Is 3.3% Dextrose and 0.3% Saline mix less painful than 0.9% saline mix?

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Is 3.3% Dextrose and 0.3% Saline mix less painful than 0.9% saline mix?

Post by AnotherCrazyCanadian » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:34 am

Greetings all. I'm going to purchase more infusion liquid and I just came across something that's a mix of dextrose and saline. I find saline stings quite a bit for me, dextrose gave me no problems. But what about an infusion between the two? Would that hurt less? More? I'd be getting twice as much liquid for my dollar so I want to pursue it, but not if it ends up hurting more or something ridiculous.

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Re: Is 3.3% Dextrose and 0.3% Saline mix less painful than 0.9% saline mix?

Post by mRuss » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:24 am

that ought to be less painful, I think. I've found 5% dex in 0.9% saline to be just fine (way less uncomfortable than goold old saline on its own)

Where did you find this mix?

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Re: Is 3.3% Dextrose and 0.3% Saline mix less painful than 0.9% saline mix?

Post by AnotherCrazyCanadian » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 am

I found it over on Marcheese Medical Supplies, Canadian retailer. How much less did it sting? I tried Saline a few days ago and it was unbearable for me!

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Re: Is 3.3% Dextrose and 0.3% Saline mix less painful than 0.9% saline mix?

Post by Griffin » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:46 am

I've never tried 3.3% dextrose, but with 5% dextrose, I've never had trouble with discomfort and definitely never had any pain. I'm familiar with that stinging or burning that comes with 0.9% saline and the dextrose doesn't have it at all. At least for me.

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