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Put 4 pieces of coughdropsize cornstarch candy in my rectum 3 days ago, constipated since, today stool (few, 2x) ambiguous brown maroon?

Put 4 pieces of coughdropsize cornstarch candy in my rectum 3 days ago, constipated since, today stool (few, 2x) ambiguous brown maroon?

Why?: I would not see an issue but better to have your doc check it out to be safe. Most likely this will resolve on its own but better to check with your doc. I wonder if there is a rectal problem. Discuss sigmoidoscopy with your doc also. ...Read more

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Ceiling tile removed and particles fell. Baby touched carpet underneath. Put hand mouth. What if she swallowed tiny amount of fiberglass?

Ceiling tile removed and particles fell. Baby touched carpet underneath. Put hand mouth. What if she swallowed tiny amount of fiberglass?

Unlikely: Unless the baby was there for an extended period of time , I would not be concerned! Vacuum thoroughly!!! and NOT TO WORRY...it will pass in feces. ...Read more

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Stepmom had laxative powder polyethylene glycol 3350 kept in the fridge & I think she puts it in my food. Stools been soft watery & green for months?

Stepmom had laxative powder polyethylene glycol 3350 kept in the fridge & I think she puts it in my food. Stools been soft watery & green for months?

Trust issues . . .: Stools can be soft watery & green even w/o laxatives. If you're worried about stepmom putting laxatives in your food, you should chat w/dad about your concerns. Monitor your stool consistency after spending a weekend w/friends eating nothing from home that your stepmom could access. If stools return to baseline while eating away from home then get soft watery & green upon return home, then worry ...Read more

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Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle ?

Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle ?

Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more

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Can dangerous chemicals leach from stainless steel pan you've had 10 yrs if you cook on very high heat? It tasted of chemicals & food stuck to bottom

Can dangerous chemicals leach from stainless steel pan you've had 10 yrs if you cook on very high heat? It tasted of chemicals & food stuck to bottom

Burnt food: It is unlikely that any chemicals leached from a stainless steel pan that has been in use for years. The taste is more likely to be from burnt food. 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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Accidentally swallowed a lead air gun pellet. Could this have any negative effects?

Accidentally swallowed a lead air gun pellet. Could this have any negative effects?

Lead pellet: Not unless you don't crap for several months and get lead poisoning (very unlikely) as you will have died from being full of it. You can strain stool till you find it to be sure. Or have an X-ray in a month or so. Then you can really say you got the lead out. Let us know what happens. ...Read more

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Is palm olive ultra antibacterial dish soap hazardous if swallowed in large amounts?

Is palm olive ultra antibacterial dish soap hazardous if swallowed in large amounts?

More information: Dish soap and other topical antibacterial agents should not be ingested. Consult the label on the bottle for the manufacturer's warnings or consult your local poison control center. ...Read more

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Friend burnt noodles in dorm room micro 1 week ago, aired room, room smelled, still smells, can residual burnt plastic (not smoke) smell be harmful?

Friend burnt noodles in dorm room micro 1 week ago, aired room, room smelled, still smells, can residual burnt plastic (not smoke) smell be harmful?

No: No, not if one keeps some fresh air flowing. It's just a an odor... To let a person know to clean the microwave oven and the room, and to let some fresh air in. ...Read more

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Daughter lifted a jug of Clorox bleach from shelf in laundry room last night and cap was loose....bleach poured onto her...filling eyes, rt. eye, bad!

Daughter lifted a jug of Clorox bleach from shelf in laundry room last night and cap was loose....bleach poured onto her...filling eyes, rt. eye, bad!

Eye Emergency: Flush the eyes with lots of water. Call an Ophthalmologist or go to the Emergency room immediately. Time is of the essence, to avoid permanent damage. ...Read more

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I went over a little rubber PEICE of my floor with the vacuum and burnt some rubber, smell was strong immediately opened windows could this harm me?

Very Unlikely: Such a small, brief exposure is unlikely to do permanent damage, especially if you don't have any symptoms now. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cleaned dark mold in car w/ bleach mix and sponge. Small area (4-6 inch). Caused by coffee.Used gloves but no mask. Should I worry about exposure?

Cleaned dark mold in car w/ bleach mix and sponge. Small area (4-6 inch). Caused by coffee.Used gloves but no mask. Should I worry about exposure?

I wouldn't worry:): Using gloves ... good for you! If you did not experience any symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath, I wouldn't worry about the bleach fumes. High concentrations of bleach can cause lung irritation/inflammation which typically heals by itself. If you didn't have symptoms, not a problem. A mask is a good idea, though:) ...Read more