg/3ml 0.083% albuterol solution to help moisten lungs & thin out sticky mucous in lungs & cough it out?

Can you mix sodium chloride bullet with 2.5 mg/3ml 0.083% albuterol solution to help moisten lungs & thin out sticky mucous in lungs & cough it out?

Possibly: If your doctor has prescribed albuterol via inhaler, you can put saline (sodium chloride in water) into the nebulizer. It may be better to use the albuterol undiluted first, then continue the nebulizer treatment with just the saline. ...Read more

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I have been told by my dr. Subscribed 1 gm of sodium chloride 2x's daily for chronic hyponatremia...they cause nausea-vomiting. Could I be allergic?

I have been told by my dr. Subscribed 1 gm of sodium chloride 2x's daily for chronic hyponatremia...they cause nausea-vomiting. Could I be allergic?

Wrong treatment: Hi. The treatment for hyponatremia depends on the patient's volume status (dehydrated, volume over-loaded, or normal volume status) and the underlying cause. The most common cause, SIADH, is treated with water restriction (or one of the new vaptan drugs), NOT by giving salt. Nausea and vomiting can be FROM severe hyponatremia. It wouldn't be a bad idea for you to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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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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I have a shampoo with Sodium Chloride. Can this ingredient cause hair loss? It does not have any sulfates in the shampoo. Thanks.

I have a shampoo with Sodium Chloride. Can this ingredient cause hair loss? It does not have any sulfates in the shampoo. Thanks.

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that your shampoo is the cause of your hair loss.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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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What can I do. ..My stomach is on fire an I can't even keep down water. ..Its been 9 days an I have been to the e r twice. Help e r gave me sodium chloride and ondansetron, an dicyclomine an promethazine

What can I do. ..My stomach is on fire an I can't even keep down water. ..Its been 9 days an I have been to the e r twice. Help e r gave me sodium chloride and ondansetron, an dicyclomine an promethazine

The: The workup for your problem is quite extensive. .. Maybe the er physicians made sure you didn't have something dangerous going on and sent you home because you did not meet criteria to be admitted to the hospital, the best plan would be to see a doctor in clinic who can start your care going to the er repeatedly might not help as much as seeing a physician in clinic. ...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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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