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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is chronic arsenic poisoning?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is chronic arsenic poisoning?

Arsenic Poisoning: Chronic arsenic poisoning is exposure to small amounts of arseninc over an extended period of time. Usually the exposure is environmental or possibly in the food chain where the amount is not great enough to cause an acute toxicity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

Variable: The effects of arsenic depend on whether a person has a large short-term exposure or low level long-term exposure. It affects mainly the skin, liver, and kidney; but there can be neurological signs too. Here's one of the better websites to go to for information: http://www.Atsdr.Cdc.Gov/phs/phs.Asp?Id=18;tid=3. A doctor that practices environmental medicine or a toxicologist can help you. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any know cure for arsenic poisoning as a result of taking fowlers solution?

Please let me know if there is any know cure for arsenic poisoning as a result of taking fowlers solution?

Arsenic poisoning: There is no "cure" for arsenic poisoning but there is emergency treatment. Symptoms following acute, large exposures to inorganic arsenic may develop in minutes or hours ; typically start in the GI system with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and severe watery diarrhea. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo), hemodialysis, exchange transfusion, ; chelation may all be useful. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin C bad when taken together with shrimps? A facebook post shows it could cause arsenic poisoning.

Is taking vitamin C bad when taken together with shrimps? A facebook post shows it could cause arsenic poisoning.

Possible mild risks!: I'd never heard this & the claim made no sense to me- it had all the earmarks of a hoax. A quick search found many sites saying it's a total hoax, like this one that suggests vit c protects against arsenic poisoning: http://www.Hoax-slayer.Com/shrimp-vitamin-c-hoax.Shtml however, http://www.Snopes.Com/medical/toxins/shrimp.Asp suggests vit c could pose mild hazards after eating shrimp! see comment:. ...Read more

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I have an off balance feeling, white thick lines on index/thumb finger only on both hands, not feeling too well. Arsenic poisoning? How to diagnose?

I have an off balance feeling, white thick lines on index/thumb finger only on both hands, not feeling too well. Arsenic poisoning? How to diagnose?

Arsenic poisoning: I don't know what condition you've got, but if you want to be checked for arsenic (or other heavy metal poisoning, lead, etc.) you can get a urine heavy metal screen. Your md would need to order this test for you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Accidental poisoning?

Unintentional ...: ingestion or inhalation, etc. of a chemical that is toxic, in contrast to purposeful intake, such as might occur with a suicide attempt. Examples might be a child taking a pill or drinking a liquid because they thought it was candy or a beverage, a person misreading a label and taking 2 tablespoons instead of 2 teaspoons, or taking Med A instead of Med B or alcohol OD with inexperienced drinkers. ...Read more

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Child's possible accidental poisoning. How do I report my neighbor for negligence?

Child's possible accidental poisoning. How do I report my neighbor for negligence?

Call: You can call your local child and youth protective services. They provide privacy to your call and you can express your concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Elmets
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Arsenic (Definition)

Arsenic is a metal used in poisons for insects, fungi, and other animals. It is ...Read more