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How can a titanium plate break?

How can a titanium plate break?

Titanium Hardware: If placed under abnormal amounts of stress, medical hardware can break and fail. I've seen broken screws more commonly but it would be possible to break plates as well. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Breastfeeding: You search online on quality milk bottles. No age was given but if he is a newborn, the best way to feed is breastfeeding. If nothing works, use metal spoons to to feed. If he can hold a cup he can be trained to drink from a non plastic cup. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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What in plastic makes it so unhealthy?

What in plastic makes it so unhealthy?

BPA and phthalates: Plastics have been found to contain bpa and phthalates. In low doses it is thought to cause hormonal effects and impact the growth and development of babies. ...Read more

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What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

Deep bite correction: Extraction may not be necessary. Speak with your Orthodontist for options. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pediatric palatal vault?

What are the causes of pediatric palatal vault?

Confusing question: Your question makes no sense. Please resubmit with wording that details what you mean. Questions are not linked so you need to start over. ...Read more

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What are the harms of inhaling burnt plastic?

What are the harms of inhaling burnt plastic?

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

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Are plastic bottles safe?

Are plastic bottles safe?

Bisphenyl A...: ...Is present in some plastics, and acts like an estrogen in the human body. Glass, in general, is better, or you can look up if your bottle is made with bpa or not. ...Read more

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Pro and cons of plastic lenses?

Pro and cons of plastic lenses?

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

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How do I remove the scratches on my plastic lenses?

How do I remove the scratches on my plastic lenses?

You don't: That's not a medical question -- but my optometrist friends all tell me that once a plastic lens is scratched, it stays scratched. The "magic" liquid scratch erasers advertised on late-night tv are, according to them, ineffective. ...Read more

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Which is the best material: plastic, acrylic or metal?

Which is the best material: plastic, acrylic or metal?

For what?: As an implant, for food storage, for cooking, as a structural element, asthetically......?
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I know that plastic fumes are bad, but how much exposure is actually bad?

I know that plastic fumes are bad, but how much exposure is actually bad?

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

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Will having a plastic bed cover only encourage my child to wet the bed more?

Will having a plastic bed cover only encourage my child to wet the bed more?

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

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Is wanting to chew on plastic or wanting to chew something all the time a disorder?

Is wanting to chew on plastic or wanting to chew something all the time a disorder?

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

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Can you get diseases from food in plastic, like to the chemicals from the plastic go in to the food?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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