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Doctor insights on: Colocasia Plant Poisoning

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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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Poison plants rash, how does it look when is healing?

Poison plants rash, how does it look when is healing?

poison plants rash: Start to darken, losing the bright red color and blisters as they heal, can then crust over before flattening out. ...Read more

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How should I know when i see a poison ivy plant in front of me?

How should I know when i see a poison ivy plant in front of me?

3 leaflets: Poison ivy comes in a cluster of 3 leaflets. Have you ever heard “leaflets three, let it be”? It is green in th spring. By autumn if can be reddish or yellowish. It would be best to google it & look at a photograph. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to poison ivy if you are allergic to pollen? I am very allergic to pollen and my friends want to take a camping trip off into the mountains where there is sure to not only be plenty of pollen but also plants like poison ivy. Should i

Can you be allergic to poison ivy if you are allergic to pollen? I am very allergic to pollen and my friends want to take a camping trip off into the mountains where there is sure to not only be plenty of pollen but also plants like poison ivy.  Should i

Poison : Poison ivy and poison oak produce their skin lesions lesion by direct contact with the plant oils found on their leaves. This can occur by brushing the plant or indirect transfer like coming in contact with smoke from burning the plant. You treat these lesions by washing the area thoroughly and applying a topical medication to sooth the itching, such as calamine lotion. Sinus allergies are due to pollen that plants and trees shed during their reproduction process. This pollen cause an allergic reaction within the body when inhaled. Treatment consist of taking antihistamines. ...Read more

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How long does it take for prednisone to work on a poison ivy rash? Contact made with plant 5.5 days ago. Starting taking prednisone 3 days ago.

How long does it take for prednisone to work on a poison ivy rash? Contact made with plant 5.5 days ago. Starting taking prednisone 3 days ago.

Mgt: The steroid effect depends on the underlying problem and extent of the inflammation. The steroids will start to be more effective after a few doses. At day 3, you should experience improvement if you are responding to the medication. ...Read more

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Organopharous poisoning management?

Organopharous poisoning management?

Organophosphate: This causes a build up of acetylcholine due to enzyme inhibition. Symptoms may be mild eg. Gi to severe such as come, respiratory arrest etc... So treatment needs to be done in a hospital. An evlauation needs to be done first. - effects are independent of exposure amount. Atropine and pralidoxime are used for treatment along with supportive care. ...Read more