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Prenatal Toxic Exposures
Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more
Toxic: Being in contact with a substance at concentration, quantity, and situation known to cause disturbances in a n otherwise normal person. ...Read more
MEGACARBS!: Well, am not sure of any 'environmental toxins' causing type 2 diabetes except drugs or chemicals known to be toxic to pancreas including the beta cells. I guess anything in excess is toxic to our body, so carbs in excess can stress the endocrine pancreas! and that is the most common cause for prediabetes/type 2 diabetes in young ones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should i be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? it said non-toxic but worried.
Leave the area: First step in treating toxic mold exposure is to leave the affected environment if possible. Then you need to detox from the mycotoxins that make you toxic. If you would like more information please schedule a consult. ...Read more
Could farts be deadly. As in toxic flatulence . Has death been documented to be attributed to the exposure.?
Death due to : inhalation of flatus is not something that I heard of in medical school. Few humans expel methane with their flatus (& not to the extent of cows). ...Read more
Lost all sense of smell and taste overnight last week. I only sense texture. History: had a head cold and used nostrilla. Toxic exposure at wtc for 120 days.
Mold in the home: There are many types of mold and many of them are black.. Fixing the problem of indoor mold requires removal of water leakage and/or improving ventilation. High mold counts can cause discomfort as an irritant or allergy/asthma problems if you have an allergy to the mold. First, remove the mold. Second, improve ventilation. Third, seek treatment for allergy ; asthma symptoms. ...Read more
Is it possible for brief but direct exposure to toxic pest-control chemicals cause acute myelogenous leukemia?
Need a doctor's perspective on boric acid? Got roach problem in my home and have been sprinkling it around. Is it truly non-toxic to humans? Any long term effects of casual exposure?
Watch out for Hype: For 10+ yrs, some individuals ; organizations have created a niche industry ; saturated the internet and other media outlets (oprah, dr. Oz, amazon.Com) with hype and medical mis-information on "toxic molds" and their consequences. The following link to the cdc section on molds states facts as known today ; steps to manage problems if present within the home. http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm. ...Read more
Forgive my honesty: Clean your living space of any mold, and especially, stop reading about "candida overgrowth" on subscientific websites. If you're persuaded you've been injured by "black mold" or whatever the menace-of-the-day is, or that you need to be treated for "systemic candida" that mainstream medicine can't detect, you'll be a lifetime target for crooks and will never feel well again. Be discerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get seen: You have symptoms that are unexplained, and they match the very general, very inclusive list of symptoms for two 'pop' diagnoses. It sounds as if you'd do best to get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner who can help you search for real disease, and look at lifestyle and living situation skills that will help you feel much better. ...Read more
Can the emergency room test for toxic mold exposure? If so what kind of test will they likely do in Dallas Ft Worth area?
No: The emergency room is only for emergencies. Exposure to mold is not an emergency and one should NOT go to the emergency room nor an urgent care center for that. Exposure to mold is a situation for one's primary care doctor. One's regular, primary care doctor can take care of it, or refer to an allergist. ...Read more
My family of 4 is very sick with toxic mold exposure. We have an appointment with a Shoemaker Doctor in April but need guidance before then. What are ?
What about?: First toxic mold reactions usually occur with very massive exposure and tend to resolve after the exposure is over. Most people tend to become allergic to the molds instead. I don't know what Dr Shoemaker does and thus can't give you any guidance without more information. At the minimum bring along pictures of the molds and provide a good history. ...Read more
What type of blood test do I need after toxic mold exposure? I want to know fungus levels in blood & what kind I've been exposed to.
Pulmonary function: Tests. The mold you were exposed to is not likely to be present in the blood. Inhaled mold spores may affect lung function and would be the place to start. To find out the kind of mold you were exposed to, you need to culture some material from the site in question. ...Read more
I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?
Concentration problems, headaches, and other neurologcial symptoms from toxic black mold exposure, what to do?
Move: Then go through the usual clean up,if possible. Mold has a terrible effect on some people, so get out first, and then deal with the building and all the vicissitudes of undoing and redoing your environment. There are agencies (OSHA) that can help if you have trouble with landlords.. ...Read more
I live older home with mold growing out of the walls best "blood" test for toxic mold exposure or mold toxicity? How do I convince my dr to test 4 it?
Mold in home: Best thing to do is have a reliable mold construction specialist check your house for toxic mold, to see if it may be harmful to you. There are many scams about molds so be sure you have an honest mold specialist. ...Read more
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