Saline Infusion

Saline infusion is effective in the treatment of hemorrhage and shock. It is used for extracellular fluid replacement to replenish fluid loss. During this saline infusion, a small plastic tube is inserted into the vein in the arm, and saline is infused that can last for four hours.

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Can normal saline aid in curing cough in a kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old child is having asthma and is coughing in the night. He uses a nebulizer. I am giving him normal saline. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since your child is having an asthmatic cough, I suggest you give Asthalin (Salbutamol/Albuterol) nebulization and Budecort (Budesonide) nebulization along with an oral cough syrup with Salbutamol or Levosalbutamol. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or...  Read Full »

Had alcohol last night and vomiting since morning. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I drank alcohol last night. Since morning, I am vomiting everything that I am eating or drinking, including water. I had Ondem, but still, I have vomiting sensation. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If Ondem (Ondansetron) also not helping, then it is suggested to get a saline infusion. You may try mouth dissolving preparation of Ondansetron and Pantoprazole. Heavy and sudden alcohol may cause pancreatitis. Take it seriously as no water intake will make it worse. ...  Read Full »

My sister, suffering from stage four stomach cancer, is losing weight. Can she be given saline?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is suffering from stomach cancer which is in the fourth stage. She is losing weight day by day and not taking the required food. Is it fine to put a saline bottle for her for some energy?  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is better to put in a feeding tube rather than daily saline, for example, a jejunostomy feeding tube. Ask your oncologist about the possibility of putting in a feeding tube. At this stage, her appetite may be very poor. She may not b...  Read Full »

How can dengue be treated in my 8-year-old child?

Query: Hello doctor,My 8-year-old child is suffering from dengue fever. She has been having temperatures of 101 degrees in the nighttime for the past five days. Yesterday, her blood count was normal. But, today, her blood count is 12,000. I am very afraid. Please suggest any treatment. She is on NS I.V. on...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note that dengue is a self-limiting disease. There is no cure to kill the virus or to increase the platelets. Treatment is given only to hydrate the child in order to try to prevent the complications of the disease, which can be done by IV (intravenous) fluid...  Read Full »

Is Xone injection the correct medication for typhoid treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 68-year-old and now taking this Xone injection - 8, Glucose saline (RL) - 2, and D10 10%. Is it the right medication? His report of the Widal Test (slide Method) is as follows: 1) Salmonella Typhi 'O' 1:160 2) Salmonella Typhi 'H' Salmonella Typhi "AH" 1:20 3) Salm...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello,Welcome to on the lab report, it looks like he is having typhoid fever. The prescribed medicine Xone (Ceftriaxone) is used in the treatment of typhoid. Saline is to keep him hydrated, and D10 (Dextrose) provides him with energy. If he is well enough and not vomiting, he can b...  Read Full »

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