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Wild turnip poisoning

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
General Practice 40 years experience
The greens are!: The humble turnip is a root vegetable and it's not very high in nutrients. But turnip greens, the part most people toss out, well, that's a whole 'n... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Several: Turnips are a vegetable, but provide only one third the amount of calories as an equal amount of potatoes. Turnips provide a good source of vitami... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lead in environment: Sources of lead include old paint (babies chewing on windowsills); soil near a highway; pottery with lead based glaze (usually imported); and some toy... Read More
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Plumbism: Most lead poisoning comes from lead that is ingested from pain containing lead dusting within the home, peeling and young children eating a piece of p... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Many possibilities. : Lead was used as an additive to paints used in home building years ago & the inhalation of paint dust during renovations, or kids chewing on cribs pai... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
A toxicologist: Toxicologists have fellowship training in the area of toxicology which includes common poisonings. The easiest way to access a toxicologist if you thi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine 37 years experience
Awful!: ~ 20 minutes after a toxic dose, the body's muscles begin to twitch and spasm, leading to nearly continuous convulsions and then increased body temper... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. If by op you mean opiate, Atropine is not a proper treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Investigate: First, investigate the environment and try to determine where th lead came from. If the poisoning is severe, IV medications (chelating agents) can hel... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
M.D. visit: Lead is an environmental toxin and measurements of high levels in the bloodstream require treatment. Avoiding the source of lead, having your home and... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Deodorant poisoning: Occurs only if you ingest the product. When used externally as directed, it is not dangerous or toxic.

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