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Does Peeling Paint In Home Cause Baby Lead Poisoning
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
Can breathing in mold during pregnancy cause any harm to the baby or just me? Possible spots of mold in my car.
Is window cleaner with ammonia toxic? My house smells of it after I cleaned lamp with it, read on internet how ammonia can cause poisoning and death?
Stop worrying: Your body actually makes ammonia. The stink is annoying but harmless. The concentrated liquid can make you sick or damage your skin / eyes. Stop reading scare stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more
Possible but...: Exposure to "white spirit" solvent in polyurethane paints can cause nausea, drowsiness, liver toxicity but ingestion is typically necessary to get these reactions. The fumes of paint have been associated with congenital anomalies (in pregnant women), asthma, blood disorders, & "sick-house syndrome." please clarify with your child that he/she did not eat the paint & if so, get right to er please! ...Read more
Irritating chemicals: ARDS is caused mainly by extensive lung inflammation and small blood vessel injury due to sepsis (bacterial infection of the blood), trauma and/or severe pulmonary infection such as pneumonia. However, ARDS also can be linked to multiple transfusions, inhalation of salt water, smoke inhalation of toxic chemicals, aspiration of vomit (inhaling vomit into the lungs), narcotics, sedatives, overdoses. ...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
Can prolonged exposure to dog feces and urine that has been soaked into the floor cause health problems?
Was exposed to paint or chemical fumes all night at hotel. No headaches. Some nausea and burning in throat/stomach. Did I cause any brain damage?
No: This is coming from a neurosurgeon/painter: most indoor paint is acrylic water based. Oil based paint is used less and less due to hassle with solvents and long drying time. Lead paint is no longer used except in fine art work by artisis! In the future open windows and create ventilation if you are in an environment like this one. ...Read more
Can you develop polymyositis from long term exposure to paint , turpentine, xylene or acid fumes?
Unlikely : The mental impairments associated with lead toxicity are qualitatively different from the autism spectrum, so childhood exposure to these compounds while bad, would not yield autism. There is room for speculation on whether a mothers exposure to toxic substances in life could cause the genetic codon changes in her eggs that are later identified in autistic kids. ...Read more
Not just 1 sniff: Repeated exposure to PVC aerosol in pregnancy has not been shown to cause fetal abnormality or miscarriage. However it's not good for you & not enough is known to be comfortable with doing it in pregnancy. Just using a hairspray is probably ok but there are no conclusive studies of safety in pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: The Scabies mite is spread by direct skin to skin contact. Causes a rash of tiny red itchy red bumps with sometimes a red line between them. Acropustulosis are blisters/pustules on palms and soles of this condition found in infants. In children under one the rash may extend onto the face. Impetigo is the most common secondary infection of the wounds. See your MD for help with treatment. ...Read more
Can salmonella food poisoning have any serious long term effects after treated/cured? Can it lead to different problems? Ex: chickenpox into shingles?
No long term effects: Once in a while, people become carriers of Salmonella for a few weeks or months after they get over the initial infection. However, this is rare and harmless. It creates risk for other persons potentially exposed to your feces, but that's prevented by everyday, standard hygiene, like hand washing after toilet. So don't worry about this at all. ...Read more
Washed hands with water from lead pipes. 25 weeks pregnant. Ok? And does it matter if pipes exposed?
Don't worry. : You would have to eat lead to affect your health. Being around it does not affect you. However once you have your child, they are at risk of ingesting it. ...Read more
If some very hot (almost burning) water got into my vagina during a shower, what damage or harm can it cause? Can I use Bacitracin Zinc to treat it?
No: It requires getting the lead in chips or dust into the mouth. There are no paints currently on the market in the United States that have lead. So if it's tacky fresh paint and it's in the us, there is not likely any lead in the paint anyway. ...Read more
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