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A "marker" is a protein or enzyme that can represent a disease process. Some markers are specific for a particular disease, while ...Read more


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I was wonder what happen when someone lick a sharpie permanent marker from there hand by accidentally without notice in the first place. It happen today. Any information what is the cause and effect will that be! And I already feel dizzy! And treatm

I was wonder what happen when someone lick a sharpie permanent marker from there hand by accidentally without notice in the first place. It happen today. Any information what is the cause and effect will that be! And I already feel dizzy! And treatm

Probably okay: I think you're probably okay. I'm sure others have done this before. Our bodies are pretty amazing in their ability to tolerate the things we do to it & a 1 time "sharpie lick" is probably not as bad as some of the things we actually feed ourselves! So this 1 time lick should be okay. If you're dizzy it might be from the anxiety this episode seems to have caused-take a nice slow breath and relax! ...Read more

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To day at 3 I sniffed sharpie. It was my first and last time doing it. I have read about dieing from sharpie. Do u think im fine?

Don't continue!: You've probably not done any long term damage. Let's keep it that way by avoiding huffing and other inhalation related activities! ...Read more

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Is the smell of sharpie bad for kids?

Is the smell of sharpie bad for kids?

Sharpies: Some people are very sensitive to it (same thing with perfumes, sprays, paints etc). It can make them dizzy, short of breath, trigger asthma attack, even severe anaphylactic reaction. On your kid, it depends on what you observe. Use sharpies to write, not to smell it. If you kid have symptoms then consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can drawing on your skin with a sharpie cause medical problems?

Can drawing on your skin with a sharpie cause medical problems?

Probably not.: Using marker to write something should not be a problem. Coloring your entire body could be very dangerous, however. ...Read more

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Is writing on your arms with a sharpie dangerous?

Is writing on your arms with a sharpie dangerous?

No: There is nothing harmful in a sharpie unless you consciously breath in the fumes. The nice thing about writing on the skin with a sharpie is it can satisfy your need to get a tattoo in a way that is temporary. Many regret their tattoos in the long run. ...Read more

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What happens if I lick a toxic sharpie?

Why would you want: To do that?? Just don't do that. It's not a good idea. You can cause damage to your nervous system. ...Read more

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I have a black streak on my neck which looks like sharpie but it isn't. And I can just was it right off but it keeps appearing?

I have a black streak on my neck which looks like sharpie but it isn't. And I can just was it right off but it keeps appearing?

Location: Is it near a collar, a helmet strap, somewhere soil could accumulate? It's certainly something superficial ...Read more

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Can sharpie ink on my arm cause a migraine?

Can sharpie ink on my arm cause a migraine?

No: Migraine is a complicated problem and can be triggered by lots of things that include certain foods, wine, perfumes, stress, and sleep deprivation. However Sharpie Ink on your skin is very unlikely to be a problem. Seek medical evaluation for migraines; there are a lot of treatment and preventive options. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands itch when I write on them with sharpie?

What are some possible reasons that my hands itch when I write on them with sharpie?

Many markers: Such as these are not toxic if used proplery but that does not mean that you can't have an allergy or sensitive skin. These are chemicals, inks dyes that perhaps should not be used on your hands intentionally. ...Read more

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I have black dots around my vagina area, there mostly on my inner thigh. They look like they were put on by sharpie pen & pretty small, there 6 of em.

I have black dots around my vagina area, there mostly on my inner thigh. They look like they were put on by sharpie pen & pretty small, there 6 of em.

Angiokeratomas: These sound like benign vascular lesions called "angiokeratomas:" http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/2657519. They are basically small blood vessel growths under the skin. Usually, they cause no symptoms, but they can be itchy and occasionally bleed slightly. I would check with your gynecologist or a dermatologist for a definitive opinion and a discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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I washed my penis with soap but I had gotten sharpie on it (don't ask) so I had to scrub to remove it. Soap got in there and made it scab up. Okay?

I washed my penis with soap but I had gotten sharpie on it (don't ask) so I had to scrub to remove it. Soap got in there and made it scab up. Okay?

Treat gently: The area will heal. Next time avoid Sharpies altogether, or wait for the marks to fade on their own. Organic solvents will remove Sharpie but I would not recommend applying them now. ...Read more

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I've never been high before I was using a sharpie all class and now I feel light headed my stomach hurts I have a head ache and my vision is off?

I've never been high before I was using a sharpie all class and now I feel light headed my stomach hurts I have a head ache and my vision is off?

Don't use Sharpie: You may be allergic to one of the volatile chemicals. Pediazole (erythromycin ethylsuccinate and sulfisoxazole) allergy is uncommon as well. Discuss this with the allergist. Another possibility is that you may have precipitated a form of migraine triggered by the chemical odor. Either way use something else to write with and if your teacher gives you a hard time about it tell them that I think its a true medical condition. ...Read more

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If a child sniffs expo dry erase markers, is that dangerous or harmful?

If a child sniffs expo dry erase markers, is that dangerous or harmful?

Yes.: The developing mind is curious about everything exposed to, each one is a new experience to the senses. If something pleasing, the child will repeat it and repeat it and to some level become attached to it. Unfortunately, if the pleasure neurotransmitters of the brain are imprinted with the wrong things (fatty foods, improper physical contact, drugs), this may become a lifetime dependence. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

Viral vs bacterial: Not too infrequently, children present with fever without clear source. We have utilized white cell count and inflammation markers, e.g., sed rate or CRP to distinguish viral vs bacterial infection. Elevated white blood cell and high inflammation marker suggest the likelihood of bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I am 5 month pregnant my triple marker test is positive what should I do next step. How much affected to my baby this test?

I am 5 month pregnant my triple marker test is positive what should I do next step. How much affected to my baby this test?

Please discuss with: Your OB your OB needs to go over all of the results at length, because it depends what the odds are for each one that was checked, there is a blood test level 2 ultrasound and probable amniocenteis that you will need to have your OB should go over all of this with you. ...Read more

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I just found out my baby has a soft marker on his heart... I'm really worried but doctors said I shouldn't really worry since im young, should I worry?

I just found out my baby has a soft marker on his heart... I'm really worried but doctors said I shouldn't really worry since im young, should I worry?

No.: The soft marker, an echogenic focus or bright spot on echo, is a weak and nonspecific marker for down syndrome, and with young maternal age (<35yrs) and absence of any other signs or markers, does not increase the risk above that of the normal population. So if that is the case with you then I agree with your doctors. If there is any other suspicion then a fetal echo may be indicated. Good luck. ...Read more

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My doctor didn't find any Down syndrome markers in the ultrasound. Does that guarantee my baby won't have down syndrome?

My doctor didn't find any Down syndrome markers in the ultrasound. Does that guarantee my baby won't have down syndrome?

No. OB's combine the: Results of an integrated screening test that includes specific blood tests in both the first & 2nd trimesters + the first trimester ultrasound to determine a single Down Syndrome risk rating. Only prenatal diagnostic tests of fetal genetic material for either Karyotype to determine # of chromosomes or Chromosomal Microarray to determine mutations in smaller gene sequences are definitive. ...Read more

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My baby daughter put marker in her mouth and has ink in her mouth. Is there any marker ink that's toxic nowadays?

My baby daughter put marker in her mouth and has ink in her mouth. Is there any marker ink that's toxic nowadays?

Yup: Missed the marker when you were baby-proofing the home, huh?
This time do a loving, complete job; I'm busy. (bet u don't forget). ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks today at ultrasound was told short femur& hemur other doc said short baby short parents, no other markers 4 dwarfism. Otherwise normal?

Can't be sure: But both are potentially correct. Also, you do not have to be a dwarf or midget (as formal designations) to be of short stature. Discuss with your attending OB for elaboration and clarification. ...Read more

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My child ate a dandelion flower. Could this be dangerous?

My child ate a dandelion flower. Could this be dangerous?

Not a problem: No toxins are present in dandelion flowers. Dandelion leaves are used by some as additional leaves in salads. ...Read more

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My child ate an unknown amount of children's pepto. Should I be concerned?

My child ate an unknown amount of children's pepto. Should I be concerned?

Call: Call the poison control centre in your area and review her ingestion with them. Have the bottle, the time and approximate amount ingested and her weight. If they know those answers, they can give the proper advice. All the best. ...Read more

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What happens if a child accidentally ate a diet pill?

What happens if a child accidentally ate a diet pill?

Poison control: There are different types of "diet" pills. Call poison control asapto tell them what he took. ...Read more