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Psychological : Must see a psychiatrist for consultation. These are phobias that need to be understood and treated. ...Read more
Alcohol Poisoning: If you suspect alcohol poisoning usually occurs when male drinks more than 5 drinks in 2 hours and female drinks more than 4 drinks in 2 hours, depends on type of drinks and other variables. Symptoms are confusion, vomiting, stupor, unconscious etc. If you suspect it call 911 immediately. ...Read more
Avoidance: Avoidance whenever possible is the best approach. Once you develop poison ivy/oak/sumac it usually takes weeks to clear even with medicine. Mild cases can be managed with topical lotions like calamine, topical steroids and antihistamines for itching but more severe cases may need medical treatment. ...Read more
Nothing: This is an allergic reaction to a specific plant substance. It occurs only on areas exposed, because it takes 3 weeks to go through the entire process, it may appear to spread but it does not. You may need a week to see all the places which got a little sap on them. Once you rinse off with water, there will be no new places to react. Learn to recognize & avoid these plants. If it is severe, get a. ...Read more
My face got randomly hot and feels like sunburn or poision ivy. Was just sitting here kinda feels tight and puffy. I have allergies could that be it?
My 7 year old grandchild is in hospital for polk berry poision, would a blood test show that that is the reason she has been so sick?
See below: A toxicologist should be involved with a case like this. The treatment is usually gastric lavage (stomach pumped), respiratory support and activated charcoal to absorb any remaining toxin. Poisonings can be very serious in children, depending on the amount eaten and what part of the plant was consumed. Praying forte child, you and your family. ...Read more
My son has had a rash for months off and on doctor keeps saying its poision oak or ivy they arent sure but we can't seem to get answers.
Many possibilities: Rash is so common, but poison ivy or oak usually does not last that long, and thus you should look for other causes. Detailed information regarding the rash distribution, persistent or intermittent, itchy or not, the age of your son, food allergy, medicine he may be taking, any other symptoms etc are all very important in deciding the cause. Ask the doctor if he can send your son to a dermatologis. ...Read more
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