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Medicine For Moth Ball Addiction
Repeated sniffing of: Moth ball vapors, licking or sometimes ingesting moth balls despite health risks. Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/naphtech. Html#acute ;. ...Read more
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Moth ball addiction: Is very dangerous. Inhalation of moth ball vapor or licking/ ingesting moth balls can have severe health consequences. Strongly encourage comprehensive medical evaluation to determine health status and working with an addiction psychiatrist. Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. ...Read more
Naphthalene mothball: Ingestion in children has led to vomiting, lethargy diarrhea, abdominal pain, v appetite, fever, pain w urination, dark urine, coma ; convulsions w acute hemolytic anemia, encephalopathy, kernicterus. Kidney ; liver damage have been noted. http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/naphtech.html#cancer . I haven't even touched on paradicholorobenzene mothballs. ...Read more
For the last year I've been having "old man" breath (moth ball smell). I don't smoke and I do floss and brush twice a day. Help?
Have there been any :
Changes in your diet, overall health, medications or supplements you are taking?
When was your last physical exam by your physician and your last dental exam and cleaning? Without this info, it's hard to figure out your problem
see your dentist and physician and together they should be able to determine the cause and develop a treatment regimen. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my niece has just been diagnosed with hand, foot and moth disease. What has caused this?
Virus: "Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease" is a viral infection usually caused by Coxsackie virus. It is extremely common in the summer and can cause blisters or sores in the mouth, as well as on the hands and feet (Thus the name hand foot and mouth). It can also at times cause a high fever. Treatment is mostly supportive with Tylenol/Motrin/Advil and plenty of fluids. ...Read more
I have a moth ball taste in the back of my mouth. I have swollen gums on the back of my mouth and on one side on my back tooth. Could it be my wisdom tooth coming?
Infection: You could have an infection, possibly where the wisdom tooth is trying to erupt and still partially covered. You should see a dentist to find out exactly what is going on and how to treat it. ...Read more
I've been having this pinching ache along the Fascia of my left foot near the balls, for almost 6-7 moths now.
What's wrong with my foot? There isn't any swelling. 2 moths ago I ran in gym class. Since then inside top of my foot hurts when I put pressure on it.
Had tarsal tunnel surgery 2 moths ago and if im sitting for a while my foot gets very stiff making it hard to walk when I get up, is this normal?
Scar tissue: When the body heals itself from a surgical procedure, scar tissue is formed. This can cause stiffness in the area. After tarsal tunnel surgery, or any surgery, it is important to prevent the negative effects of scar tissue by performing range of motion exercises once your surgeon allows. I would contact your physician. ...Read more
For almost 4 moths the when I walk and put presure on my tipi toes it hurts like if my bones are breaking is a pain similar lay on it foot wrong.?
Possible reasons: Can't say for sure but there are possibilities. My first thought is this is muscle pain and you may not be top tone. Something like pain laying on the foot could be local nerve compression. Pain like the bones are breaking is severe pain and i first worry about nerve pain but bursitis and tendonitis pain could mimic this as well. A careful examination may help clarify this for you. ...Read more
Few months now I have had wht seems to be a rash on my ball sack. That wnt go away. It not from sex I haven't had sex ever. Had scabies few moths ago tho?
In what areas. : Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/naphtech. Html#acute ; http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/pdbtech. Html#chronic. ...Read more
Yes: Alcoholism and other drug addiction have genetic and environmental causes. Both have serious consequences for children who live in homes where parents are involved. More than 28 million americans are children of alcoholics; nearly 11 million are under the age of 18. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected by parents who are impaired by other psychoactive drugs. ...Read more
Get help...: Most addicts do not want to stop and think that they can stop on their own. An addiction is hard to overcome alone. Drugs activate parts of the brain that make you feel good, but the good feelings last for less and less time and you need more and more of the substance to get the high. Contact a therapist or rehab program get help asap. ...Read more
Addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life. ...Read more
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Drug abuse and pain management. Many specialists may focus in this area, including psychiatrists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, and occupational medicine.
Complex area, as this could involve rehab, drug withdrawal, and ultimate revision of medicines and treatment. Could include focus on opioids, recreational drugs such as marijuana or cocaine, but in some cases alcohol and/or valium. ...Read more
I went to see my aunt today so wonderin what alcohol/drugs cause squirmin n lot more gigglin to she has history of alcohol n dtug addiction please hel?
Could be anything: Getting "high" usually includes a sense of euphoria and decreased inhibition. The symptoms you describe could be from abuse of almost anything or even represent an underlying medical or psychological condition. Have you talked to her about getting help? Also, not to be judgemental, but I hope you are not on all 3 of the medications on your profile at the same time. Opiates can be addictive. ...Read more
Psychiatric Disorder: Drug addiction is defined as the use of prescription or illegal drugs for reasons other than their intended use, causing impairment in one's ability to work, to engage in meaningful relationships, and to enjoy life. Addiction usually leads to dependence and tolerance making it very difficult to stop. There are many forms of treatment. Your pmd can provide you with resources. ...Read more
Recovery is a choice: Most people need treatment to help arrest there addiction, lots of help. Some choose that help and others don't, I'm not alway sure why. I will tell you this, it does not always have to do with how "bad" their addiction was or how many drugs or alcohol people used, at some point they just make that decision and accept the help they need, aa calls it a "spiritual awakening", its why I do this. ...Read more
Depends on what you: Mean by 'help.' Nobody can make someone else change, but they can present their concerns, love, caring and arguments about how the problem is hurting them, and hope that it makes a dent. You can attend Alanon meetings for YOURSELF, and learn to deal with your anger, shame, guilt and other emotions related to your friend/family member. Again, be caring and supportive, but nagging doesn't work. ...Read more
Very common: It is the fastest raising population of abusers. Unfortunately, very common. About 50% of my patients are teenagers. The parents often have no idea. The biggest problem is that teenagers feel, which is unfortunately age-appropriate, that nothing bad will happen to them. Seeing their pears in troubles or even dying does not help. Find a psychiatrist who worked with teenagers, not just with addictio. ...Read more
Don't know if you: Are living somewhere that your computer cannot give you any news, but you may have missed that there is a prescription drug addiction epidemic which has taken place in this country for the last 15+ years, mainly with opiates, but with benzodiazepines as well. The number of deaths from prescription opiate abuse now exceeds that of motor vehicle accidents in young people. So answer is yes. ...Read more
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