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I have a constant craving for fine sand, could this possibly have dangerous effects on my body?

I have a constant craving for fine sand, could this possibly have dangerous effects on my body?

I dont know: I wouldnt eat it. Might check with your local health department to see if sand is toxic. Also might want to see a doctor and discuss your habit. In some cases, it is possible you may have nutritional deficiency that may be creating this unusual food interest. ...Read more

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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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So I was told that a one time exposure to silica does not cause silicosis as opposed to repeated exposure. Why is that? Domacrophages tolerate smaller

So I was told that a one time exposure to silica does not cause silicosis as opposed to repeated exposure. Why is that? Domacrophages tolerate smaller

Silicosis develops: from chronic and repeated exposure, usually needing years. Biologically, the lungs are saturated with silica dust and the macrophages are overwhelmed in their role to clear the silica. Thus, toxicity and damage result. Respirators are required by OSHA. ...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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