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Phenol Side Effects
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
What are the long term effects of using phenol throat spray when used every few moments everyday for months? Overdose signs and symptoms please.
Phenol is toxic: The most common side effect of phenol throat spray is numbness of the mouth, tongue, and cheeks. Repeated or prolonged contact with phenol may cause irritation and chemical burns. Inhalation of phenol vapor may cause lung edema. Phenol overexposure may also have harmful effects on the central nervous system and heart. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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