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The Dangers Risks Of Taking Silica
18 w pregnant. Hairbrush handle busted open. Made of silica/silicone gel. Scared it could be in my hair & get ingested at some point. Is it dangerous?
I don't know: I wouldn't 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I realised that there was a bit of sand in my cooked vegetables for dinner just now. Just wondering if accidentally eating sand in food was dangerous?
Should be ok: You most likely will pass the sand through your digestive tract. ...Read more
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
I've had a bump on my right hand middle finger since I was born. Its rough and feels kinda like sand. Is it dangerous or bad?
Finger bump: If it's been present all those years without changing, it is benign. It may be a spur or boney outgrowth. A physician would have to examine it to be sure. ...Read more
Will taking the supplement glycerol hydromax (glycerol, silica) interact with 1mg of finasteride? I'm taking fin for hair loss. Thanks
No: The supplement you are taking is an overpriced placebo. Creatine and aerobic training will do you much more good. The finasteride is your business. If you're a supplementing bodybuilder, consider simply embracing your genetic heritage. Nothing looks better than a 31 year old man who's strong, trim, with some nice well-trimmed facial hair, probably some great body hair, and some macho balding. ...Read more
Is there any long term complications that develop from repeated exposure to ferro manganese (femn) or ferro silica (fesi)? I work in a steel foundry.
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
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
Many variables: Silica exposure is similar to asbestos. There is a lot we don't know about what makes certain individuals more susceptible to lung damage or exactly how much exposure will lead to health problems. Most people do not have long-term problems, but with the serious issues that a few have, exposure standards have been set. Go here to find out more - https://www. Osha. Gov/silica/ ...Read more
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?
Don't 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
Silica is essential: YMehra, that's a great question! It's amazing the things that your body needs to grow and repair itself. Silica for instance is basically sand and one of the most common substances on the planet and your body couldn't make healthy bones without it. It also helps form healthy joints, blood vessels and other connective tissues. Don't go eating sand but great question! ...Read more
Girlfriend needs help with her Bartholin's cysts that is reacquiring. She has had one marsupialization almost a year ago. Will silica 30 help?
It should not help: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some additional chemical) was added. ...Read more
Is regular dirt that's 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be concerned walking to my car from my building due to silica exposure from road work being done down the street from my building?
NO: It is very unlikely that you would develop a serious problem with such short exposure. Silicosis usually happens to workers exposed for a long time. If it is a construction, should be short term. However, some people with allergies might feel some effects. I will check is wearing a mask would provide any protection. Hold on... ...Read more
I pulverized a concrete floor inside a home for 2 days without a mask. Is silica dust now trapped forever in my lungs causing irreparable damage?
See specialist: I would see a pulmonologist for evaluation and at least baseline test establishment. You may be fine, but best to be proactive and get checked ASAP. Good luck ...Read more
How much silica do you have to inhale to develop acute silicosis, what do they mean by short term exposure (one time, days, months, years).?
Short term/long term: Short term days to a few weeks long term- years Silicosis is is always related to long term exposure. ...Read more
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