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Battery Acid Got In Nose
I've had a burning feeling in my upper stomach which I believe its acid as it travels up my throat into mouth? Reflux?
Yes: Tracheoesophageal reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux can cause burning sensation the posterior hypopharynx, as well as nasal pharynx depending on the extent of the acid reflux. Other condition such as tracheoesophageal fistula, esophageal dysmotility, and achalasia can produce similar symptoms. If symptoms persist, evaluation and testing with your physician is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an accident where a car battery exploded in my face causing battery fluids to get inside my eyes. Any advice?
Irrigation: You should immediately irrigate your eyes with water or any non-toxic fluid, then go to the nearest emergency room for a follow up. They most likely will ask an ophthalmologist to see you the same day for a more thorough examination. Regardless you need to immediately irrigate, irrigate and irrigate your eyes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carbon dioxide: is odorless. A characteristic smell is added to natural gas for home utilities, so be sure to take appropriate precautions if you are in your home. Unusual smells can also be an early warning sign of stroke, but this phenomenon is generally short lived and more apparent symptoms ensue. ...Read more
Cleaned dump truck with LOTS of dirt some went in the air and went up my nose (dirt dust) when breathing could I be exposed to naegleria I live in a ?
Naegleria: This is highly unlikely. there have only been just over 100 cases in the United States in the past 50 years and I have not seen a documented case in Florida. It is a good practice to wear a mask when working with anything that can be inhaled. ...Read more
Accidently Breathed in punctured lithium battery fumes have been irritated in chest coughing a lot clogged nose, chest hurts howuch longer been a day?
Get to a DR.: I would see a Dr. asap, preferably a respiratory specialist. ...Read more
Bad acid in throat for 3 days then thick, swollen feeling in throat, lower part. Related? Just reflux? Acid now passed - can I have a glass of wine?
Sounds like Reflux: Probably reflux which can be related to certain things you eat and drink and alcohol especially can cause reflux. I would tread carefully you might find wine is ok or makes reflux come back. You can also now take over the counter anti-acid like Prilosec to help with reflux symptoms. ...Read more
Feels like acid is sitting in the back of throat for 3 days. Sour taste in mouth, throat is sore & lump in throat when I swallow. Antacids didnt work ?
Does the brain eating amobea live in saliva? Some was forced up my nose from inside my mouth, i'm concerned.
Took couple of sips of a milkshake. Caused burning in throat and in my nose. Blew nose & nothing came out. Why did it cause my nose to burn?
The pharynx: located behind your mouth and nose is an open connection between your mouth and nose. Anything that you swallow can affect the nose through this open connection. The contents of what you swallow generally travels down through the esophagus to your stomach. Gravity is all that keeps it from traveling up into your nose, but contact with nasopharynx, especially temperature changes can affect nose. ...Read more
Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle ?
Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more
I've breathed fumes from muriatic acid mixed with bleach and my chest feels like it is on firewhat do to?
As soon as pica of dust returned i have a cold that has left a wierd taste from post nasal drip in my mouth,stuffed nose and some lumps in phelgm ?
F/u w/ doc: Don't start smoking! If this is caused by particles of dust in the environment, I think of fungi or other organisms, especially with the weird taste you mentioned. This needs to be evaluated by your doc so that he can see you throat and poss your sinuses and do some cultures. ...Read more
I got hit in the nose by a basketball, is my nose ok? And does getting hit in the nose make your nose smaller?
Depends: You should be evaluated. While nose fractures aren't usually an emergency, occasionally septal hematomas develop and these necessitate a more expedient intervention. Additionally, in rare cases persistent clear drainage can indicate a more serious injury to the deep upper sinus area. Nose shouldn't lose size. Persistent headache also warrants immediate evaluation. Urgent care can assist. ...Read more
My daughter was using styrofoam for a school project. While cleaning up, some loose particles flew into the air and it felt like one went into my nose?
You can try having: someone look with a flashlight and if a piece is seen, you should go to your doctor or the ER to have it removed. If you don't see anything, but still feel like something is there, you should do the same. Please don't try to remove it unless it's partially sticking out; you are more likely to push it further in. ...Read more
Store cashier sneezed into my face. Micro sneeze particles might have gotten in my eyes. Who knows if he had bleeding in his mouth. Hiv pepjustincase?
Had the flu 1st week in jan. Did nasal irrigation 2nd week in feb. & water got stuck in ears. Still feeling sinus pain in nose and ear pressure. ?
Persisting SInus Sxs: Most cold/flu episodes are treated symptomatically with decongestants, cough meds, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc. Since they are usually caused by viruses not responding to antibiotics. However, if you are experiencing increased sinus and ear symptoms more than two weeks after the infection began, you may have developed a secondary bacterial infection needing antibiotics. See your pmd. ...Read more
Somehow snorted toothpaste up my nose while brushing. Feels like it's in my sinuses & burns; blowing nose & gargling help. Is this harmful? Thanks!
Ears pierced w/ a piercing gun & unused studs that came in a sterile sealed box. She wiped the gun with alcohol and water solution. Could I get HIV?
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