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Can someone be allergic to helium balloons? Is it possible or is it the latex inside the helium balloons?
Avoid : In general if you think something might be harmful to a pregnant woman then don't do it. If you're describing the typical party trick to alter your voice then this is unlikely to do harm but one should not be depriving a pregnant woman of oxygen on purpose for any amount of time. ...Read more
Being glad: Among physically healthy people who have made serious attempts and failed, ninety-nine percent are glad, one year later, that they failed. I can't address possible brain damage from this experience but if it's not obvious, it probably hasn't happened. Embrace life -- as the old folk tale goes, "You can find something better than death anywhere." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I breathed in some helium from an old balloon. Is that dangerous? The ballon was about 2 months old.
Hello i know someone whos has cancer he wants to die hes taking 250 sominex which is diphenhydramine he also wants to use helium?
Get the facts: As a pathologist, i've run into two completed suicides in which the person believed they had cancer but actually did not -- they had a manageable illness. Most terminal cancer can be managed by hospice and the barbarous cruelty of past decades is over in most jurisdictions. You can take away the pills, call 911, or phone the person's physician as applicable. At least phone hospice for him. ...Read more
Had 2 chest x-rays. Both showed a bulky helium. Could you tell me what this could mean. I am waiting for an appointment for a cat scan.
Enlarged hilum: An enlarged hilum seen on chest xray could be due to enlarged of abnormal lymph nodes(tb, malignancy) or enlarged structures such as an artery. Many times, however, the chest ct scan shows there is no significant abnormality when the chest film suggests an abnormally prominent hilum. ...Read more