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Doctor insights on: The Dangers Risks Of Taking Silica

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I've had a sunburn through the summer & it's all patchy because of the sand and missing certain spots with sunscreen. Is this dangerous?

I've had a sunburn through the summer & it's all patchy because of the sand and missing certain spots with sunscreen. Is this dangerous?

Normal Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells may or may not return to the area and give it the brownish or lack of coloration you see. There might be some changes as the injury matures. ...Read more

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Are sand tick bites dangerous?

Are sand tick bites dangerous?

Usually not: In some areas of the world they may carry infection. Leishmaniasis is carried by a sand flea, but in this county i think you are pretty safe. Mostly they just cause local itch and rash. ...Read more

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I am lacking silica, what do I have to do to prove it?

Not clear: Silica is a actual compound that is noted as silica dioxide. This is found in nature as quartz. I am not aware of any such bodily deficient. You may be referred to something else. It is used in thing from microchips to food industry. ...Read more

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Which type is silica x for homeopathy?

Which type is silica x for homeopathy?

Silica: Silica is a mineral remedy from the 3rd row of the periodic table. It's sometimes needed in patients who have very low self-confidence, and who long to be seen in a special way by others. They may be very obstinate, yet extremely anxious about details. Silica can also help in certain kinds of pharyngitis, sinusitis, and abscesses. The "x" means a potency on the decimal scale, such as 12x. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone was exposed to silica dust one time for a couple of minutes. Does it take just one silica particle to cause silicosis?

What would happen if someone was exposed to silica dust one time for a couple of minutes. Does it take just one silica particle to cause silicosis?

Dont worry: Nothing happens with small amount of silicon and with one time exposure. People who work for year with silica then develop this condition called silicosis. It is actually scarring of the lung and it has to be for a prolonged period of time(years) and to extensive areas in lung. Exposure this small will not even be noticeable. ...Read more

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Is regular dirt thats stirred up in the air harmful to inhale because there is silica in it or does it have to be grounded up for it to be harmful?

Is regular dirt thats stirred up in the air harmful to inhale because there is silica in it or does it have to be grounded up for it to be harmful?

Clean air only: Particulate matter of any sort in the air can reach the lungs where our bodies must try to get rid of it. Why take a chance on a nosocomial disease? If you must ever be in the presence of particulate laden air (dust, smoke etc) you must wear a proper mask to filter out those impurities so that they don't get into your lungs where they can result in permanent damage. ...Read more

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