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Oxalic Acid Poisoning
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
No. : Fresh/raw spinach leaves are good for overall health. So far we do not know of any problems to teeth when spinach is eaten in its raw/fresh state. Taken moderately and as long as you are not allergic to them, fresh spinach leaves are beneficial to us. They contain chlorophylls, fibers, and more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can close proximity to lead acid battery in my work environment for back-up power lead to poisoning?
Not usually: Not usually, unless something is seriously wrong with that battery. ...Read more
After food poisoning, appetite down. Feel full w/ acid reflux after 40-50% normal portions. What is the science that causes that?
What do you recomend for hydrochloric
acid poisoning entering the blood stream
probably caused by pancreas.?
Unknown: With respect a condition I have quite frankly unaware of. ...Read more
Would uric acid stones show up necessarily in bloodwork ? Or more so in urinalysis . My grandfather died of urea poisoning from kidneys . Very scared
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lead poisoning: #1 blood test for serum lead level. ...Read more