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Wound Wash Saline Medication
Recovering from a brown recluse spider bite, had IV antibiotics, on oral antibiotics. Is a wound wash ok vs plain sterile saline to clean daily?
Spider Bite: Probably, but ask your treating physician for their advice. ...Read more
Does IV saline fluids flush out or dilute medications for ssri in about an hour after taking the medication?
Unlikely: No, it's unlikely for that medication to be flushed out with IV saline. The medication is broken down by the liver and therefore usually requires up to several days to completely leave your system. ...Read more
When having blood drawn in the er, is it necessary to hook up the IV port and inject saline if you don't require constant medication?
Let me explain: Just for blood draw you do not need this but because you are in the er they may need to IV access this why they keep open in case you need it. ...Read more
Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?
Nasal sprays: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa or lining is best treated with a topical nasal steroid spray like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. These nasal steroid sprays take some time (months) to work and should be used every day, not just for a week or two. Additionally, nasal saline sprays will help by keeping the nasal lining moist because dryness can cause more inflammation. Think about a humidifier at night. ...Read more
My 1 year old has phlegm constantly for the past 3 months. Tried saline, medication and the humidifier. What is the cause and best treatment for this?
? food allergy: Mucous is a sign of inflammation. Most common cause is a food allergy and an unhealthy gut microbiome. Go to A4M.com and us practitioner locator tab to find a functional medicine doctor near you to help you evaluate your child's gut health and look for possible food allergies ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
Basic and gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more
Basic and Gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more
Is it OK to leave gauze stuck to wound after several attempts to remove by soaking in saline and oil for days. It's not infected.
Gauze: I would rather you remove it. try a longer period of soaking ...Read more
Is it advisable to use Saline Solution to clean the wound before apply Povidone Iodine or apply Povidone Iodine straight?
Woken up a few days feeling like I had something in my eye. Once felt like a pebble. Ow. Painful for a few hours. Use saline drops & eye wash. Help!
Corneal abrasion: This is possibly a recurrent erosion syndrome. This usually occurs in patient with a prior history of a corneal injury. Treatment is usually with muro ointment at bedtime and muros drops during the day. You should see an ophthalmologist. However, the cornea maybe normal at the exam and this is a diagnosis by history. ...Read more
My 4 month old baby girl has a blocked tear duct but it's not getting better. Every day it's crusty & she rubs it. what else can I do besides saline?
Depends on situation: This is common in newborns & given some time & growth the blockage can clear on its own as the duct becomes larger.If still blocked at 6m & unresponsive to simple measures, an ophthalmologist may need to probe the duct & clear the blockage. One simple measure involves rolling the tip of the finger over the inner corner of the eye over inner corner of the eye which may push out any blockage ...Read more
Something went into eye, now it feels like sand but nothing's their. Washed with saline wash. Hurts when blinking or keeping eye closed. Whats wrong?
May be a scratch: A scratched cornea can feel like a foreign body, but it is just the scratch that causes pain. As long as the object was something like dirt, sand, a bug, etc you should be OK. If it was something that could have PENETRATED the eyeball (a spark, a piece of metal) you need to see a doc ASAP. Flushing with saline was correct, you can continue this. You should feel better in am, if not, see a doc. ...Read more
7 Y/o child. Stepped on tac in house. Barely went in. Only drop of blood. Cleaned wound w/saline sol & iodine. Used antibiotic gel & bandaged. Wound tiny & clean. Says barely burns. Think OK?
Jet washed my razor wound with water and saline no sign of pus anymore it's just red and open. Could the yellow have been the the cream? Worries?!
?cream: As long as the wound is open, just keep clean with soap and water. It will heal fine. If u have some silversulfadiazine available use this to aid healing. ...Read more
I have a chronic sinus infection and have been given gentomycin fluid to mix with saline and use as a sinus wash I am concerned that it is ototoxic ?
Risk vs Benefit: Gentamycin could cause permanent hearing damage, yes. The problem is that chronic sinusitis could cause abscesses which eat away at bone and reach your brain. The risks are high on both ends. My advice is to start by cutting processed carbs and sugar out of your diet, drink PLENTY water & visit ENT specialist asap to check risk vs benefit of different treatment options. Be sure to stop smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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