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What are the symptoms of chemical poisoning caused by cleaning products?

What are the symptoms of chemical poisoning caused by cleaning products?

Chemical specific: Symptoms would generally occur at the time of exposure and would be directly related to the specific chemical - for example ammonia and chlorine are both direct irritants to the respiratory tract. Acids and alkalis are directly irritating to any skin, etc. ...Read more

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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I used a facial hair removal cream last night which caused a superficial chemical burn I called an advice nurse who talk me to call poison control and I did but she told me to just rinse my face with cool water for 20 minutes and just keep it moisturize

I used a facial hair  removal cream last night which caused a superficial chemical burn I called an advice nurse who talk me to call poison control and I did but she told me to just rinse my face with cool water for 20 minutes and just keep it moisturize

This could be: an allergic reaction to one or more ingredient of the cream or one of the side effect of the cream. Since the involved area is your face which is one of the most important visible part of the body i suggest to you to go to an Urgent care or ER if you can get a hold of your doctor by phone. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and complications from having constant chemical poisoning for years all through childhood?

What are the symptoms and complications from having constant chemical poisoning for years all through childhood?

Vague: Please forgive my frankness. We're all around unwholesome stuff, but there's a cult diagnosis of "chemical poisoning"; people have a variety of nonspecific symptoms and do not look for other explanations. -- which does these unfortunates a disservice. Usually another cause can be found, anything from porphyria to fibromyalgia to endocrine disease to the emotional sequelae of child abuse. Be wise. ...Read more

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What's the possibly of getting chemical poisoning from touching a dry apron a chemical splashed on and then eating?

Depends: that depends on the chemical. Read the product label to see what you should do in case of exposure, or call poison control 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more

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Can soldering around lead cause lead poisoning?

Can soldering around lead cause lead poisoning?

No unless done often: Soldering is where solder is melted by a hot iron and allowed to cool, thus joining 2 pieces of metal, etc. If this is done rarely, like once in a while, it likely won't cause any side effects, even with lead, but if done often, it might cause lead poisoning as the process might cause some of the lead to be melted, if hot enough. Still, lead has a very high melting point, so it must be very hot. ...Read more

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What is the leading cause of deadly childhood poisoning?

What is the leading cause of deadly childhood poisoning?

Medications: The most common cause of childhood poisoning is swallowing drugs. 1 out of 180 two year-olds will visit the emergency room because of medication poisoning. How can we keep our kids safe? Lock up your medications. Keep poison control number 1-800-222-1222 near every phone and on your cell phone. Read the label on the medication bottle. Get rid of old medicine. ...Read more

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How many chewed cherry seeds can cause poisoning for a child if he chewed them ?

How many chewed cherry seeds can cause poisoning for a child if he chewed them ?

Hard to say: I would be more concerned about the child chocking on the seeds (or as we in the USA call them, pits) or in a very young child swallowing the pits it may cause an obstruction in the intestinal tract. Keep watch for abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or unusual signs with this child. If any of these things become apparent take him/her to the hospital. ...Read more

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Can writing on your skin with pen cause lead poisoning?Because I've done it for years now and feel fine but if it can cause it of course i'll stop it

Can writing on your skin with pen cause  lead poisoning?Because I've done it for years now and feel fine but if it can cause it of course i'll stop it

No: Writing on your skin can not cause lead poisoning. It can cause local irritation. Pen ink no longer contains lead, however ink used in inkjet printers may. Never ingest the ink as it does have plenty of chemicals that can make you sick. ...Read more

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What are the causes of food poisoning?

What are the causes of food poisoning?

Poor hand hygiene: The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene. Other major ones: 2. Violating regulations in the safe handling and storage of food 3. Food handlers allowed to work while having a contagious illness 4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products this results in the production of toxins or overgrowth of microbes that makes you sick. ...Read more

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