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Doctor insights on: Windshield Washer Fluid

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Will you get breathing problems from inhaling windshield washer fluid?

Will you get breathing problems from inhaling windshield washer fluid?

Unsure: Unsure but this is a terrible idea if done intentionally (like huffing to get high). Don't do it. ...Read more

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Is windshield wiper fluid effective against athlete's foot?

Is windshield wiper fluid effective against athlete's foot?

Possibly, but why?: Most wiper fluid will have some sort of chemical composition to lower its freezing point — usually some sort of alcohol and are a combination of solvents with a detergent. While this is a drying agent, you could just soak your feet in warm soapy (dish washing detergent) water, epsom salts or a dilute vinegar solution. With wiper solution, you could be getting different concentrations of agents. ...Read more

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Is windshield wiper fluid poisonous. If it is how long after drinking it does a person need treatment? A Dr. told me it was not poisonous.

Is windshield wiper fluid poisonous. If it is how long after drinking it does a person need treatment? A Dr. told me it was not poisonous.

Yes and No: Whether drinking stuff from a windshield wiper fluid bottle has a poisonous effect depends on what is really in the bottle (did somebody replace the original liquid), does it contain methanol (poison!) or is it a newer formula that is less toxic, how much did the person drink (and over what time period), how big is the person... Some bottles don't list an ingredient, so call Poison Control. ...Read more

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Possible windshield wiper fluid in eye, what should I do?

Possible windshield wiper fluid in eye, what should I do?

Irrigate: As with anything that accidently gets into the eye, irrigate with teardrops, or even tap water.
Washer fluid is not particularly dangerous, but expect some minor irritation for 24-48 hours. More severe discomfort or pain would warrant an exam by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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A discgarge of fluid of the vaagina?

A discgarge of fluid of the vaagina?

See doctor: Any abnormal or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. Not nearly enough information to even guess at the cause. The possibilities vary with age, sexual lifestyle, contraceptive, whether you are pregnant, presence of other symptoms (e.g. pain, itching, sores, vaginal bleeding), and the discharge itself -- color, odor, menstrual cycle. See your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why should capsules not be crushed or dissolved in any fluids?

Time released: Some medications are time released and cannot be crushed or dissolved in water because it breaks the time release mechanism and all the medication is released at once and not over time as it was designed to release. Some capsules or tablets that are not time released can be dissolved. Follow the instructions for each medication or ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What are the types of IV fluids?

What are the types of IV fluids?

3 types: Blood products, crystalloids or plasma expanders and colloids, electrolyte based. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid on the ankles?

What are the causes of fluid on the ankles?

Many causes: If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium intake, diabetes, or caused by medication. If it is arising from the ankle joints think arthritis. In either case, see your doctor to get at the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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Wound pouring clearish fluid, why?

Wound pouring clearish fluid, why?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pleuristic fluid?

What is the cause of pleuristic fluid?

Pleural fluid: Pleural fluid rests in the pleural space outside the lung but inside the chest wall. It can be increased due to infection, inflammation, heart failure, cancer, and other causes. ...Read more

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What are diurese fluids for?

What are diurese fluids for?

Remove salt: Generally speaking, the best use of diuretics is not in fact to remove fluid, but rather to remove salt. In patients with conditions like congestive heart failure, the body is unable to remove enough salt on its own. Since water follows low-salt, a buildup of fluid occurs. This is why it is generally also important to maintain a low salt diet in these conditions. ...Read more

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What color is amnoitic fluid?

What color is amnoitic fluid?

Clear: It should be clear. If the baby passes meconium into the amniotic sac prior to delivery-it can add additional color. ...Read more

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How did fluid form in my spine?

How did fluid form in my spine?

If you are talking : About the fluid removed on a spinal tap it is known as cerebral spinal fluid and it is constantly being formed in the brain by astructure known as the choroid plexus at a rate of about half a liter a day and is resorbed into the circulatory system. It turns over almost 4 times daily and it plays several roles or functions for the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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A herb to rid bodies of fluid?

A herb to rid bodies of fluid?

Herbals: Many herbals are touted as 'natural' and may make you urinate more with little if any scientific evidence of true diuretic effects. And if you're aiming for long-term weight loss, they probably won't help. It's important to talk to your doctor about possible causes of water retention and interaction with other medications before trying to treat yourself. ...Read more

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What is fluid of the pericardium?

What is fluid of the pericardium?

Small amount normal: There is normally a tiny amount of fluid there but if it increases it can compress the heart and cause problems. Finding the reason for the fluid such as bacterial infection, tb, tumor, or certain inflammatory disease is necessary to determine the treatment and the prognosis. ...Read more

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Is the contrast fluid radioactive?

Is the contrast fluid radioactive?

No: No, the contrast fluid used for hysterosalpingograms does not contain any radioactive materials. ...Read more

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How can I treat fluid in my ankles?

How can I treat fluid in my ankles?

Elevate & Compress: Typically, one should first get evaluated by a vascular specialist despite your young age. This specialist can perform a simple noninvasive test that can see below the skin and determine if there are any issues with the vessels. They may recommend compression stocking with elevation when at rest (sleeping & sitting). Or they may need to suggest other forms of surgical procedures if they find anything. ...Read more

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What remedy for low spermatic fluid?

What remedy for low spermatic fluid?

Men and Aging: Unfortunately there is none. This is a common part of aging for a man. ...Read more

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Are fluid filled cysts always benign?

Are fluid filled cysts always benign?

At your age: A simple fluid filled cyst in the ovary is almost always benign. Followup ultrasound is generally not done unless the cyst is over 5cm in size or it has features that are suspicious for something other than a simple cyst. ...Read more

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What is precum fluid? Can men feel it?

What is precum fluid? Can men feel it?

See answer: Precum (pre-ejaculatory fluid) is a clear, colorless, viscous fluid that is emitted from the urethra of the penis during sexual arousal not associated with ejaculation. It arises from Cowper's glands located below the prostate, whereas sperm/semen arise from the testis, prostate, and seminal vesicles. Precum may contain viable sperm from prior ejaculations and men cannot usually "feel it". ...Read more

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How long do IV fluids stay in your body?

How long do IV fluids stay in your body?

Depends.: No longer than any other fluid. Body moves a liter or two of fluid each day through the system. If you over fill the system by one liter, kidneys will promptly excrete it. If you are a liter low your body will hang on to any fluid and produce only minimal urine until the volume is back to normal. ...Read more

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Where does fluid come from in hydrocele?

Where does fluid come from in hydrocele?

Men or boys!: Adult type hydrocele (non- communicating) — fluid comes from secretion or reaction to trauma, inflammation or torsion by inner layer of tunica vaginalis surrounding testis which is or has been produced faster than it is absorbed. In boys/toddlers or infants with communicating hydrocele, fluid comes from peritoneal cavity thru the communication. ...Read more

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Small fluid filled bug bites, what to do?

Small fluid filled bug bites, what to do?

Topical treatment: Try using triple antibiotic cream if they look infected, or Hydrocortisone cream if they itch. If you are not sure they are bug bites, see a physician, especially if they are on your palms and soles or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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Fluid in hydrocele where does it come from?

Fluid in hydrocele where does it come from?

Men or boys!: Adult type hydrocele (non- communicating) — fluid comes from secretion or reaction to trauma, inflammation or torsion by inner layer of tunica vaginalis surrounding testis which is or has been produced faster than it is absorbed. In boys/toddlers or infants with communicating hydrocele, fluid comes from peritoneal cavity thru the communication. ...Read more