• shalafi@lemmy.world
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    29 days ago

    Smelling salts are now a “new” thing. Take me out back like Old Yeller.

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    30 days ago

    I react poorly to blood donation and have had these used on me, they are incredibly unpleasant. There’s no lasting harm, and they do work very well. Basically imagine a chemical burn throughout your nose, sinuses, and upper respiratory system that lasts 30 seconds. It works immediately and gets a very strong reaction

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      30 days ago

      Huh. It sounds like TV had it right this time. I assumed smelling salts were a convenient plot device, rather than an actual thing.

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        29 days ago

        I work in medicine and I have used these on people (and tried it once to see how it was) they’re very fucking strong. It’s like inhaling cat piss that’s on fire.

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        29 days ago

        Can confirm. I also fainted once after donating blood. They used that stuff on me. The tv does get it right this time. It works very quickly, and is similar to getting a big whiff of ammonia. Pungent, sharp, yet kind of the same feeling like when your nose suddenly clears if you have a cold and can breathe again.

        Edit: lol, I didn’t know they were actual ammonia. Go figure. I’m trying to not light up the room so scrolled past the image at first.

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    29 days ago

    I need to make a machine that pours this shit down my nose/mouth at a time I set. Finally an alarm that I will wake up from .

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    29 days ago

    In movies and TV it always looked like they cracked something in half. I’m wondering if they’ve been coming in a little pouch now for a long time but that cracking-in-half type is now movie shorthand for smelling salts so they keep doing it.

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      29 days ago

      The ones in the movies exist irl. In the same way youve never seen the tube ones, I’ve never seen them in a pouch until now

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      29 days ago

      Glass ampoules definitely still exist for smelling salts and similar. Honestly I assumed it was because they’d eat through most other viable packaging, now I dunno. But they definitely still exist. My roommate has some.

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    29 days ago

    My roommate and I would get these things, though I’ve never seen a pouch version.

    If anyone fell asleep on the couch you would get hit with some smelling salts.

    Woke you right the fuck up lol

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      30 days ago

      Lmao Id like to see you try keeping your fingers clean when removing e-tape off cable and painting truss all day

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      29 days ago

      It definitely looks like they were just doing a dirty job. I don’t know why you would assume that this is just the way they keep their hands.

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    That’s cool… I have a whole bottle (smelling salts) of it in powder form in case I need to pop off a personal record in one of my exercises.

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    30 days ago

    I need those for my girlfriend who passes out during flights. Where can I find some?

    Edit: nevermind. Found some

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      29 days ago

      Sounds like orthostatic hypotension causing vasovagal syncope. She should wear compression socks and drink plenty of water. There are ways of mitigating and managing episodes. It’s relatively common on planes.

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        29 days ago

        Interesting. We have a trip planned this fall. We’ll try that out.

        Thank you very much for the advice.

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      I see some of them on Amazon and it looks like they’re okay with TSA too, question though. If ( and I’m assuming this is an anxiety, not medical issue) your girlfriend is unconscious, would she possibly prefer to just remain unconscious rather than feel anxious about the flight? Or does she not like the fainting part either, i wouldn’t know as I’ve never fainted so maybe it’s unpleasant

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        If it’s vasovagal syncope it’s probably unpleasant. Can cause sweating, confusion, and a bunch of other problems because your brain isn’t getting enough blood to function.

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            I bet a little prep and informed management of the situation can resolve it for her. It’s important to keep blood pumping to get it out of lower extremities and into the brain. Walking in the aisles and leg exercises while seated are easy options.

            Elevating the legs + lowering the head can also help. If she does pass out, laying her down and lifting her legs can quickly get blood to the brain. Alcohol and large meals can exacerbate it. Good luck!

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              Thank you for the advice. It’s really appreciated. I’ll communicate it to her and we’ll see if it helps during our next trip. :)

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        29 days ago

        Nah. She passes out for like five seconds then wakes up and spends the rest of the flight puking.