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Paint Poisoning Symptoms
Toxins - Chemicals: Headaches, wooziness, fainting, nausea and vomitting. Move the patient out of the environment where the fumes are present and let them breathe fresh air. If they are too ill, call 911.
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
Lead toxicity: See you Dr. For evaluation and testing.
Possibly: If your child was exposed by ingesting the lead from paint chips or erosion, maybe. Ablood test could confirm the possibility.See 2 more doctor answers
The paint in our house is only a few months old, is there a chance we could get lead poisoning from inhaling it?
No: None of the recent house paints have lead in those.
Yes: It can.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
What does posioning feel like? Was spray painting for 2 days. Now chest has pain. Weak right arm. Tight chest. Headace. Did albuteral. Wont work. Er?
Go to ER: Yes, go to the er. It's not clear that you've poisoned yourself, but it sounds like your lungs & airways are reacting to the paint you've been spraying. Was this indoors, and were you wearing a mask? Do you already have asthma? Er doctors can assess and help you.
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).
Sometimes none: Kids don't always have symptoms. This is why we screen kids for lead. Symptoms can be vague like not growing or developing as much, irritable, lethargic, stomach pain/diarrhea/vomiting. Adults can also have vague symptoms like: fatigue, forgetful, numbness/tingling, anemia, kidney problems, digestion problems [belly pain/nausea/vomiting/diarrhea].See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Extensive: Without going into all the details, heavy metal poisoning can affect various systems of the body including gastrointestinal, skin, kidney, blood, nervous system. There are tables available with the specifics for each metal exposure. Please see your doctor for further testing if heavy metal toxicity suspected.See 1 more doctor answer
High sugar in type 1: Patients with type 1 diabetes have excessive urine production, excess thirst and weight loss. If they do not get placed on adequate insulin, they get dehydrated and have ketoacidosis (k) which will make them sick and have them present to a er. That's the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes k will be made and IV fluids and Insulin therapy will start to correct k and adjust their Insulin dose upward.
Rohypnol: Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine used as a hypnotic or sedative in europe and south america. Supplies in the us have been smuggled in from europe, south america, and mexico, because it's not approved for clinical use here. This means it could be tampered with -- and give other symptoms besides the expected sedation, slurred speech, uncoordination, forgetfulness, confusion, etc.
Potential symptoms R: Eye irritation eye pain eye redness eye burns skin pain skin redness skin burns burning sensation abdominal pain shock sore throat cough shortness of breath labored breathing mouth irritation nose irritation chemical pneumonitis fluid in the lungs pharyngeal swelling narrowed larynx vomiting gastrointestinal tract burns gastrointestinal tract strictures http://www. Rightdiagno.
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.
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