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Trying to understand. Button batteries are very toxic if ingested. If they are burning holes in tissue wouldn't you see bad symptoms a week post ingestion?

Trying to understand. Button batteries are very toxic if ingested. If they are burning holes in tissue wouldn't you see bad symptoms a week post ingestion?

Button batteries: are considered an emergency. there are several problems from toxicity to erosion through the side of the digestive tract. THese need to be removed immediately following ingeestion. ...Read more

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Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?

Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?

Not that common: Button batteries are bad because the electric current does cause chemical burns in the GI tract. However, it usually only happens if the button is stuck somewhere. If a button keeps moving around and eventually out the anus, there may be no symptoms. Batteries that don't get stuck in the esophagus (and cause burns) usually pass through without burning any holes, but doctors do follow-up carefully. ...Read more

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A child bit into a laundry detergent packet. Did not ingest very much. Is it possibly toxic?

A child bit into a laundry detergent packet. Did not ingest very much. Is it possibly toxic?

Id take packet: And call poison control and follow their direction. Probably no ER if no bleach involved . ...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?

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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Is car paint toxic for children?

Is car paint toxic for children?

Not recommended: Most paints around your house are lead-free now, but should still be kept out of reach of children. It is certainly not a good idea for a child to chew on the vehicle paint! ...Read more

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How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

Uncertain: The percentage of inflammatory bowel patients (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) who get toxic megacolon is not known. Around 1990, some estimated the number to be 1% to 5% of patients overall. ...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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Will toxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Will toxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Hyperthyroidism: Inappropriately high thyroid hormone, causes tachyarrhythmias, proptosis, weight loss, feeling hot all the time, etc. The treatments can be medical, radiotherapeutic, or surgical. Despite being a radiation oncologist, I do not know if i-131 treatment is ever used in pediatrics, but i suspect not. ...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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Is it possible after hives occur from drug ingestion, resolved, then develope into.Sjs?I need the source regarding ur statement.

Independent: Hives and sjs carry different mechanisms, although they may occur together, it is rare to have them together as a reaction to a medication. In short if you have hives from a medication, it is unlikely to develop into sjs. ...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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Is nail polish toxic to children if they lget some in their tongue?

Is nail polish toxic to children if they lget some in their tongue?

Probably not: Not likely. But how did you get in this situation in the first place? Small amounts of polish are not likely to be toxic if only a one -time deal. ...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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Iam probation and got tested for Suboxone 5 days later after ingestion of 2 mg of the drug. I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant and weight 160. Will i pas?

Impossible to say: Suboxone is a long half-life medication but metabolism can vary from individual to individual, and it also depends on what the "cutofff" level the lab uses for a "positive" result. The more important question is why you took 2 mg of Suboxone without a doctor's supervision. You may have the genetic disease of "addiction" which could endanger your life or the life of your baby. Get help. ...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