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Leak Alkaline Batteries
How dangerous is white powder leaking from alkaline battery? Should I wash my hands with water afterwards and I should be safe?
Skin/Eye Irritant: Carefully remove the leaking batteries and dispose of them according to your local regulations. The white powder in alkaline batteries is potassium hydroxide which can irritate your skin and eyes so be sure to wear gloves and goggles before touching the batteries. Wash hands well if you come into contact with it. Don't rub your eyes. ...Read more
KOH, yes.: Standard aa batteries are alkaline batteries, and can leak a caustic chemical called potassium hydroxide (koh). This can cause burns and is an irritant of the eyes, nose and mouth. Rechargable aa batteries (e.g. Nimh) do not contain this chemical, but may vent hydrogen and rupture. ...Read more
How dangerous are liquid from leaked batteries? Do I need to decontaminate every item stored in the same drawer as some leaked button-cell batteries?
Leaked batteries: Can cause a mess. Just wash/clean whatever is around the leakage. "Decontaminate" is a strong word. Do you have an excessive fear in this area? Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is dry alkaline battery acid harmful? If drop to my other device accidently, will it spread? I'm worry it´s going to spread on my other deivces.
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Go to hospital: Battery can leak and cause significant internal damage. ...Read more
Alkaline phosphatase: Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme that usually comes from the liver and/or bones. Certain liver and bone diseases may result in alkaline phosphatase elevation. Treating the disease may help alkaline phosphatase fall. In some people there may be a small asymptomatic increase of ap, which doesn't need to be treated. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: There are many reasons that a laboratory value can change. In the case of alk phos they could have recently changed the assay being used (whihc did happen at some major labs last fall with this test). Change in diet, things affected the liver gallbladder or the bones can also alter the alk phos level. ...Read more
Yes: And the regulation of the body acid/base balance is precise and complicated. Discussions of alkaline pertubations and the various diseases and mechanisms is impossible in 400 characters. Re-post if you have a specific question or concern. ...Read more
Several causes.: There are many causes & types of urinary incontinence (ui). Overactive bladder or a weakened urinary sphincter are examples. A detailed history, physical exam, and testing can determine exactly what type of ui you are experiencing. Leakage can be treated, depending on type, with pelvic exercise, medication, or procedures. A gynecologist or urologist will have expertise and can help. ...Read more
Two common reasons for urine leakage in women. Urge incontinence occurs when the bladder spasms pushing urine out. Medications help.
Stress incontinence occurs after childbirth where the urethra support is stretched so it sags and urine leakage occurs with coughing, laughing, and exercise. Kegels may help. If not, then a sling works well: takes 10 minutes, outpatient, & recovery in few days. ...Read more
Might be.: Nipple d/c on both sides is generally benign, but at your age there are a variety of concerns that should be addressed. See your doc and get a good exam - we can usually tell if the d/c is coming from one duct (bad) or many ducts (good) and whether or not there is blood in the d/c. It will also be important to check your eyes You will probably need some simple labs and a mammogram / ultrasound. ...Read more
Not optimal: Leaking occurs from vaginal lubrication developing from female arousal and also potentially from semen leaking out. If the woman is not becoming sufficiently aroused and is not lubricating well then little leakage will be seen. If condoms are not being used and no semen leakage is seen, the man may be producing a low volume. ...Read more