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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Poisoning In Humans

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Are spiders safe for humans to eat without worrying about poison?

Are spiders safe for humans to eat without worrying about poison?

In general: Would caution against eating any old spider that you happen to come upon. In cambodia a species of tarantula called "a-ping" which is very large, is fried and eaten as a delicacy. However, some spiders are venomous & eating them could be detrimental to your health. Would not put anything in your mouth if you don't know what it is or how safe it is for consumption. ...Read more

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What are the signs of naphtha poisoning?

MSDS: Please see the MSDS at this site: http://www.collectioncare.org/MSDS/naphthamsds.pdf Look under "potential health effects". ...Read more

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What are the signs of radioactive poisoning?

What are the signs of radioactive poisoning?

Depends on exposure: If you are seriously exposed, the symptoms will appear within a week and include dizziness, disorientation, weakness, fatigue, hair loss, bloody vomit and stools, poor wound healing, and low-blood pressure. ...Read more

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Help please! is coughing a sign of salmonella poisoning?

Help please! is coughing a sign of salmonella poisoning?

Not usually: Most persons infected with salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. Those with the most severe form are young children, the elderly and those who are immune compromised. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for the first signs of lead poisoning to appear?

How long is it supposed to it take for the first signs of lead poisoning to appear?

LEAD POISONING: It depends on the lead level. Kids are screened until age 5 to DX plumbism. Sx appear at once if level is about 20. Normal before was 10 , now below 5. ...Read more

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How long after exposure does it take for the first signs of lead poisoning to appear?

Variable: In baltimore there were old elegant homes that were decaying. Paint chips would be on the floor. Children in these homes would eat the chips and present to the hospital in coma due to lead toxicity. Children near freeways can have chronic exposure to lead in gasoline fumes that affects learning and behavior over many years. Blood levels can help determine degree of exposure and toxic risk. ...Read more

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What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

Liver failure: Cirrhosis is classical, such as jaundice, large belly filled with fluid, etc. But, from the perspective of a neurologist, tremors , incoordination, gait imbalance, numbness, weakness, confusion, disorientation, epileptic seizures. Of course, coma, delirium. Sudden death. Not a pretty picture. ...Read more

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What are the signs of acute alcohol poisoning?

See answer: Confusion, delerium, confabulation, weakness, sever fatigue, naseau, possible vomiting, tremors, and eventual comatose state. Acute alcohol poisoning needs emergent medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get alcohol poisoning?

What are the signs when you get alcohol poisoning?

Serious: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful! ...Read more