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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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Malathion lotion is burning my skin, it this normal?

Malathion lotion is burning my skin, it this normal?

Yes : Any topical anti-lice or scabies tx can cause burning , especially id left on too long if problematic , wash off , and try another type of tx. ...Read more

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What the side effect of malathion and why?

Organophospate toxin: Don’t swallow or get Malathion in nose, ears, mouth, vagina, or eyes. Protect eyes. If Malathion accidentally comes in contact with eyes, flush them with water to reduce irritation. If irritation continues or you experience vision changes, talk to your doctor. This medication contains an ingredient that could easily catch fire (flammable). Don’t use Malathion on newborns or infants. ...Read more

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I can't seem to kill off the lice, should I try prescribed malathion lotion?

I can't seem to kill off the lice, should I try prescribed malathion lotion?

Yes: Sometimes lice can be very resilient. You also can have families which re-infect each other. Try the prescription shampoo/ lotion and be sure to have each of your family members and/or pets checked and treated as well. Wash all linens in hot water and even try having the rugs in the house steam cleaned. Lice can infect and re-infect a family, and in some cases an extreme cleaning is needed. ...Read more

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I keep getting these bugs in my hair and I've tried everything they bite me ive done permethrin and malathion lice treatments home remedies help pls?

I keep getting these bugs in my hair and I've tried everything they bite me ive done permethrin and malathion lice treatments home remedies help pls?

Lice treatment: Over the counter products for lice treatments are available, but can be toxic. Some families have been successful smothering the lice with Cetaphil cleanser applied to dried hair, then dried with a hair dryer and washed the next day. Reinfestation will occur if nits are not completely removed and bedding/clothing/brushes are not treated. ...Read more

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What will get rid of scabies we have used malathion and permethrinand even bathing in epsom salt we have had wht the drs say is scabies for months help please?

What will get rid of scabies we have used malathion and permethrinand even bathing in epsom salt we have had wht the drs say is scabies for months help please?

I : I would visit a dermatologist who can perform a skin scraping to confirm the diagnosis of scabies. See a classic picture of scabies and read about treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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If a six months pregnant woman has scabies, is it safe to be treated either with permethrin 5% dermal cream or malathion 0.5% aqueous liquid?

If a six months pregnant woman has scabies, is it safe to be treated either with permethrin 5% dermal cream or malathion 0.5% aqueous liquid?

Yes: The major risk parameters from absorbed toxins occurs in the first 4 months of a pregnancy. At six months, the baby is far enough along to not be at risk. If these treatments are indicated for the scabies, then by all means apply them. ...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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Dr. Craig Burkhart
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Malathion (Definition)

Malathion is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more