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Cyanide Poisoning In Children
Numerous symptoms.: The features of cyanide poisoning depend on the duration, degree, and type of exposure. Central nervous system and cardiovascular system dysfunction are most prominent. Symptoms include headache, anxiety, confusion, vertigo, coma, seizures, cardiovascular instability, vomiting, abdominal pain and skin color changes. ...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
Cyanide is a rapidly acting poison. If the person is not deathly ill, the body will get rid of the toxin naturally.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I accidentally might have crushed and eaten orange seeds. Not sure how many. Freaking out. Cyanide poisoning?
Not even close: You would have to eat at least 50 seeds to start to be concerned. Https://www. Theguardian. Com/technology/2015/oct/11/cyanide-in-fruit-seeds-how-dangerous-is-an-apple ...Read more
I blended two cherry pits by mistake with the fruit smoothie I was doing. Can I or my son get cyanide poisoning?
The pits: Symptoms of mild poisoning include headache, dizziness, confusion, anxiety, and vomiting. Larger doses can lead to difficulty breathing, increased blood pressure and heart rate, and kidney failure. Reactions can include coma, convulsions, and death from respiratory arrest. There are several treatment options, but the main thing is to limit the absorption of the chemicals from the seeds. Basically, ...Read more
The Hunzas eat 200x the amount of Vitamin B17 that we eat - yet they are cancer free & NO incidences of cyanide poisoning! How do you explain that?
Explanation: Numbers is looking scary, but the problem is that remedies what is under name of Vitamin B 17 not really vitamin. Cyanide, what is part of this remedy, in extremely small amount, and no real knowledge about maximum dose and safety. You can call 1-800-222-1222 for Poison Help. ...Read more
Onset of cyanide ingestion poisoning? When do you know you are safe when how many hours have passed and you don't have any symptoms?
Found out apple seeds contains cyanide. Been juicing whole apples for 2 months (3/day x 60 days = approx 180). Is it enough to cause poisoning?
No: Last I saw, it was speculated that even with complete extraction of the cyanide compounds with complete pulverization of the seeds (assuming the sides aren't intact, which would make the cyanide inaccessible), it would take 85 grams, or half a cup of pure seeds to get to a harmful level. Feel safe! ...Read more
I found a very bitter almond in mixed nuts that smelt of cyanide when I bit into it. I spat out most and brushed teeth. Danger of poisoning?
Ingestion: Usually from lead paint or contaminated water supply. ...Read more
Yes: Sure. They are the ones picking stuff up off the floor and putting it in their mouths. Adults can also get lead poisoning if they work with lead products, it's fairly prevalent in gunsmiths who pack their own ammo. ...Read more
Children more vulner: Children are more vulnerable to lead poisoning but anyone can be affected by lead toxicity. Since infants & toddlers often mouth objects & may eat strange material, they can acquire lead from painted surfaces. Once in the system, the lead can travel to blood, producing an anemia &settle in the developing brain. The build up within the brain can have profound effects., . ...Read more
Constitutional: Because children have smaller bodies, lower amounts of lead may have a greater concentration in the blood. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, lethargy, learning disabilities (slow to talk), and behavioral problems. Ultimately, mental retardation can be seen. ...Read more
Well visit: This should be done routinely at their 12m and/or 2 yo visit. ...Read more
Confusing question: Screening tests that indirectly assess lead exposure are part of routine health care for infants. Direct testing for lead is required by medicaid in infants and toddlers. When or if parents are actually taking their kids in for these visits varies within various cultural or family situations. Low level exposure seldom produces clinical symptoms, high level exposure will produce symptoms. ...Read more
It can: Lead intoxication can cause damage to parts of the brain that are resposible for cognitive functions. These are the areas that control learning skills. ...Read more
Variable: Symptoms from scorpion stings can be quite variable: there can be pain or numbness at the bite site. Heart rate and& respiratory rate may increase along with ^ blood pressure, weakness & twitching of muscles. In the United States the scorpion that is likely to cause the most problems is called the bark scorpion. In some areas of the world scorpion stings may be lethal. ...Read more
Question unclear: Sorry, this question makes no sense. You would need to let us know what the tablet was. Poison comes in all shapes and sizes. ...Read more
See a specialist: The first thing to do is to make sure that you find the source of the lead so that you can stop the exposure. Next you need to see a doctor that knows how to treat this kind of condition. It may just take watchful waiting or you may need to go through a treatment called chelation. ...Read more
Lead is an environmental toxin and measurements of high levels in the bloodstream require treatment. Avoiding the source of lead, having your home and water supply inspected for possibly sources may be completed by the health department.
Please check with your doctor for treatment recommendations based on the level in your bloodstream. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Gluten: In all practical terms, there is no such thing as Gordon poisoning. In the rear patients who have true celiac disease, it is vital to avoid all gluten because of reactions to it. In people who feel that they have intolerance to gluten, there are very in degrees as to how aggressively they need to avoid them. They are not poisoned by them, however. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Blood test: Lead poisoning has a very long list of possible symptoms and can be confused with other illnesses. If you have had a history of chronic lead exposure, or are concerned, just have a simple blood test done. ...Read more
Blood level: Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and mental changes. A complete blood count will show anemia. A blood level will determine if there is a poisoning which can be treated by chelation therapy which over time will bind up the lead. Lead poisoning is the most common heavy metal toxin. It can come from ingestion of lead paint, water from lead pipes and leaded gasoline. ...Read more
Hard to say: If you work in an industry that recycles lead acid batteries, or have similar lead exposure, it may be an issue. Most passive lead exposure in the average life is insignificant. Simple blood tests can yield evidence of lead exposure. The newest guidelines for lead exposure trigger investigations at very low levels, while symptomatic lead toxicity is uncommon ...Read more
Progressive disorder: Lead accumulates in tissues like nerve cells, bone etc. It interferes with the metabolic pathways of the body in a gradual and progressive way. At very low levels it may do nothing but if you have increased levels, the source needs to be identified & stopped before you acquire enough to develope brain toxicity, damage or death. Lead can be removed but rx should include eliminating the source. ...Read more
It depends.: This depends on how much exposure to lead there was. Damage/effects to kidneys and blood are reversible, but effects on the central nervous system are not. If a person has lead encephalopathy when chelation therapy is started, permanent brain damage, like cerebral palsey is a frequent consequence. Cancer, stroke, heart disease, hypertension, psychiatric effects, and shorter life span also occur. ...Read more