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Might Have Breathed In A Sliver Of Glass
not likely: Bowel obstruction from food or other ingested bezoar is rare. A raisin stem is very small and therefore able to navigate most GI systems. If you have abdominal symptoms, okay to start a bowel regimen to manage constipation. Constipation is much more likely to negatively impact your day to day GI tract. Be well. ...Read more
Have a small cut and touched water in a bucket. There is a raccoon in the area that may have drank from it possibly. Should I get rabies treatment?
Can you accidentally swallow a piece of dust or hair? I always get a feeling that there is dust in the back of my throat or tongue.
Drank a bottle of tea and felt something in my mouth.Spit it out and it was a small shard of glass. Saw glass on the cap to.Not sure if i ingested any?
You should be okay.: Lots of sharp objects pass through the GI tract without causing problems. Glass is inert, so it should not react with digestive enzymes, so you are safe there too. If you develop any symptoms though you should see a doctor of course. ...Read more
Yes: Toddlers swallow lots of foreign bodies (fb). If such a fb makes it beyond the esophagus (swallowing tube), into the stomach, we usually just watch it, advising parents to watch for it in the stool. If the fb is very sharp or big, we give more thought to removing it. Most FBS will make it thru the GI tract without causing problems. If pain, vomiting, or fever occurs, seek care immediately. ...Read more
I have to apply anti rust wax to a piece of steel in my bedroom. However, it says it contains vapors of petroleum distillates. Would this be a hazard?
Can be: Avoid prolonged exposure to Hydrocarbons. The most dangerous hydrocarbons are derived from petroleum distillates. The toxic potential is related to the physical properties of the chemicals used. You need to research the viscosity and the volatility of the compounds. I would suit up head to toe and wear protective eyeware, respiratory device. Stay away for 48-72 hrs. Avoid lighting up too ...Read more
I was playing will a small flame and i stuck a plastic straw in and burned a tiny piece. Will i be ok? I might have breathed the fumes but it was tiny
You'll be ok: But, don't play with fire.You know the old saying "if you play with fire, your going to et burned". ...Read more
Stepped on a piece of broken glass. Pulled it out of my foot but not sure if some small shard might be left in. Could it get into my bloodstream?
OK: Removing the piece of glass that you did is highly likely to have removed all of the glass and there is no chance of a small piece of glass getting into your bloodstream ...Read more
I was drinking a glass bottled beverage. I noticed a small piece of glass in the drink. I threw it away. What if i did ingest a small piece of glass?
Ingesting Glass: Sharp objects such as glass fragments might be expected to cause damage but rarely do so because of the gentle way in which the bowel handles them. Small splinters or spikes could cause perforation but this is very unusual. A small perforation rarely leads to peritonitis and usually heals quickly with any leakage contained. Small fragments may also cause a little bleeding into the bowel. ...Read more
I have a terrarium made of copper it has a lead warning sticker on the glass. Should I keep this in my bedroom?
No harm: As long as you are not drinking water or eating food of the material, it is harmless and you may keep it in your bedroom. 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. ...Read more
I just swallowed a piece of plastic, about a inch in size. It came from the plastic that surrounds a tube of cookie dough. Should I be concerned?
I'm pregnant and stepped on a small piece of glass that contained lead paint. It punctured my foot. Should I be concerned about lead poisoning?
No: This chance exposure is unlikely to do anything beyond cause an infection at the site, or tetanus.If you cleaned the wound well and monitor the site for redness and swelling you are fine. If it starts looking bad see your doc.Lead toxicity is primarily do to inhaled lead dust or ingested material.Your doc can do a simple blood test if it would give you more peace of mind. ...Read more
I'm preg. Ate some crab legs and accidentally swallowed a piece of the shell, which was a little sharp. Could this hurt the pregnancy?
I cut my hand with a piece of glass already thrown into the garbage . A shard of glass cut through a slit open a wound that had to. Covered immediately ?
Hand lacerations: May be simple/complex depending upon anatomy. If you have a known injury with glass, it is important to have the glass removed. Small punctate tiny minuscule fragments may not have any effect on structures if they are in the subcutaneous space, but locations such as deep to the fascia may result in injury. If you have a discoloration or increasing pain then infection should be ruled out. Get seen ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small amount of alcohol got in my right eye...washed it with a lot of water immediately...would it be fine?
WearGlassesNextTime: Yes. You did good. Alcohol burns like hell and will turn your eye red, but as long as you washed it out real well you should do fine. It's not like strong acids or alkali that can do some damage. If it still hurts tomorrow, especially if the light bothers it, get it examined by a doctor. So, now that you are, hopefully, reassured-- let's drink to that. Skol! ...Read more
No: It will likely never rust away. It needs to be removed. ...Read more
May have eaten a small piece of cellophane that cheese was wrapped in. 36 weeks pregnant. Can that be harmful?
Relax!: Although not recommended, this ingestion will not be absorbed into your body and should not affect the fetus. ...Read more
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