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Whatman Syringe Filter
My babies nose is super congested help! i've used bulb strung saline spray cool mist humidifie and steamy shower u keep sucking stuff out but ita lo?
A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more
CPAP: distilled water only comes in gallon jugs here. I use tiny bit each nite. How to store opened jug? How long it safe to use in cpap humidifier?
Mgt: I would recommend storing the water in the fridge and using a new gallon bottle after one week. ...Read more
Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle ?
Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more
Can air in the syringe get pushed back into vein during blood draw when the let go of syringe plunger?
Not a problem: Tiny amounts of air are not dangerous. And with today's systems this should not happen. ...Read more
Is drinking water through refrigerator filter safe? Or purified water through commercial refilling stations better? I have GERD, does it matter?
Doesnt matter: It doesn't matter as long as you change the filter per the mfg instructions. ...Read more
@ 1yr oldsurgery 2open tear ducts i now can hold my nose &blow air comes out eye 1 eye wateron/off & air cant go thru that side eye look nrml scared ?
Blocked tear duct: Unless your eye is watery all the time nothing to worry about ...Read more
How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?
Cleaning ear canals: Don't try cleaning by syringing the ear canals at home. You can place some hydrogen peroxide in the canal as long as the child has no pe tubes or ruptured ear drum. Let the hydrogen peroxide stay in the canal for 3-5 minutes and then gently dry/soak it up with a clean wisp of tissue. ...Read more
Amount?: Remember that the veins are carrying oxygen-poor blood back to the lungs. Small amounts of air are quickly incorporated into the de-oxygenated hemoglobin which is "oxygen hungry". Air in the veins is generally well tolerated. It is not tolerated at all when injected into an artery. Even a tiny amount results in "air embolism" which paradoxically deprives served tissues of oxygen carried by blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When suctioning 9mo's nose, didn't notice that there was some water in the syringe after cleaning. It went up baby's nose. Amoeba risk? I'm scared.
Does a syringe bulb/snot sucker work. 6mo is congested and after using saline the sucker doesn't get much out. I see more coming out sneezing /diaper?
Saline/Humidifier: Babies tend to swallow their nasal drainage and post nasal drip can cause a cough. Babies at this age breathe through their noses, so it is important to try to thin the secretions. A humidifier and gentle wiping or suction bulb use with saline drops can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brief nosebleed at beach in Emerald Isle, NC. Flushed lower nostrils w iced Brita tap water after. (Did NOT irrigate sinus). Worry abt brain amoeba?
Not likely: This actually is an interesting question. There are no guarantees in life and you could get an amoeba at any time. However, it would be really unlikely with first potable and then filtered water. I would assume you are using clean municipal water and then extra filtering it with Brita. So, the risk is low, but there are just no guarantees: nothing in medicine is ever 100% ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Any directions/ pictures to show how to use flonase to shrink turbinates? i have saline spray its neilmed sinus rinse in a box with packets
My doctor out me on budesonid along with saline to use a syringe lying down noise pointed toward the ceiling is that beneficial ?
From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?
Hanta virus trash: From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus? ANS: That must have been a smelly thing. Never heard of getting hantavirus from this. Check with local health department about cases or hantavirus in NJ and how folks got it. Usually dust inhalation with mouse feces. Did it smell mousey? ...Read more
I accidentally sprayed saline solution into my 3mo daughter's left eye trying to spray it in her nose (solution is a spray Simple Saline Baby). Harm?
Saline: it may cause redness from irritation, otherwise if this was indeed saline it should be OK ...Read more