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Found a piece of melted plastic from a spatula in my food. Induced vomiting and am freaking out whether I ate some small pieces and how toxic it is!
Quit worrying: Small pieces of plastic from spatula are not toxic. It is food grade plastic, you can't digest it. You didn't consume enough to hurt you in anyway. ...Read more
Have a nylon or silicone spatula that had melted then rehardened. Used it to cook with a few times in a skillet (didnt appear to melt anymore). Toxic?
Is it not toxic: The spatulas should not be toxic. I would not have any concerns. ...Read more
Severe pains on my left spatula bone and significantly swollen at the tip, but the pain is subsiding. What could be the problem?
Scapula?: If you meant the scapula, there are attachments of the scapula ("shoulder bone") to ones muscles; these points of attachment are fibrous tissue which can become inflamed. Initial use of ice might help, however, the sooner one sees an orthopedic doctor the quicker one knows the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I bought the veet hair removal cream but I didn't buy a spatula. What else can I use to remove it?
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse use of specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
I just did an at home Brazilian (NADS BRAZILIAN WAX) and I used ONE wooden spatula the whole time!! Will I get infection & can I use witch hazel aftr?
Facial numbness and speech slurred more hand motor skills lost i.e writing, using a spatula, ect. Is there a degenerative disorder that can cause this?
Possibly: These symptoms can be sign serous neurologic problem. You should be evaluated as soon as possible! ...Read more
My gynecologist's nursing assistant dropped the spatula brush with my discharge on it and the doc had to perform the pap again. Is that bad?
If you mean...: For your health, no. It is simply another sample of cells. It will do no harm to you. Good luck! ...Read more
Cut myself with a kitchen knife and got sore throat followed by sore jaw. Thought tetanus went to doctor tested positive for strep throat. Did spatula test and passed does this sound like strep symp?
Strep is common: High percent of sore throats with swollen neck glands are common with strep, skin cuts can also have strep germs. ...Read more
Lead: Lead toxicity can have many adverse health effects. One can see acute and chronic forms of lead toxicity. If any symptoms develop, needs evaluation with blood lead level, red and white blood count, etc. Chelation therapy may be needed and will be more effective if started earlier. ...Read more
Silly stuff: The only people who lose weight and keep it off are those who take up a fitness focused lifestyle and learn to eat only to satisfy hunger, making sensible food choices. This "pop" stuff will do you much less good than simply hanging out with some fitness-oriented friends. Go out and meet some good people who can help. ...Read more
Lupron (leuprolide): Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more
Goiter: Yes, your doctor will prescribe them.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very little: If it is a brief exposure I wouldn't expect any effects at all. ...Read more
Male age 52 a chain smoker drink around 7 ltrs of chilled ice melted water is that normal or not.
Will contact lenses melt if I use it while cooking/bbq ing? There is an email circulating saying so!
No: Heat hot enough to melt contact lenses would sear the eyelids, and damage the cornea. ...Read more
Hi, just checking how dangerous can it be if myself + 3 people might have eaten a bit of melted plastic with our meal?
I had my humira (adalimumab) pen next to a bag of ice while traveling 2 hours. The ice melted and the pen got wet. Should I still use it?
Yes: The pen is still fine to use. ...Read more
I microwaved a burger and the bag melted on the top bun I didn't see it melted anywhere else so I took the top bun off and ate it. Is it bad?
I'm sure you were worried but it seems as if this did not have any ill effect on you. Just be a bit more careful in future.
Enjoy life! ...Read more
I'm baking a cake, I put a microwavable plastic among the cakes, just to seperate it, but it melted, just a bit, can I still eat the cake?
Don't eat the cake.: Wouldn't eat that cake.Get a more detailed answer ›
Used metal fork to cook; didn't realise, but melted plastic ziplock bag. Still safe to eat food even if may be tiny bits of plastic? ... Or throw?
Plastic: It is likely not harmful to eat the plastic but there is a possibility it could get stuck in your throat and have to be removed so I would start that dish again. All the best. ...Read more
Jalyn is dealing with abandonment issues, she has become highly sensitive and has melt downs over the smallest things, what can I do to help her?
Patience, honesty: You didn't reveal the circumstances around Jalyn's abandonment issues: permanent? Are you suffering too? If so, (be honest - can't be honest w Jalyn while in denial yourself!) then take care of yourself - in an airplane, we're told to put the oxygen on ourselves first for a reason). Maintain routines; assure Jalyn you'll be there. Get help when needed - sooner better than later. Hope that helps ...Read more
I accidentally left my bottle in the bottle warmer alittle to long and it melted the bottom of the bottle just a little is that gonna harm my baby?
I would throw away: And use a new bottle. So many things in plastics are harmful and melting would destabilize the plastics ...Read more
Burnt a plastic cup I'm the kitchen for about about 10 seconds on accident. How bad could the smell be for me. No smoke just melted a tad bit?
Burning plastic does: Release toxic fumes but you would need a significant exposure for there to be any short or long term damage. If your breathing is ok and you have no discomfort, u r ok. ...Read more
What happens if you made bagged s'mores and you put a Plastic Ziplock bag into the microwave for 30 seconds and it melted the plastic into the food?
Toxic: Don't eat food that has melted plastic mixed in with it. For your protection read instructions on the proper materials to use when you microwave food, both solid and liquids. ...Read more