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Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Corrosive poisons: Gastric lavage is the treatment of choice when ingestion of any poison is suspected. ...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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Could water pipe cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Could water pipe cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Hooka: It does increase carbon monoxide level in the your blood. The severity will depend on how much of the smoke you inhale, how fast and how long you hold your breath each time you take an inhalation from the water pipe. carbon monoxide poisoning has a range of severity ( single digits up to fatal level of 50% or more when the person is trapped in a house on fire). ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda corrosive to tooth enamel?

Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda corrosive to tooth enamel?

Not really.: It will "polish" more than corrode. Microscopically, may show some "grinding" but not significant as to worry about it. ...Read more

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Does pasteurization prevent food poisoning?

Does pasteurization prevent food poisoning?

Yes and no. : Pasteurization will kill off many pathogens but they will come back if the food is not stored properly after pasteurization. ...Read more

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Poison oak, any suggestions--baking soda paste?

Poison oak, any suggestions--baking soda paste?

Many treatments: Poison ivy, oak and sumac rashes are an allergic response to oils produced by these plants. If you suspect you have been exposed wash your skin well to remove the oil. If you discover the itchy red rash instead, you will need to treat the symptoms. Anti-tich measures : baking soda, diphendyramine, and avoid overheating. Hydrocoritsone cream and domeboro soaks help too. See your doctor if severe. ...Read more

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Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning. ...Read more

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Ethylene glycol poisoning - is that only from antifreeze?

Ethylene glycol poisoning - is that only from antifreeze?

No, but that is the: Most common source. Other sources are brake fluids, acrylic paints, primer and even shoe polish. But because the antifreeze tastes sweet and the others don't, it poses the greatest risk to pets and children. ...Read more

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Can scope mouthwash contain alcohol?

Can scope mouthwash contain alcohol?

Yes: Most mouthwashes contain alcohol. Some contain more than others. Alcohol has a slight disinfectant ability but it is there as a solvent. Scope will contain alcohol unless noted as alcohol free. There are several mouthwashes that do not contain alcohol, like crest prohealth. ...Read more

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Baking soda as exfoliator bad or good? Ph levels

Not good: Not good. Proof here: https://www.futurederm.com/why-you-absolutely-should-not-use-baking-soda-as-an-exfoliator/

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Can I use bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda to remove light tartar stains?

Not as effective: Not as effective as having your teeth professionally cleaned by the Dentist/Hygienist, and then brushing 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock w a whitening toothpaste. Homeopathic remedies not as effective as specifically engineered products. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?

Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?

Yes: It is fine to use those ingredients when cooking during pregnancy. They will cause no problems for you or your baby. If you don't use them your cakes will be very flat and taste very bad! ...Read more

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What could happen after ingestion of sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

What could happen after ingestion of sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

Nothing: For a 39 year old, nothing would happen to you. If children under the age of 12 do it daily, then i'd be concerned about them getting too much Fluoride in their system which can then deposit in their developing and calcifying teeth. Too much Fluoride can cause brown mottling appearance of the enamel. If you have a choice, don't swallow toothpaste. ...Read more

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Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Only if the enamel..: ...Is in itself toxic. Oaxacan pottery, from mexico, is a famous offender. ...Read more

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Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

No.: There is nothing in the way of ingredients that can be harmful to you if swallowed. After all, this product was approved by the fda as safe to use in your mouth and it is expected that some will be swallowed. ...Read more

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