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Caustic Soda Poisoning
What should I do if I have soda from september 2001, if i drink it will i die or get food poisoning?
I can't predict: Exactly what would happen but i will strongly encourage you not to drink a soda if it's recommended consumption date was in 2001. Soda is not exactly like a fine wine that is being aged. ...Read more
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
It is really making: Me nervous that you are asking this question. Are you considering killing yourself or someone else by poisoning? If you have thoughts of harm to self or others - please get mental health assistance. If you have imminent thoughts - please get help at the nearest emergency room. ...Read more
Why is diet pop/soda considered "bad"? My doctor mentioned in my last check-up its "like poison" but didn't elaborate.
Multiple reasons. : A harvard study showed that diet sodas caused decline in kidney function due to the diet sweeteners. They can rot teeth and destroy teeth enamel due to being acidic in nature. Diet sodas also contain chemical substances which can cause cell damage. Although diet sodas contain low calories they still increase the size of peoples waistlines and contribute to metabolic syndrome. ...Read more
Hello, I have sebaceous sebaceous cysts on my scrotum. how can I treat them. Although I used some caustic soda to remove some of them successfully.
Seabecous: cysts. Please see your doc. He/she can help you remove them. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Something else.: You may be better off using soap. However the resin from the poison ivy/oak can continue to cause you problem. Be sure to wash off anything which has touched the poison ivy with a laundry detergent to rid of the resin. Don't overlook the gloves, boots, or even your car's floor mat. ...Read more