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Battery (Overview)

Battery is a term for a physical attack on one person from another person. Battery can also mean a device for storing electricity.


Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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I was opening a remote to change the batteries and battery acid got on my skin. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
31M people helped
I was opening a remote to change the batteries and  battery acid got on my skin. Should I be concerned?

Battery acid: Battery acid is often super-concentrated and can have a pH of 2.0 or lower, so it's critical to use a copious amount of water to flush the affected burn region and dilute the chemical reactivity of the acid. Use plenty of water. If you spritz just a small amount of water on the burn, that can actually make the situation worse by spreading the acid around without reducing its potency. Doc if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Battery (Overview)

Battery is a term for a physical attack on one person from another person. Battery can also mean a device for storing electricity.


Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What toxins do you get if you chew on a battery?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
What toxins do you get if you chew on a battery?

Batteries Toxins: Regular batteries contain mercury & cadmium. Car batteries contain lead & sulfuric acid. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. George Valdez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My son licked on a battery that had the acid coming out what do I do?

Dr. George Valdez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My son licked on a battery that had the acid coming out what do I do?

ER: If he has any pain or new symptoms, bring to er immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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Can battery acid be dangerous?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
Can battery acid be dangerous?

Very dangerous: Battery acid is extremely corrosive and can cause major burns to the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I've eaten a battery. Is this dangerous? What should I do?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I've eaten a battery. Is this dangerous? What should I do?

Seek medical care.: A disk battery? There have been no reported cases of mercury poisoning from ingesting disc batteries. However, you do need to be medically evaluated and you need psychiatric or psychological treatment. Eating batteries is not a normal behavior. ...Read more

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
19M people helped
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I'm a very busy guy, I only sleep 4hrs a day...Can I do any thing to help me continue the day on such low batteries?

Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
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I'm a very busy guy, I only sleep 4hrs a day...Can I do any thing to help me continue the day on such low batteries?

Reality Check: Why are you a very busy guy? It is usually by choice. Insight into why you are very busy, making choices that are necessary vs optional & lifestyle choices are important. The body needs what the body needs and the brain needs rest. 4 hours is not enough for most people. 7-8 hours is optimum. See what happens to low batteries, they run out, die & leak gooey stuff on everything around. Stop it! ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Chapman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
30 years in practice
680K people helped
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Do battery toothbrushes work better than regular?

Dr. Gary Chapman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
30 years in practice
680K people helped
Do battery toothbrushes work better than regular?

Studies say no: A properly used toothbrush will perform equally good as an electric brush. That being said, an electric toothbrush aimed properly is likely easier to use for some patients, especially those with dexterity problems. A good three minute brush, 2-3 times a day, that covers all of the tooth surfaces and the gums is sufficient. There is no magic in an electric toothbrush, it is about aiming properl. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Canapari
Board Certified, Pediatrics
15 years in practice
48K people helped
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How often do I need to get my smoke detectors checked for batteries?

Dr. Craig Canapari
Board Certified, Pediatrics
15 years in practice
48K people helped
How often do I need to get my smoke detectors checked for batteries?

6 months: The rule of thumb is to check when the clocks change for daylight savings time. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Steffy
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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So then what would happen if your child ingested a button battery and it wasn't witnessed. How soon would you most likely see symptoms? Scares me!

Dr. Daniel Steffy
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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So then what would happen if your child ingested a button battery and it wasn't witnessed. How soon would you most likely see symptoms? Scares me!

Don't wait: Onset of symptoms can vary by battery type/size. If likelihood is high that battery was ingested then er for x-ray is advised. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
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Are battery powered blade razors better than sharp ones?

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
16M people helped
Are battery powered blade razors better than sharp ones?

Probably not, but: I use them anyway. It feels like i'm getting a closer shave. Yes, i know that's not a scientific answer, but in general we do or choose things that make us feel better; doctors are not much different when it comes to their own habits and cares. ...Read more

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