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Doctor insights on: How Do You Treat Lead Poisoning

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How should you treat lead poisoning?

How should you treat lead poisoning?

See a specialist: The first thing to do is to make sure that you find the source of the lead so that you can stop the exposure. Next you need to see a doctor that knows how to treat this kind of condition. It may just take watchful waiting or you may need to go through a treatment called chelation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

usually done at 1 year routinely.gives us the level of lead the child is exposed to ..if greater than5 microgram/deciliter can cause silent ireversable brain damage if left untreatec lead is is a heavy metal can damage other body tissues lead is quite commonly seen i many everyday things surrounding ...Read more


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How can I treat lead poisoning?

Not a matter for : Self treatment. Lead poisoning may require chelation therapy, please consult your doctor. For more information on prevention, symptoms etc see this site. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002473.htm. ...Read more

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What happens after lead poisoning is treated?

It depends.: This depends on how much exposure to lead there was. Damage/effects to kidneys and blood are reversible, but effects on the central nervous system are not. If a person has lead encephalopathy when chelation therapy is started, permanent brain damage, like cerebral palsey is a frequent consequence. Cancer, stroke, heart disease, hypertension, psychiatric effects, and shorter life span also occur. ...Read more

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If I have lead poisoning, what will my dr. Do to treat me?

If I have lead poisoning, what will my dr. Do to treat me?

Look here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068/dsection=treatments-and-drugs.

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I'm worried about lead poisoning. What are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Not Much early on: I'm not sure if you are asking about yourself or your young child. The symptoms are fatigue, poor concentration, nausea, muscle aches, and seizures at high levels. Get your family tested asap. Treatments vary according to levels, but the emerging thinking is that the only safe level of lead is zero. ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat baby lead poisoning?

Is there more than one good way to treat baby lead poisoning?

Several approaches: First, remove lead from the environment. Second, treatment with iron. Third - oral or intravenous chelation. ...Read more

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Why is edta often used to treat lead poisoning?

Why is edta often used to treat lead poisoning?

Binds lead: EDTA binds lead and removes it from the body. This is accomplished by a process called chelation whereby the EDTA forms a number of bonds with a lead or other metal atom, carrying it out of the body as the EDTA is excreted. ...Read more

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How do you get lead poisoning?

Many possibilities. : Lead was used as an additive to paints used in home building years ago & the inhalation of paint dust during renovations, or kids chewing on cribs painted with lead paint provided some. Exposure to clothes of someone working in around lead (battery reclamation) or that from lead paint on decorative dishes were also common. Removal of lead from many of these products has reduced public risk. ...Read more

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How can you get lead poisoning?

Lead in environment: Sources of lead include old paint (babies chewing on windowsills); soil near a highway; pottery with lead based glaze (usually imported); and some toys have been found to have lead based paint (again- imported. Lead based paint is no longer used in the US. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lead poisoning?

M.D. visit: Lead is an environmental toxin and measurements of high levels in the bloodstream require treatment. Avoiding the source of lead, having your home and water supply inspected for possibly sources may be completed by the health department. Please check with your doctor for treatment recommendations based on the level in your bloodstream. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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