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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

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I took 32 grams of acetomophen. How can I get rid of the poison at home?

I took 32 grams of acetomophen. How can I get rid of the poison at home?

Seriously??: You need to go to the er immediately. Complications of Acetaminophen overdose are severe and possibly lethal. ...Read more

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Could I have a home remedy for poison ivy?

Try oatmeal soaks.: 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

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Can you tell me a good home remedy for poison ivy?

Can you tell me a good home remedy for poison ivy?

Help with symptoms: Some home remedies for symptoms of poison ivy include using a cold, wet cloth or paper towel to cover the rash and using calamine lotion as well. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for getting rid of poison ivy?

Look here: Http://www. Home-remedies-for-you. Com/remedy/poison-ivy. Html.

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Please describe a good home-grown way to get rid of poison ivy?

Please describe a good home-grown way to get rid of poison ivy?

Soothe: The following tips will help soothe your poison ivy but don't get "rid" of it. 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 is the best home remedy if you suspect you have come into contact with poison ivy and can't get medical attention?

Wash and steroid: Wash the contact area thoroughly, apply a topical steroid cream such as Hydrocortisone and avoid direct contact with clothes worn when the ivy contact happened. Wear a rubber glove to avoid direct contact with the clothes and wash them thoroughly. If the symptoms worsen, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I was just wondering if anybody knew of any home remedies to clear up poison ivy rash?

What to do if I was just wondering if anybody knew of any home remedies to clear up poison ivy rash?

Colloidal 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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Best at-home/OTC ways to treat rash/itching from poison ivy/oak? How long typically for rash to go away?

Best at-home/OTC ways to treat rash/itching from poison ivy/oak? How long typically for rash to go away?

See below: If you are sure, it is poison ivy, you use over the counter corticosteroid cream. You may wish to consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/understanding-poison-ivy-oak-sumac-treatment ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to cure poison ivy? I don't have insurance so im trying not to go to the doctor if I can. I already have the rash.

What are some home remedies to cure poison ivy? I don't have insurance so im trying not to go to the doctor if I can. I already have the rash.

Many options: There are many natural remedies for poison ivy & poison oak, such as baking soda, aloe, apple cider vinegar & jewelweed. A site where this is discussed is www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/poison_ivy. Html. One of my favorite approaches is homeopathy; rhus tox is the most classic remedy but others help as well, based on individual symptoms: www. Huffingtonpost. Com/amy-rothenberg-nd/homeopathy_b_1717180.Html. ...Read more

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Husband broke out in poison ivy rash today, exposure either yesterday or this morning. 5 mo. Old son at home, what precautions should we take?

Zanfel: Zanfel is an OTC gel that helps remove the poison ivy oils from the skin - try this. Avoid contact with open blisters and wash the clothing before touching them again. ...Read more

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For allergic reaction to eye drops do I call poison control? No doctors are available right now it's saturday. & no one is home to take me anywhere

For allergic reaction to eye drops do I call poison control? No doctors are available right now it's saturday. & no one is home to take me anywhere

OK for a start: Depending on how severe / uncomfortable you are, can ask poison control for advice. They may say to get eyes checked at urgent care or er if no eye dr available, so may need to call friend / cab for ride, or ems if severe. ...Read more

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Can I identify poisons?

Can I identify poisons?

Hopefully: There is a broad range of poisons including those derived from natural substances like mushrooms, and those manufactured chemically most for industrial use rather than a poison. Read labels, use the internet, don't ingest anything unknown. The poison control center in larger cities can be of help. ...Read more

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What can I do for sun poison?

Heat Stroke?: If you mean potential heat stroke the best management is avoidance. Susceptible individuals such as the very young or elderly who are unable to control their environment and water intake, people with reduced cardiovascular reserve, and people with impaired sweating that can occur from various medication should avoid prolonged exposure to high heat during heat waves and remain in cool environment. ...Read more

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Can lead poison a child through soil?

Can lead poison a child through soil?

Yes: There can be a significant amount of lead in soil, especially near roads and highways. ...Read more

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I need to die. Suggest me to get poison?

1.800.273.TALK: Don't do that. Call these really great people who will help you out. 1.800.273.Talk. ...Read more