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Doctor insights on: Methanol Poisoning In Children

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more


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Does methanol poisoning leave one temporarily blind?

Does methanol poisoning leave one temporarily blind?

If lucky: Methanol can easily produce permanent damage to the eye. Have seen one or two pts who drank methanol and did recover, but most have permanent blindness, if they survive. ...Read more

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The effect of lead poisoning on the mental ability of children?

The effect of lead poisoning on the mental ability of children?

Lead poisoning: Lead poisoning can get deposited in the brain of a growing child. It can lead to adhd, limited mental retardation, and developmental delay. It may cause learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

Well visit: This should be done routinely at their 12m and/or 2 yo visit. ...Read more

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Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning anymore?

Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning anymore?

Yes: Lead testing is a routine part of well child follow ups by pediatricians and family practioners. ...Read more

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Do you know are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

Do you know are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

Confusing question: Screening tests that indirectly assess lead exposure are part of routine health care for infants. Direct testing for lead is required by medicaid in infants and toddlers. When or if parents are actually taking their kids in for these visits varies within various cultural or family situations. Low level exposure seldom produces clinical symptoms, high level exposure will produce symptoms. ...Read more

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What is lead poisoning in children link to soil?

Flaking lead paint: Soil around old houses contains flakes of house paints that used to contain lead. Children get lead poisoning by eating dirt/soil contaminated with lead. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Yes: Sure. They are the ones picking stuff up off the floor and putting it in their mouths. Adults can also get lead poisoning if they work with lead products, it's fairly prevalent in gunsmiths who pack their own ammo. ...Read more

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Why does lead poisoning be a problem for childrent?

Children more vulner: Children are more vulnerable to lead poisoning but anyone can be affected by lead toxicity. Since infants & toddlers often mouth objects & may eat strange material, they can acquire lead from painted surfaces. Once in the system, the lead can travel to blood, producing an anemia &settle in the developing brain. The build up within the brain can have profound effects., . ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of lead poisoning seen in children?

Constitutional: Because children have smaller bodies, lower amounts of lead may have a greater concentration in the blood. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, lethargy, learning disabilities (slow to talk), and behavioral problems. Ultimately, mental retardation can be seen. ...Read more

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Does lead paint poisioning cause children to do bad in school? And if so why?

Does lead paint poisioning cause children to do bad in school? And if so why?

It can: Lead intoxication can cause damage to parts of the brain that are resposible for cognitive functions. These are the areas that control learning skills. ...Read more

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What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

Variable: Food poisoning may be due to chemicals, biological toxins, and live mico-organisms. The common symptoms are nausea, vomiting diarrhoea but there are many variations. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/understanding-food-poisoning-symptoms. ...Read more

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Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. If by op you mean opiate, Atropine is not a proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney poisoning?

What are symptoms of kidney poisoning?

It depends.: This depends on what you mean by poisoning. If you mean renal failure, this has symptoms like high BUN and creatinine (azotemia), hematuria, proteinuria, and dehydration or edema depending on the type of renal failure. If prerenal (beforethe kidney), bun/cr ratio is >20:1, renal <10-15:1, and postrenal has a high BUN of 150 if advanced. Causes like sle, strep., etc. Have unique signs (eg c3c). ...Read more

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What is done for salmonella poisoning?

What is done for salmonella poisoning?

Fluid replacement: In most cases of salmonellosis, by the time that the diagnosis is made by culture of the diarrheal stool, the person is getting better and does not require antimicrobials. ...Read more

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What are salmonella poisoning symptoms?

What are salmonella poisoning symptoms?

Salmonellosis: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache and fever. Salmonella typhoid (typhoid fever) causes bradycardia. With this maybe dehydration, general weakness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

Variable: The effects of arsenic depend on whether a person has a large short-term exposure or low level long-term exposure. It affects mainly the skin, liver, and kidney; but there can be neurological signs too. Here's one of the better websites to go to for information: http://www. Atsdr. Cdc. Gov/phs/phs. Asp? Id=18;tid=3. A doctor that practices environmental medicine or a toxicologist can help you. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

Depends: There are different species of salmonella. Some will produce only intestinal problems, usually diarrhea which may contain mucous and occasionally blood. Salmonella typhi and some other species produces a disease which starts initially with constipation, followed by extension from the gut to produce fever, confusion, enlargement of the spleen and a very severe systemic disease. ...Read more

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How exactly is lead poisoning first discovered?

How exactly is lead poisoning first discovered?

Blood test: Elevated lead levels can be detected by a blood test. As a pediatrician, I normally check at risk children at 9 months (when they start crawling) and at 2 years of age; this is done at their check-ups. Lead poisoning can lead to severe neurological problems, so if you suspect a problem, check with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How should I know if I have salmonella poisoning?

Salmonella infection: Salmonella infection is correlated with diarrhea. Your doctor can do a stool culture which will reveal salmonella if present. ...Read more

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I think I may have zinc poisoning what should I do?

I think I may have zinc poisoning what should I do?

Call the doctor...: If one is taking more than the recommended daily amount of zinc as a supplement, and gets some ill-feeling symptoms, she can call her doctor for an evaluation. She can stop the zinc until her doctor checks out the situation. For severe zinc poisonings, one should go to the E.R., as should be done for any serious type of poisonings. At the E.R., an exam, blood tests, and other testing can be done. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the steps to diagnosing lead poisoning?

A Blood test: Is the way to diagnose lead poisoning and lead exposure. ...Read more

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What is food poisoning?

What is food poisoning?

Spoiled food: Food poisoning generally refers to bacterial toxins produced in spoiled food. Usually things like egg based products left in the warm sun too long can lead to a proliferation of these bacteria which produce the toxin as part of their normal metabolism. ...Read more

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I feel like I have food poisoning?

I feel like I have food poisoning?

Any symptoms?: What symptoms do you have that make you feel that you have food poisoning? You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/food-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20356230
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What's considered alcohol poisoning?

What's considered alcohol poisoning?

Life-threatening: The person consumed a toxic amount of alcohol usually over a short period. Their blood alcohol level (bal) is so high it is considered toxic (poisonous). Person may be extremely confused, unresponsive, disoriented, have shallow breathing, & can even pass out or go into a coma. Alcohol poisoning can be life-threatening and usually requires urgent medical treatment. The amount varies per person. ...Read more

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What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

Liver failure: Cirrhosis is classical, such as jaundice, large belly filled with fluid, etc. But, from the perspective of a neurologist, tremors, incoordination, gait imbalance, numbness, weakness, confusion, disorientation, epileptic seizures. Of course, coma, delirium. Sudden death. Not a pretty picture. ...Read more

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What are the causes of food poisoning?

What are the causes of food poisoning?

Poor hand hygiene: The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene.

Other major ones:
2. Violating regulations in the safe handling and storage of food
3. Food handlers allowed to work while having a contagious
illness
4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products

this results in the production of toxins or overgrowth of microbes that makes you sick. ...Read more

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Why nobody gets lead poisoning from pencils?

Why nobody gets lead poisoning from pencils?

Not lead: Pencil lead is actually a non toxic material called graphite. ...Read more

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I was wondering is asbestos poisoning contagious?

I was wondering is asbestos poisoning contagious?

No: It's simply not. The little fibers are embedded in the lungs for keeps. ...Read more

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What is the effect of co poisoning on ventilation?

What is the effect of co poisoning on ventilation?

Goes the other way: Ventilation prevents build up of carbon monoxide.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/co/faqs. Htm ...Read more

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What signs would you expect to observe if organophosphate poisoning?

What signs would you expect to observe if organophosphate poisoning?

Water everywhere: Ops prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine. Excess of this leads to excess stimulation of the cholinergic nervous system. This is manifest by salivation, lacrimation (tears), sweating, urination, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. The most concerning symptoms are the "killer b's" - bronchorrhea (fluid in lungs), bronchospasm (spasm of air passages) and bradycardia (slow heart rate) which can kill. ...Read more

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What is blood poisoning?

What is blood poisoning?

Sepsis: Blood poisoning is the common term for sepsis which means bacteria or fungi have entered the blood stream and caused a cascade of immune events creating a very ill patient. ...Read more

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What causes blood poisoning?

What causes blood poisoning?

Check out this link.: Take care! Http://m.Voices. Yahoo. Com/bacteremia-septicemia-there-difference-between-5746342.Html.

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Methanol Poisoning (Definition)

Poisoning from methanol. Symptoms may include a decreased level of consciousness, poor coordination, ...Read more