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Doctor insights on: Phenol Blocks

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What are phenol blocks?

What are phenol blocks?

Nerve blocks: Phenol compounds are used to block nerves that may be diseased in such a way as to cause chronic, non-remitting painful conditions. Unlike a local anesthetic, which may allow temporary relief, phenol compounds act be destroying the nerve itself. They are typically used as a final resort. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to swallow phenol?

No: This a a benzene hydrocarbon derivative and is highly toxic. Do not swallow it. It has only toxic effects - no behavioural effects or anything good. ...Read more

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Could you provide me with effects/alternatives of BHA/BHT, Triclosan, Pthalates, Benzene, or Phenols. As many as you can please?

Could you provide me with effects/alternatives of BHA/BHT, Triclosan, Pthalates, Benzene, or Phenols. As many as you can please?

University librarian: Dream question. These chemicals are largely endocrine disrupting toxicants that are known as xenoestrogens. In 400 character answers you won't get much, however you can find loads of information on the toxnet site maintained by the NIH and NLM parts of the USDHHS. Try using university toxicology sites and MSDS resources, general medical or scientific data bank searches with those keywords. ...Read more

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How to remove dark scar due to chemical reaction (salicylic + phenol) ?

How to remove dark scar due to chemical reaction (salicylic + phenol) ?

A problem +/-success: Scars are injury reactions. Using toxic chemical agents, as you mention, induces additional injury. Thus outcome could easily end up worse. Strictly speaking, careful excision ; closure using plastic surgery techniques is best option ; I have personally done lesions with excellent results. However, surgeon is not in control of healing the wound; the body owner is ; great work can easily go bad. ...Read more

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Had nails on pinky toes removed twice with phenol, but still they grow back. How do I still them returning?

Had nails on pinky toes removed twice with phenol, but still they grow back. How do I still them returning?

It is can be common: For the cells that grow a nail along the base of your nail bed not to take to the phenol. In my experience some patients just don't seem to respond to the phenol. Other factors could include if there was an infection present during the procedure or if there was excessive bleeding which could all lead to diluting the phenol. Your doc may consider redoing the procedure with a surgical excision. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to swallow phenol oral anesthetic?

Is it dangerous to swallow phenol oral anesthetic?

Phenol Oral : Generally speaking, i you ingest small and/or recommended amounts of phenol oral anesthetic, you should not have a problem unless you are hypersensitive to the analgesic. ...Read more

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My toenail is sore on the matrix I had it removed a year ago where phenol was applied is it possible that the matrix was not removed properly?

My toenail is sore on the matrix I had it removed a year ago where phenol was applied is it possible that the matrix was not removed properly?

If it was incomplete: -ablation, it does not mean improperly done, it happens in the best of hands. It is common 2 have an edge or central incomplete ablation, & usually U will have a small horn of a nail grow, & requires a 2nd surgery 2 remove it & do ablation @ the base of the growth. ...Read more

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Will the podaitrist remove the rest of my toenail if I go back post 1 year surgery with continous pain when phenol was applied before on previous ?

Will the podaitrist remove the rest of my toenail if I go back post 1 year surgery with continous pain when phenol was applied before on previous ?

Not necessarily: Phenol can be used to destroy a portion of a nail bed so it won't grow back. It is often used in a patient with a recurrent ingrown toe nail. If it did not work, there are other options to try to ablate just a part of the nail instead of the whole nail including manually doing it. ...Read more

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My friend's been using bamitol for weight loss. She says it's very effective. I wonder - is it? And is it safe? I've heard it contains a lot of phenol

My friend's been using bamitol for weight loss. She says it's very effective. I wonder - is it? And is it safe? I've heard it contains a lot of phenol

WHY?: Why would you take anything that you don't know what it is, don't know what it's supposed to do for you, don't know how to judge if it's helping and don't know what harm it might do or how it could interact with your medication? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Bamitol is a worthless joke. It won't help you and could hurt you. Don't get medical info from friends. ...Read more