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Symptoms Of Acute Lead Poisoning
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
Sometimes none: Kids don't always have symptoms. This is why we screen kids for lead. Symptoms can be vague like not growing or developing as much, irritable, lethargic, stomach pain/diarrhea/vomiting. Adults can also have vague symptoms like: fatigue, forgetful, numbness/tingling, anemia, kidney problems, digestion problems [belly pain/nausea/vomiting/diarrhea]. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual presentation: The prodrome is often somewhat prolonged, lasting for three to seven days and is characterized by fever (temperature ?100.5ºf [>38ºc]) malaise, headache, and myalgias. Unlike many all other resp viral prodromes, most patients have no upper resp symptoms during this stage. At the end of this prodrome, the respiratory phase begins with a nonproductive cough, and may lead to dyspnea and resp failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: This depends on how much exposure there was. If a person has lead encephalopathy when chelation therapy is started, permanent brain damage, like cerebral palsey is a frequent consequence. Age-related mental decline and psychiatric symptoms also occur, and in young children it is linked to learning disabilities, lower intelligence, impaired coordination, less memory, and social impairment. ...Read more
Rohypnol: Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine used as a hypnotic or sedative in europe and south america. Supplies in the us have been smuggled in from europe, south america, and mexico, because it's not approved for clinical use here. This means it could be tampered with -- and give other symptoms besides the expected sedation, slurred speech, uncoordination, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. ...Read more
Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatits A: Hepatitis a is an infection caused by hep a virus thta is trnasmited through unsafe handwashing of an infected person. It is transmitted by the feco-oral route. Food poisoning can be caused by viruses and bacteria and can be from their toxins or the bacteria itself. Hep a can cause vomitng and fever just like any food poisoning but as htey say all that glitters is not gold. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vague question: Your question is very vague and does not identify any symptom, so i cannot give you any advice based on it. ...Read more
Pain & scarring: Severe abdominal pain, nausea vomiting and in severe cases shock may result from pancreatitis. For more information see the web site give below. Pancreatitis often heals by scarring of damaged tissue. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-pancreatitis. ...Read more
Medications: The most common cause of childhood poisoning is swallowing drugs. 1 out of 180 two year-olds will visit the emergency room because of medication poisoning. How can we keep our kids safe? Lock up your medications. Keep poison control number 1-800-222-1222 near every phone and on your cell phone. Read the label on the medication bottle. Get rid of old medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constitutional: Because children have smaller bodies, lower amounts of lead may have a greater concentration in the blood. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, lethargy, learning disabilities (slow to talk), and behavioral problems. Ultimately, mental retardation can be seen. ...Read more
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