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If blood is added to soda and i drink it within 3 seconds from the time blood is added can HIV be transmitted, does ingestion of blood transmits hiv?

If blood is added to soda and i drink it within 3 seconds from the time blood is added can HIV be transmitted, does ingestion of blood transmits hiv?

HIV: Hiv will not be transmitted in this manner unless you are an infant drinking HIV carrying breast milk from the mother. Glad to hear you have no unprotected sex. That and needle sharing are the major risks. ...Read more

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What could be the side effects of accidental ingestion of chinese prayer oil to a 3month old pregnant woman? Accidentally used it for cooking

What could be the side effects of accidental ingestion of chinese prayer oil to a 3month old pregnant woman? Accidentally used it for cooking

Tell OB provider now: A genetic counselor might be able to provide an estimate of risk if given more information, eg, how much was actually ingested, how many times, with what foods. What source, what symptoms. Even with additional input an OB provider probably can't assure a pregnant woman that she or the fetus will be ok. The bottom line: we just don't know all causes of birth defects, pregnancy complications, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any need for further testing? I am one of the lucky few to have a true milk allergy diagnosed by allergist due to history of rapid onset breathing trouble with accidental ingestion. I also react to contact with milk on the skin with hives.,

Is there any need for further testing?   I am one of the lucky few to have a true milk allergy  diagnosed by allergist due to history of  rapid onset breathing trouble with accidental ingestion.  I also react to contact with milk on the skin with hives.,

Not now: Since milk allergy may subside with time, retesting in a few years may be helpful to guide you on trying milk again. Since up to 75% of milk-allergic people can consume cooked milk (in baked products etc), what has your experience been with baked goods? There is some evidence that if baked dairy products can be tolerated, eating them regularly may lead to tolerance of the raw milk later. ...Read more

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Accidental ingestion of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops, should I be concerned?

Accidental ingestion of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops, should I be concerned?

Once you place the: eye drop, part of it drains into passages in your eyelids. It naturally reaches your nose and then drains into your throat and stomach. That's why you can sometimes taste the drop after placing it on your eye. The amounts ingested from the prescribed dosing would not be a concern. Placing your finger over the tear duct after you put the drop will minimize the amount draining into your nose. ...Read more

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Why if you accidentally ingest many products, they don't make you throw up?

Why if you accidentally ingest many products, they don't make you throw up?

You're worrying me!: What products have you been eating that you're questiong should be expelled? Do you have a condition called pica--characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as paper, clay, metal, chalk, soil, glass, sand, etc. ...Read more

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What could result from accidental datura stramonium seeds ingestion?

What could result from accidental datura stramonium seeds ingestion?

Hard to pee, red ski: May tighten up the bladder and make the skin turn red, can cause hallucinations ...Read more

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Is rubbing alcohol ingestion fatal if an alcoholic drinks it in desperation or accidentally?

Is rubbing alcohol ingestion fatal if an alcoholic drinks it in desperation or accidentally?

Poisoning: Yes, it can be fatal with large amount ingested, and if emergent medical care is delayed. So can alcoholic beverages! ...Read more

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