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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Overview)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all examples of toxic ingestions.


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Organopharous poisoning management?

Organopharous poisoning management?

Organophosphate: This causes a build up of acetylcholine due to enzyme inhibition. Symptoms may be mild eg. Gi to severe such as come, respiratory arrest etc... So treatment needs to be done in a hospital. An evlauation needs to be done first. - effects are independent of exposure amount. Atropine and pralidoxime are used for treatment along with supportive care. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
259 doctors shared insights

Poisoning (Overview)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all examples of toxic ingestions.


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What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

What are some foods  poisoning symptoms?

Variable: Food poisoning may be due to chemicals, biological toxins, and live mico-organisms. The common symptoms are nausea, vomiting diarrhoea but there are many variations. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/understanding-food-poisoning-symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Marshall Seligmann Dr. Seligmann
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Poisoning (Tip)

Do keep the poison control center telephone number in an easy-to-find location for emergencies. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

For severe cases, go to the emergency room/call the Poison Control Center for an antidote
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Go to the emergency room if you're vomiting nonstop
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the emergency for IV fluids
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What are the main symptoms of Ajax poisoning?

Depends: Did you inhale it? swallow it? put it on your skin?
Call the local poison center.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of scorpion poisoning?

Variable: Symptoms from scorpion stings can be quite variable: there can be pain or numbness at the bite site. Heart rate and& respiratory rate may increase along with ^ blood pressure, weakness & twitching of muscles. In the United States the scorpion that is likely to cause the most problems is called the bark scorpion. In some areas of the world scorpion stings may be lethal. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider Dr. Ungerleider
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Poisoning (Tip)

Do call poison control for specific advice on the poison.Don't make your child vomit unless told to. ...See more

Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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Treating Accidental Poisoning (Checklist)

Call 911 and poison control immediately
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Protect yourself from exposure if necessary
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Gather any evidence possible about poisoning or exposure
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Remember what and how much substance the person ingested or inhaled
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I need to know what will happen of tablet poisoning ?

Question unclear: Sorry, this question makes no sense. You would need to let us know what the tablet was. Poison comes in all shapes and sizes. ...Read more

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Can a person with aluminium sulphite poisoning (ingested orally) survive?

Can a person with aluminium sulphite poisoning (ingested orally) survive?

Yes: But do not do this on any regular basis. It is used in fish tanks tocreate an acid enviroment and is no for consumption by humans, but doing it once should not kill. Do not make a habit of this. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Tip)

Call poison control for your state. They can give you advice on almost all poisonings. ...See more

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What are the symptoms and complications from having constant chemical poisoning for years all through childhood?

What are the symptoms and complications from having constant chemical poisoning for years all through childhood?

Vague: Please forgive my frankness. We're all around unwholesome stuff, but there's a cult diagnosis of "chemical poisoning"; people have a variety of nonspecific symptoms and do not look for other explanations. -- which does these unfortunates a disservice. Usually another cause can be found, anything from porphyria to fibromyalgia to endocrine disease to the emotional sequelae of child abuse. Be wise. ...Read more

Dr. Yun Tran Dr. Tran
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What's the possibly of getting chemical poisoning from touching a dry apron a chemical splashed on and then eating?

Dr. Yun Tran Dr. Tran
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Depends: that depends on the chemical. Read the product label to see what you should do in case of exposure, or call poison control 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more

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Is samonella poisoning contageous?

Is samonella poisoning contageous?

Yes it is: If food is contaminated by salmonella, anyone who eats that food can become ill. Also it can be transmitted person-to-person by the fecal-oral route. Strict hand-washing is needed. Also keeping raw meat, etc separate from other foods is wise -- as is having separate cutting boards, etc. http://tinyurl.com/k8894u5. ...Read more

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How to describe poisoning by organophosphates and pesticides?

How to describe poisoning by organophosphates and pesticides?

Typical scenario: This class of chemicals affects acetylcholine and can result in diffuse weakness, and difficulty breathing if excess exposure does occur, besides additional systemic and GI symptoms. This could well develop rapidly into a medical emergency. ...Read more

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How do you get lead poisoning?

How do you get lead poisoning?

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 painted with lead paint provided some. Exposure to clothes of someone working in around lead (battery reclamation) or that from lead paint on decorative dishes were also common. Removal of lead from many of these products has reduced public risk. ...Read more

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How can you get lead poisoning?

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 toys have been found to have lead based paint (again- imported. Lead based paint is no longer used in the US. ...Read more

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How can I treat lead poisoning?

Not a matter for : Self treatment. Lead poisoning may require chelation therapy, please consult your doctor. For more information on prevention, symptoms etc see this site. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002473.htm. ...Read more

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Who are specialists in poisoning?

Who are specialists in poisoning?

Toxicologists: Physicians with specialty training in dealing with poisonings are toxicologists. However many physicians, internists, ER docs, pediatricians, family practice, are quite comfortable dealing with many of these issues also. ...Read more

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What is strychnine poisoning like?

What is strychnine poisoning like?

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 temperature and muscle breakdown. People die after 2-3 hours from eventual paralysis of breathing or exhaustion from continuous convulsions. ...Read more

Acetaminophen Poisoning (Definition)

Acetaminophen toxicity is caused by excessive use or overdose of the analgesic drug acetaminophen. Mainly causing liver injury, Acetaminophen toxicity is one of the most common causes of poisoning worldwide. In the United States and the united kingdom it is the most common cause of acute liver failure. Many individuals with paracetamol toxicity may have no symptoms at all in ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Sun Poisoning (Definition)

Conditions that some people may lump under the term 'sun poisoning'. It really isn't a specific medical condition. One has rash w red skin ; possible blisters, fatigue, fevers, chills or headache. Another is called polymorphous light eruption(pmle) ; it has sxs that were just described as well as dense clusters of small bumps over the body w ...Read more