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I ate tiny brown slugs in organic lettuce by accident. Can this cause disease? If so what kind of disease. I am quite concerned.

I ate tiny brown slugs in organic lettuce by accident. Can this cause disease? If so what kind of disease. I am quite concerned.

Very low risk: Hello! I am sorry to know about your eating accident. You have a low chance to become ill. Slugs are mostly harmless to humans. The problem is that in VERY RARE cases, they can carry inside small worms that can cause disease in humans. There have been some cases of meningitis reported in Hawaii, New Orleans and the Gulf. Go to the doctor is you develop headache and or fever. I hope this helps ...Read more

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What can cause brown lung disease?

What can cause  brown lung disease?

Byssinosis: Brown lung disease is caused by exposure to cotton especially in fabric factories. It is otherwise called monday fever. Cough, shortness of breath, fever are some of the symptoms. This is one of occupational diseases. ...Read more

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How will brown lung disease affect the body?

How will brown lung disease affect the body?

Asthma & COPD: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is asthma due to chronic breathing of raw cotton, flax, sisal & hemp dust. It affects textile workers employed in sweat shops & poorly-ventilated factories. Initially symptoms of asthma - coughing, wheezing, & shortness of breath respond to medications used to treat asthma, job change & tobacco avoidance. With continued exposure irreversible fibrosis occurs. ...Read more

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Will brown lung disease affect children differently than adults?

Will brown lung disease affect children differently than adults?

Hopefully not in kid: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is an inflammatory condition of the lungs & breathing tubes that occurs in persons working with raw cotton, flax, sisal & hemp. Constantly breathing the dust of these materials results in symptoms of asthma. Continued exposure for many years can cause irreversible lung damage. Age is not a factor. Children may be exposed in third-world textile factories. ...Read more

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Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool?
- Bright green;
- Pinkish-red;
- Greenish-brown.

Thanks a lot!!

Does NotMakeSense: There are no diseases based on the color of stool.I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it Your question does not make any medical sense ...Read more

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There are times when my entire vision turns brown and i couldn't see anything for a few seconds. What might be causing this? Do I have an eye disease?

There are times when my entire vision turns brown and i couldn't see anything for a few seconds. What might be causing this? Do I have an eye disease?

Not sure: With both eyes having visual disturbance as you've described, i recommend that you see an eye md for an exam. These symptoms could be related to your migraine condition, however migrainous events do not affect the total vision in both eyes, usually only part of the vision of each eye during classic migraine. Call your primary doctor too to see if some medication you are taking is responsible too. ...Read more

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I have a dark brown skin colour and since a year I've noticed I've got these light brownish patches near my thigh and scrotum area both the sides what is this disease ? Should I be worried ? It doesn't itch or spread or create problem but It just looks v

I have a dark brown skin colour and since a year I've noticed I've got these  light brownish patches near my thigh and scrotum area both the sides what is this disease ? Should I be worried ? It doesn't itch or spread or create problem but It just looks v

Here are some...: What you described suggests a benign skin change which may occur among individuals with various degree and size on various sites of skin, and requires no active Rx but reassurance as long as you've no elevation, bleeding, or discomfort from these patches. If still worried, seek pro-evaluation by following the instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain know-how. ...Read more

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Is the discoloration of penis dangerous?What are some brown spots on penis the most times?Can it be a disease???

Is the discoloration of penis dangerous?What are some brown spots on penis the most times?Can it be a disease???

Probably not: The penis can have different color skin like the rest of your body. It is probably a normal variation, but the only thing you can do to be sure is to have your doctor examine you. ...Read more

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Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool? - Greenish-brown stools; - Greenish-black and sticky; - Pinkish-red; - Bright green. Thanks a lot!

Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool?
- Greenish-brown stools;
- Greenish-black and sticky;
- Pinkish-red;
- Bright green.

 Thanks a lot!

No. : It doesn't work that way. Stool color is influenced by diet and gut bacteria. The variations in stool color, consistency, and texture are not necessarily associated with any disease. See your doctor if bowel function is consistently abnormal. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for brown lung disease?

What are treatment options for brown lung disease?

Treat like asthma: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is treated like asthma with bronchodilators like albuterol and anti-inflammatory agents like inhaled & oral steroids. The amount of medication used is dependent on the severity of symptoms. Reducing exposure to cotton & other vegetable dusts at the place of employment or job change and avoidance of tobacco smoke are also crucial for effective control. ...Read more