Where to find saline solution?

Discussion started by True 9 years ago

I am planning on doing the transplant soon and need to know where to purchase the saline solution. I assumed that contact lens saline solution would work. I have read of success using water. Thanks.

 

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True
True
thanks redo, I have been making my own saline for the implants. Seems to work fine.
9 years ago
Redozipous
Redozipous
You can try to buy one of these.

www.idealo.de/preisvergleich/Liste/20084037/… guess it's best to ask which type of cap they come with (if it's a screw cap, or if it's one you stick a needle through).

It's just to Google Isotonische Kochsalzlösung and you'll find a lot of results. Even on www.Ebay.de
9 years ago
True
True
pharmacy offers saline by prescription only. redo what pharmacy did you purchase from without prescription? thanks
9 years ago
True
True
Thanks Redo, I did ask my pharmacist and he seemed perplexed and more so after I told him what it was for. I will seek another pharmacy.
Is the saline from the pharmacist different from contact lens saline?

9 years ago
Redozipous
Redozipous
I bought mine at the pharmacist. It's just to ask. I'd be surprised if it wasn't available in the UK. I mean, they give saline to drug addicts, so if they were to say, "no you don't get saline", you could just say, well I am going to use it for illict drugs, so please give it to me ;-) And I am sure they'd comply.

It's a strange world we live in. I am pro making life easier for the addicts and all that, but I can't understand why they should refuse to give saline to a patient...
9 years ago
True
True
Thank you Maff for the details and info. Thanks Mike for the recipe. I think I will try the contact lens saline solution for my first implant just to see.
9 years ago
Maff
Maff
Hi True,

I have been looking into this question myself and think like Mike says it's probably easiest just to make my own using distilled water and a pure/natural type of salt (Celtic Sea Salt maybe?).

After a bit of digging I found 'normal saline' used in IV drips and other medical applications is a 0.9% solution. So all you need to do is add 9 grams of salt to each litre of water.

I see on your profile it says you're in the US. Another member (Redo) has been doing HPIs and using saline that he was able to purchase. I think he mentioned where he obtained it in his main discussion (My HPI Experience, Treatment for CFS) but you could also send him a private mkessage and I'm sure he'd tell you where he got his saline.

Using saline or at least distilled water is preferable to other sources of water as you can be sure there are no contaminants such as heavy metals that you wouldn't want to introduce along with your healthy new gut microbes!
9 years ago
MikeH
MikeH
9 grams of salt per litre / 504 ml to 3/4 tspn. Don't know if these are the same ratios but that is what i've found on the web. Not got far enough yet to actually work out which ratio I am going to use.
9 years ago
True
True
Thanks so much, can you provide a link for the recipe or what key words to use? I researched for a long time and never came across a saline recipe.

My protocol doesnt require that much saline.
9 years ago
MikeH
MikeH
Hi True, welcome to the group. As far as i'm aware the contact lens solution will be fine. I didn't think that was the best way to purchase it as I thought i'd probably need quite a lot. You can make your own with distilled water and salt (I think organic non-iodised or pharmaceutical grade is best) - you can google this to get the 'recipe'. I have posted elsewhere on the group where I got the distilled water from (only useful if you live in the UK!).

Keep us posted on your progress.
9 years ago

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