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How Can A Titanium Plate Break
What happens if a piece of plastic is inhaled such as a lego? Happened years ago and never had any problems, does it break down or just stay? Curious.
Wow!: Plastic in the lungs is unlikely to go away. An entire lego piece, even a small one is kind of worrisome for causing lung problems. That said, if you aren't having respiratory problems, getting it out is likely worse than having it in. Are you absolutely sure it is still there? ...Read more
Son has corn algy, has reaction to plastic bottles-i need a recommendation forquality glass bottle where face won't touch plastic as face breaks out?
I have heel pain on bottom after accidentally stepping on small plastic obj., been icing and try to stay off as much as I can. No bleed or skin break.
Continue: If this happened today, keep up the good work. A few days of ice and rest should take care of it. If not, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have heel pain on the bottom after accidentally stepping on plastic object. No break in skin, no bleeding, color normal. Pain to put pressure on it.
Stone bruise: Sounds like bruising which should improve in a few weeks. If worsens or does not resolve by that time, please visit your primary care physician or podiatrist. If no allergy, liver or kidney disease, you may take Advil or Aleve (naproxen) to help with pain, and apply ice pack with skin protection of a towel. ...Read more
How extensive?: If you are experiencing respiratory distress and having difficulty breathing, you should seek emergent care. However, the damage caused by a single episode is usually not likely to produce long term consequences unless you are repeatedly exposed on a regular and prolonged fed basis. If you have lingering concerns, see your primary care md and get a baseline study. ...Read more
Lighter, etc.: Plastic lenses are a comfort especially in high power needs for eyeglasses as they are lighter in weight for a given power. They are, however, less durable and can scratch in normal use. These factors can be eweighted in the udee ...Read more
Oreo yogurt plastic: What??? Do not understand.Get a more detailed answer ›
Theoretic: Theoretic lysing of plastic molecules into the food. No scientific evidence of harm. ...Read more
Any: All burning plastic fumes are toxic. Our bodies can clear the damaging chemicals but any amount puts a stress on the detox capabilities, and some of the chemicals can cause permanent damage. There isn't any treatment to help with the detoxification after you've recovered from exposure but if you have any breathing problems you should get a pulmonary evaluation. ...Read more
No: It will pass without difficulty.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: No normal child likes to wet their bed. Very few children wet their bed because of "laziness". Also very few children "couldn't care less", although they might give this impression. It is part of a natural defense mechanism, just as denying that bedwetting is a problem. A plastic cover will protect the matress and removal of the bed cover can be an additional goal for the child to acheive control. ...Read more
Drink tiny straw: Cannot think if how this would happen. ...Read more
Called 'Pica': It may fall into the disorder that is called 'pica' (pike-ah). Pica is the practice of craving non-food substances and affects a minority of pregnant women. Doctors believe it can be triggered by low vitamin/iron levels. The most 'off-the-wall' cravings are: soap, dirt, cement, charcoal, cigarette ashes, & paint. You should get seen to discuss possible lab tests & management. ...Read more
Can you get diseases from food in plastic, like to the chemicals from the plastic go in to the food?
No risk, no worry: For the most part, government regulation -- especially in industrialized countries like Canada -- require plastics that come into contact with food to be entirely safe. Mostly there is no contamination of the food with the plastic or chemicals in it; or it is minor and believed to be harmless. This isn't anything to worry about. ...Read more
My family ate tamales that were steamed in a pot with a plastic grocery bag at the top to stop steam. Should I be concerned?
Living life: Concerned about what? Plastic is used in nearly all households now. ...Read more
Why do I often (almost always) get static when I touch someone / stuffs made from plastic /cars etc? I live in hot and humid area.
Static electricity: Is worse in areas of high humidity, cold or low altitude (e.g. below sea level). The reason has to do with the pressure i.e. how fast the particles are moving -- and attractive charges between particles in the air. ...Read more
I lost a bet and had to stick a plastic bottle up my butt, and I didn't put it in but like a little past the cap, can I die from that.
Bottle: Highly unlikely unless you have caused excessive trauma and bleeding which has not stopped. ...Read more
I might have accidentally eaten plastic on hotdogs. I ate around 4 pieces the size of a marble maybe a bit bigger. Should I be worried?
Well: Generally not recommended to eat the plastic around hotdogs. If it is not sharp usually this will pass without harm. For diagnosis and treatment see a primary care doctor ...Read more
My son burnt some plastic in a non-stick pan. I got most of it off. The pan is basically clean only a few small specks. Can this hurt you?
Probably not: It would be ideal to get all the plastic out...You may try heating some water in the pan and boiling it to soften what is left and get it off. The body can detox even if some things get in...I appreciate your concern. It is a great question. ...Read more
Hello, I need your help, I have eaten a part of a plastic fork accidentaly while I was eating. It's been 5 days without any symptoms.
No need to worry: At this time (>48 hrs) the piece of plastic you accidentally swallowed has most likely passed out of your body in the stool without causing any harm. As long as you don't have pain when you swallow, these small objects don't cause any problems. I once had a patient that swallowed a razor blade and it passed without causing any severe bleeding or infection! (But don't try that!) ...Read more
Yesterday I was having a great mood of sex but my partner was not here so I used a plastic small bottle but now it has gone inside how to take it out?
Vaginal foreign body: Fortunately when things get lost inside the vagina, it's not that difficult to get it out. I suggest squatting, relaxing your muscles as if you're taking out a tampon and see if you can pull the bottle out. If there's suction to the opening gently try to break the suction with your fingertip. ...Read more
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