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Poisons In The Home (Overview)

Poisons in the home refers to any chemicals, cleaners, pesticides, or other potentially toxic substances that may be found in a home. This are an important health issue, as they can cause illness, especially in children.


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Can an older home cause arsenic poison? Family of 5, all presenting w/ different chronic ailments. Wondering if our home is making us sick?

Can an older home cause arsenic poison? Family of 5, all presenting w/ different chronic ailments. Wondering if our home is making us sick?

Not likely: Arsenic poisoning most classically results from ground water poisoning. Which makes it very unlikely to occur if you have municipal based water delivery, but also still unlikely even if you have your own well, as usually you'll share the same aquifer with others around you, and they would likely have similar symptoms. ...Read more

Poisons In The Home (Overview)

Poisons in the home refers to any chemicals, cleaners, pesticides, or other potentially toxic substances that may be found in a home. This are an important health issue, as they can cause illness, especially in children.


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Does eating wasake gel kill me? if not which poison available at home can kill me.?

Does eating wasake gel kill me? if not which poison available at home can kill me.?

Go to ER: No doctor will provide advice on how to poison yourself. You do need to seek immediate help for your suicidal thoughts. If your mental health doctor is not available, go to the ER. Do not wait. ...Read more

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Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Wash with brown soap: This must be done right after exposure, or you can use alcohol to wash the affected area immediately. After the rash appears, this could hurt. Use oatmeal compress or bath for itching. You might need to use benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for poison ivy?

What are some good home remedies for poison ivy?

Many may help: Many home remedies can help. One of the best is jewel weed lotion. Homeopathic rhus tox12x or 12c, 2 pellets under tongue 3x/day often helps- for other choices see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/026516_poison_ivy_remedies.Html these are available at health food stores. Also try vit c 1000 mg 4x/day or more and good old benadryl (diphenhydramine). For more ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/poison_ivy.Html. ...Read more

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Are there any safe home remedies for poison ivy?

Are there any safe home remedies for poison ivy?

NO: Home remedies are not nearly as effective as prescriptions. Clobetasol cream will reduce itching and swelling. It will reduce the healing time. If there is severe facial swelling or if there is extensive blistering, use Prednisone 50 mg alternate days for 3 or 4 doses. You still need a 60 g tube of clobetasole. The cream is not toxic and the dermatitis is not contagious. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to clear up poison ivy?

What are some home remedies to clear up poison ivy?

Poison ivy: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to clear up poison ivy?

What are some home remedies to clear up poison ivy?

Oatmeal bath: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. ...Read more

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What home-made remedies for poison ivy actually work?

What home-made remedies for poison ivy actually work?

None: The only effective therapy for poison ivy is to use steroids - either topically, with creams, or systemically, with tablets. Home remedies might make the itching feel a little better for a while, but won't affect the underlying allergic inflammation that is causing the rash and the itching. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some poison ivy home remedies?

I was wondering what are some poison ivy home remedies?

See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. In the meanwhile, try apply some otc Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 times daily. Also clean up anything that might be contaminated (shoes, equipment) with a laundry detergent. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on any home remedies for poison ivy?

Can you give me more info on any home remedies for poison ivy?

Oatmeal bath.: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated. ...Read more