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Is it possible the lead paint in our home caused my son to get lead poisoning?

Is it possible the lead paint in our home caused my son to get lead poisoning?

Possibly: If your child was exposed by ingesting the lead from paint chips or erosion, maybe. Ablood test could confirm the possibility. ...Read more

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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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What problems can come from a chlorine bleach overdose?

What problems can come from a chlorine bleach overdose?

Death...: Overdose implies deliberate intent...Seek help and don't do it! irreparable life-altering esophageal damage may occur if you survive -and that can be miserable indeed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a child get diarrhea & vomiting from paint fumes?

Can a child get diarrhea & vomiting from paint fumes?

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

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What toxic fumes can result in ards?

What toxic fumes can result in ards?

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

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Does lead paint poisioning cause children to do bad in school ? And if so why ?

Does lead paint poisioning cause children to do bad in school ? And if so why ?

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

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Can prolonged exposure to dog feces and urine that has been soaked into the floor cause health problems?

Can prolonged exposure to dog feces and urine that has been soaked into the floor cause health problems?

Possibly: It depends on whether the urine/feces had any parasites (worms) and their (worms) resistance to the medium they are in. If none are present, then the exposure is most likely harmless. ...Read more

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Can leaving a soaked listerine item in my mouth for too long cause any damage?

Can leaving a soaked listerine item in my mouth for too long cause any damage?

Irritation: It can cause irritation. It's best to follow the directions on the bottle and only rinse for 30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could exposure to china's lead-based paint products cause autism in children?

Could exposure to china's lead-based paint products cause autism in children?

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

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Could too much mold in the house cause hives?

Could too much mold in the house cause hives?

Unlikely: Indoor mold usually causes respiratory problems, not hives, such as asthma frequent upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, cough, bronchitis etc. ...Read more

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Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

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

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Could scabies in a baby cause severe blistering?

Could scabies in a baby cause severe blistering?

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

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Can salmonella food poisoning have any serious long term effects after treated/cured? Can it lead to different problems? Ex: chickenpox into shingles?

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

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Washed hands with water from lead pipes. 25 weeks pregnant. Ok? And does it matter if pipes exposed?

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

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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?

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?

Burn: You may Develop a first degree burn from very hit water. Unless you're allergic to the ingredients, you can apply Bacitracin zinc ointment or cream, but follow the directions. ...Read more

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Can lead leach into your body from touching something (tacky paint). Pregnant and unsure.?

Can lead leach into your body from touching something (tacky paint). Pregnant and unsure.?

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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Can you develope polymyositis from long term exposure to paint, turpentine, xylene or acid fumes?

Not directly: Polymyositis is a classic idiopathic (unknown cause) inflammatory muscle disease. There may be a genetic link. Chemicals have not been shown to cause it. Some polymyositis patients also have cancer and cancer can be caused by chemicals. ...Read more

Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

Poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead, which most often comes from leaded paint, contaminated water, ...Read more