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What are the symptoms that can follow toxic exposure?

What are the symptoms that can follow toxic exposure?

Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Toxic Exposure (Definition)

Being in contact with a substance at concentration, quantity, and situation known to cause disturbances in a ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Toxic exposure?

Toxic: Being in contact with a substance at concentration, quantity, and situation known to cause disturbances in a n otherwise normal person. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxic exposure?

Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more

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I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should I be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? It said non-toxic but worried.

I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should I be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? It said non-toxic but worried.

Depends: Worry more about the pollution in the air you breathe everyday; the chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals in your water, the lead, dioxins, pesticides, and mercury in the food you eat. Don't worry so much about the marker, just don't do it again. ...Read more

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Lost all sense of smell and taste overnight last week. I only sense texture. History: had a head cold and used nostrilla. Toxic exposure at wtc for 120 days.

Lost all sense of smell and taste overnight last week. I only sense texture. History: had a head cold and used nostrilla. Toxic exposure at wtc for 120 days.

Anosmia: With sudden loss of the sense of smell, I would have you see an ENT quickly as there can be treatments which might help. A viral nerve infection can cause this, and there are medications which can sometimes help. Feel better! ...Read more

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How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potential toxins and avoid the routes above. Remember each toxin or toxoid has an entry route & specific combination of symptoms. Some common are tobacco smoke and smog in air, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals for oral, and oil based toxic substance 4skin. ...Read more

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Are there any toxic exposures linked to child onset type 2 diabetes?

Are there any toxic exposures linked to child onset type 2 diabetes?

MEGACARBS!: Well, am not sure of any 'environmental toxins' causing type 2 diabetes except drugs or chemicals known to be toxic to pancreas including the beta cells. I guess anything in excess is toxic to our body, so carbs in excess can stress the endocrine pancreas! And that is the most common cause for prediabetes/type 2 diabetes in young ones. ...Read more

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Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Leave the area: First step in treating toxic mold exposure is to leave the affected environment if possible.
Then you need to detox from the mycotoxins that make you toxic.
If you would like more information please schedule a consult. ...Read more

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Could farts be deadly. As in toxic flatulence. Has death been documented to be attributed to the exposure.?

Could farts be deadly. As in toxic flatulence. Has death been documented to be attributed to the exposure.?

Death due to: Inhalation of flatus is not something that I heard of in medical school. Few humans expel methane with their flatus (& not to the extent of cows). ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold exposure?

Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold exposure?

Mold in the home: There are many types of mold and many of them are black. Fixing the problem of indoor mold requires removal of water leakage and/or improving ventilation. High mold counts can cause discomfort as an irritant or allergy/asthma problems if you have an allergy to the mold. First, remove the mold. Second, improve ventilation. Third, seek treatment for allergy ; asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold brain exposure?

Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold brain exposure?

Watch out for Hype: For 10+ yrs, some individuals ; organizations have created a niche industry ; saturated the internet and other media outlets (oprah, dr. Oz, amazon. Com) with hype and medical mis-information on "toxic molds" and their consequences. The following link to the cdc section on molds states facts as known today ; steps to manage problems if present within the home. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/mold/stachy. Htm. ...Read more

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What can I do about toxic mold exposure (and possible candida overgrowth)?

What can I do about toxic mold exposure (and possible candida overgrowth)?

Forgive my honesty: Clean your living space of any mold, and especially, stop reading about "candida overgrowth" on subscientific websites. If you're persuaded you've been injured by "black mold" or whatever the menace-of-the-day is, or that you need to be treated for "systemic candida" that mainstream medicine can't detect, you'll be a lifetime target for crooks and will never feel well again. Be discerning. ...Read more

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I think I've had toxic mold exposure (and possible candida overgrowth). What to do?

Get seen: You have symptoms that are unexplained, and they match the very general, very inclusive list of symptoms for two 'pop' diagnoses. It sounds as if you'd do best to get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner who can help you search for real disease, and look at lifestyle and living situation skills that will help you feel much better. ...Read more

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Can the emergency room test for toxic mold exposure? If so what kind of test will they likely do in Dallas Ft Worth area?

Can the emergency room test for toxic mold exposure? If so what kind of test will they likely do in Dallas Ft Worth area?

No: The emergency room is only for emergencies. Exposure to mold is not an emergency and one should NOT go to the emergency room nor an urgent care center for that. Exposure to mold is a situation for one's primary care doctor. One's regular, primary care doctor can take care of it, or refer to an allergist. ...Read more

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My family of 4 is very sick with toxic mold exposure. We have an appointment with a Shoemaker Doctor in April but need guidance before then. What are?

What about?: First toxic mold reactions usually occur with very massive exposure and tend to resolve after the exposure is over. Most people tend to become allergic to the molds instead. I don't know what Dr Shoemaker does and thus can't give you any guidance without more information. At the minimum bring along pictures of the molds and provide a good history. ...Read more

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What type of blood test do I need after toxic mold exposure? I want to know fungus levels in blood & what kind I've been exposed to.

What type of blood test do I need after toxic mold exposure? I want to know fungus levels in blood & what kind I've been exposed to.

Pulmonary function: Tests. The mold you were exposed to is not likely to be present in the blood. Inhaled mold spores may affect lung function and would be the place to start. To find out the kind of mold you were exposed to, you need to culture some material from the site in question. ...Read more

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I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?

I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?

MY OPINION ONLY: You should not drink at all forever....you should not NEED alcohol....if you do seek counsel!!!

I sincerely hope this will help!!!!!!!!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Concentration problems, headaches, and other neurologcial symptoms from toxic black mold exposure, what to do?

Concentration problems, headaches, and other neurologcial symptoms from toxic black mold exposure, what to do?

Move: Then go through the usual clean up, if possible. Mold has a terrible effect on some people, so get out first, and then deal with the building and all the vicissitudes of undoing and redoing your environment. There are agencies (OSHA) that can help if you have trouble with landlords.. ...Read more

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I live older home with mold growing out of the walls best "blood" test for toxic mold exposure or mold toxicity? How do I convince my dr to test 4 it?

I live older home with mold growing out of the walls best "blood" test for toxic mold exposure or mold toxicity? How do I convince my dr to test 4 it?

Mold in home: Best thing to do is have a reliable mold construction specialist check your house for toxic mold, to see if it may be harmful to you. There are many scams about molds so be sure you have an honest mold specialist. ...Read more

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10 years exposure of toxic black mold. Suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. Lung Cancer?

10 years exposure of toxic black mold. Suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. Lung Cancer?

Not necessarily: You need to be evaluated and followed up by pulmonologists and allergists, given the few information you provided, unfortunately we cannot be of much help on this platform except guiding you which way to go, good luck ...Read more

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Can the same drug have different kinds of toxicity when administered intravenously, subcutanously, intramuscularly, spinally, and so on?

Yes: Absolutely. Different ways of administration will result in different degrees of bioavailability, making the drug and/or metabolites more or less available. ...Read more

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What is meant by drug toxicity?

What is meant by drug toxicity?

Toxicity: This the inherent capacity of a therapeutic compound to produce negative results by damaging your body in some fashion. There are very few medications which do not have some toxic effects. ...Read more

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Why is grapefruit so toxic when taken with certain drugs is there a chemical I should be looking out for in other food?

Why is grapefruit so toxic when taken with certain drugs is there a chemical I should be looking out for in other food?

Grapefruit: Grapefruit juice is not in itself toxic, but it potently inhibits an enzyme [cyp 3a4] that breaks down certain drugs. When this happens these drugs can build up in your system, leading to increased effects and side effects.Seroquel (quetiapine) is one of these. Grapefruit juice can also affect p-glycoprotein transporters that allow your body to absorb and utilize certain drugs -- fexofenadine is an example. ...Read more

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We're can I have a powdered product tested that I think may be responsible for causing my drug indused toxic liver.?

We're can I have a powdered product tested that I think may be responsible for causing my drug indused toxic liver.?

Toxic liver?: What do you mean by toxic liver. You should be careful of the hundreds of scoundrels trying to get you to by their latest greatest lever detoxification bs. Go to your doctor and have him test your liver, then go from there. ...Read more

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Any way toxin or drug can last more then a month in the system? Everytime I eat or drink I feel same toxic effects druggy less speaking any rinse avbl

Any way toxin or drug can last more then a month in the system? Everytime I eat or drink I feel same toxic effects druggy less speaking any rinse avbl

Go see Doctor: Not normal to feel drugged every time you eat or drink. The Doctor can take blood and urine and exam you to find out what exactly is happening. Go today! ...Read more

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Which of these drug have less toxicity & which has an effective anelagesic effect, acetaminophen oribuprofren?

Which of these drug have less toxicity & which has an effective anelagesic effect, acetaminophen oribuprofren?

Drug toxicity: Relating to your question, Acetaminophen toxicity is usually cumulative, Ibuprofen and related non-steroidal agents (like aleve/naprosyn) can cause irritation of the lining of the stomach (gastritis) even in small doses, especially if taken on an empty stomach. Please minimize use of all over the counter medications for your safety. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any Ayurvedic medicine to remove heavy metal toxicity?

Can you tell me any Ayurvedic medicine to remove heavy metal toxicity?

Heavy Metal: Toxicity. Please get tested by a naturally oriented doctor or nutritionist to know the level of toxicity if any. One good lab for that is Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas. Take a look at their website. They offer cheating agents, both Western and I believe some Indian to remove metals in addition to their services as a US certified lab. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a cardiac arrest be caused by any drug toxicity?

Can a cardiac arrest be caused by any drug toxicity?

Yes: Many drugs that regulate heart rate can cause cardiac arrest if taken in excess. These may include digitalis, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, etc. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for circumscribed scleroderma?

I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for circumscribed scleroderma?

NOT AS SEVERE: Scleroderma is a fascinating disease and has 3 main types, diffuse, limited and localized also known as morphea. Diffuse scleroderma is the most severe. Circumscribed scleroderma or morphea tends to mean a localized area of thickened skin. This tends to be less severe with few compications of other organs which is typical of diffuse scleroderma. Treament is limited. ...Read more

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Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment, etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for hiatal hernia?

I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for hiatal hernia?

GERD: If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). This can be well-managed by avoiding the foods that cause heartburn, avoiding smoking, alcohol, and caffeine, and losing weight (if overweight). If your symptoms are bad at night, putting the head of the bed up on blocks helps, as does eating dinner well before bedtime. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for bipolar disorder?

I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for bipolar disorder?

I'm sorry,: But I know of no "natural" mood stabilizers other than lithium, which is a salt listed on the periodic chart of the elements. It is only available by prescription because even natural things can kill you. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for nasal trauma?

I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for nasal trauma?

No drugs needed: Hi,
there is no "traditional medical care" for nasal trauma. You either broke the nose badly enough to require surgery at which time you will get drugs for anesthesia purposes or you didn't break anything and only ice packs and reduction in strenuous activity would be indicated. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for lung nodule?

I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for lung nodule?

Nothing: 50% of lung nodules may be neoplastic. The only way to establish tissue diagnosis of a non calcified lung nodule is to remove it, and give it to a pathologist to examine under a microscope. The diagnosis of cancer is done under the microscope by a pathologist. Needle biopsy will miss the diagnosis of cancer in a large percent of biopsies. So a negative needle biopsy does not rule out cancer. ...Read more

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How does intrathecal or intracerebral administration of drugs prevent systemic toxicity if blood from the brain drains into the body anyways?

How does intrathecal or intracerebral administration of drugs prevent systemic toxicity if blood from the brain drains into the body anyways?

Reduced dosage: Anything that's taken orally goes through the liver (1st pass metabolism) before reaching the blood and the dose is generally higher to achieve the therapeutic benefits. When avoiding the oral route, whether through the intrathecal route or intracerebral, the dosage can be reduced significantly and hence minimal exposure within the system as a whole and reduced systemic toxicity. ...Read more

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Kleb pneumoniae found - urine of parkinson patient. Neuro dr. Referred to uro & id. But senstive drugs are renal & neuro toxic. Will nephrologist solve it

Kleb pneumoniae found - urine of parkinson patient. Neuro dr. Referred to uro & id. But senstive drugs are renal & neuro toxic. Will nephrologist solve it

UTI: Klebsiella UTI can be serious. Klebsiella is often sensitive to cephalosporin antibiotics, which are safe for kidneys and brains. Advanced penicillin derivatives also are generally safe for both organs. ID expert is best advisor. Avoid gentamicin or tobramycin. ...Read more